The University Council
(NIU Constitution, Article 1 and Bylaws, Article 1)

Membership of the University Council 

NIU Constitution, Article 1

The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees Policies, has the power to:

1.1 Participate in the selection of faculty committees.

1.2 Advise the president on the appointment of administrative officers, including the selection of a president.

1.3 Participate and advise the president and the vice presidents in preparing and administering the annual budget, setting goals and priorities for the utilization of resources, and providing periodic evaluation of progress in achieving goals and priorities.

1.4 Participate and advise the president in determining basic policies with respect to campus planning and building construction and utilization.

1.5 Aid in developing basic policies for the university.

1.6 Establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the discharge of its responsibilities; to define the membership, jurisdiction, and authority of such committees; to resolve disputes among committees thus established; and to act on the reports submitted by such committees.

1.7 Advise the president, and the vice presidents, on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.

NIU Bylaws

1.1 Composition

1.1.1 The University Council shall consist of voting representatives of the university faculty, students, staff, and administration as follows: 

Eight tenure-track faculty members, one from each degree-granting college and University Libraries. Such tenure-track faculty from each degree-granting college and University Libraries, eligible to either be elected or to elect, shall include those who hold the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, and shall exclude the president, the president's staff, the executive vice president and provost, the executive vice president and provost's staff, the deans, and the deans’ staffs.

Two instructors as defined in the instructors’ collective bargaining agreement.

One clinical faculty member selected by the Council of Deans.

Four student members selected by the Student Government Association and one graduate student member selected by the Graduate Council.

Four supportive professional staff members selected by the Supportive Professional Staff Council.

Five operating staff members selected by the Operating Staff Council.

Four administrators including: the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, the chief financial officer; and one dean selected by and from the deans.

1.1.2. The Faculty Senate president shall serve as the nonvoting chair.

1.1.3. The University Council shall have at least one elected member who is a member of a minority racial group.

1.1.4 Subject to the call of the University Council, other persons, serving as consultants, shall have the right to participate in the deliberations of the University Council, but shall not have the right to vote. 

1.2 Terms of Office

1.2.1 Persons elected to the position of University Council voting member shall serve terms of three years, except for persons elected as student representatives who shall serve terms of one year. The university president, the executive vice president and provost, and the chief financial officer shall serve for the duration of their term of office. The dean representative and the Faculty Senate president/University Council chair shall serve terms of one year.

Meets monthly on Wednesdays during the academic year from 3 to 5 p.m.
2020-21 meeting dates: Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28

Membership of the University Council 


MEMBERSHIP

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Faculty-BUS

 Brad Cripe

Brad Cripe

Brad Cripe

 

Faculty-EDU

 Greg Conderman

Greg Conderman

Greg Conderman

 

Faculty-EET

 Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

 

 

Faculty-HHS

 Janet Olson

Janet Olson

Janet Olson

 

Faculty-LAS

 Simón Weffer

Simón Weffer

 

 

Faculty-LAW

 Therese Arado

Therese Arado

 

 

Faculty-LIB

 Larissa Garcia

Larissa Garcia

Larissa Garcia

 

Faculty-VPA

 Greg Beyer

Greg Beyer

Greg Beyer

 

Instructor

 Tammy Scheibe

Tammy Scheibe

Tammy Scheibe

 

Instructor

 Meredith Stange

Meredith Stange

Meredith Stange

 

Clinical Faculty

 Wendy Vaughn

Wendy Vaughn

Wendy Vaughn

 

Student-SGA

 Antonio Johnson

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 Brad Beyer

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 Devlin Collins

 

 

 

Student-SGA

 Dallas Douglas

 

 

 

Student-GC

 Amritha Narayanan

 

 

 

SPS

 Cathy Doederlein

Felicia Bohanon for Doederlein

TBD for Doederlein

 

SPS

 Terry Borg

Terry Borg

Terry Borg

 

SPS

 Melanie Costello

Melanie Costello

Melanie Costello

 

SPS

 Debra Boughton

Debra Boughton

Debra Boughton

 

Operating Staff

 Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

 

Operating Staff

 Jay Monteiro

Jay Monteiro

Jay Monteiro

 

Operating Staff

 Jeffry Royce

Jeffry Royce

Jeffry Royce

 

Operating Staff

 Holly Nicholson

Holly Nicholson

Holly Nicholson

 

Operating Staff

Lauren Teso-Warner Lauren Teso-Warner

Lauren Teso-Warner

 

President


Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman

 

     

Provost


Beth Ingram

Beth Ingram

 

 

CFO

 Sarah Chinniah

Sarah Chinniah 

 

 

Dean

 Robert Brinkmann

 

FS President (nonvoting)

 Kendall Thu

Peter Chomentowski

 

 

Nonvoting Consultants

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

FAC to IBHE representative

Linda Saborio for Stoddard

Linda Saborio

 Linda Saborio

 Linda Saborio

Parliamentarian

Ferald Bryan

Ferald Bryan

 

 

Ombudsperson

Sarah Klaper

Merlynette Griffin

 

 

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Peter Chomentowski
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
pchomentowski@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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