Staff Council Committee on Committees

Committee Mission: To solicit and recommend the best qualified candidates to represent staff on the University of Iowa charter, non-charter committees and other standing committees in conjunction with the University of Iowa Affirmative Action policies. To find and recommend replacements for the various committees as unscheduled openings occur.

Candidates shall be recommended without regard to classification except in the case of the Funded Retirement and Insurance Committee whose membership is restricted to those staff members not covered by a bargaining agreement.

Scope of Concern

Act as liaison with staff members serving on University charter committees and non-charter committees. Report charter and non-charter committee issues of interest to Staff Council. Provide Council view to charter and non-charter committee members as needed.


There is no requirement or term for membership on this committee.

2018-2019 Staff Council Committee on Committees Members
Tom Moninger - Chair

Lorna Golson

Tyler Lantz

Liz Lara

Adam Miller

Brenda Van Dee


Congratulations to Staff selected to serve on UI Charter Committees beginning this fall!!


Campus Planning Committee: John Weyer

Faculty-Staff Parking Appeals Committee: Rudia Kihura, Julie Pelechek

Family Issues Committee: Jenn Gibbs

Financial Aid Advisory: David Lam-Lu

Hancher Auditorium Committee: Ben Rogers

IT Advisory: Sarah Mascher Wallace

Lecture Committee: Julie Paetzold

Parking and Transportation Committee: Kevin Zihlman

Recreational Services Committee: Melia Pieper

Research Council: Jodi Graff, Kevin Kelly

University Libraries: Rosemary Tiwari

University Safety and Security: Tammi Goerdt, Emily Milke

And, congratulations to Staff selected to serve as UI Charter Committee (Co)-Chairs!


Committee on Diversity: Angela Lamb

Faculty-Staff Parking Appeals: Kevin Zihlman

Family Issues: Megan Meyer

Funded Retirement and Insurance: Nancy Davin                                                            

Hancher: Greg Thompson                                                         

Parking and Transportation: Kris Halter

Sustainability: Brian Thompson

University Safety and Security: Richard Pfarrer

Applications for Staff Openings on University Charter Committees coming in Spring 2018

Each spring the University of Iowa Staff Council Committee on Committees solicits applications to fill staff vacancies on University Charter and Non-Charter committees. All UI staff members are eligible and are encouraged to apply during open application periods. An invitation to apply for upcoming committee vacancies will be emailed to all staff each spring.

UI Charter committees:

Campus Planning Committee
Committee on Diversity
Council on Teaching
Faculty-Staff Parking Appeals
Family Issues Committee
Financial Aid Advisory Committee
Funded Retirement and Insurance Committee (FRIC)
Hancher Auditorium Committee
Information Technology Committee
Lecture Committee
Parking and Transportation Committee
Presidential Committee on Athletics
Recreational Services Committee
Research Council
Sustainability Committee
University Libraries Committee
University Safety and Security Committee

Charter committees play an important role in the shared governance of our University.  These committees were established in an effort to assure that University-wide services and activities are carried out in the best interests of the UI community. The committees' responsibilities are twofold:

1) To recommend and to advise on the formulation of University policy.
2) To assist in the interpretation of University policies to their respective constituencies.

You can find more information about the committees on the Charter Committees website:

Please consider adding your voice to this important component of our shared governance at the University of Iowa in the future.

Contact the Staff Council office at 335-3600 or with any questions