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Senate Leadership Ramona Santa Maria


Chair, Bylaws & Elections Committee

Professor, Computing Information Systems

(716) 878-3250



Hello! I’m Ramona R. Santa Maria. I have been a member of the Buffalo State community for 20+ years.  I am faculty in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department. 
I ran for Senate because I believe in shared governance. Together we can make a difference.
Related Experience: 
1. Buffalo State:
• Computer Information Systems (CIS)
a. Coordinator, Internship program (2019-present)
b. Coordinator, Computer Fundaments course. (2001-present)
c. Coordinator, Teaching Assistant program. (2001-present)
d. Former CIS representative for School of the Professions (SOP) (2011-2017)
e. Former College Senate Curriculum Committee (2009-2017)
• Senate related positions:
a. Auxiliary grants program (2 Terms)
b. Task group on retention and advisement
• Presidents committee for Equity and Diversity
• Tripartite committee (2 Terms)
• Chair, Commencement committee (2017)
• Safety committee (3 terms)
2. Buffalo State Senate Buffalo, NY
• Senator, School of the Professions
• Bylaw’s, 
1. Chair (2020-2021) (2021-2022)
2. Member (2019-2020)
• Standards for Students 
Member (2019-2020)
• Academic Plan Committee
Member (2010-2012)
3. SUNY State-wide Senate Albany, NY
• Undergraduate committee (2014)
• Service Learning sub committee (2014)
4. United University Professions (UUP- UNION) Buffalo, NY
Buffalo State Chapter Leadership:
• Academic Delegate (2009- present)
• Officer for Part time Contingents (2013-present)
• Academic Steward (2011-2012)
State-wide Committees: 
• VOTE-COPE regional coordinator (2018-present)
• Future of Public Higher Education Committee (2018-present) 
• Contingent Employee Issues (2013-present)
• Technology Issues Committee (2008-2018)
• Task Force on Pay Equity Based on Race (2012-2017)



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