Resident Faculty Organization

The mission of the Resident Faculty Organization (RFO) is to provide a faculty voice in matters of interest to the WSU Tri-Cities faculty, in accordance with the mission, values and goals of WSU.

To accomplish this mission, the duties of the RFO include, but are not limited to:

1) providing formal participation and representation of the faculty in the conduct of the overall academic mission of WSU Tri-Cities,

2) reviewing, assisting, and advising the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors in achieving and maintaining academic excellence, and

3) electing the WSU Tri-Cities Faculty Senators.

All resident faculty with an appointment on the WSU Tri-Cities campus are automatically members of the RFO, except for Academic Directors, Vice Chancellors, and Assistant Vice Chancellors.  Faculty may voluntarily choose to decline membership in writing by emailing the Recorder of the RFOEC.  All members are encouraged to participate in RFO General Assembly Meetings and/or serve as Unit Representatives to the RFOEC.


RFO Executive Committee (RFOEC)

Kevin FiedlerAssistant Professor (Career Track), Department of MathematicsCIC 125A
Emeritus Chair
Robin Ebert MaysAssociate Professor (Career Track), Department of EnglishCIC 201AE Lib
CAHNRS Representative
Arts and Sciences Representatives
Ryan LearnAssistant Professor (Career Track), Department of MathematicsCIC 125B
Robert FranklinAssistant Professor (Career Track), Department of HistoryCIC 202H
Business Representative
Paul SkiltonAssociate Professor, ManagementFloyd 207G
Education Representative
Kathleen CowinAssociate Professor (Career Track), Ed LeadershipFloyd 207X
Engineering Representative
Messiha SaadAssociate Professor (Career Track), Mechanical EngineeringFloyd 134C
Nursing Representative
Ally YoungAssistant Professor, College of NursingNursing 1251
Faculty Senators
Nelmi Devarie BaezAssistant Professor (Career Track), Department of ChemistryEast 130
Luis De La TorreAssistant Professor (Career Track), Computer ScienceFloyd 134D
Paul SkiltonAssociate Professor, ManagementFloyd 207G
Yonas DemissieAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental EngineeringFloyd 134H



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