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SMSU Committees 2022-2023

July 1, 2022 (updated 9/21/22)

Committees


Academic Appeals Committee

Charge

This Committee shall hear appeals from students with grade appeals, students accused of violations of the Academic Honesty policy and students failing to make Satisfactory Academic Progress. The committee meets at the end of each academic semester.

Membership

Academic Deans: 2
SmSUFA: 5
Student: 2
Ex-Officio: non-voting 2

Term

1 year

Contact

Deans' Office

Members

  • Academic Dean: Lori Baker
  • Academic Dean: Raphael Onyeaghala
  • SmSUFA: Heather Rickgarn
  • SmSUFA: John Ginocchio
  • SmSUFA: Heather Moreland
  • SmSUFA: Sami Shahin
  • SmSUFA: Judy Wilson
  • SmSUFA-Alt:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Ex-Officio (non-voting):
  • Ex-Officio (non-voting):

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Administrative Hearing Committee

Charge

This committee is the first avenue of appeal for outcomes of student judicial cases rendered by the Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs. Cases are routed to the Administrative Hearing Committee if the sanction involves an expulsion or a suspension of 9 days or more. The committee may uphold or void the decision made by the coordinator, and may change sanctions as it determines are appropriate.

Membership

SmSUFA: 5 (2 alternates)
ASF: 5
Student: 1 (J-Board Coordinator)

Term

1 year

Contact

Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs

Members

  • SmSUFA: Heather Moreland
  • SmSUFA: Eric Doise
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA-Alt:
  • SmSUFA-Alt:
  • ASF: Pam Ekstrom
  • ASF: Lori Wynia
  • ASF: Connie Smisek
  • ASF: Allison Monson
  • ASF: Ellie Ahmann
  • Student:

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Affirmative Action Committee

Charge

This is the advisory committee for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Issues. The responsibilities of the committee consists of:

  1. Review, update and make recommendations concerning EO/AA programs, policies and procedures for the University.
  2. Provide assistance in developing and preparing the AAP and goals.
  3. Identify and report problem areas and recommend needed corrective action.
  4. Serve as a forum and channel for transmitting EO/AA concerns to University administrators.

Membership

Affirmative Action Officer
SmSUFA: 2
ASF: 2
AFSCME: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
Student: 2

Term

1 year

Contact

Affirmative Action Officer

Members

  • Affirmative Action Officer: Alex Wood
  • SmSUFA: Heather Rickgarn
  • SmSUFA: Julie Walker
  • ASF: Open
  • ASF: Open
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 
  • Student:
  • Student:

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Calendar Committee

Charge

The committee is responsible for planning the academic year calendar for printing in SMSU catalogs and posting on the SMSU website for both undergraduate and graduate, as well as distribution to all university offices. Approval is subject to Meet and Confer’s with campus constituent groups. The President makes the final approval.

Membership

Administration: 2
Assistant to the Deans
Registrar: Ex-Officio; non-voting
SmSUFA: 4
ASF: 2
Council 5: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
Students: 2
Student Affairs
Advancement
Scheduling & Events Services

Term

1 year

Contact

Deans’ Office

Members

  • Administration: Lori Baker
  • Administration: Raphael Onyeaghala
  • Assistant to the Deans: Rolly Muller
  • Registrar – Ex-Officio: Eric White
  • SmSUFA: Laura Koenig
  • SmSUFA: Vaughn Gehle
  • SmSUFA: John Ginocchio
  • SmSUFA:
  • Advancement: Nathan Polfliet
  • ASF: Cori Ann Dahlager
  • ASF: Michelle Knife Sterner
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student Affairs: Scott Ewing
  • Athletic Representative: Jennifer Flowers
  • Scheduling & Event Planning: Tim Alcorn

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Cathy Cowan Award Committee

Charge

The Cathy Cowan Award is given annually to a member of the SMSU faculty or staff who displays the spirit of service and excellence which the late Dr. Cowan exemplified during her years as a Psychology professor and Chair of Social Sciences. Nominations may come from any member of the SMSU and regional community. The work of the committee is to consider the nominations to determine each year’s award recipient, and any other tasks associated with its administration, such as funding and medal design. The committee meets 3-4 times in the spring.

Membership

SmSUFA: 3
ASF: 2
AFSCME: 1
Students: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Deans’ Office

Members

  • SmSUFA: Pam Gladis
  • SmSUFA: Pat Brace
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Rolly Muller
  • ASF: Open
  • AFSCME:
  • Student:

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Commencement Committee

Charge

This committee oversees and plans the Commencement celebration activities and the Commencement program.

Membership

Administration: 1 + Exec Admin Assistant
SmSUFA: 3
ASF: 1
AFSCME: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF: 1
Students: 2
Ex-officio’s: Scheduling
Communication and Marketing,
Registrar, Student Center, Alumni, Director of Disability Services
Director of Facilities and Physical Plant (or designee)

Term

1 year

Contact

Provost Office

Members

  • Administration: Ross Wastvedt
  • Exec Administrative Assistant: Chris Anderson
  • SmSUFA: John Ginocchio
  • SmSUFA: Stephen Kingsbury
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Cori Ann Dahlager
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF: Cory Klumper
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Ex-officio by function: Scheduling: Tim Alcorn
  • Ex-officio by function: Student Center: John Alcorn
  • Ex-officio by function: Director of Facilities and Physical Plant (or designee): Tony Nubile
  • Ex-officio by function: Alumni Office: Stacy Frost
  • Ex-officio by function: Director of Disability Services: Pam Ekstrom
  • Ex-officio by function: Communications & Marketing: Marcy Olson
  • Ex-officio by function: Registrar: Eric White and Sarah Schmuhl
  • Ex-officio by functions: Radio/TV:

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Committee on Institutional Assessment (CIA)

Charge

The Committee on Institutional Assessment coordinates, assists, and supports a university –wide program of evaluation and feedback to enhance institutional effectiveness. To this end, the committee is charged with

  • Fostering a university-wide culture of assessment.
  • Developing, implementing, and reviewing a comprehensive university assessment plan.
  • Articulating and disseminating assessment results to the campus community that serve to enhance the university’s ability to achieve its goals and outcomes.
  • Collaborating with the Liberal Education Committee and Strategic Planning Committee on all aspects of assessment related to campus infrastructure.
  • Supporting on-going HLC accreditation efforts.

Membership

Chair: Assessment Coordinator
SmSUFA: One member from each academic department
Library: 1
Dean of Students
Director of Institutional Research & Reporting
Academic Commons Rep: 1
ASF: 2
AFSCME: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Deans' Office

Members

  • Ag/ Culinology/Hospitality: Yumi Lim (2021-2023)
  • Business Innovation and Strategies: Lamine Contech (2021-2023)
  • Education: Lori Reese (2022-2024)
  • English, Phil, Spanish & Humanities:
  • Fine Arts & Comm: Anne Wedler (2021-2023)
  • Library: Maria Kingsbury (2022-2024)
  • Math & Comp Science: Matt Zabka (2022-2024)
  • Nursing: Lindsay Rohlik (2021-2023)
  • Sciences: Tony Greenfield (2022-2024)
  • Social Science: Laura Koenig (2021-2023)
  • Provost – Ex-Officio: Ross Wastvedt
  • Dean of ALS: Lori Baker
  • Dean of BEPS: Raphael Onyeaghala
  • Dean of Students: Scott Crowell
  • MAPE:
  • ASF: Michele Knife Sterner
  • ASF: Erin Kline
  • AFSCME:
  • Dir of Institutional Research: Alan Matzner
  • Assessment Coordinator:

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Charge

The Cultural Diversity Committee will work to ensure that Southwest Minnesota State University demonstrates a commitment to the centrality of diversity as an important part of the University’s educational mission. The Committee will engage the University to ensure that our students learn in an inclusive, diverse learning community that fosters intellectual engagement and discovery among peers from different backgrounds. The Cultural Diversity Committee will work with the campus community to demonstrate the importance of diversity as an intricate part of our university experience.

Membership

SmSUFA: 3
ASF: 3
AFSCME: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
Students: 3
Community/Regional Rep: 1
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Ex-officio: Affirmative Action Officer
Sub-committee members may be added but do not have formal vote
Provost

Term

1 year

Contact

Campus Diversity Officer

Members

  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Alex Wood
  • SmSUFA: Heather Rickgarn
  • SmSUFA: Eric Doise
  • SmSUFA: Primavera Cuder
  • ASF: Amy Nemitz
  • ASF: Michele Knife Sterner
  • ASF: Charlotte Wahle
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Community/Regional Rep:
  • Ex-Officio: Affirmative Action Officer:
  • Ex-Officio: Provost: Ross Wastvedt

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Honorary Degree Committee

Charge

  1. Consult with the members of the SMSU campus on the appropriateness of awarding honorary degrees to the nominees, and
  2. Submit its recommendations(s) to the President

Membership

SmSUFA: 3
AFSCME: 1
ASF: 1
Administrator: 1
Alumni President or Designee
Ex-Officio Student (SA President)

Term

1 year

Contact

President’s Office

Members

  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Cori Ann Dahlager
  • AFSCME:
  • Administration:
  • Director of Alumni or Designee: Stacy Frost
  • SA President:

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Institutional Review Board

Charge

This is a committee of faculty, administration, and students who will review all university research activities involving human or animal participants to ensure that it is being conducted ethically. Committee meets in fall and then on an as needed basis.

Membership

SmSUFA: 3 and one from Science
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
AFSCME: 1
ASF: 1
Dean: 1 non-voting
Student: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Academic Dean’s Office

Members

  • SmSUFA/Science:
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:
  • Student:
  • AFSCME:
  • ASF: Lori Wynia
  • Dean (non-voting):
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:

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Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee

Charge

The IAAC would serve in an advisory capacity to the President and the Athletic Director in matters relating to intercollegiate athletics. The committee would advise the President and A.D. on such matters as policies, procedures, and programs with affect to student-athletes, the athletic staff, the university, alumni and general public.

Membership

SmSUFA: 3 plus Faculty Athletic Representative
ASF: 2
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
AFSCME: 1
Student: 1
SAAC: 1
Booster Member: 1
At-large from Committee: 1
Alumni Assoc: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Faculty Athletics Representative

Members

  • SmSUFA: Māra Wiggins
  • SmSUFA: Kris Cleveland
  • SmSUFA: Sheila Tabaka
  • ASF: Matt Suby
  • ASF: Rolly Muller
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MRGL:
  • AFSCME:
  • Student:
  • SAAC:
  • Booster Member: Brad Gruhot
  • At-large from Committee:
  • Alumni: Stacy Frost
  • SmSUFA FAR: Sonya Vierstraete
  • Ex Officio:
  • Asst AD/SWA - Senior Woman Administrator /Compliance Officer/Director of Student-Athlete Academic Affairs/SAAC Liaison: Allison Monson

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Liberal Education Committee (LEC)

Meetings are Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Charge

This Committee is responsible for oversight of the SMSU Liberal Education Program (LEP) and associated Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The committee reviews courses and activities in order to ensure that the philosophy and structure of the LEP is maintained. The committee meets weekly.

Membership

1 – Faculty Co-Chair: (include one faculty member with ½ reassigned time to serve 3 years. The CO-Chair should teach at least one FYS or one CIS each year)
1- Administrative Co-Chair at the level of Assistant Dean or above. This Co-Chair should be involved in strategic assessment of the University.
7-Faculty from College of ALS selected by SmSUFA Executive Committee for 2 year term.
1- Faculty from College of BEPS selected y SMSUFA Executive Committee for 2 year term.
1- Member from McFarland Library for 2 year term
1- Member from Educational Opportunity Program for 2 year tern.
Provost/VP for Academic and Student Affairs or designee to serve as needed as a consultant and non-voting member.
1 – ASF

Term

3 years for co-directors, 2 years for other members

Contact

Deans’ Office

Members

  • SmSUFA Co-Chair: Ben Walker (2021-2024)
  • Administrative Co-Chair:
  • ALS Faculty: Pam Gladis (2022-2024)
  • ALS Faculty: Sami Shahin (2022-2024)
  • ALS Faculty: Brett Gaul (2021-2023)
  • ALS Faculty:
  • ALS Faculty:
  • ALS Faculty:

 

  • Library:
  • Educational Opportunity Program:
  • Provost/VP for Academic and Student Affairs or designee: Ross Wastvedt
  • ALS Faculty:
  • BEPS Faculty: Frankie Albitz (2021-2023)
  • ASF: Michael Kurowski
  • Ex Officio HLC/Assessment Coordinator:

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Parking Appeals Committee

Charge

Hears requests from those who wish to appeal a parking ticket

Membership

MMA: 1
ASF: 1
MAPE: 1
AFSCME: 2
Students: 1-3

Term

1 year

Contact

Public Safety

Members

  • MMA:
  • ASF: Pam Ekstrom
  • MAPE:
  • AFSCME:
  • AFSCME:

 

  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:

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Space Committee

Charge

This committee reviews all requests for space on campus and makes recommendations to the University President.

Membership

Chair: VP for Finance and Administration
SmSUFA: 1 appointed by Physical Plant Committee
SmSUFA Chair of the Physical Plant Committee: 1
Ex-Officio: Scheduling Coordinator, Director of Facilities and Physical Plant
ASF: 1
AFSCME: 1
MMA: 1
MAPE: 1
Student: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

VP Finance & Administration

Members

  • Chair: VP for Finance & Administration: Deb Kerkaert
  • SmSUFA: Amanda Sieling
  • SmSUFA/Chair Physical Plant: Sandy Craner
  • Scheduling Coordinator: Tim Alcorn
  • Director of Facilities and Physical Plant: Tony Nubile

 

  • ASF: Rolly Muller
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA:
  • MAPE: Tim Beske
  • Student:

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SMSU Master Plan Committee

Charge

The purpose of the Campus Master Plan is to provide Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) with a valuable tool for future decision making that supports the academic mission and sets a logical course for capital improvements over the next thirty to fifty years.

Membership

Director of Facilities and Physical Plant
Provost
VP for Finance and Administration
Dean of BEPS
VP for Advancement & Foundation Executive Director
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MRGL: 1
AFSCME: 1
ASF: 1
Student: 1
Associate VP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Director of Athletics
Director of Disability Services
SmSUFA 3

Term

1 year

Contact

Director of Facilities

Members

  • Director of Facilities and Physical Plant: Tony Nubile
  • Provost: Ross Wastvedt
  • VP for Finance & Administration: Deb Kerkaert
  • Dean of BEPS: Raphael Onyeaghala
  • VP for Advancement & Foundation Exec Director: Nathan Polfliet
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL
  • AFSCME
  • ASF: Alan Matzner

 

  • Student:
  • Associate VP for Student Affairs/Dean of
  • Students: Scott Crowell
  • Director of Athletics: Jennifer Flowers
  • Director of Disability Services: Pam Ekstrom
  • SmSUFA: Sandy Craner
  • SmSUFA:
  • SmSUFA:

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Strategic Enrollment Management Committee

Charge

The purpose of the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee (SEM) is to optimize the overall enrollment of SMSU, including the recruitment of new students and the retention of current students. The committee’s role is primarily advisory and forward-thinking in nature. The Committee will take a data driven approach in its work and will include discussion, review, analysis, and evaluation of strategies, actions, and outcomes related to attracting and retaining students.

Membership

Executive Director for Enrollment Management
SmSUFA: 2
ASF: 3
Student Association: 2
AFSCME: 1
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
Financial Aid
Registrar
Advising
International Student Services
Diversity and Inclusion
Student Success
Admission
By Function: Dir of Inst Research & Reporting

Term

1 year

Contact

Executive Director for Enrollment Management and Student Success

Members

  • Exec Dir for Enroll Management: Jeremy Reed
  • SmSUFA: Heather Rickgarn
  • SmSUFA: Kris Cleveland
  • SmSUFA: Christine Olson
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Michael Kurowski
  • ASF: Open
  • ASF: Kaitlyn Giles
  • By Function: Dir of Inst Research & Reporting: Alan Matzner
  • Student:

 

 

  • Student:
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • Financial Aid: Natasha Boe
  • Registrar: Eric White
  • Advising:
  • International Student Services: May Lee Mou Vue
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Alex Wood
  • Student Success: Brittany Krull
  • Admission: Jeremy Reed

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HLC/Strategic Planning Committee

Charge

This committee facilitates the University’s strategic plan by reviewing, monitoring, and communicating progress toward the University’s goals. This may include updating the plan, soliciting input on the plan from the university community, and participation in University Strategic Planning events. This committee also monitors and orchestrates the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation initiatives and aligns these tasks with strategic operations.

Membership

Administration: 9
SmSUFA: 9 (SmSUFA President; Long-range Chair; Curriculum Chair; CIA Chair; Academic Affairs; Physical Plant Chair; 3 at-large)
ASF: 2
AFSCME: 1
Coalition (MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL): 1
Students: 2
Other (Area Legislator, Community/ Region/ Alumni/ Foundation representative, Director of Institutional Research): 3
Ex-officio Member (President)
By Function: Dir of Inst Research & Reporting
By Function: Campus Diversity Officer

Term

2 year

Contact

Provost
HLC/Assessment Coordinator

Members

  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • Admin:
  • SmSUFA President: Maria Kingsbury
  • SmSUFA Long-range Chair: Debbie Van Overbeke
  • SmSUFA Curriculum Chair: Sami Shahin
  • SmSUFA CIA Chair:
  • SmSUFA Academic Affairs: Jim Smalley
  • SmSUFA Physical Plant Chair: Sandy Craner
  • SmSUFA – at large: Sonya Vierstraete (2022-2024)
  • SmSUFA – at large:
  • SmSUFA – at large:
  • ASF: Melissa Scholten
  • ASF: Lori Wynia
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Other - Student:
  • Other - Student:
  • Other:
  • Ex-Officio - President: Kumara Jayasuriya
  • By Function: Dir of Inst Research & Reporting: Alan Matzner
  • By Function: Campus Diversity Officer: Alex Wood

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Student Technology Fee Committee

Charge

This committee shall be responsible for recommending allocation of funds gathered through the Student Technology Fee. The committee shall hear proposals for the use of monies and recommend to the President’s Cabinet allocations based on established criteria. Prior to presentation to the President’s Cabinet, the recommendation shall be presented to the Student Senate for their review and input.

Membership

SmSUFA: 3
ASF: 2
SMSUSA: 6
Chief Information Officer (ex-officio; non-voting)
SMSUSA President (ex-officio; non-voting)
Administrative Services: (ex-officio; non-voting)
Information Technology Services (ex-officio; non-voting)

Term

1 year

Contact

Chief Information Officer

Members

  • Chief Information Officer: Dan Baun
  • SmSUFA: Amanda Sieling
  • SmSUFA: Thomas Flynn
  • SmSUFA: Christopher Metz
  • ASF: Open
  • ASF: Alan Matzner
  • SMSUSA President: Maria Kingsbury

 

 

 

  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:

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University Technology Strategies Committee

Charge

Serve as a forum for the University community to: 1) provide input to the Chief Information Officer in support of ongoing strategic planning efforts focused on meeting the institution’s wide-ranging technology service needs; 2) provide input to the Chief Information Officer on policies and procedures development that involve information technology including institutional level information security measures; and 3) provide feedback for Information Technology Services regarding existing services and operations.

Membership

CIO
SmSUFA:

ATC Chair/Designee: 1
Library: 1
SmSUFA: 3

ASF: 2
MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 2
AFSCME: 1
Distance Learning Office: 1
Students: 3
At-Large (Appointed by Committee): 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Chief Information Officer

Members

  • Chief Information Officer: Dan Baun
  • SmSUFA ATC Chair/Designee:
  • SmSUFA/Library:
  • SmSUFA: Sandy Craner
  • SmSUFA: Thomas Flynn
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Valerie Facile
  • ASF: Open
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • AFSCME:
  • Distance Learning Officer: Lori Wynia
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • Student:
  • At-Large (appointed by Committee):

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Professional Development Day

Charge

The Professional Development Day Planning Committee is responsible for planning and organizing annual Professional Development Day conferences to promote the professional goals and interests of SMSU faculty. This is not related to “Development Day” that promotes the goals and interests of SMSU staff.

Membership

Provost
Academic Deans
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Residential Life Director
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
SmSUFA: 1 ALS SmSUFA: 1 BEPS
ASF: 1

Term

1 year

Contact

Deans’ Office

Members

  • Provost: Ross Wastvedt
  • Academic Dean ALS: Lori Baker
  • Academic Dean BEPS: Raphael Onyeaghala
  • Assoc VP for Student Affairs: Scott Crowell
  • Residential Life Director: Jess Bentley
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion:
  • SmSUFA ALS (1): Kris Cleveland
  • SmSUFA BEPS (1): Heather Rickgarn
  • ASF: Michael Kurowski

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Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE)

Charge

  • To serve as an advisory board for the Center for International Education (CIE) on Study Aboard and Global Engagement matters as requested.
  • To meet periodically and establish, review, and enforce education abroad procedures and deadlines that ensure fiscally sound and educationally stimulating study abroad opportunities worldwide.
  • To review, evaluate, and approve faculty and staff proposals of all university sponsored affiliated programs and education abroad opportunities including short-term programs and semester-long experiences outside of the U.S.
  • To serve as a resource to members of the SMSU community as they prepare and propose short-term faculty/staff led academic and program opportunities abroad.
  • To advocate for new and continuing study abroad opportunities within SMSU and its partners.
  • To assist the Center for International Education with study abroad related activities as requested (professional development days, study abroad campus fairs/expos, study abroad information sessions).
  • To enact best practices in the field of International Education and Study Aboard opportunities.

Membership

Permanent Co-Chair: Director of the Center for International Education
Permanent Co-Chair: Faculty Chair of Global Studies Committee
Ex Officio/non-voting Administration:
(Provost or Dean)
By Function: Financial Aid Office Rep
Business Services Rep
Registration & Records Rep
SmSUFA: 2
ASF: 1
MMA/MAPE/Conf/Mgrl/Council 5: 1

Term

 

Contact

 

Members

  • Dir of Center for International Ed: May Lee Mou-Vue
  • Fac Chair of Global Studies: Alyssa Anderson
  • Ex Officio Provost or Dean: Ross Wastvedt
  • Financial Aid Rep: Natasha Boe
  • Business Services Rep: George Bass
  • Registration and Records Rep: Eric White
  • SmSUFA Rep: Sonya Vierstraete
  • SmSUFA Rep: Nadine Schmidt
  • ASF Rep: Rolly Muller
  • MMA/MAPE/Conf/Mgrl/Council 5

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Academic Advising Support Committee (AASC)

Charge

  • To serve as an advisory board for the Center for International Education (CIE) on Study Aboard and Global Engagement matters as requested.
  • To meet periodically and establish, review, and enforce education abroad procedures and deadlines that ensure fiscally sound and educationally stimulating study abroad opportunities worldwide.
  • To review, evaluate, and approve faculty and staff proposals of all university sponsored affiliated programs and education abroad opportunities including short-term programs and semester-long experiences outside of the U.S.
  • To serve as a resource to members of the SMSU community as they prepare and propose short-term faculty/staff led academic and program opportunities abroad.
  • To advocate for new and continuing study abroad opportunities within SMSU and its partners.
  • To assist the Center for International Education with study abroad related activities as requested (professional development days, study abroad campus fairs/expos, study abroad information sessions).
  • To enact best practices in the field of International Education and Study Aboard opportunities.

Membership

  • Chair (Ex-Officio: Coordinator of Advising Services)
  • Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, or the Dean of the College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies)
  • 4 SmSUFA members (2 from the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, 2 from the College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies, 2 should be new advisors with 1-3 years of advising experience and 2 should be returning advisors with 4 or more years of advising experience)
  • 3 ASF members (1 from the Office of Online Learning and Transfer Partnerships, 1 from the Registration & Records Office, 1 from Access Opportunity Success or Office of Diversity & Inclusion)
  • 1 Council 5 member (an administrative assistant for an academic department)
  • 1 Administrator (either the Provost, the 2 student representatives

Term

  • 2 years for SmSUFA members
  • 2 years for ASF members
  • 2 years for Council 5 member
  • 1 year for student representatives

Contact

Deans' Office

Members

  • Coordinator of Advising Services: Hannah Kuno
  • Administration (Provost or Dean): Ross Wastvedt
  • SmSUFA College of ALS: Heather Moreland
  • SmSUFA College of ALS: Jen Goblish
  • SmSUFA College of BEPS: Heather Rickgarn
  • SmSUFA College of BEPS: Elliot Vaughan (ALS)
  • ASF: Melissa Scholten
  • ASF: Matt Suby
  • ASF: Open
  • AFSCME
  • Student (1st year Student)
  • Student (upper classmen)

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Mustang Ovations

Charge

This committee will facilitate the recognition of excellence achieved by faculty, support faculty, staff, and administration. It will compile achievements such as publications, grants, awards, and honorary positions. The Mustang Ovations Committee will create an annual celebratory event for these achievements and publicize these through SMSU or other news and web outlets. Similarly, this committee will re-implement and coordinate the awarding of monthly Mustangs Making a Difference Awards. The Committee will also review recommendations to confer honorary degrees. When nominations arise, this committee will submit to the President recommendations to confer honorary degrees after consultation with members of the SMSU campus on the appropriateness of awarding an honorary degree to the nominee. Budget: A small budget will be developed to pay for expenses including the cost of Cowan Award medals, printing of the Mustang Ovations event booklet, a small Mustang Ovations event reception, and miscellaneous costs.

Membership

  • SmSUFA: 3
  • ASF: 3
  • AFSCME: 1
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL: 1
  • Student Association President
  • Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach
  • Dean of Arts, Letters, & Sciences
  • Dean of Business, Education, & Professional Studies

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Members

  • SmSUFA: John Ginocchio
  • SmSUFA: Neil Smith
  • SmSUFA:
  • ASF: Open
  • ASF: Open
  • ASF: Open
  • AFSCME:
  • MMA/MAPE/CONF/MGRL:
  • Student Association President: Ashton Ayres
  • Sr Dir of Alumni Relations & Outreach: Stacy Frost
  • Dean of ALS: Lori Baker
  • Dean of BEPS: Raphael Onyeaghala

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