University Benefits Committee 
(Bylaws, Article 8.2)

Membership of University Benefits Committee

8.2 University Benefits Committee

8.2.1 Composition 

8.2.1.1 The University Benefits Committee is directly responsible to the president and shall consist of:

(A) A chair, elected by and from the committee;

(B)
 Two faculty members appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate;

(C)
 Two operating staff members appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the Operating Staff Council;

(D)
 Two supportive professional staff members appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the Supportive Professional Staff Council;

(E)
 One representative of the administration, appointed by the executive vice president and provost;

(F)
 Senior administrator responsible for human resource services or designee;

(G)
 One member from the retired employees, appointed by the NIU Annuitants Association;

(H)
 One member from the Faculty Senate Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee, as liaison;

(I)
 The manager of insurance and employee benefits and others who may be directly involved in the administration of employee benefits may assist the committee as resource personnel. 

8.2.1.2 The committee chair and secretary shall be elected by and from members of the committee at the first committee meeting in the fall. 

8.2.1.3 The term of office for faculty, operating staff, and supportive professional staff members shall be three years, staggered, beginning in the fall semester. Representatives of the administration shall serve until their successors are appointed. 

8.2.2 Duties 

8.2.2.1 To act as an advisory body to the president on any and all employee benefits pertaining to faculty, operating staff, and supportive professional staff. 

8.2.2.2 To review present benefit plans and proposals received from the University Council, the Operating Staff Council, Supportive Professional Staff Council, and the committee itself. 

8.2.2.3 To make recommendations to the president concerning employee benefits.

University Benefits Committee 
The UBC meets on the first Thursday of the month, 1 p.m., Altgeld Hall 203.

MEMBERSHIP
2019-2020
2020-2021
2021-2022
2022-2023
Faculty (2)
Kate Cady
Fall-Emerson Sebastiao
Spring-Kate Cady
Kate Cady
Therese Arado for Beamer
*Therese Arado for Beamer
FS Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee representative
Fall-Heidi Kuehl
Spring-Beth McGowan
Beth McGowan
Operating Staff (2)
Varsie Geisler Varsie Geisler
Karen Smith for Calderala Phillip Torgerson Phillip Torgerson 
Phillip Torgerson 
Supportive Professional Staff (2)
Cathy Doederlein for Borg
Terry Borg Terry Borg
Deb Boughton
Executive Vice President & Provost representative
Bill Pitney/Chad McEvoy
Chad McEvoy
Senior administrator responsible for Human Resource Services or designee
*Celeste Latham
Annuitants Association representative
Toni Tollerud Sabrina Hammond
@Manager of Insurance and Employee Benefits
Liz Guess
Liz Guess

* chair/co-chairs
@ ex officio

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Kendall Thu
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
kthu@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
815-753-1732
pje@niu.edu

Steven Howell
Faculty Personnel Advisor
showell2@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu

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