The University Steering Committee consists of the following members: The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Faculty Senate, the Exempt Staff Senate, the Nonexempt Staff Senate, the Graduate Student Association, as well as the President and Speaker of the Student Government Association, the Chair of the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee, and the President of UMBC, ex officio. Each academic year, the members elect a Chair and Vice Chair.

Committee Members Summer 2024

Loren Henderson

Loren Henderson, Chair, University Steering Committee
Past Vice President, Faculty Senate
Associate Professor, Public Policy



Aminah Amjad
Vice President, Graduate Student Association


Rob Bennett

Robert J. Bennett
Chair, Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee
Part-time Lecturer, English


Jessica Burstrem

Jessica B. Burstrem
President, Graduate Student Association



Meghna Chandrasekaran
President, Student Government Association


Helena Dahlen

Helena C. Dahlen
President, Nonexempt Staff Senate
Executive Administrative Assistant, Information Technology



Bosola Jerry-Asooto
Summer Speaker of the Senate, Student Government Association



Nancy Kusmaul
President, Faculty Senate
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Cael Mulcahy

Cael Mulcahy
Vice President, Exempt Staff Senate
Director of Operations, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences



Catherine Myers
Vice President, Nonexempt Staff Senate
Program Administrative Specialist, Student Conduct and Community Standards



Shannon Sauro
Vice President, Faculty Senate
Professor, Education


Ray Soellner

Raymon Soellner, Jr. ‘06
President, Exempt Staff Senate
Director, Communications, Information Technology


For questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at usc@umbc.edu.