President, OCC Faculty Senate
SUNY Onondaga Community College
Nina Tamrowski is the immediate Past President of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges, which is the official agency through which the SUNY community college faculty engages in the governance of the State University of New York. Tamrowski represented the faculty at all thirty community colleges in the SUNY System. She served for four years as President from 2015-2019 and was also an ex officio member of the SUNY Board of Trustees in that time period. She continues to serve on the FCCC Executive Committee as past president.
As President of the Faculty Council, Tamrowski served on the search committees for the current SUNY Chancellor, and the last two SUNY provosts. She was involved in many SUNY system shared governance advisory boards and committees, including: the SUNY General Education Work Group; the Student Mobility Steering Committee; the Micro-Credentialing Task Force; the Applied Learning Steering Committee; and the Food Insecurity Task Force, among others.
While serving as FCCC president, Tamrowski prioritized collaboration with SUNY’s other shared governance bodies, the University Faculty Senate (UFS) and the Student Assembly (SA). She also helped organize and frequently presented at multiple SUNY Voices shared governance training institutes, conferences, and traveling presentations over the last seven years.
SUNY Voices is SUNY’s branded commitment to shared governance, initiated by SUNY Chancellor Emeritus, Nancy Zimpher and carried out by its faculty governance organizations, the FCCC and the UFS. This initiative allowed for the publication of edited volumes on shared governance, and for organizing and executing affordable conferences on shared governance and for training SUNY’s campus governance leaders. SUNY also awards excellence in shared governance with an annual campus award for shared governance.
The SUNY Voices commitment allowed the Faculty Council of Community Colleges to engage with other shared governance bodies specific to the community college sector. In particular, the FCCC planned joint presentations and discussions with the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) and the New York Community College Presidents (NYCCAP) under the auspices of SUNY Voices.