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University-Wide Committees

University-Wide Committees

Here is a list of all committees run by the University and the members of each committee.


  • UF = University Faculty (indicated when relevant)
  • UAS = University Academic Staff (indicated when relevant)
  • APAS = Administrative or Professional Academic Staff
  • IAS = Instructional Academic Staff
  • College indicated when relevant
  • Chairs indicated in bold

University-Wide Nominating Committee

Jyl Kelley, Art & Design (2020)
Vacant (2021)
Kati Schaller, Library (2021)

Norah Airth-Kindree, Nursing (2020)
Jodi Thesing-Ritter, EDI (2020)
Kati Ritland-Clouse, Advising (2021)

Faculty Complaint, Grievance & Termination Review Committee

Maria DaCosta, Economics (2020)
Vicki Witledge, Mathematics (2020)
Crispin Pierce, Watershed (2020)
Eric Jennings, Library (2020)
Cheryl Lapp, Nursing (2020)
Steven Fink, Philosophy & Religious Studies (2020)
Patricia Turner, History (2021)
Jennifer Dahl, Chemistry (2021)
Lisa Quinn-Lee, Social Work (2021)

Michael Fine, Political Science (2021)
Jose Valero, Languages (2021)
Norah Airth-Kindree (2021)
Carolyn Otto, Mathematics (2022)
Kati Schaller, Library (2022)
Abby Hemmerich, CSD (2022)
Reiko Shinno, History (2022)
Kate Hinnant, Library (2022)
Winifred Bryant, Biology (2022)

University Planning Committee

Ann Ashenbrenner, Nursing (2023)
Billy Felz, Advising (2023)
Leah Olson-McBride, Soc. Work (2020)
Brent Opall, Management & Marketing (2020)
Paula Kleintjes Neff, Biology (2021)
Louisa Rice, History (2022)
Dang Yang, Multicultural Affairs (2022)


Jenni Sterling, Univ. Centers (2021)
Evan Weiher, Senate Chair, ex officio
Charlie Johnson, Student Body President or designee, ex officio
Vacant, Institutional Research, ex officio
John Haven, Asst. Chancellor for Finance or designee, ex officio
MJ Brukardt, Exec. Dir. of Marketing & Planning, ex officio

Invited participants:
     Troy Kozma, UWEC – Barron County
     Sue Patrick, UWEC – Barron County

Academic Staff Complaint, Grievance and Review Committee

IAS - Mary Elger-Lonzarich, Biology (2022)
APAS - Craig Ernst, LTS (2022)
APAS - Jasmine Case, ARCC (2022)
APAS - Marcia St. Germaine, Nursing (2020)
APAS -Deb Newman, Housing & Res. Life (2020)
APAS - Vacant (2020)

IAS - Andrew Suralski, English (2021)
APAS - Nichole Miller, Advising (2021)
IAS - Ka Vang, Honors Program (2021)

Academic Staff Professional Development Committee

Linda Carlson, Advising (2022)
Faith Pawelski, St. Support Serv. (2022)
Katie Strope, Services for St. w/ Disabilities (2020)
Jodi Thesing-Ritter, EDI (2020)
Marcia St. Germaine, Nursing (2021)
Sheril Gilberstadt, Accounting & Finance (2021)

Chris Jorgenson, Chancellor Appointment (2021)
Teresa O' Halloran, Affirmative Action
Karen Havholm, ORSP

Administrative and Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee

Katy Rand, St. Leadership (2022) 
Ashley Sukhu, ARCC (2022)
Karen Callawy, HR (2021)

Quincy Chapman, Housing & Res. Life, (2020)
Katie Bublitz, St. w/ Disabilities, (2020)

University Faculty Awards Committee

Roxanne Backowski, Library (2020)
Michael Shults, Music & Theatre Arts (2020)
Tarique Niazi, Sociology (2021)

Dalete Mota, Nursing (2022)
Kao Nou Moua, Social Work (2022)
Jason Spraitz, Criminal Justice (2021)

Administrator Review Committee

Tarique Niazi, Sociology, 2021 - Elected by/from A&S
Seungbin Oh, Accounting & Finance, 2022 - Elected by/from BUS
Todd Stephens, Special Education, 2021 - Elected by/from EHS
Cheryl Lapp, Nursing, 2020 - Elected by/from NHS
Katie Ritland-Clouse, Advising, 2022 - Elected by/from APAS
Shawn Seuferer, ASK Center, 2020 - Elected by/from APAS
Gail Hanson Brenner, Nursing 2020 - Elected by/from IAS
Greg Falkenberg, Facilities, 2021 - Elected by/from University Staff Council
Jackson Schmidtke, International Education, 2022 - Elected by/from University Staff Council

University Liberal Education Committee

Jessica Kraker, Mathematics, A&S (2020)
Gary Don (Namji Kim), Music & Theatre Arts, A&S (2020 (spring 2020))
Jennifer Chapman, Music & Theatre Arts, A&S (2022)
Debra Barker, American Indian Studies, A&S (2021)
Ann Aschenbrenner, Nursing, NHS (2022)
Debra Hofmann, Nursing, NHS (2020)
Hans Kishel, Library, Library Rep. (2021)
Cheryl Lochner-Wright, Int. Educ., AS Rep. (2020)
Darrell Newton, Provost or designee, ex-officio and non-voting

Jan Stirm, English, A&S (2022)
Kris Knutson, Communication & Journalism, A&S (2021)
Md Rokonuzzaman, BUS (2020)
Jon Loomis, English, A&S (2021)
Marcy Orwig, Business Communications, BUS (2019)
Lisa Quinn-Lee, Social Work, EHS (2022)
Angela Dalhoe, Special Education, EHS (2021)
Travis Duchene, Student Representative, non-voting

University Assessment Committee

Shelley-Rae Pehler, Nursing, NHS (2021)
Diane Marcyjanik, Nursing, NHS (2020)
Jerrod Hines, Psychology, A&S (2021)
Manny Fernandez, Languages, A&S (2020)
Katy Mueller, Comm. Sci. & Disorders, EHS (2021)
Karsten Powell, Spec. Educ., EHS (2020)
Tony Keys, Information System, BUS (2020)
Tim Vaughan, Management & Marketing, BUS (2022)

Dang Yang, Multicultural Affairs (2021)
Kristine Knutson, Comm./Journ. (2020)
Kim Pierson, Physics & Astronomy (2021)
Robin Miller, Library (2022)
Sarah Thommesen, Engagement, Activities, Involvement and Leadership (2021)
Sheryl Poirier, Univ. Recreation, (2020)
Travis DuChene, Student
Mary Hoffman, Director of Assessment

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