2024-2025 Members

Faculty, Humanities Division
Dr. Andia Augustin-Billy

Faculty, Natural Sciences Division
Dr. Joshua Lawrence

Faculty, Social Sciences Division
Dr. Barbara Davis

Staff (at-large)
Mr. Philip Bradbury, Staff Chair

Staff (exempt)
Ms. Debbie Bury

Staff (non-exempt)
Ms. Jinaki Robinson


Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost (ex officio)
Dr. Karen Soul

Vice President of Finance and Administration (ex officio)
Mr. Bob Blue

Purpose and Responsibilities

This committee will make recommendations and provide feedback on matters of economic policy. To this end, it will be able to access and review budget figures and to ensure their consistency with the economic policies recommended by the Committee.

The administration will provide the Economic Policy Committee with the following annually: 1) annual budget report for the previous fiscal year after required approvals are met; 2) whatever fiscal projections are provided to the Cabinet, as available, showing future revenue and expenditures along with the assumptions upon which the plan is based; and 3) regular budget updates as requested.

The Committee will provide candid and informed counsel to the President and Cabinet regarding economic policy, including general compensation recommendations. A faculty sub-committee will meet annually to make overall faculty salary recommendations and when necessary to review academic budgets.

The primary function of this committee is to recommend policy, not review budgets by line item. This group should endeavor to determine in what areas Centenary should commit its resources, in keeping with the strategic plan and mission of the College, and make recommendations to the President accordingly.


This committee will be composed of three staff members at least one of whom is non-exempt* and one is exempt*, three faculty members, and one student member. Staff members who report directly to the President are not eligible for service to the Economic Policy Committee. The three faculty members, one from each division, will be elected by the faculty-at-large for three-year staggered terms to serve as the faculty representatives on the Committee. Each division will nominate two divisional candidates from among which the faculty will elect one. The student member is recommended by SGA and approved by the President. The Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and Vice President for Finance and Administration will serve as ex officio members of the Committee. Three positions (the faculty chair, the staff chair, and the secretary) will be elected by the members of the Committee at the beginning of each academic year or as necessary. Both chairs will be responsible for setting agenda items pertinent to their constituencies and reporting at relevant times (e.g., at faculty and staff meetings).

  • non-exempt staff - one who is neither primarily engaged in academic instruction nor charged with administrative or managerial responsibility, and who is not primarily a student.
  • exempt staff - one who holds a position of executive, administrative or managerial responsibility or one that requires recognized professional achievement either by formal training or equivalent experience and who meets the appropriate minimum salary test contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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