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Current Members

Name Department Commission Term
Therese Arado, Chair College of Law 2020-2023
Dana N. Bardolph Department of Anthropology 2020-2023
Meg Burnham Nutrition Coaching 2021-2024
Alan Clemens Illinois Interactive Report Cards Office 2020-2023
Alissa Droog Libraries 2020-2023
Verae Fields NIU Student 2022-2023
Kim Gatz Department of Communication 2022-2025
Gabielle Glees NIU Student 2022-2023
Pettee Guerrero Contuining Professional Education 2018-2024
Anne Hanley NGO Leadership and Development 2016-2025
Aubrey Hense Fraternity and Sorority Life 2020-2023
Rebecca (Becqui) Hunt Ethics and Compliance 2015-2024
Yvonne Johnson Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 2015-2024
Blythe Kittner, assistant chair Allied Health and Communicative Disorders 2019-2025
Rebekah Kohli College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2020-2023
Rachel Lower College of Engineering and Engineering Technology 2022-2025
Rhiannon Luft, secretary Disability Resource Center 2019-2025
Samantha McCarron Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications 2022-2025
Carol McFarland McKee Vice Provost, Academic Affairs 2018-2024
Theresa Melidis Ethics and Compliance 2021-2024
Shanthi Muthuswamy College of Engineering and Engineering Technology 2016-2025
Virginia Naples Biological Sciences 2015-2024
Gudrun Nyunt Counseling and Higher Education 2020-2023
Dee Anna Phares Libraries 2020-2023
Andrea Radasanu Political Science/University Honors 2017-2023
Jessica Reyman Department of English 2016-2023
Helen Rohn NIU Student 2022-2023
Judy Santacaterina College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2015-2024
Shannon Stoker Research Compliance Integrity and Safety 2018-2024
Wes Swingley Biological Sciences 2022-2025
Laura Vazquez Department of Communication 2015-2024
Patty Wallace Research Compliance, Integrity and Safety 2017-2023
Jessica Webb Web and Internal Communications 2016-2025
Liz Wright Office of the President 2015-2023
Vicki Wronkowski Human Resource Services 2020-2023


Name Representing Office
Lynsey Bernardy Athletics
Vernese Edghill-Walden Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Katy Jaekel Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Molly Holmes Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Janice Hamlet Provost's Office