University of Southern Indiana

University Committees

University Committees
University of Southern Indiana councils and committees follow Robert's Rules of Order. All members, including ex officio members, have full voting rights and privileges of membership unless otherwise noted in a committee's description.

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Academic Planning Council
The Academic Planning Council is a standing council of representatives from the administration and faculty. The provost or a delegated member serves as chair of the council (See Faculty Handbook Section of the University Handbook, Item III, Academic Planning at the University of Southern Indiana).

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  Chair Ronald Rochon
   
    James Beeby Marcia Kiessling
    Mark Bernhard Joel Matherly
Shelly Blunt Zane Mitchell
    Steve Bridges Mary Hallock Morris
    Cindy Brinker Mayola Rowser
    Michael Broshears Bryan Rush
Amy Chan-Hilton Kent Scheller
Sandy Frank Rex Strange
Heidi Gregori-Gahan Ann White
Marna Hostetler Peter Whiting
Mohammed Khayum  Andrew Wright
 
   Ex Officio Linda Bennett
Katherine Draughon
Mary Hupfer

   

Administrative Senate
The Administrative Senate is the representative body of administrators, composed of elected senators and officers from the various departments. The Administrative Senate's purpose is to serve as a formal communication link with the President, serve as a consultative body for the President and serve as a formal means of communication among administrators. The membership and organization of Administrative Senate is outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws which can be found on their website. The University President or a designee(s) serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the senate.

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Alumni Advisory Board
This board is informed of all activities of the Alumni Association and is invited to all meetings of the Alumni Council. This ex officio board includes faculty and/or administrative staff appointed by the president of the Association and the director of Alumni and Volunteer Services.

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   Members Linda Bennett
Mark Bernhard   
Caylin Blockley
    David A. Bower
    Steve Bridges
Cindy Brinker
    Janet Johnson
    Marcia Kiessling
    Phil Parker
Maggie Hurm

Art Collection Committee
The University Art Collection Committee, appointed by the president, is charged with developing and implementing policy regarding works of art accessioned or received by the committee. The committee oversees the selection, placement and maintenance of the works of the University's permanent art collection and works in conjunction with the art collection registrar who maintains the collection. The purview of the committee is limited to works of art and does not extend to special archival, archaeological or scientific collections. The committee consists of the chair (appointed by the president), a staff member of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, the director of the Kenneth D. McCutchan Art Center and Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, the chair of the Art Department, a representative of the USI Foundation Board, a representative of the USI Development office, an art historian or studio artist, the art collection registrar and two members of the studio faculty.

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   Chair Cindy Brinker
 
David A. Bower 
    Hilary Braysmith
    Garry Holstein
Rob Millard-Mendez
    Shannon Pritchard
    James Sanders
    Susan Sauls
Kathryn Waters

    

Bachelor of Professional Studies Advisory Committee
The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Advisory Committee, appointed by the president, provides oversight of the degree program. The committee provides advice to the program coordinator on issues related to admission, credit transfer, curriculum development, student advising and program advisory selection. It also administers the USI Adult Learner Scholarship. The committee members serve in place of faculty in matters of curriculum approval, program admission and similar program issues. The committee is chaired by the BPS program coordinator and is composed of at least one faculty representative from each academic college, a representative of Admission, and the associate provost for Outreach and Engagement, and the executive director Continuing and Professional Education.

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Chair Lee Ann Shafer
Bonnie Beach
Mark Bernhard
Bryan Bourdeau
David Cousert
Mark Rusk
Tim Schibik
Dawn Stoneking

Banner Operations Committee
The Banner Operations Committee provides guidance in the operation of the University's Banner administrative software system to assure optimum use of and benefit from the system for all users, including faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni. The committee and its chair are appointed by the president and represent Banner users and Information Technology. The committee reports to the provost and vice presidents.

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   Chair Steve Bridges
  
Andrea Daub
    Katherine Draughon
Sandy Frank
    Mary Harper
    Ingrid Lindy
    Mayola Rowser
Mark Rusk
Jeff Sickman
Richard Toeniskoetter
    
Ex Officio Bradley Will

    

Career Counseling Advisory Committee
The Career Counseling Advisory Committee, appointed by the president, advises the director of the Career Counseling Center on matters of services provided, procedures and student populations served. The committee acts as a liaison with other departments with which the Career Counseling Center interfaces and cooperates.

Career Services and Internships Advisory Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, reviews current programs and practices of the office of Career Services and Internships, appraises their relevance to student needs and advises and assists in coordinating new programs developed by the office of Career Services and Internships. Committee members provide communicative liaison with their academic colleges. The committee consists of one faculty representative from each academic college.  The director of Career Services and Internships serves as chair. Additional university staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the director of Career Services and Internships.

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   Chair Phil Parker
   
Julie Brauser
    Brody Broshears
    John Campbell
Susan Gooden
    Matthew Graham
    Janet Johnson
    Jeanette Maier-Lytle
Ethel Elkins
    
Ex Officio Pam Doerter
Kathy Weinzapfel

    

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Board

Appointed by the provost, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Board establishes the mission and assesses the effectiveness of faculty development.  It is chaired by the director of Faculty Development and consists of representatives from each academic college; the assistant provost for Distance Learning; a representative of Library Services; a representative of University Division; representatives of the Council of Department Chairs and Program Directors; a representative of Faculty Senate; and the Director of Graduate Studies.  Members serve two-year staggered terms.

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  Chair Amy Chan-Hilton
Joan Artz   
James Beeby
    Chuck Conaway
    Brandon Field
Chad Gonnerman
    Mohammed Khayum
    Emily Lynn
    Jeannette Maier-Lytle
Zane Mitchell
Iris Phillips
Mayola Rowser
Heather Schmuck
Sarah Stevens
Ann White

    

Data Governance Committee
The Data Governance Committee establishes University practice relative to matters of institutional data, including but not limited to data definitions, data collection, data editing and integrity, data reporting and data security.  The co-chairs are the University’s Chief Data Officer and the Chief Information Officer and the committee consists of representatives from Admissions; Bursar; Business Office; Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; Faculty Senate; Information Technology; Development; Human Resources; Planning, Research & Assessment; Procurement and Distribution Services; Registrar; and Student Financial Aid.

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Co-Chair Katherine Draughon 
Co-Chair Richard Toeniskoetter    
Members David Alexander
 Jeanne McAlister
  John Baburnich  Laura McDaniel
  Jina Campbell  Michael Murphy
Amy Chan Hilton  Jim Prior
  Andrea Daub  Joanna Riney
  Stephanie Diekman  Jamie Schaefer
  Teresa Grisham  Todd Schroer
Jason Guerin  Ed Shelby
Mary Harper  Rashad Smith
Brandi Hess  Jeffrey Sponn
Justin Hill  Jayne Tang
Gregory Johnson  Linda Trible
Cory Like  Brad Will
Ingrid Lindy

    

Development Council
The Development Council, appointed by the president, is composed of the vice president for Development (chair); the deans of the academic colleges; the associate provost for Outreach and Engagement; the associate provost for Student Affairs; the assistant provost for International Programs and Services; the directors of Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI, Library Services, Athletics, Historic New Harmony, Graduate Studies, and Student Development Programs; and the student member of the USI Board of Trustees. The provost and vice presidents are ex officio members. This council is involved in planning solicitation of funds from private sources and assists the chair in determining funding needs of the University. Additional University staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the chair.

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  Chair David A. Bower
    James Beeby Zane Mitchell
    Mark Bernhard Anjali Patel
Heidi Gregori-Gahan Mayola Rowser
    John Mark Hall Evan Stieler
    Marna Hostetler    Carmen Stoen
    Janet Johnson Leslie Townsend
Mohammed Khayum Ann White
    Marcia Kiessling
     
  Ex Officio Cindy Brinker
Ronald Rochon
Steve Bridges

    

Distance Learning Council
The Distance Learning Council, appointed by the president, is co-chaired by the Assistant Provost for Distance Learning and the Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement and is comprised of members from each academic college, Library Services, Outreach and Engagement, University Division, Enrollment Management, Graduate Studies, and Information Technology. Council appointments from the colleges are recommended by the deans. The mission of the Distance Learning Council is to consider issues that affect the development and delivery of distance education courses and programs and to make recommendations on matters affecting distance learning.  

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Members            Co-Chair        Mark Bernhard
Co-Chair
Administrators:    Shelly Blunt
Amy Chan-Hilton
Kat Draughon
Marna Hostettler
Mayola Rowser
Richard Toeniskoetter
Andrew White
Ann Wright
Faculty: Joyce Gulley
Xavia Harrington-Chate
Susan Hoeness-Krupshaw
Chad Milewicz
Erin Reynolds
Lori Saxby
Lee Ann Shafer

    

Diversity Committee
Indiana Code 21-27-8-7, authorized by the 2007 Indiana General Assembly, requires each public institution of higher education to create a diversity committee appointed by the University's Board of Trustees. The Diversity Committee is charged to review and recommend faculty employment policies; review faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity issues; make recommendations to promote and maintain cultural diversity among faculty members; make recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority students; and issue an annual report stating the finding, conclusions, and recommendations of the committee to the Board. In addition, this committee assumes the functions formerly assigned to the Affirmative Action Committee: to assist and advise the Affirmative Action Director in all areas of equal opportunities, including affirmative action and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The committee consists of seven faculty and staff (with no fewer than three from the academic area and three from staff and administrative positions) who serve three-year staggered terms and one student recommended by the Student Government Association who serves a one-year term. Ex officio members include the provost; associate provost for Student Affairs; the vice president for Government and University Relations; the ADA Coordinator; and the director of the Multicultural Center.  

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   Linda Bennett
         Kirat Baath
    Steve Bridges
    Chris Hoehn
    Lilly Howard
Sera Radovich
    Rose Scruggs
Danesha Shelton
Joseph Uduehi
Andrew Wright
Ex Officio Cindy Brinker
Doug Goeppner
Pamela Hopson
Marcia Kiessling
Ron Rochon

    

Endeavor Awards Committee
The Endeavor! Award Committee is chaired by a committee member selected by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Voting members of the committee consist of one representative from each college, a representative from the Honors Council, the Director of Awards and Sponsored Research, an at-large member, and a chair (eight members total). The Dean from each college will choose a member to serve on this committee and one alternate. The Provost will select the at-large member. The committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals submitted for funding and recommending to the Provost which proposals should be funded. Members of the committee from each college and the at-large member will serve two-year terms. The chair, as selected by the Associate Provost, and Director of Sponsored Research will serve continuous terms.

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Endowment for New Harmony Studies Committee

The Endowment for New Harmony Studies Fund (ENHS) was established in 1983-84 through the gifts of New Harmony resident, Helen Elliott, and the Harmonie Associates. The purpose of the fund is to support the scholarly work of USI faculty that will make a significant contribution to the knowledge of New Harmony's history. Proposals are approved by the Provost, in consultation with a committee appointed by the President and chaired by the director of Historic New Harmony. The committee meets as necessary to review proposals, which can be submitted at any time. The Endowment for New Harmony Studies Fund is subject to USI Foundation spending policy.

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   Chair Leslie Townsend
   
Casey Harison
    Tamara Hunt
    Emily Lynn
Michael Strezewski

    

Executive Enrollment Management Committee
The Executive Enrollment Management Committee (EEMC), will establish collaboration and communication across USI's campus on all issues related to student recruitment and retention. The committee's primary goal is to create a seamless, supportive experience for students from admission to graduation. The EEMC consists of the chair VP for Enrollment Management, VP for Finance and Administration, Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement, Director of Graduate Studies, Chief Data Officer, Assistant VP for Academic Success, College Deans, Associate Provost for Student Affairs, Associate VP for Marketing and Communication, a faculty representative from each college, Vice President for University and Government Relations, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the University President and Provost.

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  Chair Andrew Wright
   
    Dinko Bacic Mohammed Khayum
    James Beeby Marcia Kiessling 
Linda Bennett Julie McCullough
    Mark Bernhard Zane Mitchell
    Shelly Blunt Amy Montz
    Steve Bridges Ronald Rochon
Cindy Brinker Mayola Rowser
Brody Broshears Kindra Strupp
Katherine Draughon Kenneth Walsh
Anne White

    

Environmental Stewardship Committee
Appointed by the president to review issues related to environmental stewardship and sustainability on the USI campus, the Environmental Stewardship Committee recommends opportunities to minimize resource consumption, maximize energy reduction practices, promote recycling efforts and educate the community on issues of sustainability. The members are appointed for three-year staggered terms and include the chair (appointed by the president), a representative of Business Affairs, a representative of Physical Plant, a representative of Food Services, a community/alumni representative, two faculty and one student recommended by Faculty Senate, one student recommended by the Student Government Association, one member of the support staff recommended by Staff Council and one administrator recommended by Administrative Senate. Additional members may be asked to serve upon recommendation of the chair.

Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the faculty, composed of duly elected members of the faculty. The organization and responsibility of the Faculty Senate and the standing committees are outlined in the Faculty Constitution. (See Faculty Section II in the University Handbook.)

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Graduate Council
The Graduate Council is the academic, executive and planning committee of the graduate faculty. Its membership consists of the director of each graduate program and an elected representative of the graduate faculty in each college. In addition, the registrar, a representative of Library Services, and the provost are ex officio members. The director of Graduate Studies serves as the chair. 

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Honorary Degree Committee
The Honorary Degree Policy and Process describes the appointment of the Honorary Degree Committee, which includes the provost (permanent membership and chair); two faculty members (at full professor rank) selected by Faculty Senate; one member of the Alumni Council selected by the Council; and the president of the USI Foundation (permanent membership). The faculty members serve staggered three-year terms. The Alumni Council representative serves a two-year term. The Committee follows the guidelines outlined in the Honorary Degree Policy and Process

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Honors Faculty Council
The Honors Faculty Council, appointed by the provost, acts as the principal advisory body to the director of the Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Council assists the Honors Director in designing and implementing the Honors Program's curriculum, student programs and recruitment and retention practices. The Honors Faculty Council consists of the director of the Honors Program, who serves as chair; at least two representatives from each academic college, recommended by the deans; and three student representatives from the Honors Student Council, recommended by the director of the Honors Program. 

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Information Technology Advisory Committee
Appointed by the president, the Information Technology Advisory Committee advises the Executive Director of Information Technology on issues related to technology needs and instructional technology. Chaired by the Executive Director of Information Technology, the committee consists of a representative from each academic college and Outreach and Engagement; a representative of each of the four Management Information Systems modules; a representative of Library Services; and a member recommended by the Student Government Association. Ex officio members are the vice presidents and the associate provost for Student Affairs. Members of the Information Technology staff may be invited to attend by the Executive Director as appropriate.

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  Chair Richard Toeniskoetter
   
    Andrea Daub Dan Martens
    Joan deJong Zane Mitchell
Sandy Frank Jason Provence
    Mike Fetscher Andrew Ramsey
    Marna Hostetler Jeff Sickman
    Andrew Lenhardt Dawn Stoneking
  Ex Officio Cindy Brinker Ron Rochon
Marcia Kiessling Andy Wright
Steve Bridges

    

Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects Research (IRB)
A federally mandated committee of faculty, administrators and community representatives, which is charged to review and approve all research protocols involving humans as participants and created by anyone affiliated with the University of Southern Indiana. See the Institutional Review Board By-Laws on the USI website for a complete description of the committee.

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International Student Advisory Committee
The International Student Advisory Committee, appointed by the president, advises the Assistant Provost of the Center for International Programs and periodically reviews policies and matters concerning recruitment, retention, services and exchange programs. The committee consists of the Assistant Provost of the Center for International Programs (chair); the director of the International Studies program; one faculty member each from the College of Business, the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Science, Engineering, and Education; a faculty member from the department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts; the director of ESLI; the director of Admission; and a student representative recommended by the Assistant Provost of the Center for International Programs.

License Committee
The License Committee, appointed by the president, oversees policies related to licensing the University's name and images. The members of the committee include the assistant vice president for Marketing and Communications (chair), assistant vice president for Finance and Administration, the vice president for Government and University Relations, the Campus Store manager, and a representative of Athletics.

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   Chair Kindra Strupp
   
Steve Bridges
    Cindy Brinker
    Alex Eaton
Michael Goelzhauser

    

Living Learning Community Committee
The Living Learning Community Committee consists of representatives from each Living Learning Community, Residence Life, Registrar, and Academic Affairs. Appointed by the provost, the committee coordinates, assesses and evaluates the USI Living Learning Community Program, assists faculty with intentional program development, and coordinates and teaches Living Learning Community course clusters.

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Members            Co-Chair        Karen Huseman         
Co-Chair Jeff Thomas
Aaron Adkins
Antonina Bambina
Terri Branson
Margaret Felton
Melissa Miller
Dane Partridge
Adam Priest
Kelly Sparks
Carmen Stoen
Beth Thompson
Nicole Vernon
Ex Officio Shelly Blunt
  Amy Price

    

Parking and Transportation Planning Committee
The Parking and Transportation Planning Committee, appointed by the president, is charged with studying long- and short-range issues related to parking and all forms of transportation (including personal vehicles, bicycles, pedestrian and bus and shuttle services) on campus. The committee chair is appointed by the president. Other members include the provost and vice presidents, the associate provost for Student Affairs, the executive director of Continuing and Professional Education, the director of the Office of Public Safety, the director of Special Events, the director of Housing and Residence Life, the chair of Staff Council, the chair of Administrative Senate, the president of Student Government Association, the president of Student Housing Association, one dean, and one faculty member.

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Chair Miles Mann
Michael Aakhus
Steve Bridges
Cindy Brinker
Alexa Bueltel
Linda Cleek
Claudine Fairchild
Aaron Gottman
Lesley Groves
Marcia Kiessling
C.J. Regin
Ronald Rochon
Stephanie Walden-Schwake
Steve Woodall
Andrew Wright

    

Personal Development Advisory Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, reviews current programs and practices of the Counseling Center to appraise their relevance to student needs and advises and assists in coordinating new programs developed by the Counseling Center. This committee consists of three faculty members, the director of Campus Ministry, two students recommended by the Student Government Association, and the director of Counseling as non-voting chair. Additional University staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the director of Counseling.

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Chair B. Thomas Longwell
Damien Burge
Lonna Dippel
Kathy Elpers
Maggie Felton
Christine Hoehn
Jennifer Nunning

    

President's Council
The President's Council is a standing council composed of the provost; the vice president for Finance and Administration; the vice president for Government and University Relations; the director of Development; the director of Admission; the Athletic Director; the executive director of Planning, Research, and Assessment; and the president of the University as chair. The president may appoint other members to this council and define their tenure.  This council reviews matters related to direction and coordination of operation. 

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 Members Linda Bennett          Andrea Gentry
Mark Bernhard
Jon Mark Hall
  Shelly Blunt Mary Hupfer
  David Bower Marcia Kiessling
Steve Bridges Andrew Lenhardt
  Cynthia Brinker Ron Rochon
  Miekka Cox Kindra Strupp
Travis Dickison Richard Toeniskoetter
Kat Draughon Peter Whiting
  Bill Elliott Andrew Wright
 

    

Provost's Council
The Provost's Council is an advisory body to the provost and advises on academic and student policies and matters. Members include academic deans; associate provost for Outreach and Engagement; associate provost for Student Affairs; associate provost for Academic Affairs; director of online learning; chief data officer; director of Graduate Studies; Registrar; Dean of Students; director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; assistant vice president of Academic Success; assistant provost of International Programs and Services; and the faculty special assistant to the provost.

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  Chair Ron Rochon
   
    James Beeby Amy Chan Hilton
    Mark Bernhard Marna Hostetler
Carey Beury Mohammed Khayum
    Shelly Blunt Marcia Kiessling
    Michael Broshears    Zane Mitchell
    Belle Cowden   Mayola Rowser
Katherine Draughon Bryan Rush
    Sandy Frank Ann White
    Heidi Gregori-Gahan

    

Records and Registration Advisory Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, advises and assists the registrar in establishing guidelines and operating policies and procedures related to student registration and student records. This committee consists of the registrar (Chair), two faculty members, one college dean, the controller, director of Admissions, director of Student Financial Assistance, and two students.

Safety Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, shall identify safety problems on campus and recommend solutions to minimize the University's exposure to risks, losses and liabilities. The committee consists of the manager of Environmental Health and Safety (Chair), the associate provost of Student Affairs, the director for Risk Management and Safety, the director of Security and Transportation Services, a representative of the Physical Plant, a representative of Housing and Residence Life, a representative of Human Resources, a representative of the Staff Council, a representative of the Administrative Senate, a faculty member and a student. Additional University staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the chair. 

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   Chair Bryan Morrison
Jeanie Collins    Andrew Lenhardt
Cathy Goldsborough Miles Mann
    Vince Frazier Denise Michael
    John Hunt Jeff Smith
Ashlyn Jones Steve Woodall
    Marcia Kiessling Michelle Woodburn

      

Space Committee
Appointed by the president, the Space Committee reviews the space needs of the University community and determines how space will be utilized. The committee is chaired by the director of Facility Operations and Planning and is comprised of the provost and vice presidents. Non-voting members of the committee include the associate provost for Student Affairs; the associate provost for Outreach and Engagement; the associate provost for Academic Affairs; the Registrar; the chief information officer; the assistant treasurer; the director of Procurement Services; the director of Special Events; and the University architect.

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   Chair Jim Wolfe
   
Mark Bernhard Donna Koewler
    Shelly Blunt Dan Martens
    David Bower Michael Mohr
Steve Bridges Ronald Rochon
    Cindy Brinker Jeffrey Sickman
    Sandy Frank Richard Toeniskoetter
    Marcia Kiessling Andrew Wright

      

Staff Council
The Staff Council is the representative body of the support staff, composed of elected members representing various departments of the University. The Staff Council serves in an advisory capacity to the administration. The University president or a designee serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the council.

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Student Disability Advisory Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, was established to aid disabled students in their college experiences. It advises the director of Counseling on ways to ensure provision of reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, and makes recommendations for the removal of social, academic and structural obstacles. The committee consists of the disability resources coordinator (chair), the ADA coordinator, the staff architect, two administrators, two faculty members, and two students recommended by the Student Government Association. Additional university staff and students may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the director of Counseling.

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   Chair Ronda Stone
   
Damien Burge
    Liz Downard
    Doug Goeppner
Thomas Longwell
    Mike Mohr
    Peggy Shields
    Steve Woodall

      

Student Financial Assistance Advisory and Appeals Committee
The committee, appointed by the president, advises and assists the director of Student Financial Assistance in establishing guidelines and operating policies and procedures. The committee reviews and advises on financial assistance programs and hears academic progress appeals. This committee consists of the director of Student Financial Assistance (chair), two faculty members, two administrators and two students. 

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   Chair Mary Harper
Laurie Berry   
Suzanne Devine
    Claudine Fairchild
    Henri Maurice
Aaron McCullough
    Keegan Roembke
    Renee Rowland
    Lee Ann Shafer
    Peggy Shields

      

Student Publications Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, establishes criteria for the creation and operation of student publications, reviews and evaluates the financial operation, selects and/or removes editors of publications, adjudicates external and internal conflicts and complaints, and establishes and enforces standards of responsible journalistic behavior for staff of student publications. The committee consists of the department of Communications Chair or his designee (chair), two administrators, three faculty persons nominated by the Faculty Senate and three students. Students who are employed by a USI publication are not eligible to serve. The associate vice president for student affairs, the student publications advisor, the director of the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies, and a representative from Finance and Administration serve as ex officio members.

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Members            Chair        Paul Raymond
James Beeby
John Farless
Erin Gilles
Chad Tew
Yu-Li Alice Shen
Lonna Dippel
Bradley Flittner
Jerry Boyd
Ex Officio Jina Campbell
David Black
Erin Gibson
Marcia Kiessling

      

Substance Abuse Committee
This committee, appointed by the president, reviews the effectiveness of drug and alcohol programs at the University of Southern Indiana as required in "The Drug-Free Schools and Community Act Amendment of 1989" (Public Law 101-226). This committee monitors the effectiveness of the drug and alcohol policies as related to appropriate sanctions and education, referral and rehabilitation programs and makes appropriate reports and recommendations to the president on at least an annual basis. A comprehensive biennial review of the effectiveness of the program and a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education are mandated by federal law. The committee consists of the dean of students as chair; the director of Counseling; director of Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness; director of Housing and Residence Life; director of Religious Life; director of Student Development; director of Public Safety; a representative from Athletics; a representative from Planning, Research, and Assessment; a representative from Staff Council; a representative from the Administrative Senate; two faculty members; and three student members  recommended by SGA. Additional university staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the dean of students.

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Members            Chair        Bryan Rush
Bailey Anderson
Nick Bebout
Joe Binkley
Jerry Boyd
Damien Burge
Amy Price
Kat Draughon
David Enzler
Christine Hoehn
Thomas Longwell
Kathy Riedford
Carmen Stoen
Steve Woodall

      

Traffic Appeals Committee
Appointed by the president, the Traffic Appeals Committee reviews and resolves traffic appeals filed by faculty and staff. The committee consists of the chair, a faculty representative, a representative of Administrative Senate and a representative of Staff Council. The chair is appointed by the president.

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Members            Chair        John Hunt
Mary Ann Bernard
Joyce Gulley
Lance Woods

      

University Advising Council
The University Advising Council, appointed by the president, reports to the provost. The final report of the Advising Task Force (November 2001) recommended that a University-wide committee be created to facilitate communication regarding advising issues. The Advising Council charges include: (1) the improvement of advising processes on USI's campus; (2) the development of ways to assess effective advising; (3) the proposal of an appropriate reward structure for advising; and (4) the facilitation of communication about advising issues at USI. Members of the council include the associate provost for Academic Affairs, who serves as chair, two representatives from each academic college, a representative of the Bachelor of Professional Studies program, a representative of University Division, a representative of Housing and Residence Life, a representative of Student Development, a representative of Admission, and a representative of the Registrar's Office. Additional University staff may be asked to serve upon the recommendation of the chair.

University Athletics Council
The University Athletics Council (UAC), appointed by the President, is charged with considering issues related to the oversight and development of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Southern Indiana.  The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the president, athletic director, and University administration.  The University Athletics Council shall consist of the chair, one faculty representative from each academic college, one faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), the Director of Admissions (or appointee), the Registrar (or appointee), the Director of Student Financial Assistance (or appointee), one appointee from Business Affairs, one alum/alumna, one USI Varsity Club representative, and two student-athletes, one male and one female.  All of these appointees will be voting members.  The Chair of the Council will be appointed by the President. Ex officio, non-voting members:  the Director of Athletics (AD), the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), the NCAA Compliance Coordinator, the past Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), and the Director of Development (or appointee).

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University Core Curriculum Council
Chaired by the director of University Core Curriculum, the Council consists of an elected representative and alternate from each academic college, plus one additional elected representative and alternate from the College of Liberal Arts and the Pott College of Science and Engineering, who serve two-year staggered terms. A student member and alternate will be selected each spring to one-year renewable terms by the associate provost for Academic Affairs upon nominations submitted by the Student Government Association. The associate provost for Academic Affairs serves as an ex officio member. The Council reviews proposals and approves practices regarding the University Core Curriculum.

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Volunteer Advisory Council
The Volunteer Advisory Council oversees and assists the Volunteer USI program. The members of this council create new or improved recognition ideas, program promotion and volunteer recruitment and retention. The council meets four times per year. Council members are nominated by existing members and elected at the annual meeting in June.

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Wellness Committee
The Wellness Committee, appointed by the president, serves as an advisory committee to the director of Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness (co-chair) and the director of Human Resources (co-chair), recommending University programs, initiatives, and events to support student and employee wellness. Additional committee members include the benefits supervisor; program coordinator of Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness; a faculty member from the College of Nursing and Health Professions with a wellness-related specialization; and a minimum of five other members including one additional faculty member, one administrator, one support staff member, and two students. The administrator is recommended by the Administrative Senate. The support staff member is recommended by the Staff Council. Student representatives are recommended by the Student Government Association for a one-year term. Other members are appointed by the president. Non-student members serve staggered three-year terms.

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Members            Co-Chair        David Enzler
Co-Chair Andrew Lenhardt     
Nick Bebout
Gloria Butz
Sandra Davis
Vince Frazier
Christina Lutes
Amy Miller
Andrew Ramsey

      

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