University Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees
 (NIU Bylaws, Article 8.4)

Membership of UAC to BOT

8.4 University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees

8.4.1 Composition The committee shall consist of the president of the Faculty Senate, the presidents of the Supportive Professional Staff Council and the Operating Staff Council, and three additional faculty members selected to represent the faculty's multiple roles in the university, particularly those in teaching, research, and service. These faculty shall be nominated by the University Council chair and confirmed by the University Council. They shall serve three-year staggered terms. In the event of a mid-term vacancy in a faculty position, the University Council chair shall nominate a person to fill the remainder of that term with the nomination confirmed by the University Council. In the nomination of the faculty representatives, the University Council chair shall consult with the Faculty Senate. 

8.4.2 Duties The Board of Trustees expects the president to meet regularly with the University Advisory Committee. The president shall keep the University Advisory Committee informed of and shall seek and receive advice from it about matters coming before the Board of Trustees. The University Advisory Committee may appoint one or two of its members to serve as liaison to each of the working committees of the board. A University Advisory Committee liaison, or a spokesperson chosen by the University Advisory Committee because of expertise on a specific issue, will be recognized at a regularly scheduled point on the committee agenda. The committee shall be accountable to the University Council. Members of the committee shall also be accountable to their specific university organization - Faculty Senate, Operating Staff Council, or Supportive Professional Staff Council.

University Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees

Faculty Senate President Ismael Montana Ben Creed
Faculty Karen Whedbee Karen Whedbee
Faculty Katy Jaekel
Faculty Brad Cripe Brad Cripe Brad Cripe
SPS Council President
Felicia Bohanon
Felicia Bohanon
Operating Staff Council President Holly Nicholson

UAC Liaisons to BOT and BOT committees for 2023-2024:

Board of Trustees: Felicia Bohanon, TBD, Ben Creed
BOT-Executive Committee: 
BOT-Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Personnel Committee:
BOT-Finance, Audit, Compliance, Facilities, and Operations Committee: 
BOT-Research and Innovation, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee: 

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Ismael Montana
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE

Carrie Kortegast
Faculty Personnel Advisor

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