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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) 

John Kostelnick, GEO, 2015-19 Alternate Vice- Chair
Marjorie Jones, CHE, 2015-19 (replacing Kim Pereira)
Susan Burt, ENG, 2016-19
Phil Chidester, COM, 2016-19
Debbie Shelden, SED, 2016-19 Vice-Chair
Chad Buckley, MIL, 2016-19 Chair
Ricardo Cruz, ENG, 2017- 2020
Sharon Doubet, SED, 2017-2020
Jonathan Druker, LAN, 2017-2020
Kevin Edwards, BIO, 2017-2020
Gardenia Harris, SWK, 2017-2020
Tony Lorsbach, TCH, 2017-2020
Jeffery Walsh, CJS, 2018-2021
Mark Olson, SWK, 2018-2021
Stella Liao, FIL, 2018-2021
Vishal Midha, ACC, 2018-2021
Jin Jo, TEC, 2018-2021
Joseph Zompetti, COM, 2018-2021
Ryan Brown, TCH, 2018-2021
Ui-Jeen Yu, FCS, 2018-2021
Peter Smith, KNR, 2018-2021
Ronnie Jia, ITK, 2018-2021   

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


Cory Culberston 
Karne Valouche
Jeff Wollenweber



Susi Beard
Margot Ehrlich
Andy Goveia


5 NTT Covered by Negotiated Agreement:

  • College of Business- Terry Lowe, MQM, 2017-2019
  • College of Arts & Science- Chad Woolard, COM, 2018-2019
  • 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)

Christopher Hamaker, CAS, 2016-19

Phyllis McCluskey-Titus, COE, 2016-19

Christy Bazan, CAST, 2014-20 (Second Term)

Doug Hatch, COE, 2017-2020

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

Clinton Warren, CAST, 2015-21 (Second Term)

Dave Kopsell, CAST, 2015-21 (Second Term)

Hulda Black, COB 2018-21


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 2016-18: Perry Schoon, COE Dean

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

Faculty (13)
College of Education (5):  

Mindy Ely, SED, 2017-2018 (Replaced Stacey Hardin)
Stacy Otto, EAF, 2018–21 (second term)
Sandra Osorio, TCH, 2017-2020
Erin Mikulec, TCH, 2018-2021
April Mustian, COE, 2018-2021

College of Arts & Sciences (3):
Monica Noraian, HIS 2013-19
Matthew Windsor, MAT, 2016-19 
Sarah Boesdorfer, CHE, 2018-2019 ( sub for Corrine Zimmerman, CAS, 2017-2020)

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):


Ex-Officio Deans' or Representatives:

Kevin Laudner, Interim Dean of COE
  Rep: Christy Borders

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: Sara Semonis

Shari Zeck, Interim Dean of Milner Library
  Rep: Julie Derden 

Jan Murphy, Provost Office
  Rep: Jon Rosenthal

Deb Garrahy, Lauby Center

Graduate Curriculum Committee Representative: Denise Wilson (ad hoc)

University Curriculum Committee Representative: Sue Dustin

Laboratory School Representative: Jean Gorski


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  

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

Faculty (9)

Kim Schneider, CAS Social Sciences, 2016-2019
Ben Stiers, CFA, 2017-2020
Carla Pohl, MCN, 2017-2020
Chad Woolard, CAS Humanities, 2017-2020
Rebekka Darner-Gougis, CAS Natural Sciences, 2017-2020
Chris Worland, Milner, 2018-2021
Anu Gokhale, CAST, 2018-2021
Stella Liao, COB, 2018-2021
Gary Weilbacher, TCH (Alan Bates replacement 2018-2021)


Students (4):

Brandon Knight
Andrew Yakey
Laurence Bender
Vaishali Shenwai

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: Jonathan Rosenthal

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)

Jean MacDonald, Milner, 2016-2019

Aaron Paolucci, CFA, 2016-2019

Borinara Park, CAST, 2016-2019

Amy Wood, CAS, 2016-2019

Kimberly Nance, CAS, 2017-2020

Gary Salegna, COB, 2017-2020

Wendy Woith, MCN 2017-2020 (replaced Orin Reitz)

Paul Garris, CAS 2015-2021 (Second Term)

Kyle Miller, COE, 2018-2021

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

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Honors Council  

Faculty (6)

Dan Ispas, CAS, 2016-19

Terry Husband, COE, 2016-19

Jin Jo, CAST, 2016-19

Bill Anderson, CAST, 2017-2020

Julie Campbell, CAS, 2017-2020

Jeremy Jenkins, CFA, 2018-2021

Students (6; Honors Students Only):

Miranda Bejda

Sarah Emerson

Arek Jorgensen

Mitch Stengel

Jennifer Wrzala 

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):

Oguzhan Dincer, CAS, 2016-19

Alan Lessoff, CAS, 2016-19

Melissa Johnson, CFA, 2016-19

Kathy Webster, CAST, 2016-19

Julie Webber, CAS, [replaced Ed (Orin) Reitz, MCN, 2016-19]

Thomas Burr, CAS, 2014-20, (Second Term) Chair

Carolyn Hunt, COE, 2017-2020

German Blanco Lobo, CAS, 2018-2021



Students (5)

Jj Sanders
Will Nestel
Michelle Avila
Mila Wendt
Brianna White

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: 2018-2019

Lane Crothers, CAS

Nancy Lind, CAS

Sandy Roe, MIL

Brent Beggs, CAST

Pete Smudde, CAS

Kathryn Wehrmann, CAS

Kim Pereira, CFA

Richard Nagorski, CAS

Jean Sawyer, CAST

Paul Garris, CAS

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Reinstatement Committee  

Faculty (7)

Randy Reid, CFA, 2016-19      

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

Grace Allbaugh, MIL, 2018-2021

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)

Michael Rubio (Senator), SGA, 2018-19

Morgan Anderson (Senator), SGA, 2018-19

TBD, 2018-19

Three (3) Faculty: One Senator and Two Non-Senators (Senate suspended Senator rule for 2018 )(staggered two-year terms)

Do- Young Park, COE, 2017-2019

James Palmer, COE, 2017-2019

Michaelene Cox, CAS, 2017–2019 


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):
Kristen Carlson, ATK 2016-19

Lane Crothers, CAS, 2017-2020

Mark Zablocki, COE, 2017-2020

Emily Goad, COB, 2018-2021

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

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. Joe Trefzger, FIL, 2013-19
  2. Susan Dustin, MQM, 2016-19
  • COE (2):
  1. Adel El-Bataineh, TCH, 2016-19 
  2. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, COE 2018-2021
  • CFA (2):
  1. Geoffrey Duce, MUS, 2016-19
  2. Li Zeng, THD, 2017-2020
  • CAST (2):
  1. James Wolf, IT, 2016-2020 (Second Term) 
  2. Joanne Savage, CJS, 2018-2021
  • CAS (4):
  1. Richard Hughes, HIS, 2016-19 (replaced Kyle Ciani)
  2. Martha Cook, BIO, 2014-2020 (Second Term)
  3. Jean Standard, CHE, 2014-2020 (Second Term) CHAIR
  4. Lance Lippert, COM, 2018-2021
  • Milner (1):
  1. Alexis Wolstein, Milner, 2017-2020 (replaced Julie Murphy)
  • Mennonite (1):
  1. Valentina Fillman, MCN, 2017-2020 (replaced Cindy Kerber)

Students (4): 

Broden Knauss, 2018-2019
Kyle Papka, 2018-2019
Andrew Laudicina, 2018-2019
Clara Munyer, 2018-2019

 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. Kyle Miller, COE, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
  2. Carrie Anna Courtad, COE, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
  3. Jamie Wieland, COB, 2015-2019 (Second Term)
  4. Julie Campbell, CAS, 2017-2019
  5. Yun-Ching Chung, COE, 2017-2019
  6. Eros DeSouza, CAS, 2017-2019
  7. Heather Jia, COB, 2017-2019
  8. Tony Lorsbach, COE, 2017-2019
  9. Sharon Doubet, COE, 2017-2019
  10. Rebecca Achen, CAST, 2018-20 (Second term)
  11. Roslin Hauck, COB, 2018-2020 (Second term)
  12. Richard Nagorski, CAS, 2018-2020
  13. Jeremy Jenkins, CAS, 2018-2020 (replaced Richard Hughes)
  14. German Blanco, CAS, 2018-2020
  15. Gabriel Gudding, CAS, 2018-2020
  16. Steven Landau, CAS, 2018-2020
  17. Gary Weilbacher, COE, 2018-2020
  18. Tammy Harpel, CAST, 2018-2020
  19. Tuyen Tonnu, CFA, 2018-2019


Students (12 or more):



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)

Angela Bonnell, Milner, 2013-19

Frank Beck, CAS, 2018-2019 (replacing Doris Houston)

Sarah Smelser, CFA, 2016-19 

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

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 Education

Grace Kang, TCH, 2018-21(replaced Rabia Hos)

College of Fine Arts

Tony Marinello, CFA, 2018-21

College of Business

Duleep Delpechitre, COB, 2017-19

College of Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Sheridan, CAS, 2018-21

Milner Library

Kathleen Lonbom, Milner, 2018-21

Mennonite College of Nursing

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

College of Applied Science and Technology

Pranshoo Solanki, CAST, 2017-2019

Students (2):

  • Undergraduate Student - Chase Martens 2018-2019
  • Graduate Student - Natalie Flex 2018-2019

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

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

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