(Constitution, Article 1)

Membership of the University Council


A.     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 ex officio nonvoting member, the president of the Supportive
        Professional Staff Council and one other ex officio nonvoting member, the president of the Student Association, and 14 student members. The student members
        shall be chosen in the following manner: one student representative and that representative's alternate shall be chosen by the student advisory committee of each
        degree-granting college and seven student representatives and their alternates shall be appointed by September 10 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, University Library and the Graduate School. There will be four ex-officio non-voting members:  the associate provost for Student Affairs
        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.

B.     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

         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 please see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

†President & Chair John G. Peters
†Executive Vice President & Provost Ivan Legg
Dean, College of Business David Graf
Dean, College of Education Christine Sorensen
Dean, College of Engineering and Enginnering Technology øPromod Vohra
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences Shirley Richmond
Dean, College of Law LeRoy Pernell
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Frederick Kitterle
Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Harold Kafer
Dean, Graduate School Rathindra Bose
Dean, University Library Arthur Young
×Associate Provost for Student Affairs Gary Gresholdt
Ex officio, nonvoting members 
(appointed by the president)
         ×Vice President Administration Anne Kaplan
         ×Vice Provost Earl Seaver
         ×Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations Eddie Williams

Business David Wade David Wade
Business Robert Miller Sally Ann Webber Sally Ann Webber Sally Ann Webber
Business John Engstrom John Engstrom John Engstrom
Education Corenna Cummings Corenna Cummings Corenna Cummings
Education Carole Minor Carole Minor Carole Minor
Education Richard Orem Richard Orem Richard Orem Richard Orem
Education Diann Musial Amy Rose Amy Rose Amy Rose
Education Rebecca Butler Rebecca Butler
Engineering & Eng. Tech. Xueshu Song Xueshu Song
Engineering & Eng. Tech. Shin-Min Simon Song Shin-Min Simon Song Shin-Min Simon Song
Health and Human Sciences Patricia Fox Patricia Fox Patricia Fox
Health and Human Sciences Dianne Cearlock Ken Burns Ken Burns Ken Burns
Health and Human Sciences Sherilyn Spear Sherilyn Spear
Law Malcom Morris/Dan Schneider  **Elvia Arriola 
Liberal Arts & Sciences Khan Mohabbat Colin Booth Colin Booth Colin Booth
Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Kolb Michael Kolb
Liberal Arts & Sciences Lynn Kamenitsa Lynn Kamenitsa Lynn Kamenitsa
Liberal Arts & Sciences Gretchen Bisplinhoff  Mary Larson
Liberal Arts & Sciences *Sue Willis Sue Willis
Liberal Arts & Sciences John Wolfskill John Wolfskill
Liberal Arts & Sciences Patricia Henry Patricia Henry Patricia Henry Patricia Henry
Liberal Arts & Sciences Winifred Creamer Angela Powers Angela Powers Angela Powers
Liberal Arts & Sciences **Augden Windelborn Fahui Wang Fahui Wang 
Liberal Arts & Sciences Susan Mini Paul Stoddard Paul Stoddard Paul Stoddard
Liberal Arts & Sciences **David Wagner David Gorman David Gorman David Gorman
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Tolhurst William Tolhurst William Tolhurst
University Libraries Jitka Hurych Jitka Hurych Jitka Hurych
Visual & Performing Arts William Goldenberg William Goldenberg William Goldenberg
Visual & Performing Arts Larry Gregory Larry Gregory Larry Gregory Larry Gregory
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski
Visual & Performing Arts Deborah Smith-Shank Deborah Smith-Shank Deborah Smith-Shank
xParliamentarian Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan
Supportive Professional Staff Beverly Espe Beverly Espe
xSupportive Professional Staff Michael Spires Norden Gilbert
Operating Staff Sara Clayton Sara Clayton
xOperating Staff Joe Koch Joe Koch
xAssistant Chair, APC William Goldenberg Aimee Prawitz
xAssistant Chair, GC Susan Mini James Lockard
xAssistant Chair, UCC David Rusin James Stewart
xFAC to IBHE Patricia Henry Patricia Henry Patricia Henry
xUniversity Advisory Comm. *Sue Willis Sue Willis
xUniversity Advisory Comm. James Lockard Xueshu Song Xueshu Song Xueshu Song
xUniversity Advisory Comm. William Tolhurst William Tolhurst William Tolhurst
xUniversity Advisory Comm. Paul Loubere Paul Loubere
xUniversity Advisory Comm. Beverly Espe Beverly Espe
xUniversity Advisory Comm. Sara Clayton Sara Clayton
Student Association President Kevin Miller Shaun Crisler
Student Association  Jaime Salgado Adam Novotney
Student Association Eric Johnson Andrew Becerra
Student Association  Sean Ackerman Nick Papanduros
Student Association  Christopher Crumble Eric Johnson
Student Association Megan Lundeen Andrew Nelms
Student Association James Barr Brooke Robinson
Student Association Frank Rodgers James Barr
SAC Business Charlove Graham
SAC Education Chuck Stapelton Jessica Buffo
SAC EET Jim Dorynek
SAC LAS Monica Ledesma Stephanie Gandsey
SAC LAW Marium Khan
SAC VPA Delia Ramirez
Graduate Student Virginia Cabasa-Hess Christopher Schneider
xFaculty Senate Vice President James Lockard James Lockard
xFaculty Senate Secretary Carol DeMoranville Gretchen Bisplinghoff
            † Ex officio
            ¤ Interim
            * Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate
            ×Ex officio, nonvoting members
         **E. Arriola completes term of D. Schneider


Parliamentarian to the University Council (Bylaws, Article 3.13)  Ferald Bryan
Faculty Personnel Advisor (Bylaws, Article 9)   Curtiss K. Behrens
Representative: Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Higher Education   Patricia Henry
(four-year term) (Bylaws, Article 15.5)                                                                        (2001-2005)

Representatives: State Universities Retirement System (SURS)     Robert E. Miller
                                                                                                                          James Lockard