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 2022-23


  • Greg Aponte (Nutritional Sci & Toxicology) - Chair


  • Rodrigo Almeida (ESPM)
  • Mark Brilliant (History)
  • Mark D'Esposito (Psychology/Neuroscience)
  • Bryan Graham (Economics)
  • Ann Kring (Psychology)
  • Chunlei Liu (EECS)
  • David Sraer (Business)
  • Ula Taylor (African American Studies)

Ex Officio

  • Mary Ann Smart (Music) – Division Chair (nonvoting)

  • Jenny Simon-O'Neill, Associate Director of Athletics (nonvoting)
  • Oliver O'Reilly, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education - Faculty Athletics Representative (voting)
  • Steven Murray (Physical Education) - Undergraduate Council Representative (voting)


  • Gianna Beasley - Undergraduate student-athlete

  • Leilani McIntosh - Undergraduate student-athlete

By Invitation

  • Derek Van Rheenen - Director, Athletic Study Center


  • Greg Aponte, Committee Chair 

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm on the following dates:

September 9

October 14

November 4

December 9

January 20

February 10

March 10

April 14

Annual Report

Please contact the committee chair for additional reports.