University of Southern Indiana

Standing Committees 2018-2019

2018-19 Administrative Senate Standing Committees

Employee Relations and Benefits

Reviews salaries and benefits and makes annual recommendations for changes; works with Human Resources regarding employee concerns and the process to address those concerns; recommends promotion and progression steps; addresses the relationship between administrators and the University as an employer; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding performance, evaluation, professional leave, and policies and procedures which affect administrators’ ability to function in their positions. 

  Chair Teresa Grisham
  Vice Chair  Sarah Adams
     Nick Bebout
  Caylin Blockley  
Stacy Draper
   Mayur Gangala
Brandi Hess
Paula Nurrenbern
  Liaison Andrew Lenhardt

Professional Development

Addresses efforts to provide and encourage professional growth and development of administrators; assists in developing training for administrative staff specifically during fall and spring meeting activities; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding such matters as professional leave and continuing education.

  Chair Angel Nelson
Vice Chair     

Nominations and Elections

Composed of three continuing Senators appointed by the Executive Committee and chaired by the Past Chairperson, manages and oversees the annual elections process for Senators, and for Senate officers.  In addition, the committee shall monitor the number of administrators in each Senate district to ensure adequate and equitable representation.  If it is necessary to reconfigure the composition of districts (in response to university restructuring or other changes in the number of administrators in departments) that duty also shall be carried out by the Elections Committee.

  Chair     Andrea Gentry
  Vice Chair   

Employee Outreach

Develops productive partnerships with University groups such as Faculty Senate, Staff Council, and student groups; works with HR to welcome new staff, increase awareness of Senate to the larger community.

  Chair Britney Orth
  Vice Chair Maggie Carnahan

Employee Events

Involves USI’s administrators in university wide events; sponsors events that recognize the service and achievements of administrators at USI.

  Chair Rustin Howard
  Vice Chair
    Caylin Blockley
    Megan Doyle
Teresa Grisham
Jacob Hansen
Shannon Hoehn


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