Faculty Athletics Council (FACL)

As of May, 2020, the Senate Athletics Council has become the Faculty Athletics Council, a standing committee. FACL advises the Senate and Administration on matters pertaining to the welfare of student-athletes both in and out of the classroom.

Committee Roster 2019-20


  • Mark D'Esposito (Psychology/Neuroscience) - Chair


  • Greg Aponte (NST)
  • Kathryn Abrams (Law)
  • Bob Jacobsen (Physics) - Faculty Athletics Representative
  • Andy Packard (Mech Eng)
  • Daniel Perlstein (Education) - spring only
  • Molly Van Houweling (Law)
  • Jonathan Wurtele (Physics) - Undergraduate Council Representative

Ex Officio

  • Oliver O'Reilly (Mech Eng) - Division Chair (nonvoting)
  • Jenny Simon-O'Neill, Associate Director of Athletics (nonvoting)


  • Graduate student-athlete: Andrew Cooper

  • Undergraduate student-athlete: Makayla Ward


  • Committee Chair 

Meeting Schedule

Fall semester meetings are held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00-3:00pm.

September 12

October 24

November 21

Annual Report

Please contact the committee chair for additional reports.