Per the Constitution and Bylaws of the USI Administrative Senate, electronic ballots will be emailed to all eligible administrators the second Wednesday in May of each year. Deadline for voting is 5 p.m. on the following Tuesday. Refer to the Administrative Senate Calendar for official dates.
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
Each year, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee reviews the Constitution and Bylaws of the USI Administrative Senate. If revisions have been approved by the Senate, an adoption is required by the body of eligible administrators during the election process.
Questions about the nomination process should be directed to the Past-Chair of Administrative Senate.
Andrea Daub is the Information Systems Manager in the Development Office. Andrea came to USI in January 2016 after working at the University of Evansville for 11 years. She is a Romain College of Business alum – accounting and finance ’03, MBA ’08, and post-baccalaureate in computer information systems ’17. She serves on the Data Governance Committee, the Banner Standards Committee, the IT Advisory Committee, and the Administrative Senate Professional Development Committee. Andrea hopes to learn more about how the different departments at USI interact with each other. She asks questions and likes to organize and structure things and believes that these are strengths she can bring to Administrative Senate.
3 ½ years of service at USI
It would be an honor to serve my colleagues in this capacity. I care deeply about work/life balance concerns, increasing opportunities for continued learning, and helping to improve interdepartmental communication. Our work environments are healthiest when we are enthusiastic about creating our Screagle campus community.
I have worked for the IT department since 1992. Over the years I have had amazing opportunities to grow and work here at USI. One of the benefits I really is enjoy using the rec and fitness and food services facilities available on campus. I am an avid pickleball player. I would like to see additional rec and fitness and food opportunities for employee and getting more people involved in it. Employees need to get out and enjoy this beautiful campus. If selected, I believe I can make a positive contribution and it would be my privilege to serve.
17 years at USI
I’m an alumni (and the parent of an alumni), an administrator, a faculty member, and advocate for parents, students, faculty, staff, and administration. I love USI and spend most of my day thinking about how to make USI the most awesome place to be.
Finance and Administration
2 years of service at USI
Special Events and Scheduling Services
Almost 5 years at USI
One of my favorite things to do on campus is lead tours for kindergarten through eighth grade visitors. I loving showing off our beautiful campus to future Screaming Eagles! In 2009, I graduated from USI with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Data Analytics. I am so proud to be a part of this community and am eager to continue my service in support of USI’s mission and vision.
John Farless, director of University Communications, is in his seventh year at the University and his sixth as director of University Communications. A 1998 USI graduate with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in journalism, Farless previously worked for 10 years as associate director of communications at St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, and for three years with the Perry County News. He continues to be involved with St. Meinrad as a member of its Communications Advisory Board and recently accepted a position on the WNIN Community Advisory Board. In his role in University Communications, he oversees all internal and external communications for the University, including media relations and social media, photography, USI Today, illume magazine, crisis communications, and assists with marketing efforts for the University. He is a member of the Alumni Engagement Strategic Planning committee, was a member of the Inauguration Planning Committee and has served on multiple administrative search committees including the current Vice President for Student Affairs search. He looks forward to utilizing his skills to be a strong advocate for administrative staff in District 3.
Department of Outreach & Engagement
4 years, 8 months at USI
I am finishing a term on the Alumni council, I am a 2007 graduate of USI.
Internal communications specialist
5 months at USI
Though I am still fairly new to USI, it already feels like home. I have been welcomed and included from the start and am so grateful for the kindness that I’ve been shown. It’s been a pleasure getting to know folks from many areas of campus, particularly through the stories I write for USI Today.
I have always loved being part of a team and taking pride in what that team achieves. I’m also a big believer in the power of one-on-one connections. Developing those connections while serving the USI team through Administrative Senate would be an honor.
Outside of USI, I am a volunteer with Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana (working with teens to develop their leadership skills and promote a substance-free lifestyle) and help coach girls’ basketball at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Newburgh. I’m also addicted to hot yoga and Chipotle.
6 years at USI, as of April 17, 2019
Connie is the editor of illume magazine, a life-long writer and communicator who enjoys solving problems and helping people.
Assistant Director, Center for Applied Research
Outreach & Engagement
3 years of service at USI
In my role at USI, I am responsible for helping external parties connect with University expertise and resources in order to help them grow their businesses. If elected to Administrative Senate, it is my desire to make more connections across campus and assist in ways that will help Administrative Senate be as effective as possible in enhancing our institution and its impact in our community.
Jake Hansen is currently an Assistant Director in Undergraduate Admissions. He has worked at USI for 3 ½ years and spends the majority of his time working with transfer students from Ivy Tech and the RN-BSN completion program. Since he started at USI in 2015, he has spent time working and volunteering with several different student programs and helping with Welcome Week and Assessment Days. This will be his second opportunity to serve on Admin Senate. This time, he looks forward to having more experience at USI and understanding better the USI community.
Academic Coordinator, TRiO Student Support Services
1 year served at USI
In addition to my full-time role, I am also an adjunct philosophy professor in the College of Liberal Arts, a precinct chair for the Vanderburgh Co. Democratic Party, and a vestryperson at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Angel Nelson is currently an Assistant Registrar in the Registrar’s Office. Angel has worked at USI for 7 years. She is passionate about USI and is eager to become more involved on campus. She is currently serving on Administrative Senate and would be honored to serve another term.
Annual Giving Officer
3 years of service at USI
Originally from Dale, IN and a graduate of Heritage Hills High School, I finished my undergraduate work at USI in 2013. While a student, I worked on the Carnegie Engaged University application with University leadership which was a highlight of the college experience. Much of what I learned in that process has been an asset in my current role, connecting with alumni and friends of this great University. I will be finishing my Master of Public Administration degree from USI this summer. Referred to as the Gogels on Vogel, my wife, Hannah, and I continue to renovate our 1938 home on Vogel Road. We have two children, Emma an Australian Shepard named in honor of Ross Geller and Rachel Green’s child, and Wilson another Australian Shepard named after the founding father of public administration, Woodrow Wilson.
Library Computer Services Technician
11 ½ years at USI
Britney N. Gentry-Orth ’03
Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Outreach
Dean of Students Office
8 ½ years of service at USI (in addition to my years as an undergraduate student at USI 😊)
Britney Orth is currently the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Outreach in the Dean of Students Office and shares responsibilities within Housing and Residence Life. Britney is an alumna of USI and graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. In 2010, Britney returned to USI after earning her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville and working at several institutions including Southern Methodist University, University of Evansville and Ivy Tech Community College of Evansville. Britney enjoys meeting with students and helping them to find their niche within the campus community by learning about their experiences, providing them with educational opportunities, and referring them to on and off-campus resources. Britney’s service to the University of Southern Indiana began as a student leader when she served as the President of Student Government Association. Currently, Britney serves in Administrative Senate as a Senator and Co-chairs the Employee Outreach Committee, which develops partnerships across campus, welcomes new administrators to USI, and increases the awareness of the Senate to the larger community. Britney's professional and personal passions come from seeing each person as an individual, maximizing processes and programs and making them bigger and better, building relationships and working together as a team, and learning and implementing ideas. Britney is running for the Vice Chair position in Administrative Senate and looks forward to taking USI’s strengths and making them even bigger and better.