Faculty Association

All personnel with full-time faculty contracts are eligible for membership in the Faculty Association.

Faculty Association

The Faculty Association is a chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The Association participates in matters of educational policy within the limits prescribed by Federal and State law, the policies of the District Governing Board of Yavapai College, and the Statement of Understanding on Shared Governance approved by the Faculty Association and the Yavapai College Provost in 2006.

The Faculty Association includes nine standing committees and exercises its powers through its representative body, the Faculty Senate. Officers of the Senate include a President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past-President. There are at least six senators on the Senate. The officers and senator serve limited terms and are elected by the members of the Faculty Association. Regularly scheduled meetings are held from August through May.

For meeting minutes, contact the Senate Secretary. Contact any member of the Senate for other inquiries.

Current Composition of the Senate:


Officers Name
President Joan Fisher (Foundations)
President Elect Vikki Bentz (BUCS)
Past President Gino Romeo (SSHL)
Secretary/Archivist Vikki Bentz (BUCS)
Treasurer Nichole Wilson (VPLA)


Name Name
Jim Bostwick (Foundations) Lauren McCrea (VPLA)
Michael Davis (TECH) Robert Smith (TECH)
Dave Gorman (Foundations) Paul Smolenyak (SSHL)
Lori Isbell (Foundations) Jason Whitesitt (Foundations)
Ron Luellen (TECH) Marnee Zazueta (CTE)

Faculty Association Standing Committees

Committee Chair
Curriculum Chair Mark Balok (VPLA)
Faculty Affairs Chair Brian Brockert (Foundations)
Professional Growth Chair Steve Mason (VPLA)
College Standards Chair Deborah Roberts (VPLA)
SLOA Chair Molly Beauchman (Foundations)
Faculty Compensation Chair Cindy DeCecco (VPLA)
Probationary Faculty Review Oversight Chair Mary Verbout (Foundations)
General Education Chair Suzanne Waldenburger (VPLA)
Developmental Education Chair Mary Verbout (Foundations)