Public Functions

Public Functions Committee is composed of the University Marshal, who chairs the committee, and eleven university faculty members, appointed by the Provost for five-year terms. It supervises appearances of the Faculty and students at Fall Convocation, Founders' Day, Law Commencement, Undergraduate Baccalaureate and Commencement, and other official occasions such as presidential inaugurations.

Maryanne Simurda, Chair and University Marshal, 2009-2019

Ex Officio Members:

  • Randolph Hare, Director of Management and Operations, University Facilities

University Marshal and Ten Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for five-year term:

  • Lynn Chin - 2013-2018
  • Christine Clancy - 2013-2018
  • Haley Sigler - 2014-2019
  • Maryanne Simurda - 2014-2019
  • Sarah Blythe - 2015-2020
  • Elizabeth Denne - 2017-2018 (replacing Michael Bush - 2015-2020)
  • Steven Desjardins - 2015-2020
  • Kateri (Kami) Gardner - 2015-2020
  • Gregory Parker - 2015-2020
  • Nathan Shearer - 2015-2020
  • Gavin Fox - 2016-2021
  • Kary Smout - 2016-2021
  • Shikha Silwal -2017-2022