March 18, 2020:

In accordance with our University's precautions against COVID-19, the University Senate is currently meeting and operating virtually.  Please review the Guide to Efficient Virtual Meetings.

If you'd like to attend a meeting, please contact the University Senate Administrative Support Coordinator, Mary Watson, via, or via for the meeting link.

Thank you and be well. 


The Humboldt State University Senate is a deliberative body guided by the principles of shared governance, and comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The University Senate is the University's primary policy recommending body.

The University Senate usually meets every other Tuesday from 3:00-5:00pm, in Goodwin Forum (NHE 102). Please see the 2020/2021 Meeting Schedule for exact dates of all University Senate meetings.

The next University Senate meeting will be on September 1, 2020.

University Senate meetings are open to the public. If you would like to speak during the Senate's 3:15-3:30pm Open Forum, please sign-up. There will also be a paper sign-up sheet available in Goodwin Forum 15 minutes prior to each meeting.

Follow the Humboldt State University Senate on Instagram @hsu_senate

2020/2021 Senate Executive Committee Members

University Senate Officers - 2020/2021
Mary Virnoche, ChairDepartment of Sociology(707) 826-4569
Mark S. Wilson, Vice ChairDepartment of Biological Sciences(707) 826-5557
Maxwell Schnurer, Third OfficerDepartment of Communication (707) 826-3282

Administrative Support Coordinator: Mary Watson