2023-2024 Operating Staff Council Standing Committees

Representatives on all Operating Staff Council (OSC) committees should be status operating staff (civil service) employees. If you are interested in being on an OSC committee, please contact Jay Monteiro at


  • Natasha Johnson, president
  • Jay Monteiro, vice president
  • Kathy Mosher, treasurer
  • Mandy Kreitzer, secretary
  • Cindy Kozumplik, parliamentarian
  • John Hulseberg, EAC representative
  • Holly Nicholson, OSC personnel advisor

Elections and Appointments

  • Jay Monteiro, chair
  • Mandy Kreitzer
  • David Rapp
  • Karen Smith


  • Nicole Adams
  • Cindy Kozumplik
  • Mark Pietrowski
  • Sara Richter

Public Relations and Activities

  • Angie Gutierrez-Vargas
  • Sam Hawkins
  • Rob Kerschke
  • Rave Meyer
  • Jay Monteiro
  • Tawanda Paul
  • Karen Smith

Workplace Guidance

  • Rave Meyer
  • Kathy Mosher
  • Cindy Robinson
  • Jim Slagstad
  • Karen Smith
  • Tracey Ward

NIU Committees and Commissions

Operating staff have representatives on a variety of NIU committees and commissions. Detailed descriptions of university committees can be found on the University Council website. These representatives are appointed or nominated by the Operating Staff Council (OSC) based on interest forms submitted by operating staff employees.

As part of the shared governance system at NIU, the OSC has representatives on the University Council and University Advisory Council to the Board of Trustees.

At the state level, NIU operating staff have representatives on the State University Civil Service System Employee Advisory Committee (EAC) and State University Retirement System Member Advisory Committee (SURSMAC).

If you have any questions, contact Elections/Appointments Committee Chair: Jay Monteiro at

Committee Interest Form

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Operating Staff Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Frances Mitchell

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