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Academic Freedom, Ethics, And Grievance Committee  

Faculty (18) 

Lara Handsfield, TCH, 2015-18
Hyun-Sook Kang, ENG, 2015-18
Steve Landau, PSY, 2015-18
Julie Webber, POL, 2015-18
Shawn Hitchcock, CHE, 2015-18
John Kostelnick, GEO, 2015-19
Kim Pereira, THE, 2015-19
Susan Burt, ENG, 2016-19
Phil Chidester, COM, 2016-19
Debbie Shelden, SED, 2016-19
Chad Buckley, MIL, 2016-19
Ricardo Cruz, ENG, 2017- 2020
Sharon Doubet, SED, 2017-2020
Jonathan Druker, LAN, 2017-2020
Kevin Edwards, BIO, 2017-2020
Gardenia Harris, SWK, 2017-2020
Tony Lorsbach, TCH, 2017-2020

Lab School Representatives (3 from Metcalf, 3 from U-High)


Cory Culberston 
Karne Valouche
Jeff Wollenweber



Susi Beard
Margot Ehrlich
Andy Goveia


5 NTT Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • College of Business- Terry Lowe, MQM, 2017-2018
  • College of Arts & Science- VACANT
  • College of Applied Science and Technology- Geoffrey Campbell, TEC, 2017-2018
  • College of Education- VACANT
  • College of Fine Arts- VACANT


4 NTT Not Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • Milner- Alexis Shpall Wolstein, 2017-2018
  • Milner- Patrice-Andre Prud'homme, 2017-2018
  • Mennonite College of Nursing- VACANT
  • Mennonite College of Nursing- VACANT


Contact: Committee Chairperson, or Vice Chairperson, or Academic Senate Office (309-438-8735).

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Academic Planning Committee  

Membership (15)

Provost Designee
Jim Jawahar, Associate Provost

Director, Graduate Studies
Amy Hurd, Graduate School

Director, University Assessment Services
Derek Herrmann, Assistant Director, Assessment Services

Chairperson, Academic Senate
Susan Kalter, Academic Senate

Member, Senate Academic Affairs Committee:
Academic Senate Member: Ann Haugo, Academic Senate

Dean Appointed Faculty Members: 2-Year Terms

May Jadallah (TCH), COE, 2015-17

Cynthia Kerber, MCN, 2015-17

Claire Lieberman (ART), CFA, 2015-17

Bill Anderson (FCS), CAST, 2015-17

Chad Kahl, Milner, 2014-18

J. Cooper Cutting (PSY), CAS, 2016-2018

Rosie Hauck (ACC), COB, 2016-18

Students (2)

Graduate student selected annually by the Graduate Student Association (Voting):

David Giovagnoli, 2016-17

Undergraduate student selected annually by the Student Government Association (Voting):

Sean Sibley, Spring 2017

Administrative Assistant from the Office of the Provost (Non-Voting):

Bruce Stoffel, Coordinator of Academic Programs and Policy


Contact: Bruce Stoffel, Coordinator of Academic Programs and Policy, (309) 438-2922

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Athletics Council  

Faculty (8)

Clinton Warren, CAST, 2015-18

Dave Kopsell, CAST, 2015-18

Darby Wilde, CFA, 2015-18

Cara Rabe-Hemp, CAST, 2015-18

Christopher Hamaker, CAS, 2016-19

Phyllis McCluskey-Titus, COE, 2016-19

Christy Bazan, CAST, 2014-20 (Second Term)

Doug Hatch, COE, 2017-2020


NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (1)

Jeri Beggs

Student-Athletes (3)


Student Non-Athletes (3)



Alumni Representatives (2)

Jerry Kerber

Kendra Bull (female alum)

Ex Officio Members (Non-voting)

Larry Lyons, Director of Athletics                                                           

Leanna Bordner, Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA Liaison to Gender, Diversity & Student Athlete Well Being sub-committee  

Jay Groves, President’s Representative                                                  

Melissa Myers, Head Volleyball Coach                                                                 

Mark Klysner, Head Men’s Tennis Coach


Additional staff contacts

Dwight Merilatt, Deputy Director of Athletics/External Op.                                            

Peyton Deterding, Associate Athletics Director/Internal Op., Liaison to Fiscal sub-committee

Paul Downey, Associate Athletics Director/ Academics and Life Skills Liaison to Academic Integrity sub-committee

Cindy Harris, Sr. Assoc. A.D./Compliance & Student Services Liaison to Governance & Commitment to Rules Compliance sub-committee  

Matt Lyons, Assistant AD/Development                                                

Scott Renfro, Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance       

Secretarial Assistance

Melanie Piekos,, 438-3639

Contact: Leanna Bordner, Deputy Director of Athletics, 438-3639, Athletics Department, 2660 Redbird Arena,    


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Campus Communication Committee  

Some Appointments Made in Summer/Fall - A Constitutionally-Specified Standing Committee

Administrative/Professional Council Representatives:

Administrative/Professional Council Chairperson: Ron Gifford, 2016-17

A/P Representative: Elizabeth Chupp, 2017-2018               


Civil Service Council Representatives:

Civil Service Council Chairperson: Amanda Smith, 2016-17, CCC Chairperson

Civil Service Representative: Rachel Menken, 2016-17                                                                   


Faculty Caucus Representatives:

Academic Senate Chairperson: Susan Kalter, ENG, 2014-17

John McHale, COM, 2015-17

Stewart Winger, HIS, 2014-18


Student Government Association Representative:

Student Body President: Kyle Walsh, 2016-17


Contact: Committee Chairperson ( or Academic Senate Office, (309) 438-8735

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Council For Teacher Education  

***Click on link above for agendas and minutes***

Appointments made in the fall

Chairperson 2016-18: Al Azinger, COE Acting Dean

Appointed by the Provost in consultation with the College Deans for each 2-year Term.

Faculty (13)

College of Education (5):

Allison Meyer, TCH, 2015–18 

Nicole Uphold, SED, 2015–18

Stacy Otto, EAF, 2015–18

Sandra Osorio, TCH, 2017-2020


College of Arts & Sciences (3):

Monica Noraian, HIS 2013-19

Matthew Windsor, MAT, 2016-19 (Craig Cullen as sabbatical replacement for Fall 2016)

Corrine Zimmerman, CAS, 2017-2020


College of Applied Sciences and Technology (1):

Sally Arnett Hartwick, FCS, 2017-2020


College of Business (1):

Tamra Davis, MKT, 2017-2020


College of Fine Arts (1):

Phillip Hash, MUS, 2017-2018 (Retirement replacement)


Milner (1):

Sarah French, 2014-2020 (Second Term)

Faculty member elected by Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate (1):

Sherry Sanden, 2015-18


Students (5, with at least one graduate student):

TBD for 2016-17


College Deans or Representatives:

Al Azinger, Acting Dean of COE

Mary Henninger, KNR (Rep. for CAST)

Sally Parry, ENG (Rep. for CAS)

Kathy Mountjoy, BTE (Rep. for COB)

Anita Beaman (Rep. for Milner)

Sara Semonis, THD (Rep. for CFA)

Additional Ex-Officio Members:

University Curriculum Committee Representative: Claire Lieberman, ART

Graduate Curriculum Committee Representative: Denise Wilson, MCN

Provost's Designee: Jon Rosenthal, Associate Provost for General Ed

Dir. Clinical Exp. & Cert. Processes/University Accrediting Officer: Deborah Garrahy, CAST

Certification and Accreditation Processes: Amee Adkins, COE

Non-Voting Ex-Officios:

Stacey Jones-Bock (Chair, SED), Ex-Officio

Tony Lorsbach (Chair, TCH), Ex-Officio

Lenford Sutton (Chair, EAF), Ex-Officio

Laboratory School Representative: Lisa Kendall (Metcalf)


Contact: Deborah Garrahy, 

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Council On General Education  

***Click on link above for agendas and minutes***

Faculty (9)

TBD, CAS Natural Sciences, 2017-2020

Alan Bates, COE, 2015-2018

James Cunningham, Milner, 2015-2018

Terry Plickebaum, CAST, 2015-2018

Richard Wills, COB, 2015-2018

Kim Schneider, CAS Social Sciences, 2016-2019

TBD, CFA, 2016-2019

Carla Pohl, MCN, 2017-2020

Chad Woolard, CAS Humanities, 2017-2020

Students (4):

TBD for 2017-2018

Ex Officio Members (5)

University Curriculum Committee Chair: TBD

Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Sally Parry

Honors Program Director: Rocio Rivadeneyra

University College: Brian Aitken

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: Jonathan Rosenthal

Contact: Soemer Simmons, Recording Secretary, (309) 438-2157

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Economic Well-Being Committee  

Only to be constituted as a committee when necessary

Chairperson will be a faculty member elected by the committee

Faculty (5)

Administrative Representative, Director of Planning, Research and Policy Analysis (1):

Civil Service Representatives (2):

Administrative Professional Staff Representative (1):


Faculty members are nominated and elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate for staggered 3-year terms

Civil Service representatives are nominated by the Civil Service Council and elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate.

Administrative/Professional staff representative is nominated by the A/P staff and elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate.

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Faculty Review Committee  

Only tenured faculty are eligible to serve on the Faculty Review Committee.

Faculty (9)

Orin Reitz, MCN 2017-20

Julie Jung, CAS, 2014-17, Vice Chair

Debbie Lindberg, COB, 2014-17, Chair

Tom Crumpler, COE,  Spring 2015-18, Secretary

Paul Garris, CAS,  2015-18

Aaron Paolucci, CFA, 2016-19

Jean MacDonald, Milner, 2016-19

Amy Wood, CAS, 2016-19

Bo Park, CAST, 2016-19

Contact: Bruce Stoffel, Recording Secretary, (309) 438-2922

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

Min-Yu (Stella) Liao, COB, 2015-18

Dan Ispas, CAS, 2016-19

Terry Husband, COE, 2016-19

Jin Jo, CAST, 2016-19

Bill Anderson, CAST, 2017-2020

Miranda Lin, COE, 2017-2020

Students (6; Honors Students Only):

TBD for 2016-17


Ex Officio and Executive Secretary (non-voting): Interim Director of Honors Program: Rocio Rivadeneyra, Provost's Office

Contact: Julie Brooks, Honors Program Secretary - (309) 438-2559

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Library Committee  

***Click on link above for agendas and minutes***

Faculty (6-9):

S. J. Chang, COB, 2015-18

Jay Percell, COE, 2015-18

Oguzhan Dincer, CAS, 2016-19

Alan Lessoff, CAS, 2016-19

Melissa Johnson, CFA, 2016-19

Kathy Webster, CAST, 2016-19

Ed (Orin) Reitz, MCN, 2016-19

Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-20, (Second Term) Chair

Carolyn Hunt, COE, 2017-2020


Students (5)

TBD for 2016-17

Ex Officio: Dean of University Libraries: Dane Ward

Contact: Thomas Burr, Milner Library 8900


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Ombudsperson Council

Term: 3 Years

Catherine Miller, MCN, 2016-17 (replacing Azinger to fill out term)

Klaus Schmidt, CAST, 2015-18

Kim Schneider, CAS, 2016-19

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 Panel of Ten - Administrative Selection Committee Chairperson Panel

Only tenured faculty are eligible to serve on the Panel of Ten.

Terms of Service: 2017-2018

Lane Crothers, CAS

Dan Holland, CAS

Nancy Lind, CAS

Chris Grieshaber, CAST

Dave Malone, CAS

Kim Nance, CAS

Stacy Otto, COE

Sandy Roe, MIL

Victor Devinatz, COB

Brent Beggs, CAST

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Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)

Elizabeth Whilte, COE, 2017-2018 (Filling Vacancy)

Margaret Nauta, CAS, 2015-2018

Sarah French, Milner, 2015-2018                

Kim Astroth, MCN, 2015-18

Randy Reid, CFA, 2016-19      

Han Kang, COB, 2014-2020 (Second Term)

Jane Turley, CAST, 2017-2020

Elizabeth White, COE, 2017-2018

Students (3)

TBD for 2017-18

Administrative Representative: Assistant to Dean of Student Affairs: John Davenport

Chairperson: Amy Roser, Office of Enrollment Management

Contact: Michelle Schuline, Secretary, University College, 438-2156

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Student Center Complex Advisory Board  

Faculty (2):

Julie Webber-Collins, CAS, 2014-2017

Linda Clemmons, CAS, 2015-2017

Students (4):
TBD for 2016-17

Alumni (1):

TBD for 2016-17


Contact for Board: Michelle Paul, Director of BSC, 438-2221

Contact for Alumni: Doris Groves, Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

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Textbook Affordability Committee

Membership: 9 Voting members

Three (3) Students: At least one Senator and one Non-Senator (one-year terms)

Ryan Powers (Senator), SGA, 2016-17

Kyle Walsh (Senator), SGA, 2016-17

John Geary, 2016-17

Three (3) Faculty: One Senator and Two Non-Senators (staggered two-year terms)

Roger Day, CAS, Spring 2016- 2018

Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh, COE, Spring 2016 – 2019

Michaelene Cox, CAS, Spring 2016 – 2020 (Senate Member)

Dean of Milner Library or Designee:

Dane Ward, Dean of the Milner Library

Vice President of Student Affairs or designee:

Danielle Miller-Schuster- Assistant VP of Student Affairs

University Registrar or designee:

Jess Ray

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University Appeals Board  

Faculty (5)

Deborah Seifert, COB, 2017-18 (Replacement for Cindy Ropp)

Jessie Krienert, CAST, 2015-18

Kristen Carlson, ATK 2016-19

Lane Crothers, CAS, 2017-2020

Mark Zablocki, COE, 2017-2020

Students (5):

Manny Cintron  

Genoa Cole       

Patrice Gooden 

Amanda Olson  

Kyle Walsh                            

Staff (5):    

Shelly Braxton  

Tammy Hansen 

Zachary McDowell                

Sally Nadeau     

Tim Tribble        

Faculty elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate
Staff appointed by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office
Students elected by Student Government Association


Associate Director for Student Relations

Dr. Mike Minton (309) 438-2200


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University Curriculum Committee   

***Click on link above for agendas and minutes***

Faculty (14)

COB (2):

Joe Trefzger, FIL, 2013-19

Susan Dustin, MQM, 2016-19

COE (2):

Marilyn Morey, TCH, 2014-18 (Ryan Brown, TCH, one-semester replacement, Spring 2017)

Erin Mikulec, TCH, 2016-19 (Adel El-Bataineh, TCH, one-semester replacement, Spring 2017)

CFA (2):

Geoffrey Duce, MUS, 2016-19

Li Zeng, THD, 2017-2020

CAST (2):

Euysup Shim, TEC, 2013-18

James Wolf, IT, 2016-2020 (Second Term) 

CAS (4):

Elke Segelcke, LAN, 2015-18

Kyle Ciani, HIS, 2016-19

Martha Cook, BIO, 2014-2020 (Second Term)

Jean Standard, CHE, 2014-2020 (Second Term)

Milner (1):

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Milner, 2014-2020 (Second Term)

Mennonite (1):

Steve Stapleton, MCN, 2015-18

Students (4): 

TBD for 2016-17


Executive Secretary: Jonathan Rosenthal (Provost's Designee)

Contact: Jeri Ryburn, UCC Secretary, (309) 438-3183.

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University Hearing Panel  

Faculty Members: 20 or more

Roslin Hauck, COB, 2016-18
Sarah Boesdorfer, CAS, 2016-18
Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2016-18
Ellis Hurd, COE, 2016-18
Deborah MacPhee, COE, 2016-18
Steven Mertens, COE, 2016-18
Rebecca Achen, CAST, 2016-18
Tara Kaczoroski, COE, 2016-18
Susan Franzen, Milner, 2016-18
Kimberly Schneider, CAS, 2016-18
Meghan Leonard, CAS, 2016-18
Kyle Miller, COE, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
Carrie Anna Courtad, COE, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
Jamie Wieland, COB, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
Aparna Idate, CAS, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
Julie Campbell, CAS, 2017-2019
Yun-Ching Chung, COE, 2017-2019
Eros DeSouza, CAS, 2017-2019
Heather Jia, COB, 2017-2019
Tony Lorsbach, COE, 2017-2019
Sharon Doubet, COE, 2017-2019


Students (12 or more):

TBD for 2016-17


Contact: Michael Zajac, 438-8621

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University Review Committee  

Only tenured faculty are eligible to serve on the University Review Committee.

Faculty (9)

Nerida Ellerton, CAS, Spring 2017

Diane Dean, COE, 2014-17, Chair

Richard Boser, CAST, 2014-17

Joe Goodman, COB, 2014-17, Secretary

Chris Horvath, CAS, 2015-18, Vice-Chair

Sheryl Jenkins, MCN, 2015-18

Sarah Smelser, CFA, 2016-19

Doris Houston, CAS, 2013-19

Angela Bonnell, Milner, 2013-19

Ex Officio (Voting): Provost Designee: Sam Catanzaro, Provost's Office

Contact: Bruce Stoffel, Recording Secretary, (309) 438-2922

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University Service Awards Selection Committee  

Faculty (7)

College of Education

Ryan Brown, COE, 2016-18

College of Fine Arts

Roy Magnuson, CFA, 2016-18

College of Business

Yongmei Liu, COB, 2016-18

College of Arts and Sciences

Todd Stewart, CAS, 2016-18

Milner Library

Eric Willey, Milner, 2016-18

Mennonite College of Nursing

Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2016-18

College of Applied Science and Technology

Pranshoo Solanki, CAST, 2017-2019

Students (2):

  • Undergraduate Student - TBD
  • Graduate Student - TBD

Provost's Liaison:
Jean Ann Dargatz
4000 Provost's Office

Contact: Jean Ann Dargatz, 4000 Provost Office, (309) 438-7018

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