Faculty Organization

The VCU Libraries Faculty Organization provides a forum to express opinions and concerns freely; to exercise educational, advisory, administrative, and service functions; and to participate in University governance. Each person who has a faculty appointment with VCU Libraries is a member of the Faculty Organization.



Officers serve one-year terms. Term of office begins June 1.

  • Hope Kelly (Chair, -2023)
  • Jennifer Stout (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, -2024)
  • Julie Arendt (Secretary, -2023)

Peer Review Committee

Members serve three-year terms. Term of office begins May 1.

  • Nina Exner (-2023)
  • Roy Brown (-2024)
  • Nia Rodgers (-2025)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is appointed by the chair each academic year.

  • Jessica Kirschner
  • Nia Rodgers
  • Tim Siegel

Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee consists of the Faculty Org chair, a representative of the Peer Review Committee, and three members appointed by the Faculty Org chair each academic year.

  • Roy Brown
  • Janet Reid
  • Rachel Turner

Elected Representatives

Faculty Senate

Representatives serve three-year terms; alternates serve for one year. Term of office begins August 15.

  • Ashley Brewer (-2025)
  • Janet Reid (-2023)
  • Tom McNulty (Alternate, -2023)
  • Hope Kelly (Alternate, -2023)

University Council

Representatives and alternates serve two-year terms. Term of office begins at the start of the academic year.

  • Bettina Peacemaker (-2024)
  • John Cyrus (Alternate, -2024)
  • Carla-Mae Crookendale (-2023)

University Grievance Panel

Representative and alternate serve three-year terms. Term of office begins August 15.

  • Nora Bloch (-2024)
  • John Glover (Alternate, -2025)