Freedom of Expression Committee


The Committee's charge is to provide advice regarding the regulation and management of campus activities that fall under the University's freedom of expression policy and to receive, evaluate, and advise the President on complaints regarding freedom of expression activities.  Specifics associated with that charge are detailed in the UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File.

This Committee has a membership of 17:

Ex-officio members (7):

  • Provost or designee
  • President of Associated Students or designee
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity or designee
  • Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs or designee
  • Dean of SDSU Imperial Valley or designee
  • Coordinator for noncommercial speech and expressive activities
    • shall serve as ex officio, non-voting, members
  • Coordinator for commercial activities (shall serve as ex officio, non-voting, members)
    • shall serve as ex officio, non-voting, members

Appointed members (10):

  • five faculty, at least one of whom must be a Senator
    • One faculty member shall function as chair & serve a single, non-renewable three-year term
  • one staff member
  • four students
Major Academic Unit or Ex Officio Position Name (*Senator) Term Ends Appt. Date Dept.
Faculty – Open McCall, Madhavi May-22 —  POL SCIENCE
Faculty – Open Culbertson, Anna (Chair) May-22 Sep-20 LIB
Faculty – Open TBD May-24 Jul-21
Faculty – Open Graubert, Jonathan May-24 Aug-15 POL S
Faculty – Open Barbone, Steve* May-22 —  PHIL
Staff Finch, Suzanne (Co-Chair) May-22 Oct-09 FCB

Provost (or designee)

TBD —  — 
VP: Student Affairs & Campus Diversity (or designee) Woods, J. Luke STUDENT LIFE / LEADERSHIP
VP: Business & Financial Affairs (or designee) Rentto, Jessica (designee for Agnes Wong Nickerson)


President, Associated Students (or designee) Moore, Shawki May-23 May-22 AS
Student Alondra Hernandez May-22 Oct-21 AS
Student Antara Collins May-22 Oct-21 AS
Student Kate Vinegas May-22 Oct-21 AS
Student Castelan, Michelle May-22 Nov-21 AS
Dean: Imperial Valley Campus (or designee) Cota, Mara (designee for Mark Wheeler) LIB (IV)
Coordinator for noncommercial speech & expressive activities (nonvoting unless fac/staff appointee) Timm, Randy STUDENT LIFE / LEADERSHIP
Coordinator for commercial activities (nonvoting unless fac/staff appointee) Williams, R.D. AZTEC SHOPS
Day Meets as needed
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