President, OCC Faculty Senate; Professor of Political Science
SUNY Onondaga Community College
Nina Tamrowski has been a professor of political science at Onondaga Community College since 1993 and was elected Faculty Senate President in 2019. She recently served as the president of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges and a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees between July 2015 and June 2019. The Faculty Council of Community Colleges is the recognized body of community college faculty that participates in shared governance in the SUNY System. During that time, she served on several shared governance advisory bodies at SUNY, including the Student Mobility Steering Committee, the General Education Working Group, the Applied Learning Steering Committee, and the MicroCredentialing Task Force. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in spring 2015, in recognition of her service in many arenas including her campus and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC).
Tamrowski served as a member of the Search Committee for the SUNY Chancellor in 2017 and served on the Search Committee for the SUNY Provost in 2014 and again in 2018. She has been heavily involved in planning many meetings and events for the SUNY Voices initiative. Tamrowski served as delegate to the FCCC from Onondaga Community College since 2009 and was a member of its governance committee. She served as secretary of the FCCC from 2011 to 2013, and as vice president from 2013 to 2015. At Onondaga, she has regularly taught American national politics, state and local politics, comparative politics, and women and politics. She served for four years as the chair of the Social Sciences and Philosophy Department. She earned an MA in political science from Syracuse University and completed her PhD coursework in political science as well. Tamrowski’s BA degree in Spanish and political science is from SUNY College at Brockport.