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External Committee Members


Academic Freedom, Ethics, And Grievance Committee  

Faculty (18)

Rati Ram, CAS, 2013-16

Gardenia Harris, CAS, 2013-16

Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2013-16

Debbie Shelden, COE, 2013-16

John Kostelnick, CAST, 2015-16

Elizabeth Lugg, COE, 2014-17

Brent Simonds, CAS, 2014-17

Angelo Capparella, CAS, 2014-17

Katrin Paehler, CAS, 2014-17

Kim McCord, CFA, Spring 2015-17, Vice Chairperson

Jeffrey Kahn, CAS, 2015-17

Kim Pereira, CFA, 2015-18

Lara Handsfield, COE, 2015-18

Alberto Delgado, CAS, 2015-18, Chairperson

Hyun-Sook Kang, CAS, 2015-18

Steve Landau, CAS, 2015-18

Julie Webber, CAS, 2015-18

Shawn Hitchcock, CAS, 2015-18

John Kostelnick, 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: John McHale

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

Bill Anderson (FCS), CAST, 2015-17

Students (2)

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

Brittney Gillespie, 2014-16

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

Dan Heylin, 2015-16


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


Faculty Athletic Representative

Jeri Beggs


Ryan Bybee MTR                                         

Kelly McShea, WTR/C

SAAC Vice-President                                                                                   

Courtnee Cossell, WG                                     

SACC Secretary                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Bryce Breeden                                               

Bridget Tamme
Student Life Senator                                                                                     

Chris Ward, SGA
Student Life Senator                                                             

Danny Bugg, Red Alert                  

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         


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


Jay Groves                          

   President’s Representative                                                  


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


Coaches Representatives              

Melissa Myers                                 

   Head Volleyball Coach                                                                 


Mark Klysner                            

   Head Men’s Tennis Coach           



Secretarial Assistance

Melanie Piekos                                         438-3639

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

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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 (5)

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

Olaya Landa-Vialard, SED, 2014-17

Allison Meyer, TCH, 2015–18

Nicole Uphold, SED, 2015–18

Stacy Otto, EAF, 2015–18

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):

Ed Stewart, CFA, 2015-18


Milner    (1):

Sarah French, 2014-17

Faculty member elected by Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate
Sherry Sanden, 2015-18

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, Associate Provost for 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: 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)

Scott Rankin, CFA, 2013-16, Chair

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, Vice Chair

Tom Crumpler, COE,  Spring 2015-18, Secretary

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): Interim Director of Honors Program: Rita Bailey, Provost's Office

Contact: Julie Brooks, Honors Program 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)

Caryln Morenus, CFA, Fall 2015 (For Lonbonville)

Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-17

S. J. Chang, COB, 2015-18

Jay Percell, COE, 2015-18

Cindy Kerber, MCN, 2015-18

Students (5)

Ex Officio: Dean of University Libraries: Dane Ward

Contact: Thomas Burr, 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

Leslie Lekatz, CAST, 2015-17

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)

Adel Al-Bataineh, COE                                      2013-16

Olaya Landa-Vialarel, COE                                 2014-17

Tom Lucey, COE                                              2015-17

Cindy Ropp, CFA                                                             2012-18

Jessie Krienert, CAST                                        2015-18


Manny Cintron  

Genoa Cole       

Patrice Gooden 

Amanda Olson  

Kyle Walsh                            



Shelly Braxton  

Tammy Hansen 

Zachary McDowell                

Sally Nadeau     

Tim Tribble        

Contact: Dawn Sanner, Chairperson, Executive Director, Campus Recreation,, 438-7529
Faculty elected by the Academic Faculty Caucus
Staff appointed by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office
Students elected by Student Government Association

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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

Elke Segelcke, CAS, 2015-18

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

Allison Meyer, COE, 2014-16

Bob Quandt, CAS, 2014-16

Deborah MacPhee, COE, 2014-16

Gary Cates, CAS, 2015-16

Linda Clemmons, CAS, 2015-16

Beth White, COE, 2015-16

Erin Mikulec, COE, 2015-16

Gary Weilbacher, COE, 2014-16

Diane Dean, COE, 2013-17

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:


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)

CFA Vacancy, 2015-16

Doris Houston, CAS, 2013-16, Chair

Angela Bonnell, Milner, 2013-16

David Rubin, CAS, 2014-17

Diane Dean, COE, 2014-17, Vice Chair

Richard Boser, CAST, 2014-17, Secretary

Joe Goodman, COB, 2014-17

Chris Horvath, CAS, 2015-18

Sheryl Jenkins, MCN, 2015-18

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, 2015-16

Administrator/Professional: Alex Skorpinski, AP Chairperson, 2013-16

A/P Representative: Matthew Murray, 2013-16                             

Civil Service: Lois Soeldner, Civil Service Council Chairperson, 2012-16

Civil Service Representative: Troy Zeigler, 2012-16                                                                    

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

Academic Senate Faculty Representatives:
Stewart Winger, HIS, 2014-16

John McHale, COM, 2015-17

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.

Terms of Service: 2015-16

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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