University Council Committees

University Council - University Standing Committees 2023-2024

The University Council oversees the following University Standing committees. These committees bring proposals forward to the University Council. Chapter 2 of the University Faculty and Governance Handbook lists the details of the committee's responsibilities. If you would like links to past minutes or rosters for committees, please email

Committee members may find this document useful which provides an overview of committee responsibilities and resources.


Health and Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC)
Chair: Amy Rasmussen
The committee works to review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding safety and emergency planning activities at all university locations. The committee will conduct and/or review regular inspections of university facilities, grounds, and the university environment to identify safety issues, and evaluate compliance with university safety policies and procedures. For additional information view the HSAC webpage.

Judicial Oversight Committee
Chair: Megan Rice
The University Judicial Oversight Committee will serve as an advisory board to the Provost and/or Vice President for Student Affairs as needed for issues of policy or procedure for University Standing Judicial Committees.

Student Conduct Board
Staff Advisor: Megan Rice
Adjudicate all issues referred to it by the Student Conduct Advisor, which include both minor and major infractions of the Student Code of Conduct.

University Diversity Committee
Chair: Martha Calus-McLain
The committee works to advance the university’s goal of achieving diversity in enrollment and the composition of faculty and staff. The committee advises the University Council on matters related to equity and diversity to advance the university’s mission and vision.

University Finance Committee
Chair: Mallory Hiefield
The University Finance Committee will review and discuss the university’s financial operations to help facilitate communication within the university community as it pertains to employee benefits, the budget and financial aid. The committee serves in an advisory role to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

University Honors and Awards Committee
Chair: TBD
The committee is responsible for recommending to the president individuals for honorary awards. At least once each year the committee will solicit recommendations from the university community for staff, faculty and community awards.

Healthcare Clinic Operations and Compliance Committee
Chair: Lisa Downing
The committee provides a structured setting to share ideas and encourage discussion, collaboration, and exploration of topics concerning clinic operations and compliance. The group works to identify possible opportunities to improve efficiency and standardize clinic operations and compliance activities across the university.

University Technology Committee
Chair: Jesse Everett
The committee represents the university community in evaluating and recommending technology policy, educational technologies, implementation of new technologies, and providing feedback to the Chief Information Officer on the allocation of infrastructure resources.

Cultural Collections Committee
Chair: Tyler Brumfield
The committee ensures sound stewardship of the university's cultural resources, advocates and promotes the university's collections, and encourages and supports the integration of cultural resources into the educational activities of the university.