2022-2023 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 Jim Slagstad at


  • Holly Nicholson, president
  • Jim Slagstad, vice president
  • Linda Srygler, treasurer
  • Jay Monteiro, secretary
  • Cindy Kozumplik, parliamentarian
  • John Hulseberg

Elections and Appointments

  • Jim Slagstad, chair
  • Mandy Kreitzer
  • Jay Monteiro
  • Karen Smith


  • Holly Nicholson
  • Cindy Kozumplik
  • Jim Slagstad

Public Relations and Activities

  • Karen Smith, chair
  • Angie Gutierrez-Vargas
  • Rob Kerschke
  • Jay Monteiro
  • Rave Meyer
  • Tracey Ward

Workplace Guidance

  • Linda Srygler, chair
  • Zac Birch
  • Rob Kerschke
  • Mark Pietrowski
  • Jim Slagstad
  • Karen Smith

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: Jim Slagstad at

Committee Interest Form