CUNY University Faculty Senate Office



Dr. Katherine Conway

Dr. Conway is the Chair of the University Faculty Senate (UFS) and an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. She was elected in 2016 to a two-year term by the UFS. A Professor of Business at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), she is currently a co-Principal Investigator on a multi-year National Science Foundation grant on online education. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on online education, and issues of accessibility and success of community college, minority, non-traditional and STEM students. Prior to joining CUNY in 1996, Dr. Conway worked in finance for more than a dozen years, leading credit teams in both commercial and private banking. She currently also serves on the Board of Trustees’ Standing Committee on Audit, the Committee on Fiscal Affairs and its Subcommittee on Investment.

Dr. Conway received her B.S. in Marketing, her M.B.A. in Finance, and her Ph.D. in Administration, Leadership and Technology – all from New York University.

Tel: 646-664-9031

Executive Director

Matthew J. Cotter

Dr. Matthew J. Cotter

Dr. Cotter received his M.A. in History from Hunter College, CUNY, and Ph.D. in American history from the CUNY Graduate Center. His primary research is in American intellectual history, with an emphasis on the intersection of American Philosophers and higher education in the 20th century. Prior to joining the University Faculty Senate in 2017 he was the Director of the College Now program at Bronx Community College, and has taught history throughout CUNY for 15 years.

Tel: 646-664-9032

Assistant to the Chair

Stasia Pasela

Ms. Stasia Pasela

Stasia’s role is to support and facilitate the deliberations and activities of shared governance.  Her experience includes:  staffing standing committees, coordinating elections, planning events, and providing resource information.  Content management and organization of the new UFS website is her latest project. Having worked with several of the past Chairs, leaders, and Executive Directors, she has honed adept skill in diplomacy, research, and planning.  She earned a Master’s of Library Science from Queens College, a B.B.A. from Baruch College, and an A.S. from BMCC.  Stasia is available to assist faculty and CUNY colleagues.  She can reached by phone (yes, by phone) or email.

Tel: 646-664-9033

Administrative Coordinator

Vernice Blanchard

Ms. Vernice Blanchard

Tel: 646-664-9035