2018-19 Committees of the University

The University Council
(Constitution, Article 1 and Bylaws, Article 4)

Membership of the University Council

Composition and Functions 

  1. The University Council consists of 31 tenured full-time, regular university faculty members, including department chairs; one representative from the faculty of the University Libraries elected by that faculty; the president of the Operating Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Supportive Professional Staff Council and one other voting member; the president of the Student Association; and 15 additional student members.

    The 15 additional voting student members shall be selected as follows: one student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen by the Student Advisory Committee of each degree-granting college and of the Graduate School; and seven student representatives and their alternates shall be appointed by the Student Association President with the advice and consent of the Student Association Senate.

    Among the ex officio members are 11 voting members including the president, the executive vice president and provost, and the dean of each of the degree-granting colleges, of the Graduate School, and of the University Libraries. There will be four nonvoting members:  the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and three additional members of the university administration to be designated by the president.

    The faculty representatives shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges and the University Libraries, excluding the president's staff and the provost's staff, members of the Council of Deans, associate deans, assistant deans, assistants to deans, and members of the supportive professional staff, with a minimum of one representative from any one college. The distribution of the remaining members shall reflect the ratio between the number of regular full-time faculty members in each college, excluding the supportive professional staff, to the total number of such faculty members in all colleges, this being the number reported by the executive vice president and provost on January 1 of each year. This ratio shall be reviewed by the Elections Committee of the University Council every third year prior to the election in those years which are multiples of three, and the distribution of membership adjusted if need be.

  2. The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees' Governance Documents, has the power:

    1. To establish the educational and academic policies of the university;

    2. To be concerned with and to participate actively in decisions made on other matters that may directly affect educational policies for which the University Council is primarily responsible;

    3. To act upon reports from designated committees, boards, commissions, or councils  whose actions affect the educational and academic policies of the university;

    4. To advise on policies regarding academic salaries, sabbatical leaves, tenure, and  promotion as follows: establish a personnel committee which will review and approve, in accordance with the bylaws of the university, policy recommendations concerning salary and all recommendations pertaining to tenure, promotion in rank, and sabbatical leaves, and report such recommendations to the University Council.

    5. To establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the  discharge of its responsibilities; to define the membership, jurisdiction, and authority of such committees; to resolve disputes among committees thus established; and to act on the reports submitted by such committees.

    6. To advise the president, and the vice presidents, on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.

For details, see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets monthly on Wednesdays during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.

2018-19 meeting dates are: Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 30, Feb 27, Apr 3, May 1.

Membership of the University Council

ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2018-2019
^ Acting President & Chair
Lisa Freeman
^ Acting Executive Vice President & Provost
Chris McCord
^ Dean, College of Business
Balaji Rajagopalan
^ Dean, College of Education
Laurie Elish-Piper
^ Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Donald Peterson
^ Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Derryl Block
^ Interim Dean, College of Law
Mark Cordes
^ Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Judy Ledgerwood
^ Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Paul Kassel
^ Dean, Graduate School
Brad Bond
^ Dean, University Libraries
Fred Barnhart
× Division of Student Affairs
Kelly Wesener-Michael
Nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
     
+ Vice President of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications
+ Vice President of Research and Innovation Partnerships
+ Acting Chief Financial Officer

^ ex officio, voting
x ex officio, nonvoting
+ nonvoting, appointed by the president

 

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
Business
Jon Briscoe 
Jon Briscoe
Business
Terry Bishop
James Burton James Burton James Burton
Business
Sukesh Patro Sukesh Patro Sukesh Patro
Education
Rebecca Hunt
William Penrod for Hunt
William Penrod for Hunt
Education
Jane Rheineck
Jane Rheineck Jane Rheineck
Education
Carolyn Pluim
Vicki Collins Vicki Collins
Vicki Collins
Education
William Penrod
So-Yeun Kim So-Yeun Kim
So-Yeun Kim
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Michael Haji-Sheikh
Michael Haji-Sheikh
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Gary Chen
Gary Chen
Gary Chen
Health and Human Sciences
Lin Shi
Lin Shi
Lin Shi
Health and Human Sciences
Cathy Carlson
Hamid Bateni Hamid Bateni
Hamid Bateni
Health and Human Sciences
Jie Chen
Jie Chen Jie Chen
Health and Human Sciences
King Chung
King Chung
Law
Therese Arado
Therese Arado
Law
Anita Maddali for Tan
Sharon Nelson Sharon Nelson
Sharon Nelson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Gary Baker
Spring-Anne Hanley
Anne Hanley Anne Hanley
Anne Hanley
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jie Song Jie Song
Jie Song
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Andrew Krmenec
Andrew Krmenec
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Fall-Jim Wilson
Spring-Mike Konen
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joseph Stephen
Joseph Stephen
Joseph Stephen
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Linda Saborio 
Amanda Littauer Amanda Littauer
Amanda Littauer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Omar Chmaissem
Omar Chmaissem
Omar Chmaissem 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Virginia Naples
Virginia  Naples
University Libraries
Jim Millhorn
Jim Millhorn
Jim Millhorn
Visual & Performing Arts
Janet Hathaway  
Janet Hathaway
Janet Hathaway
Visual & Performing Arts
Kryssi Staikidis
Richard Siegesmund Richard Siegesmund
Richard Siegesmund
Visual & Performing Arts
Judith Chitwood
Judith Chitwood
Visual & Performing Arts
Doug Boughton
Doug Boughton
Doug Boughton
Supportive Professional Staff President
Catherine Doederlein
Catherine Doederlein
Catherine Doederlein
    
Supportive Professional Staff
Aline Click
     
     
Operating Staff President
Barb Andree
     
     
Operating Staff
Holly Nicholson
     
     
Student Association President
Fall-Rachel Jacob
Sprig-I Younan An
     
     
Student Association
Christine Wang
 
 
Student Association
Stephanie Torres
    
     
Student Association 
Fall-Erin Hernandez
Spring-Tylor O'Leary
     
    
Student Association 
Tristan Martin
  
 
Student Association
Brandon Lesnicki
     
 
Student Association
Fall-Emily Schmidt
Spring-Lance Hays
     
   
Student Association
Fall-Luis Flores
Spring-Karina Valles
  
SAC BUS
Kyle Graff
     
    
SAC EDU
     
    
SAC EET
     
     
SAC HHS
Chloe Milot Kelli Narducci
     
     
SAC LAS
Freddy Segura
 
 
SAC LAW
Keith Stiggers
     
     
SAC VPA
Ellen Campbell
 
     
SAC Graduate School  Fall-Aaron Zolotor
Spring-Katarzyna Hoerchler
   
EX OFFICIO, NONVOTING MEMBERS AND CONSULTANTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
x Assistant Chair, APC
Marc Falkoff
     
    
x Assistant Chair, GC
Carrie Kortegast
     
     
x Assistant Chair, BC
Rebecca Hunt
     
    
x FAC to IBHE
Fall-Paul Stoddard
Spring-Linda Saborio
TBD for Paul Stoddard
TBD for Paul Stoddard
TBD for Stoddard
# Faculty Senate Vice President
George Slotsve
 
 
# Parliamentarian (Bylaws 3.1.3) Ferald Bryan    

* executive secretary of University Council
x ex officio, nonvoting (Bylaws 1.8 - assistant chairs of APC, GC and BC; Bylaws 17.5 - FAC to IBHE rep)
# consultants/spokespersons, nonvoting (Constitution 2.1.3 consultants; Bylaws 1.7 consultants; Bylaws 3.1.3 Parliamentarian)