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Academic Freedom, Ethics, And Grievance Committee  

***Click on link above for AFEGC Procedures***

Policy 3.3.8 Faculty Academic Freedom, Ethics And Grievance


Faculty (24) 

  1. Ricardo Cruz, ENG, 2017- 2020
  2. Sharon Doubet, SED, 2017-2020
  3. Jonathan Druker, LAN, 2017-2020
  4. Kevin Edwards, BIO, 2017-2020
  5. Gardenia Harris, SWK, 2017-2020
  6. Tony Lorsbach, TCH, 2017-2020
  7. Jeffery Walsh, CJS, 2018-2021
  8. Mark Olson, SWK, 2018-2021
  9. Stella Liao, FIL, 2018-2021
  10. Jin Jo, TEC, 2018-2021
  11. Joseph Zompetti, COM, 2018-2021
  12. Ryan Brown, TCH, 2018-2021
  13. Ui-Jeen Yu, FCS, 2018-2021
  14. Peter Smith, KNR, 2018-2021
  15. Ronnie Jia, ITK, 2018-2021   
  16. Debbie Shelden, SED, 2016-22 (2nd term)
  17. Cynthia Kerber, MCN, 2019-2022
  18. John McHale, COM, 2019-2022
  19. Rati Ram, ECO, 2019-2022
  20. Paul Ugor, ENG, 2019-2022
  21. Michaelene Cox, POL, 2019-2022
  22. Erin Ponnou-Delaffor, LLC, 2019-2022
  23. April Anderson-Zorn, MIL, 2019-2022
  24. Justin Vickers, MUS, 2019-2022

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


Brittney Minton, 2019-2020



Benjamin Webb, 2019-2020


5 NTT Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • College of Business- Terry Lowe, MQM, 2017-2020
  • College of Arts & Science- Chad Woolard, COM, 2018-2020
  • College of Applied Science and Technology- VACANT
  • College of Education- VACANT
  • College of Fine Arts- VACANT


4 NTT Not Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • Milner- VACANT
  • Milner- VACANT
  • 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 (and  Director, Graduate Studies)
Amy Hurd, Graduate School

Director, University Assessment Services
Derek Meyers, Assistant Director, Assessment Services

Chairperson, Academic Senate
Susan Kalter, Academic Senate

Member, Senate Academic Affairs Committee:
Academic Senate Member: Dimitrios Nikolaou, ECO

Dean Appointed Faculty Members: 2-Year Terms

Miranda Lin (TCH), COE, 2017-19

Cynthia Kerber, MCN, 2017-19

Claire Lieberman (ART), CFA, 2017-19

Mary Henninger (KNR), CAST, 2017-19

J. Cooper Cutting (PSY), CAS, 2016-2020

Rosie Hauck (ACC), COB, 2016-2020

Jennifer Sharkey, MIL, 2018-2020


Students (2)

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

Chelsey (Bruns) Myers

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

Jack Whitsitt

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, CAST, 2014-20 (2nd Term)

Doug Hatch, COE, 2017-2020

Nancy Lind, POL  2017-2020(replacing Darby Wilde) 

Nikki Hoffman, CAST, 2015-21 (2nd Term) (replacing Clinton Warren)

Dave Kopsell, CAST, 2015-21 (2nd Term)

Hulda Black, COB 2018-21

Christopher Hamaker, CAS, 2016-2022 (2nd term)

Phyllis McCluskey-Titus, COE, 2016-2022 (2nd term)


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  

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, 2018-19

A/P Representative: Elizabeth Chupp, 2018-2019               


Civil Service Council Representatives:

Civil Service Council Chairperson: Bob Blythe, 2017-2019

Civil Service Representative: Amy Witzig, 2017-19                                                                   


Faculty Caucus Representatives:

Academic Senate Chairperson: Susan Kalter, ENG, 2014-21

Tracy Mainieri, CAST, 2017-19

Oforiwaa Aduonum, CFA, 2018-2019 (Replacing Tony Crawley- term 2017-2019)


Student Government Association Representative:

Student Body President: Michael Rubio, 2018-19


Contact:  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 2018-20: Kevin Laudner, COE Interim Dean

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

Faculty (13)
College of Education (5):  
  1. Sandra Osorio, TCH, 2017-2020
  2. Erin Mikulec, TCH, 2018-2021
  3. April Mustian, SED, 2018-2021
  4. Mindy Ely, SED, 2018-2021 (Replaced Stacy Hardin)
  5. Beth Hatt (2019-2020 sabbatical replacement for Stacy Otto, EAF, 2018–21 (second term))

College of Arts & Sciences (3):

  1. Corrine Zimmerman, PSY, 2017-2020
  2. Susan Hildebrandt, CAS, 2019-2022
  3. Tami Martin, CAS, 2019-2022 ( David Barker (2019 fall sabbatical replacement for Tami Martin))

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, 2017-2021 (Retirement replacement 2017-2018)
Milner (1):
Sarah French, 2014-2020 (Second Term) 

Faculty Caucus Representation (1) : Craig Blum, COE, 2018-2021 

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

 John Anderlik, TCH
 Melanie Brixius, THD
 Carrie Lawton, MAT, graduate student
 Jacquelyn Regnier, HIS
 Allegra Victor, BTE

Ex-Officio Deans' or Representatives:

Kevin Laudner, Interim Dean of COE
  Rep: no designee for committee chair

Todd McLoda, Dean of CAST
  Rep: Skip Williams

Diane Zosky, Interim Dean of CAS
  Rep: Sally Parry

Ajay Samant, Dean of COB
  Rep: Kathy Mountjoy

Jean Miller, Dean of CFA
  Rep: Jimmy Chrismon

Shari Zeck, Interim Dean of Milner Library
  Rep: Vacant

Jan Murphy, Provost Office
  Rep: Amy Hurd

Jill Thomas, Program Coordinator Geology Teacher Education, 2019-2022

Christy Borders, College of Education Dean for Undergraduate Education
and University Accreditation Officer for Teacher Education

Deb Garrahy, Lauby Center/Clinical Experiences and Licensure Processes

Graduate Curriculum Committee Representative: Robert Quinlan or faculty designee (ad hoc)

University Curriculum Committee Representative: 

Laboratory School Representative: Vickie Graziano, U High


Chairs/ Directors:Non-Voting Ex-Officios:
Linda Haling, Director, TCH
Stacey Jones-Bock (Chair, SED)
Lenford Sutton (Chair, EAF)


Contact: Deborah Garrahy, 

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Council On General Education  

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Faculty (9)

  1. Ben Stiers, CFA, 2017-2020
  2. Carla Pohl, MCN, 2017-2020
  3. Chad Woolard, CAS Humanities, 2017-2020 (Fall 2019 sabbatical replacement is Rachel Gramer)
  4. Rebekka Darner-Gougis, CAS Natural Sciences, 2017-2020
  5. Chris Worland, Milner, 2018-2021
  6. Anu Gokhale, CAST, 2018-2021
  7. Stella Liao, COB, 2018-2021
  8. Gary Weilbacher, COE (Alan Bates replacement 2018-2021) (Fall 2019 sabbatical replacement is Yun-Ching Chung)
  9. Georgia Tsouvala, CAS, History, 2019-2022 


Students (4):


Ex Officio Members (5)

University Curriculum Committee Chair: Jean Standard

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: Amy Hurd

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)

  1. Borinara Park, CAST, 2016-2019
  2. Kimberly Nance, CAS, 2017-2020
  3. Gary Salegna, COB, 2017-2020
  4. Wendy Woith, MCN 2017-2020 (replaced Orin Reitz)
  5. Paul Garris, CAS 2015-2021 (2nd Term)
  6. Kyle Miller, COE, 2018-2021
  7. Christine Varga-Harris, CAS, 2019-2022
  8. Jean MacDonald, Milner, 2016-2022 (2nd Term)
  9. Justin Vickers, CFA, 2019-2022


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

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

  1. Bill Anderson, CAST, 2017-2020
  2. Julie Campbell, CAS, 2017-2020
  3. Jeremy Jenkins, CFA, 2018-2021
  4. Meredith Downes, COB, 2019-2022
  5. Michael Gizzi CAST, 2019-2022
  6. Elizabeth White, COE, 2019-2022

Students (6; Honors Students Only):


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

Contact: Julie Brooks, Honors Program Administrative Aide (309) 438-2550

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Library Committee  

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

Faculty (6-9):

  1. Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-20, (Second Term) Chair
  2. Carolyn Hunt, COE, 2017-2020
  3. German Blanco Lobo, CAS, 2018-2021
  4. Karen Stipp (CAS, Social Work), 2019-2022
  5. Marie Labonville (CFA), 2019-2022
  6. Kathy Webster, CAST, 2019-2022 (2nd Term)
  7. Michael Barrowclough (CAS, Agri.), 2019-2022
  8. Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2019-2022


Students (5)


Ex Officio: Interim Dean of University Libraries: Sheri Zeck

Contact: Thomas Burr, Milner Library 8900


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Ombudsperson Council

Term: 3 Years

Kim Schneider, CAS, 2016-19

Amelia Noel- Elkins, 2017-2020

Tony Crubaugh, CAS, 2018-2021

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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: 2019-2020

Nancy Lind, CAS

Kim Pereira, CFA

Andy Rummel, CFA

Eric Peterson, CAS

Carla Pohl,  MCN

Christopher Breu, CAS

Aslihan Spaulding, CAST

Lea Cline, CFA

Tammy Harpel, CAST

Miranda Lin, COE

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Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)  

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

Jane Turley, CAST, 2017-2020

Allison Meyer, COE, 2018-2021

Margaret Nauta, CAS, 2018-2021 (Second Term)

Jamie Penrod, MCN, 2018-2021

April Anderson-Zorn, MIL, 2019-2022

Andrea Crimmins, CFA, 2019-2022 

Students (3)


Administrative Representative: Dean of Students: John Davenport

Chairperson: Amy Roser, Office of Enrollment Management

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

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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)


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

Michaelene Cox, CAS, 2017–2021 (2nd Term)

Euy Sup Shim, CAST, 2019-2021

Julie Murphy, MIL, 2019-2021


Dean of Milner Library or Designee: 
Anne Shelley, Librarian for Scholarly Communications- Chairperson

Vice President of Student Affairs or designee: 
Danielle Miller-Schuster- Assistant VP of Student Affairs

University Registrar or designee: 
Crystal Nourie

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University Appeals Board  

Faculty (Faculty elected by the Faculty Caucus of the Academic Senate) (5):

Lane Crothers, CAS, 2017-2020

Mark Zablocki, COE, 2017-2020

Emily Goad, COB, 2018-2021

Jessie Krienert, CAST, 2018-2021 (Second Term)

Juston Vickers, CFA, 2019-2022

Students (Students elected by Student Government Association) (5):

TBD 2018-2019                   

Staff (Staff appointed by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office) (5):


Tammy Hansen 

Zachary McDowell                

Sally Nadeau     

Tim Tribble        


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):
  1. Heather Jia, 2019-2022
  2. Joseph Johnston, 2019-2022
  • COE (2):
  1. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, 2018-2021
  2. May Jadallah, 2019-2022
  • CFA (2):
  1. Li Zeng, 2017-2020
  2. Kristen Carlson, 2019-2022
  • CAST (2):
  1. James Wolf, 2016-2020 (Second Term) 
  2. Joanne Savage, 2018-2021
  • CAS (4):
  1. Fusun Akman, 2019-2020 (Replacing Martha Cook 2014-2020)
  2. Jonathan Thayn, 2019-2020 (Replacing Jean Standard 2014-2020)
  3. Lance Lippert, 2018-2021
  4. Jennifer Howell, 2019-2022
  • Milner (1):
  1. Grace Allbaugh, 2017-2020 (replaced Alexis Wolstein)
  • Mennonite (1):
  1. Patricia Pence, MCN, 2017-2020 (sub for Valentina Fillman for spring and summer 2019)

Students (4): 


Executive Secretary: Amy Hurd (Provost's Designee)

Contact: Danielle Lindsey (309) 438-3175.

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University Hearing Panel  

Faculty Members: 20 or more

  1. Rebecca Achen, CAST, 2018-20 (Second term)
  2. Roslin Hauck, COB, 2018-2020 (Second term)
  3. Richard Nagorski, CAS, 2018-2020
  4. Jeremy Jenkins, CAS, 2018-2020 (replaced Richard Hughes)
  5. German Blanco, CAS, 2018-2020
  6. Gabriel Gudding, CAS, 2018-2020
  7. Steven Landau, CAS, 2018-2020
  8. Gary Weilbacher, COE, 2018-2020
  9. Tammy Harpel, CAST, 2018-2020
  10. Tuyen Tonnu, CFA, 2018-2019
  11.  Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2019-2021
  12. Steve Mertens, COE, 2019-2021
  13. Bahae Samhan, COB, 2019-2021
  14. Susan Dustin, COB, 2019-2021
  15. Michaelene Cox, CAS, 2019-2021
  16. Karen Stipp, CAS, 2019-2021
  17. Andrea Crimmins, CFA, 2019-2021
  18. Yun-Ching Chung, COE, 2019-2021 (Second Term)
  19. Miranda Lin, COE, 2019-2021
  20. Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2019-2021


Students (12 or more):



Contact: Dr. Jon Davenport

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University Review Committee  

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

Faculty (9):

Diane Dean, COE, 2014-20

Joe Goodman, COB, 2014-20 Chair

Kevin Edwards, CAS, 2017-2020

Yoon Jin Ma, CAST, 2018-2020 (replacing Michael Byrns)

Nancy Novotny, MCN, 2018-2021

Rachel Shively, CAS, 2015-21

Frank Beck, CAS, 2018-2022

Chad Buckley, Milner, 2019-2022

Melissa Oresky, CFA, 2019-2022 

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)

COE: Grace Kang, 2018-20 (replaced Rabia Hos)

COF: Tony Marinello,  2018-2020

CAS: Kathryn Sheridan, 2018-20

MIL: Kathleen Lonbom, 2018-20

MCN: Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2016-21 (Second term)

CAST: Sally Xie, 2019-2021

COB: Vladimir Kotomin, 2019-2021

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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