Academic Senate Officers

The Academic Senate of Charles R. Drew University (CDU) is the representative, deliberative, and legislative body of the CDU faculties.  The CDU Senate has a maximum of four Senators from each CDU college or school (two elected each year for a two-year term).  It also includes the current President, the immediate Past President and the chairs of the faculty associations of each college or school.

The Senate may legislate on any matter within its legislative authority. The Senate may also express opinions, concerns, and recommendations to the Administration, the Trustees, the wider University community, and the general public.

( See the CDU Academic Senate Constitution and Bylaws for more details. )

Academic Senate Membership

Thomas Magee, PhD, President
Associate Professor
Dept. of Health and Life Sciences, COSH

Sheba George, PhD, Vice President
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, COM

Immediate Past President

Lola Ogunyemi, PhD, (non-voting)
Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, COM
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics

COSH Senators

Jorge Artaza, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Step III
Dept. of Health & Life Sciences and PA Program

Harold Abramowitz, MFA
Assistant Professor
Division of General Studies

Dee Fleming, MPH, MS
Dept. of Urban Public Health

Victor Chaban, PhD, MS
Dept. of Health and Life Sciences, COSH
Dept. of Internal Medicine, COM

COM Senators

Jacqueline Lezine-Hanna, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Surgery

Arthur Fleming, MD
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Surgery

Eva McGhee, Ph.D., M.S., FCOD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Internal Medicine

SON Senators

Emilyn B. Lao, MSN, FNP
Assistant Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner and Entry level Masters Programs

Chinua Ukwuani MSN, PMHNP, RN, PHN

Sharon Cobb, PhD, MSN, PHN, RN
Assistant Professor
RN-BSN Program

Hernani L. Ledesma Jr, DNP, EdD, RN, CNE, NE-BC 
Assistant Professor/Assistant Director
ELM Program, SON

Ex-Officios/ Faculty Association Chairs

Eleby Washington, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Surgery
Chair, Faculty Executive Board, COM

Sondos Islam, PhD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor and Director
Urban Public Health Programs, COSH
Chair, Academic Program Review Committee (APRC)

Mariles Rosario, MSN, NP-C, RN
Assistant FNP Program Director
Assistant Professor, SON

Faculty Trustee to the BOT

Mohsen Bazargan. PhD (non-voting)
Dept. of Family Medicine, COM