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University Wide Committees

The Faculty Senate appoints senators or faculty to a number of university wide committees. The terms of the committee seats are set in each committee's operating papers and depending on the time when the appointments are made, each of the terms may expire at different times during the year. Thus, the appointments are made sporadically throughout the year. (last update February 16, 2016)

Faculty Senate


Staff Senate






CHAPA (Committee for Higher Administrator Performance Appraisal)

According to UPBC (University Planning and Budget Council) Operating Papers


IV. Committees

A. Standing Committee

The standing committee of the UPBC will be the Committee for Higher Administrator Performance Appraisal (CHAPA).

This committee will establish procedures for evaluating the work performance of the Chancellor, as well as the line officers reporting to the Chancellor, and will monitor the implementation of such procedures.

The committee will consist of five faculty representatives, four staff representatives, and two student representatives appointed by the constituency senate presidents from their respective constituencies.. Faculty and staff will serve staggered three-year terms and will not be appointed to more than two successive three-year terms.. Student representatives to this committee will serve one-year terms. The chair of the University Planning and Budget Council will designate one member of the committee as its chair.

The chair of the committee will be responsible for the operation of the committee and for making regular reports to the Council.

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Past President

Morris Taylor
Susan Yager

Enrollment Management Council

 Radhika Devraj

Marie Klopfenstein

Andrew Griffin

Soondo Kweon (Chair) ENR

Joseph Sokolowski

Therese Dickman 

Rakesh Bharati

Katherine Poole-Jones

Faculty Salary Equity Committee

The Faculty Salary Equity Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate Welfare Council. It is an advisory committee to the Faculty Senate.




Juliet Gray, chair
Jessica Kerr

Honorary and Distinguished Service Awards Committee
The SIUE Honorary Degrees and Distinguished Service Awards Committee actively solicits nominations from members of the university community to obtain a diverse pool of qualified candidates for these awards. This committee is a standing committee of the Welfare Council of the Faculty Senate and includes representatives from each university constituency.

Shawn Brodie

Susan D. Wiediger

IBHE-FAC (Illinois Board of Higher Education-Faculty Advisory Council)

Robert Dixon

Jessica Harris

Anne Powell

Randy Pearson

Thad Meeks

Jennifer Miller

Andy Griffin

Mark Grinter

ICAC (Intercollegiate Athletic Committee)
The Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics is constituted as a free-standing committee of the University.

Michelle Welter

Kevin Schmoll

James Schram

Doug McIlhagga

Faculty Senate President
  Marcus Agustin (2017/2018)

MLK, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee
Plans and coordinates promotions and activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Staff Senate President
 Gretchen Fricke (2017-2018)

Ryan Fries

Belinda Carstens-Wickham

George Pelekanos

Matt Petrocelli

Parking & Traffic Committee
The purpose of the Parking and Traffic Committee is to consider the needs, convenience and safety of the entire University community related to traffic flow and parking. This includes participation in the planning of parking facilities, the development of appropriate policies and review of enforcement procedures. Members conduct appeal hearings relating to enforcement of parking regulations and respond to complaints from the University community.

Laura Scaturro (Chair)

Bill Dusenbery

Kim Olsen

Katie Sjursen

PRIME Committee

 Anne M. Werner

Summer Bridge and Conditional Admissions Committee 

Charles Berger 

Summer Session Enrollment Task Force  



Teaching Excellence Award Committee

Operating Papers

Cindy Traub

Teaching, Scholarship and Service Committee(ITS)

David Jennings
August 2017

UCB (University Center Board)

The University Center Board (UCB) serves as an advisory board and functions as the primary recommending body to the Director regarding building services, fees, and policies for the Morris University Center.

John Milcic

Faculty Senate President Elect
University Fellowship and Scholarship Committee
The University Fellowship and Scholarship Committee handles all matters dealing with extra-university fellowships and scholarships. The charge to the committee is to interview applicants and to recommend nominees for extra-university fellowships and scholarships where applicants require an institutional recommendation or support, whether the applicants are undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty. The membership of this committee shall be composed of the Provost, the President of the Faculty Senate, and three full-time teaching faculty members appointed by the Chancellor for three-year staggered terms.

Faculty Senate President
 Marcus Agustin

UQC (University Quality Council)

The University Quality Council (UQC) is vital to creating and sustaining quality improvement for SIUE. Because planning is an essential element of quality, the UQC was formed to provide ongoing vision, guidance, and support related to issues of quality and continuous improvement.

Staff Senate President
 Kirt Ormesher (Past President)

Nancy Lutz (Chair)
July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020

Rakesh Bharati
July 1, 2016 June 30, 2019

Lakesha Butler
July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020

Ken Moffett
July 1, 2015 June 30, 2018

Ann Popkess
July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020

Jeffrey Sabby (Past Pres.) 

UPBC (University Planning & Budget Committee)
The University Planning and Budget Council (UPBC) is a constituency-based group of 16 members that advise the Chancellor on matters related to the budget and allocation of future resources. The UPBC meets regularly and through open and honest dialogue assists the Chancellor in guiding the financial planning of the University.

Operating Papers

Kenneth Holbert
 June 30, 2020

Kirt Ormesher (SS Past Pres.) 
June 30, 2018

Norris Manning
June 30, 2018

Faculty Senate

Standing Committees

Staff Senate


Faculty Grievance Committee
This Faculty Grievance Policy, as authorized by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, provides a means for faculty to resolve disputes between members of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community quickly and fairly.


University Committee for Family Friendly  or
University Committee for Family-Friendly Policy Implementation



Zenia Agustin(Director)

Matthew Schunke, Chair

Jessica Harris

Jerrica Ampadu

Eric Voss

Lydia Jackson

Cathy Daus

Jingyi Jia

Maureen Bell-Werner

David Jennings

Emmanuel Eneyo

General Education Committee
SIUE's General Education Program-the Lincoln Program-plays a significant, foundational and guiding role in preparing students to meet the standards contained above in the Objectives of the Baccalaureate Degree. Why is it called the Lincoln Program? There are several ways in which Abraham Lincoln embodies the purposes of baccalaureate education at SIUE. Mostly self educated, he took responsibility for his own education and this experience instilled in him a deep-seated respect for learning. Lincoln understood that education has utility and value for both the individual and the society.

Anne Kates (Chair)

Graduation Appeals Committee
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