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Kelli Baker
Administrative Assistant III
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
E-mail: kelli.baker@

Phone: 775.327.2234

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GBC Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate at Great Basin College is the governing body for the faculty and represents professional academic and administrative faculty according to definitions found in the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Handbook. The Faculty Senate reports directly to the Great Basin College President. Faculty Senate is a representative senate. Senate members actively participate in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures that promote and ensure student and faculty activities and educational advancement. Visit the GBC Faculty Senate Search Page.


Faculty Senate convenes once a month during the academic year. All members of Senate, as defined by the Great Basin College Faculty Senate Bylaws, are encouraged to attend and participate. The Senate Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Committee Chairs) meets to set the agenda for the full Senate meetings. To view scheduled meetings, consult the online Faculty/Staff Events Calendar or click for the GBC Faculty Senate Meeting Calendar.

See also: Board of Regents Calendar.


Faculty Senate is a representative body. Click here for a list of current voting members. Review the Faculty Senate Voting Representatives document here.

Although attendance and active participation by all members of Senate is welcomed and encouraged, voting representatives are the sole voting voice during Senate meetings. Voting representatives are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Packet for each meeting and the wishes of their constituents before a meeting occurs.


Standing, ad hoc, and baccalaureate degree committees address a wide range of issues which directly relate to Great Basin College and the Nevada System of Higher Education activities.


Each year the Faculty Senate Chair works to execute and oversee the duties of Faculty Senate as outlined in the Great Basin College Faculty Senate Bylaws. The Senate Chair Elect (Vice Chair) becomes the Chairperson for the next year starting with the last meeting of the spring semester. In the beginning of the Fall semester, Senate members agree to membership on Senate committees. The chairperson from each committee becomes a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The past senate chair serves as an ex-officio member of the Senate Executive Committee. The current leaders are listed below.

Faculty Senate Officers
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Kevin Seipp, E-mail:

  Vice-Chair: TBA
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Secretary / Parliamentarian:

Donald Jones, E-mail:


Support Staff:

Kelli Baker, E-mail:



Faculty Senate elections are held in the spring of each year according to the Great Basin College Faculty Senate Bylaws. Professional full-time academic and administrative faculty may serve as Senate officers. Officers typically serve a one-year term and may include Senate Chair, Senate Chair Elect (Vice Chair) and Secretary.

For More Information Contact

Kelli Baker
Administrative Assistant III
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775.327.2234

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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