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Academic Freedom, Ethics, And Grievance Committee  

Only tenured faculty are eligible to serve on the Academic Freedom, Ethics and Grievance Committee.

Faculty (18)

Rati Ram, CAS, 2013-16

Gardenia Harris, CAS, 2013-16

Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2013-16

Sesha Kethineni, CAST, 2013-16

Debbie Shelden, COE, 2013-16

Elizabeth Lugg, COE, 2014-17, Chairperson

Brent Simonds, CAS, 2014-17

Angelo Capparella, CAS, 2014-17

Katrin Paehler, CAS, 2014-17

Kim McCord, CFA, Spring 2015-17

Jeffrey Kahn, CAS, 2015-17

Kim Pereira, CFA, 2015-18

Lara Handsfield, COE, 2015-18

Alberto Delgado, CAS, 2015-18

Hyun-Sook Kang, CAS, 2015-18

Steve Landau, CAS, 2015-18

Julie Webber, CAS, 2015-18

Shawn Hitchcock, CAS, 2015-18

Lab School Representatives (2 from Metcalf, 2 from U-High)

5 NTT Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

4 NTT Not Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

Contact: Committee 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

Dean Appointed Faculty Members: 2-Year Terms

Hilary Justice, CAS, 2014-16

Chad Kahl, Milner, 2014-16

Woojung Chang, COB, 2014-16

May Jadallah (TCH), COE, 2015-17

Cynthia Kerber, MCN, 2015-17

Claire Lieberman (ART), CFA, 2015-17

Amit Shesh (IT), CAST, 2015-17

Students (2)

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


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

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

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

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Athletics Council  

Faculty (8)

Christy Bazan, HSC, CAST, 2014-16

Doug Hatch, CAS, 2010-16

Chris Hansen, COE, 2013-16

Hulda Black, COB, 2011-17

Clinton Warren, CAST, 2015-18

Dave Kopsell, CAST, 2015-18

Darby Wilde, CFA, 2015-18

Cara Rabe-Hemp, CAST, 2015-18

Students (6)

Student Government Association elects non-athlete student representatives. Student Athletics Advisory Council elects athlete student representatives.

  • Non-athlete:
  • Non-athlete:
  • Non-athlete:
  • Athlete:
  • Athlete:
  • Athlete:

NCAA Faculty Representative: Debbie Lindberg, COB

Alumni Representatives (2)

  • Linda Meints Cooper
  • Jerry Kerber

Ex-Officio Members (Non-voting)

  • Athletics Director:
  • Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director: Larry Lyons (Internal Operations)
  • Associate Athletics Director: Aaron Leetch (External Operations)
  • Associate Athletics Director Leanna Bordner (SWA)
  • Assistant Athletics Director: Cindy Harris (Compliance and Cert.)
  • Assistant Athletics Director Jane Fulton (Academics & Life Skills)

President's Administrative Designee: Jay Groves

Coaches (2)

  • Ray Kralis, Men's Sports (Golf)
  • Drew Roff, Women's Sports (Soccer)

Secretary: Marianne Riddell or Tracie Brown

Contact: Leanna Bordner, Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA, (309) 438-3639

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Council For Teacher Education  

Appointments made in the fall

Chairperson 2014-16: Perry Schoon

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

Faculty (13)

College of Education (4)

Robyn Seglem (TCH), 12-15

Nicole Uphold, SED, 2014-15

Beth Hatt, EAF, Fall 2014

Stacey Otto, EAF, Spring 2015

Miranda Lin, TCH (Teaching and Learning), 2014-17

Olaya Landa-Vialard, SED, 2014-17


College of Arts & Sciences (3):

Monica Noraian, HIS.2013-16

Craig Cullen, MATH, Spring 2014-2016

Sue Hildebrandt, FOR, 2014-17


College of Applied Sciences and Technology (1):

Margo Coleman, KNR, 2013-17


College of Business (1):

Tamra Davis, MKT, 2014-17


College of Fine Arts (1):

Joe Manfredo (Music) (CFA), 12-15


Milner    (1):

Sarah French, 2014-17

Faculty member elected by Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate (1): Lucille Eckrich, EAF/COE, 2014-15

Students (5):

College Deans or Representatives:

Perry Schoon, Dean of COE, CTE Chairperson 2014 -16

Josh Brown, HSC (Rep. for CAST)

Sally Parry (Rep. for CAS)

Kathy Mountjoy, BEA (Rep. for COB)

Sara Campbell (Dean of Mennonite College of Nursing)

Anita Beaman (Rep. for Milner)

Additional Ex-Officio Members:

Univ. Curriculum Committee Rep: James Palmer, EAF

Graduate Curriculum Committee Rep: Denise Wilson, MCN

Provost's Designee: Jon Rosenthal, Vice President of General Ed

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

Certification and Accreditation Processes: Amee Adkins, COE

Laboratory School Representative:


Non-Voting Ex-Officios:

Maureen Angell (Interim Chair SED), Ex-Officio

Barb Meyer (Chair C & I), Ex-Officio

Wendy Troxel (Interim Chair EAF), Ex-Officio

Contact: Susan Connor, CTE Support Staff: (309) 438-5055, or Deborah Garrahy, 

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Council On General Education  

Faculty (9)

Anthony Crubaugh, CAS, Social Sciences, 2013-2016

John Poole, CFA, 2013-2016, Chairperson

Janeen Mollenhauer, MCN, 2013-2016

Katherine Ellison, CAS Humanities, 2014-2017

Elif Safak, CAS, 2015-18

Alan Bates, COE, 2015-18

James Cunningham, Milner, 2015-18

Terry Plickebaum, CAST, 2015-2018

Richard Wills, COB, 2015-18

Students (4)

Ex Officio Members (3)

  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education: Jonathan Rosenthal
  • Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Sally Parry
  • Honors Program Director: Tim Fredstrom
  • University College: Brian Aitken
  • University Curriculum Committee Chair:

Contact: Recording Secretary, , Angie Scott, Provost's Office, 438-2157,

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Economic Well-Being Committee  

Only to be constituted as a committee when necessary

Faculty (5)

Administrative Representative (1):

Civil Service Representatives (2):

Administrative Professional Staff Representative:


Faculty members and administrative representative are nominated and elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate for 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)

Mike Sublett, CAS, 2012-15, Chairperson

Thomas Crumpler, COE, Spring 2015

Scott Rankin, CFA, 2013-16, Secretary

Maureen Brunsdale, Milner, 2013-16

Nina Hamilton, CAS, 2013-16

Peter Smith, CAST, Spring 2015-2016

MCN Vacancy 2015-17

Julie Jung, CAS, 2014-17

Debbie Lindberg, COB, 2014-17

Tom Crumpler, COE,  2015-18

Paul Garris, CAS,  2015-18

Provost Designee: Sam Catanzaro, Provost's Office

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

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

Kyle Ciani, CAS, 2013-16

Chris Worland, Milner, 2013-16

Amanda Quesenberry, COE, 2013-16

Ben Stiers, CFA, 2014-17

Tracy Mainieri, CAST, 2014-17

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

Students (6; Honors Students Only):

Ex Officio and Executive Secretary (non-voting): Director of Honors Program: Tim Fredstrom, Honor's Office

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

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Library Committee  

Faculty (5):

Chris Hamaker, CAS, 2014-16

Marie Labonville, CFA, 2014-17 (On Sabbatical Fall 2015)

Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-17

S. J. Chang, COB, 2015-18

Jay Percell, COE, 2015-18

Students (5)

Ex Officio: Dean of University Libraries: Dane Ward

Contact: Michelle Kaiden, 438-3525,, Milner Library 8900

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Ombudsperson Council

Term: 3 Years

Maria Pao, LAN, 2012-16

Al Azinger, HR, 2012-17

Klaus Schmidt,CAST, 2015-18


Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)

Jane Turley, CAST, Spring 2015- Spring 2016

Sandra Klitzing, CAST, 2013-16

Hang Kang, COB, 2014-17

Adel Al-Bataineh, COE, 2015-2018

Margaret Nauta, CAS, 2015-2018

Sarah French, Milner, 2015-2018                

Kim Astroth, MCN, 2015-18                


Students (3)


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

Chairperson: Amy Roser, Office of Enrollment Management

Contact: Michelle Schuline, Secretary, Enrollment Management and Academic Services, (309) 438-2156.

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University Appeals Board  

Faculty (5)

Melissa Zahl, CAST, 2013-16

Marla Reese-Webber, CAS, 2013-16

Adel Al-Bataineh, COE, 2013-16

Olaya Landa-Vialarel, COE, 2014-17

Cyndee Ropp, CFA, 2012-18


Students (5):

Ex Officio: Executive Secretary of SCERB, Jessie Krinert, Student Affairs Office

Contact: Dave Bentlin, President's Office, (309) 438-5451.

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Student Center Complex Advisory Board  

Faculty (2)

Julie Webber-Collins, CAS, 2014-2017

Linda Clemmons, CAS, 2015-2017

Students (4)

Alumni (1):

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

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

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University Curriculum Committee  

Faculty (14)

COB (2):

Joe Trefzger, COB, 2013-16

Susan Dustin, MQM, 2013-16

COE (2):

Nancy Latham, COE, 2013-16

Marilyn Morey, COE, 2014-18

CFA (2):

Joe Neisler, CFA, Spring 2013-16

Claire Lieberman, CFA, 2011-17

CAST (2):

Mark Temple, CAST, 2011-17       

Euysep Shim, CAST, 2013-18

CAS (4):

Lance Lippert, CAS, 2013-16

Martha Cook, CAS, 2014-17

Jean Standard, CAS, 2014-17

Milner (1):

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Milner, 2014-17

Mennonite (1):

Steve Stapleton, MCN, 2015-18

Executive Secretary: Jonathan Rosenthal (Provost's Designee)

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

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University Hearing Panel  

Faculty Members: 25 (Generally, 15 to 20 Faculty Members Serve)

Michael Sondgeroth COE, 2014-16

Lara Handsfield COE, 2014-16

Elizabeth Lugg, COE, 2014-16

Julie Johnson, CFA, 2014-16

Allison Meyer, COE, 2014-16

Bob Quandt, CAS, 2014-16

Deborah MacPhee, COE, 2014-16

Thomas Lucey, COE, 2014-16

Gary Weilbacher, COE, 2014-16

Diane Dean, COE, 2015-17

Kyle Miller, COE, 2015-17

Bill Anderson, CAST, 2015-17

Carrie Anna Courtad, COE, 2015-17

Jamie Wieland, CAST, 2015-17

Christy Borders, COE, 2015-17

Arthur Martinez, COB, 2015-17

Meredith Downes, COB, 2015-17

Dan Liechty, CAS, 2015-17

Lucille Eckrich, EAF, 2015-17

Aparna Idate, CAS, 2015-17

Nicholas Hartlep, COE, 2015-17


Student Vacancies: Students recruited by the Community Rights and Responsibilities Office.


Contact: Michael Zajac, 438-8621 or Kristina Harris, Community Rights and Responsibilities Office, (309) 438-8621

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University Review Committee  

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

Faculty (9)

Phil Chidester, CAS, 2012-15

Sheryl Jenkins, MCN, 2013-15, Chairperson

Bill O’Donnell, CFA, 2013-16

Doris Houston, CAS, 2013-16, Vice Chairperson

Angela Bonnell, Milner, 2013-16

David Rubin, CAS, 2014-17

Diane Dean, COE, 2014-17, Secretary

Richard Boser, CAST, 2014-17 (On sabbatical Fall 2014)

Joe Goodman, COB, 2014-17

Chris Horvath, CAS, 2015-18

MCN Vacancy, 2015-18

CFA Vacancy 2015-16


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 Applied Science and Technology

Jackie Lanier, CAST, 2015-2017

College of Education

Jim Palmer, COE, 2014-16

College of Fine Arts

Archana Shekara, CFA, 2015-16

College of Business

Domingo Joaquin, COB, 2014-16

College of Arts and Sciences

Mark Olson, CAS, 2014-16

Milner Library

Sally Gibson, Milner, 2014-16

Mennonite College of Nursing

Orin Edward Reitz, MCN, 2014-16

Students (2):

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Graduate Student

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

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

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Campus Communications Committee  

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

Campus Communications Committee Chairperson: 

Student Body President: Ryan Powers

Administrator/Professional: Alex Skorpinski, AP Chairperson, 2013-15

A/P Representative: Matthew Murray, 2013-16                             

Civil Service: Lois Soeldner, Civil Service Council Chairperson, 2012-15

Civil Service Representative: Troy Zeigler, 2012-16                                                                    

Academic Senate Chairperson: Susan Kalter, ENG, 2014-16

Academic Senate Faculty Representative: Stewart Winger, HIS

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

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"Panel of Ten" - Administrative Selection Committee Chairperson Panel  

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

Term of Service: 1 Year

Louis Reifschneider, CAST

David Kopsell, CAST

Diane Dean, COE

Renee Tobin, CAS

Greg Ferrence, CAS

Eric Peterson, CAS

Kim Pereira, CFA

Richard Nagorski, CAS

Alberto Delgado, CAS

Meredith Downes, COB    

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