Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC)

This committee will develop an annual faculty legislative agenda in general consultation with, but independent of other constituencies on this campus. The committee will serve as the liaison with the faculty on all legislative matters and report to the Faculty Senate on a regular basis regarding all actions contemplated or required in executing its responsibilities. This committee will publish (in timely fashion) information regarding legislative issues. The committee will disseminate information on upcoming elections and referenda that pertain to issues affecting the welfare of public higher education. The committee will promote the faculty legislative agenda with the legislative and executive branches of the state government. This committee will not engage in partisan politics of any kind. This committee will not take stands on issues unrelated to the welfare of public higher education.
Member Department College Term Ends Term #
Marybeth Beller Liaison FS (22-24) 1st N/A
Burnis Morris Journalism & Mass Communication CAM (21-25) 1st 1
James D McIntosh Engineering CECS (19-23) 1st 1
Thomas Klein Education COEPD (19-23) 1st (23-27) 2nd 2
Alysha Nichols Graduate Social Work Program COHP (21-25) 1st 1
Tim Burbery (Recording Secretary) English COLA (21-25) 1st 1
Stephen T. Young (Chair) Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensic Sciences COS (19-23) 1st (23-27) 2nd 2
Casey Baker Accountancy & Legal Environment COB (17-21) 1st (21-25) 2nd 2
Eva Patton-Tackett Internal Medicine SOM (23-27) 1st 1
Brian Gallagher Pharmacy Practice SOP (15-19) 1st (19-23) 2nd 2
Heather Lauer University Libraries ULIB (19-23) 1st (23-27) 2nd 2

Appointed Students, Nonvoting Members

Nick Taylor SGA Representative Student
TO BE APPOINTED SGA Representative Grad Student

Ex-Officio, Nonvoting Members

Sara Payne Scarbro President’s Legislative Liaison
Amine Oudghiri-Otmani Advisory Council of Faculty
Robin Riner Faculty Representative to the MU Board of Governors
Tom Hisiro South Charleston At-Large Representative
Carol Hurula Classified Staff Council Representative


Other Resources


Old Main 310
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755


Shawn Schulenberg - Chair
Eryn Roles - Assistant Chair
Sujoy Bose - Recording Secretary


Zelideth Rivas - Parliamentarian


Hailey Bibbee - Office Administrator