Thursday, February 2, 2023

Application for Staff Positions on
University Presidential Charter Committees 
2023-2026 Terms*

Presidential Charter committees play an important role in the shared governance of our University, as well as meeting the goals of the UI Strategic Plan.  Charter 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.  

Their general responsibility is twofold: 1) to recommend and to advise on the formulation of University policy, and 2) to assist in the interpretation of University policies to their respective constituencies. 

Please consider playing a critical role in the shared governance of the University of Iowa by applying today. All full-time or part-time UI staff members are eligible to serve on these committees. You can apply for more than one committee.

*Committee terms are three-year appointments from September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2026, with the exception of the Presidential Committee on Athletics, which is a five-year term from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2025.

Information for all of the presidential committees may be found here:

Committee service requires release from your normal duties. Please review the membership expectations regarding committee attendance and committee work.

Before applying, you must discuss your desire to serve on a presidential committee with your supervisor to confirm their support of your service.

Selections will be announced in May.

Listed below are the vacancies on UI Charter Committees for the upcoming year:
Campus Planning – 1 vacancy
Council on Teaching – 1 vacancy
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – 2 vacancies
Faculty-Staff Parking Appeals – 1 vacancy
Family Issues – 2 vacancies
Funded Retirement and Insurance (FRIC) – 4 vacancies
Hancher Advisory – 1 vacancy
Parking and Transportation – 1 vacancy
Recreational Services – 1 vacancy
Sustainability – 1 vacancy

You are also encouraged to apply for the following committees that have no current openings as applicants may be needed to fill mid-term vacancies:
Financial Aid Advisory
Information Technology Advisory
Presidential Committee on Athletics
Research Council
University Libraries
University Safety and Security

To apply for committee membership, please click this link:

You will have the opportunity to indicate interest in membership on committees without vacancies by continuing with the application. We will contact anyone who has expressed interest should a vacancy become available midterm.

The deadline for applying for committees is midnight, Friday, Mar. 17, 2023. Please contact the Staff Council Office at with any questions or to request a paper copy of the application.

Warm regards,

Staff Council Committee on Committees
Yelena Perkhounkova
Maria Bruno
Wendy Askling
Erika Holm-Brown
John Laverty
Sonia Slevinski

NOTE: While the Staff Council coordinates the selection process for staff members on the presidential committees, the committees themselves are distinctly separate from Staff Council.