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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. Jeffery Walsh, CJS, 2018-2021
  2. Mark Olson, SWK, 2018-2021 VICE-CHAIR
  3. Stella Liao, FIL, 2018-2021
  4. Joseph Zompetti, COM, 2018-2021
  5. Ryan Brown, TCH, 2018-2021 CHAIR
  6. Ui-Jeen Yu, FCS, 2018-2021
  7. Peter Smith, KNR, 2018-2021
  8. Ronnie Jia, ITK, 2018-2021   
  9. Debbie Shelden, SED, 2016-22 (2nd term)
  10. Cynthia Kerber, MCN, 2019-2022
  11. John McHale, COM, 2019-2022
  12. Rati Ram, ECO, 2019-2022
  13. Paul Ugor, ENG, 2019-2022
  14. Michaelene Cox, POL, 2019-2022 ALTERNATE VICE-CHAIR
  15. Erin Ponnou-Delaffon, LLC, 2019-2022
  16. VACANT (replacing April Anderson-Zorn), MIL, 2019-2022
  17. Alan Lessoff, HIS, 2020-2023
  18. Robert Quinlan, THD, 2020-2023
  19. Borinara Park, TEC, 2020-2023
  20. Daniel Liechty, SWK, 2020-2023
  21. Pete Smudde, COM, 2020-2023
  22. Jacqueline Schneider, CJS, 2020-2023
  23. Eros DeSouza, PSY, 2020-2023 
  24. Carrie Anna Courtad, SED, 2020-2023 

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







5 NTT Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • College of Business- Terry Lowe, MQM, 2017-2021
  • College of Arts & Science- VACANT
  • 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 (committee chairperson)
Ani Yazedjian, Associate Provost

Chairperson, Academic Senate 
Susan Kalter, Academic Senate

Member, Senate Academic Affairs Committee: 
Dimitrios Nikolaou, ECO

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

Director, Graduate Studies
Noelle Selkow, Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Dean Appointed Faculty Members: 2-Year Terms

Jeffrey Wagman (replacing J. Cooper Cutting (PSY/ CAS) 2016-2020 (Second Term))
Rosie Hauck (ACC/ COB) 2016-2020 (Second Term)
Jennifer Sharkey (MIL) 2018-2020
Mary Henninger (KNR/ CAST) 2017-2021 (second term)
Rose Marshack (MUS/ WKCFA) 2019-2021 
Do-Yong Park (TCH/ COE) 2019-2021
Orin Reitz (MCN) 2019-2021
Edgar Norton, FIL, 2020-2022


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):

Tiffani Robertson

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

Jean Ann Dargatz, Business/ Administrative Associate 

Contact: Ani Yazedjian, Associate Provost,, 438-7018
             Jean Ann Dargatz, Business/ Administrative Associate,, 438-2915

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Athletics Council  

Faculty (8)

Christy Bazan, HSC, 2014-21 (2nd Term with one-year extension)

Nancy Lind, POL  2018-2021(replacing Darby Wilde) 

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

Dave Kopsell, AGR, 2015-21 (2nd Term)

Hulda Black, MKT, 2018-21

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

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

Michael Wille, ART, 2020-2023


NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (1)

Jeri Beggs

Student-Athletes (3)

Fletcher Peterson

Nick Kadow

Delilah Ferreyra


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: Elizabeth Chupp, 2018-2022 (Second term) 

A/P Representative: Bridget Reeland, 2020-2022             


Civil Service Council Representatives:

Civil Service Council Chairperson: Stuart Palmer, 2019-2021

Civil Service Representative: Beth Theobald, 2019-2021                                                                   


Faculty Caucus Representatives:

Academic Senate Chairperson: Susan Kalter, ENG, 2014-2021

Dimitrios Nikolaou, CAS, 2020-2023

Mike Torry, CAST, 2020-2023


Student Government Association Representative:

Student Body President: Lauren Harris, 2020-2021


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

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Council For Teacher Education  


Appointments made in the fall

Chairperson: Jim Wolfinger, COE Dean

Faculty (13)
College of Education (5):  
  1. Erin Mikulec, TCH, 2018-2021
  2. Mindy Ely, SED, 2018-2021 (Replaced Stacy Hardin)
  3. Stacy Otto, EAF, 2018–2021 (second term)
  4. Mark Zablocki (SED, COE), 2020-2023
  5. Jay Percell, TCH, 2020-2023

College of Arts & Sciences (3):

  1. Susan Hildebrandt, CAS, 2019-2022
  2. Tami Martin , CAS, 2019-2022
  3. Sarah Boesdorfer (CHE, CAS) 2020-2023 

College of Applied Sciences and Technology (1):
Mary Henninger (KNR, CAST) 2020-2023
College of Business (1):
Nesrin Bakir (BTE, COB) 2020-2023
Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts (1):
Phillip Hash, MUS, 2017-2021 (Retirement replacement 2017-2018)
Milner (1):
Caitlin Stewart, MIL, 2020-2023

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

Fontanetta, Alexa (BIO-CAS)-Undergraduate Student, 2020-21

Johnson, Christian (HIS-CAS)-Undergraduate student, 2020-21

Lee, Xavier (HIS-CAS)-Undergraduate Student, 2020-21

Zoltek, Sophia (HIS-CAS)-Undergraduate student, 2020-21

Lawton, Carrie (MAT-CAS) – Graduate Student, 2020-21

Ex-Officio Deans' or Representatives:

Jim Wolfinger, Dean of COE
  Rep: no designee for committee chair

Todd McLoda, Dean of CAST
  Rep: Christy Bazan

Diane Zosky, Interim Dean of CAS
  Rep: Sally Parry

Ajay Samant, Dean of COB
  Rep: Tamara DAvis

Jean Miller, Dean of WKCFA
  Rep: Jimmy Chrismon

Dallas Long, Dean of Milner Library
  Rep: Sarah French

Aondover Tarhule, Provost Office
  Rep: Amy Hurd

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

Stacey Jones-Bock, College of Education Dean for Undergraduate Education
and University Accreditation Officer for Teacher Education

Christy Borders, Lauby Center/Clinical Experiences and Licensure Processes

Graduate Curriculum Committee Representative: TBD (ad hoc)

University Curriculum Committee Representative: TBD

Laboratory School Representative: Vickie Graziano, U High

  Chairs/ Directors: Non-Voting Ex-Officios:

Alan Bates, Director, TCH
Sue Hildebrandt (Chair, SED)
Lenford Sutton (Chair, EAF)


Contact: Christy Borders,, (309) 438-5829

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Council On General Education  

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

Faculty (9)

  1. Xing Wang(replaced Rebekka Darner-Gougis), CAS Natural Sciences, 2018-2021
  2. Chris Worland, Milner, 2018-2021 CHAIR
  3. Liz Sattler, CAST, 2018-2021
  4. Stella Liao, COB, 2018-2021
  5. Gary Weilbacher, COE (Alan Bates replacement 2018-2021)
  6. Georgia Tsouvala, CAS, History, 2019-2022 
  7. Amy Wood, CAS, 2020-2023
  8. Anthony Marinello, WKCFA, 2020-2023
  9. Carla Pohl, MCN, 2017-2023 (Second Term)


Students (4):
Katie Fisher
Gabby Thompson

Ex Officio Members (5)

University Curriculum Committee Chair: Mary Elaine Califf

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

Honors Program Director: Tina Williams

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. Paul Garris, CAS 2015-2021 (2nd Term)
  2. Kyle Miller, COE, 2018-2021
  3. Jin Jo, CAST, 2019-2022
  4. Christine Varga-Harris, CAS, 2019-2022
  5. Jean MacDonald, Milner, 2016-2022 (2nd Term)
  6. Tyler Lotz, WKCFA, 2019-2022 (Replaced Justin Vickers)
  7. Kimberly Nance, CAS, 2017-2023 (Second Term)
  8. Yayuan Ren, COB, 2020-2023
  9. Marilyn Prasun, MCN, 2020-2023

Contact: J. Cooper Cutting, Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning,, 309-438-2922

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

  1. Jeremy Jenkins, WKCFA, 2018-2021
  2. Meredith Downes, COB, 2019-2022
  3. Michael Gizzi CAST, 2019-2022
  4. Elizabeth White, COE, 2019-2022
  5. Lisa Sczepura, CAS, 2020-2023
  6. Jon Judge, CAST, 2020-2023

Students (6; Honors Students Only):

Morrigan Hartley

Olivia Evans

Sivani Sayani

Tanner Wheat

Genevieve Fritz


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):

Bibek Adhikari (replacing German Blanco Lobo), CAS, 2018-2021

Denise Hammer, MCN, 2018-2021

Gary Hunter (replacing Karen Stipp), CAS, 2019-2022

Marie Labonville, WKCFA, 2019-2022- Chair

Kathy Webster, CAST, 2019-2022 (2nd Term)

Michael Barrowclough (CAST, Agri.), 2019-2022

Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2019-2022

Claire Lieberman, WKCFA, 2020-2023

Martin Engelke, CAS, 2020-2023


Students (5)

 Leaonard Hamidu

Victory Uyigue


Ex-Officio: Dean of University Libraries: Dallas Long



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Ombudsperson Council

Term: 3 Years

VACANT (Amelia Noel-Elkins, 2017-2020)

Justin Vickers,  2019-2021

Kim Schneider, 2016-2022 (2nd term)

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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: 2020-2021

Aslihan Spaulding, CAST

Nancy Lind, CAS

Gina Hunter, CAS

John Baldwin, CAS

Christopher Horvath, CAS

Marjorie Jones, CAS

Steve Hunt, CAS

Craig Gatto, CAS

Maureen Brunsdale, MIL

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Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)  

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, WKCFA, 2019-2022 

Joon Ho Lim, COB, 2020-2023

Bill Anderson, CAST, 2020-2023


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):

Emily Goad, COB, 2018-2021

Pranshoo, Solanki (replacement for Jessie Krienert) CAST, 2018-2021 

Meredith Downes, COB (replacement for Justin Vickers, WKCFA,) 2019-2022

Dan Liechty, CAS, 2020-2023

Carrie Anna Courtad, COE, 2020-2023


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


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. Jessie Krienert,, 438-8729


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University Curriculum Committee   

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

Faculty (14)

  • CAST (2):
  1. Joanne Savage, 2018-2021
  2. Mary Elaine Califf, 2020-2023 Chair
  • CAS (4):
  1. Lance Lippert, 2018-2021 
  2. Jennifer Howell, 2019-2022
  3. Megan Leonard, 2020-2023 
  4. Jean Sawyer, 2020-2023
  • COB (2):
  1. Heather Jia, 2019-2022
  2. Joseph Johnston, 2019-2022
  • COE (2):
  1. Diane Dean, EAF (spring replacement for Allison Kroesch), 2020-2023
  2. Kristina Falbe, TCH (replaced May Jadallah), 2019-2022
  • Mennonite (1):
  1. Patricia Pence, 2020-2023
  • Milner (1):
  1. Joshua Newport, 2020-2023
  • WKCFA (2):
  1. Kristen Carlson, 2019-2022
  2. Aaron Paolucci, 2020-2023


Students (4): 


Provost Designee: Amy Hurd 

Contact: Danielle Lindsey (309) 438-3175

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University Hearing Panel  

Faculty Members: 20 or more

  1. Maribeth Lartz, COE, 2019-2021
  2. Steve Mertens, COE, 2019-2021
  3. Susan Dustin, COB, 2019-2021
  4. Michaelene Cox, CAS, 2019-2021
  5. Karen Stipp, CAS, 2019-2021
  6. Andrea Crimmins, WKCFA, 2019-2021
  7. Yun-Ching Chung, COE, 2019-2021
  8. Miranda Lin, COE, 2019-2021
  9. Mary Volle Cranston, MCN, 2019-2021
  10. Tony Lorsbach, COE, 2020-2022
  11. John McHale, CAS, 2020-2022
  12. Jacqueline Schneider, CAST, 2020-2022
  13. Anthony Marinello, WKCFA, 2020-2022
  14. Steven Landau, CAS, 2020-2022
  15. Amy Wood, CAS, 2020-2022
  16. Martin Engelke, CAS, 2020-2022
  17. Xing Wang, CAS, 2020-2022
  18. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, COE, 2020-2022
  19. Gary Hunter, COB, 2020-2022

Students (12 or more):



Contact: Dr. John Davenport

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University Review Committee  

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

Faculty (9):

Nancy Novotny, MCN, 2018-2021

Rachel Shively, CAS, 2015-21 (Second Term) Chair

Frank Beck, CAS, 2019-2022 Vice-Chair

Chad Buckley, Milner, 2019-2022

Melissa Oresky, WKCFA, 2019-2022 

Miranda Lin, COE, 2020-2023

Kevin Edwards, CAS, 2017-2023 (Second Term) Secretary

Ron Guidry, COB, 2020-2023

Borinara Park, CAST, 2020-2023

Ex Officio (non-voting): Provost Designee: Sam Catanzaro, Provost's Office

Contact: J. Cooper Cutting, Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning,, 309-438-2922

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University Service Awards Selection Committee  

Faculty (7)

COE: Yun-Ching Chung, 2020-2022

WKCFA: Kantara Souffrant, 2020-2022

CAS: Xing Wang, 2020-2022

MIL: Eric Willey, 2020-2022

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

CAST: Rebecca Achen (sabbatical replacement for Julie Schumacher (replacement for Sally Xie), 2019-2021)

COB: Vladimir Kotomin, 2019-2021

Students (2):

  • The undergraduate student: Tanya Bandela, Biology
  • The graduate student: Lindsey Van Wyk, Theatre

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

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

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