University of Southern Indiana

Elections

2020 - 2022 Term | Candidates

DISTRICT 1

Maggie Carnahan
Maggie is the Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts at the USI Foundation. She graduated from USI in 2013 with a degree in public relations and advertising and earned a masters in communication in 2018. She has worked at USI for almost 5 years. The most rewarding aspect of Maggie’s experience at the University has been making a positive impact on students by helping donors establish scholarships. In addition to her service at USI, she volunteers on committees at Youth First, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Mater Dei High School, and Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 1-year-old daughter, Maisie, and husband, Max.

DISTRICT 2

Nick Bebout
Nick is a Systems Administrator in the Information Technology department. I have worked at USI for almost 5 years, and have served on Staff Council in the past and now currently serve on Administrative Senate. I hope to continue serving our great University in this capacity. I am a member of Administrative Senate's Employee Relations and Benefits committee. I am also currently serving as the Administrative Senate representative on the University's Safety Committee.

Elizabeth Damm
Elizabeth has been passionate about USI and its future since becoming a student worker during her undergraduate education. Since graduation in 2016, Elizabeth became a full time employee in the Business Office and is currently working towards earning her MBA. She embraces opportunities to make her office more effective and efficient in processes and can use this passion in order to help her fellow administrators to progress USI forward.

Jason Maxwell
Jason has worked at USI for 20 years. He works in the IT Department, managing the lab computers and he also maintains group policy for all computers on campus. When asked why he would like to serve, Jason said he "wants to be on the Admin Senate to effect changes in order to benefit all administrative employees". Jason has been an employee for 20 years and said the opportunity would be a great way to serve the USI community.

DISTRICT 3

Ray Simmons
Ray was named the University of Southern Indiana Director of Athletic Communications in August of 1989. He is the media liaison for the USI Department of Athletics and the primary media contact for the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s basketball, and baseball programs. Ray was a part Administrative Senate in 2011 and felt it is time to come back to help administrators continue their growth and success. In addition to the Administrative Senate, he's played a major role in helping the University successfully host many national events like the NCAA II Elite Eight and the Cross Country National Championships.

Paula Nurrenbern
Paula is manager of Customized Solutions in Outreach and Engagement and is also an alumna. She has worked at USI for 10.5 years. Paula currently serves on the Administrative Senate Employee Benefits & Relations Committee, and has served on this committee for several years. When asked about her involvement, Paula says she likes to "help drive change in policies that positively impacts the administrative employees of this University". Additionally, as a recent USI Master of Public Administration graduate, public policy is a topic that she is interested in and has a better understanding of the public policy process.

Megan Doyle
Megan graduated from USI in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy. She spent nearly eight years working for a private Evansville law firm before joining USI Special Events and Scheduling Services in 2014. As Assistant Director of Special Events, she most enjoys the opportunity to put her creative problem solving and diplomacy talents to work on a daily basis. Megan will complete a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in data analytics from USI in August 2020. Megan lives with her three-year-old daughter, Vivian, on the west side of Evansville. They enjoy reading books in their hammock, painting rocks and using their imaginations. 

DISTRICT 4

Carissa Prince
Carissa is a two-time graduate from the University of Southern Indiana. She holds a BS in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree. She began working for the USI Dean of Students Office as a graduate assistant in 2016. From there, her love for working in higher education grew. “I am very thankful for the opportunities USI continues to give me and for the wonderful people I have met along the way.” She is currently an academic advisor in Pott College working mostly with pre-professional students. She is a member of the Admin Senate Outreach Committee and the Be Well to Do Well Committee. She is passionate for the USI community.

AT-LARGE

William Pool
William is an Assistant Registrar, and has been with the University for almost four years. In addition to his service in the Registrar’s Office, he has had two years of experience in shared governance as a member of Staff Council where he has served as both the Vice-Chair and Chair. Through his roles on Staff Council and committee work, Will said his goal was to further enhance the relationship and spirit of collaboration with all members of our university community. When asked about the Senate, Will said, "If selected as your representative, I will be your servant-leader that will continue the tradition of excellence that members of Administrative Senate have established." 

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Brandi Hess
Brandi is the Director of Web Services and is part of the USI Marketing and Communications team. Brandi has worked at USI for 17 years and is also an alumna. She has held previous terms on Administrative Senate as a Senator representing District 3 from 2014-2016 and most recently as Secretary/Treasurer for 2018-2020. During these past several years, Brandi has also served on Admin Senate's Employee Relations and Benefits Committee. When asked what she enjoys the most about USI, she says, "There is something new to learn every day and no two days are the same, and that's refreshing." 

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