2024-2025 Members

Provost (ex officio)
Dr. Karen Soul

Faculty, Humanities Division
Dr. Maureen Murov
Professor Logan Sledge

Faculty, Natural Sciences Division
Dr. Kathrine Weeks
Dr. James Reid

Faculty, Social Sciences Division
Dr. Chad Fulwider
Dr. Amy Hammond

Purpose and Responsibilities

On behalf of the faculty, and subject to its authority, the Faculty Personnel Committee initiates and recommends to the faculty policies concerning faculty tenure, promotion, non-reappointment and dismissal; and offers such recommendations and comments to the faculty as a whole. Additional responsibilities of the Faculty Personnel Committee are to recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost promotions to the tenure track and ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor; create and administer a formal evaluation procedure for the Centenary faculty; make recommendations on every full-time faculty reappointment, tenure and termination, and for establishing and conducting annual reviews on which such recommendations are based, including particularly the third-year and sixth-year reviews; serve as an advisory body to the administration on matters dealing with the academic and professional integrity of the faculty; and make evaluations and recommendations concerning merit pay increases and appropriate salary adjustments. In the absence of faculty representation in searches for President, Cabinet and Extended Cabinet positions, and Registrar, the Faculty Personnel Committee will interview the finalists for these positions and make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

The recommendations in all of these areas shall be guided by standards initially proposed by the Committee, approved by the faculty, and published in the faculty handbook. The Committee’s recommendations shall be made directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost. The deliberations of the Committee and its recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost shall be confidential, except in instances when the appeals process warrants access to information. The Committee shall report all of its actions promptly to the faculty at large, normally through its minutes and reports at faculty meetings, taking every precaution to appropriately protect the confidential nature of its business.



The Committee is composed of six tenured faculty members (two from each division and representing different departments) and the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost (ex officio and without vote). The faculty members are elected for staggered three-year terms. When filling a vacancy, the division will nominate two divisional candidates from among which the faculty will elect one (see Voting Procedures). Faculty holding college-level administrative appointments are ineligible to serve as elected members of the Faculty Personnel Committee. The Committee shall elect its own chair. The chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee shall serve as a faculty delegate to the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.