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External Committee Members


Academic Freedom, Ethics, And Grievance Committee  

Faculty (18)

Elizabeth Lugg, EAF, 2014-17, Chairperson

Katrin Paehler, HIS, 2014-17, Vice Chairperson

Brent Simonds, COM, 2014-17

Angelo Capparella, BIO, 2014-17

Kim McCord, MUS, Spring 2015-17

Jeffrey Kahn, PSY, 2015-17

Lara Handsfield, TCH, 2015-18

Alberto Delgado, MAT, 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

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: TBD

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):

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, 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)

Christy Bazan, HSC, CAST, 2014-17

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

Christopher Hamaker, CAS, 2016-19

Phyllis McCluskey-Titus, COE, 2016-19

NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (1)

Jeri Beggs

Student-Athletes (3)

Ryan Bybee, MTR                                         

Kelly McShea, WTR/CSAAC Vice-President                                                                                   

Courtnee Cossell, WGSACC Secretary                                          

Student Non-Athletes (3)

Bryce Breeden                                               

Bridget Tamme, Student Life Senator                                                                                     

Chris Ward, 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  

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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Council For Teacher Education  

Appointments made in the fall

Chairperson 2016-18: To be determined

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 2013-19

Craig Cullen, MATH, Spring 2014-2016

Sue Hildebrandt, LAN, 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 (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:

Univ. Curriculum Committee Rep: Mark Temple, HSC

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

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  

Faculty (9)

Katherine Ellison, CAS Humanities, 2014-2017

Elif Safak, CAS Natural Sciences, 2015-18

Alan Bates, COE, 2015-18

James Cunningham, Milner, 2015-18

Terry Plickebaum, CAST, 2015-2018

Richard Wills, COB, 2015-18

TBD, CAS Social Sciences, 2016-19

Orin Reitz, MCN, 2016-19

TBD, CFA, 2016-19

Students (4):

TBD for 2016-17

Ex Officio Members (5)

  • University Curriculum Committee Chair: Claire Lieberman
  • 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: Recording Secretary, Vacant

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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)

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


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

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

Ben Stiers, CFA, 2014-17

Tracy Mainieri, CAST, 2014-17

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

Dan Ispas, CAS, 2016-19

Terry Husband, COE, 2016-19

Jin Jo, CAST, 2016-19

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  

Faculty (6-9):

Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-17, Chair

Marie Labonville, CFA, 2014-17

S. J. Chang, COB, 2015-18

Jay Percell, COE, 2015-18

Cindy Kerber, MCN, 2015-18

Jeff Walsh, CAST 2016-2019

Oguzhan Dincer, CAS 2016-2019

Alan Lessoff, CAS 2016-2019

Gregory Ferrence, CAS 2016-2019

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

Maria Pao, LAN, 2012-16

Al Azinger, HR, 2012-17

Klaus Schmidt, CAST, 2015-18


Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)

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

Randy Reid, CFA, 2016-19              

Students (3)

TBD for 2016-17

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)

Olaya Landa-Vialard, COE, 2014-17

Tom Lucey, COE, 2015-17

Cindy Ropp, CFA, 2012-18

Jessie Krienert, CAST, 2015-18

Christopher Hansen, COE 2016-19

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

Contact: Dawn Sanner, Chairperson, Executive Director, Campus Recreation,, 438-7529

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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, SGA President (Senator) Spring 2016

Connor Joyce, Student Trustee (Non-Senator) Spring 2016

Kyle Walsh, SGA, Spring 2016

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

University Curriculum Committee  

Faculty (14)

COB (2):

Joe Trefzger, FIL, 2016-19

Doan Winkel, MQM, 2016-19

COE (2):

Marilyn Morey, TCH, 2014-18

Erin Mikulec, TCH, 2016-19

CFA (2):

Claire Lieberman, ART, 2011-17

Kristin Carlson, THD, 2016-19

CAST (2):

Mark Temple, HSC, 2011-17       

Euysup Shim, TEC, 2013-18

CAS (4):

Martha Cook, BIO, 2014-17

Jean Standard, CHE, 2014-17

Elke Segelcke, LAN, 2015-18

Kyle Ciani, HIS, 2016-19

Milner (1):

Patrice-Andre Prudhomme, Milner, 2014-17

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

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

Dan Liechty, CAS, 2015-17

Lucille Eckrich, EAF, 2015-17

Aparna Idate, CAS, 2015-17

Nicholas Hartlep, COE, 2015-17

Roslin Hauck, COB, 2016-18

Sarah Boesdorfer, CAS, 2016-18

Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2016-18

E. Paula Crowley, COE, 2016-18

Ellis Hurd, COE, 2016-18

Deborah MacPhee, COE, 2016-18

Amy Wood, CAS, 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

Megan Leonard, CAS, 2016-18


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)

Andy Rummel, CFA, 2015-2016

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

Ryan Brown, COE, 2016-18

College of Fine Arts

Roy Magnuson, CFA, 2016-18

College of Business

TBD, COB, 2016-18

College of Arts and Sciences

Todd Stewart, CAS, 2016-18

Milner Library

Eric Willey, Milner, 2016-18

Mennonite College of Nursing

TBD, MCN, 2014-16

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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Campus Communications Committee  

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

Campus Communications Committee Chairperson: Amanda Smith (CS Council)

Student Body President: Kyle Walsh, 2016-17

Administrator/Professional: Ron Gifford, AP Chairperson, 2016-17

A/P Representative: Ryan Denham, 2015-17                             

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

Civil Service Representative: Troy Zeigler, 2012-16                                                                    

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

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: 2016-17

Maureen Brunsdale, MIL

Paula Crowley, COE

Alberto Delgado, CAS

Greg Ferrence, CAS

Dan Holland, CAS

Miranda Lin, COE

Tyler Lotz, CFA

Thomas Lucey, COE

Adriana Ransom, CFA

Renee Tobin, CAS

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