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University Committees

Function: Reviews any appeals to a student's academic standing as it relates to academic suspension and dismissal. Students provide their appeals in writing with supporting documentation. The committee has an opportunity to review those appeals prior to meeting for discussion.

Membership: Faculty and staff appointed by the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the provost.

Chair: Julie Mosley, director of R.O.A.R. First-Year Academic Advising Center


Danielle Jolie            Sherry Burnett
Tina Root    

Function: Strives to engage alumni and strengthen participation for the roughly 45,000 living UAFS, Westark, and Fort Smith Junior College alumni.

Membership: Alumni selected by a nominating committee

Chair: Stephanie London '06


Rham Cunningham '01            Mike Daniels '77
Sharon Daniels '78            Brenda Frederiksen '89
Jerry Frederiksen '84            Jerry Glidewell '91
Taylor Goodson '15            Stacey Jones '71
Tony Jones '16            Jennifer Kelly '91, '98, '15
Sarah May '17            Hannah Osborne '08
John Sturrock '15             

Function: A faculty-led, student-learning committee. Coordinates assessment activities for the entire campus for the purpose of continuous improvement in learning. Quality of learning at UAFS is assessed through two primary sets of learning outcomes: one specific to each academic program and one  that targets general education competencies . Measures include such approaches as portfolios, practical demonstrations, projects, presentations, comprehensive examinations, embedded exam items, class assignments, labs, and case studies.

Membership: Faculty liaisons from each college.

Co-Chair: Lisa-Marie Norris, director of Outcomes Assessment
Co-Chair: Shelli Henehan, associate professor / coordinator of assessment


Derek Goodson            Ahmad Rahal
Eric Baker            Daniel Maher
Chris Knubley            Brandy Weidman
Lisa Bailey            Lisa Manriquez
Faculty Senate Representative (TBD)            Curriculum Committee Representative (TBD)

Function: Evaluates, reviews, and updates each other on the eligibility rules and regulations of the NCAA DII bylaws to insure every student-athlete is recognized by the institution's system as an athlete for monitoring and certification procedures.


Chair: Tommye Robinson, assistant athletic director for compliance / senior women's administrator


Becky Mroczek            Julie Mosley
Jenny Jones            Wayne Womack
Karen Jeffers            Shanna Turney
Danielle Jolie             


Function: Advises, educates, and advocates for an inclusive athletic community that values other cultures, feelings, and history in a non-assimilating way that builds community through common goals.

Membership: Volunteers from the UAFS Athletic Department, faculty, staff, student-athletes, and community leaders.

Chair: Wesley Hooks, technical coordinator
Co-Chair: Tommye Robinson, assistant athletic director for compliance / senior women's administrator


Robert McAfee            Becky Mroczek
Rachel Williams            Nicki Stancil
Katie Beineke            Chris Kelly
Mary Ruth            Nicolas Pattillo
Crystal Lougin            Alexsis Brown
Curtis Janz            Natasha Higgins


Function: Reviews university revenues and brings a recommended and balanced budget for consideration and approval by the university chancellor. Subcommittees recommend ways to increase revenues, decrease expenses, increase efficiencies, and/or improve communication. Subcommittees have been formed using input received from faculty, staff, and students through an anonymous survey instrument sent to all employees and students.

Membership: Senior Staff, budget director, Deans Council, one representative of Student Government Association, one representative of Faculty Senate, and one representative of University Staff Council

Chair: Carey Tucker, vice chancellor for finance and administration


Terisa Riley            Jennifer Belt
Helen Seibold           

Shirley Carter

Holiday Hull          

Susan Simkowski

Erik Carlson  



Revenue Generation Subcommittee

Blake Rickman (co-chair)           Larry Faulk (co-chair)
Meagan Bowling-Fudge           Andrew Mackey
Jason Phillips           Stephen Husarik
Christy Williams           Kristin Tardif
Kendall Ross           Katie Beineke
Duane Jenkins    


Facilities Subcommittee

Stacey Jones (co-chair)           Rita Barrett (co-chair)
Alvin Campbell           Chris Flippo
Jeff Shaver           Carolyn Filippelli
Kari Carbajal           Cheryl Davis
Latisha Settlage           Dave Stevens
Margaret Tanner           Meighan Pendergrass
Ashley Goodson    


University Organization Structure Subcommittee

Georgia Hale (co-chair)           Dave Stevens (co-chair)
Paul Hankins           Anne Thomas
Maurice Testa           Amanda Seidenzahl
Ken Warden           Rita Barrett
Tina Root           Nicolas Pattillo
Lynn Korvick           Loni Elliott
Laura Witherington           Julie Wright
Monica Riley           Virginia Hardgraves


Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee

Bev McClendon (co-chair)           Joe Hardin (co-chair)
Brittany Slamons           Wayne Womack
Svetla Dimitrova           Monique Bracken
Susan Krafft           Justina Buck
Shelley Blanton           Ben Anderson
Shelli Henehan    


Student Engagement and Success Subcommittee

Lee Krehbiel (co-chair)           Chris Kelly (co-chair)
Alora Bauer           Joshua Burns
Derek Goodson           Jennifer Holland
Matt Hutchins            Curtis Janz
Stephanie London           Becky Mroczek
Amanda Seidenzahl           Micki Voelkel

Function: Reviews and discusses the behavior of students who may be a threat to themselves or the campus community. Seeks to have positive interventions and interactions with these students and manage any situations that may pose a threat to the individual or the campus community.

Membership: Faculty and staff from different service areas across campus.

Chair: Dave Stevens, dean of students


Beth Eppinger            Curtis Janz
Nicolas Pattillo            Karen Martindale-Orite
Amy Keener            Peyton Lazzo
Ray Ottman            Dana Andreassen
Lynette Thrower    

Function: Plans, reviews, revises, and executes the university's commencement ceremonies for both fall and spring semesters.

Membership: Staff members directly involved in the planning of commencement ceremonies

Chair: Wayne Womack, registrar


Shadow Robinson


Lee Krehbiel
Sherry Burnett            Ashley Goodson
Chastadee Bailey            Wesley Hooks
Stacey Jones            Ray Ottman
Finn Waters    


Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs, including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, Program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.

Membership: Associate provost and academic deans

Chair: Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs


Latisha Settlage


Paul Hankins
Dean Cantu            Margaret Tanner
Blake Johnson      


Faculty Council: Voting members of the Faculty Council are those full-time employees of the university with teaching included as 50 percent or more of their appointment and professional librarians.

Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate and its constituent committees serve as the faculty voice of the university. The Faculty Senate is elected by and from voting members of the Faculty Council. A faculty member becomes eligible to serve on the Senate after being a voting member of the Faculty Council for two years.

Chair: Janet Renwick, professor of computer and information sciences


Virginia Hardgraves            Shelli Henehan
Kristin Tardif           

David McClellan

Becky Mroczek           

Janine Chitty


Function: Insures the development of basic policies for graduate education at UAFS and the facilitation, improvement, and evaluation of graduate programs throughout the university.

Membership: Composed with the director of Graduate Studies as chair. Voting faculty members shall be appointed by the UAFS provost, in consultation with the deans, for a term of two years with one-half of the council changing each year.

Chair: Margaret Tanner, director of Graduate Studies


Micki Voelkel            Debbie Koch
Laura Witherington            James Benjamin
Ahmad Rahal            Jim Wollscheid
Monica Riley           


Function: Reviews the grant writing process to ensure that faculty and staff who wish to apply for a grant has an easy-to-understand process that guides them from researching the grant to submitting it.

Membership: Faculty, staff, vice chancellors, and other senior leaders.

Chair: Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs


Paulette Meikle            Paul Hankins
Monica Riley            Blake Rickman
Christy Williams            Cammie Sublette
             Linda Word

Function: Devises policies, provides guidance, assesses the security of network infrastructure, and reviews pertinent operating procedures and response plans; develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive information security program that includes a risk-based framework for identifying and managing threats, establishing security standards, responding to incidents, restoring impaired services, and assessing progress towards program goals.

Membership: Director of Information Technology Services; manager of ITS infrastructure; manager of ITS customer support; ITS security analyst; registrar; chief of police; human resource representative; faculty representative.

Chair: Terry Meadows, director of Information Technology Services


Cheryl Davis            Mike Ming
Michael Madzar            Wayne Womack
John Hightower            Ray Ottman
Mandy Keyes    

Function: Advances the educational mission of the university and addresses issues of concern related to academic programs including adding and sunsetting programs, program delivery, program review, quality of programs, and advising. Also provides a conduit for discussion of issues within the colleges to ensure uniformity in implementing university policies and procedures.

Membership: Vice chancellors and other direct reports of the chancellor

Chair: Terisa Riley, chancellor


Shadow Robinson            Lee Krehbiel
Blake Rickman           

Jennifer Belt

Carey Tucker           

Ken Warden


Chris Kelly, ex officio


Function: USC facilitates participation in university governance, thus fostering staff development and commitment to university goals, and operates in an official capacity with authority delegated by the chancellor. 

Chair: Jennifer Holland, executive director of student retention


Meighan Pendergrass, chair elect            Jasmine Smith, past chair
Lynette Thrower, secretary                     

Kimberly Taylor

Kristen Merritt Beck                     

Amanda Seidenzahl

Emily Forshee                     

Derek Hill

Helen Seibold           

Alina Storm

Danielle Ritch           

Rachel Putman

Katie Beineke           

Ashley Goodson


Function: Oversees implementation of the Strategic Enrollment Plan and periodic re-formulation.

Membership: UAFS faculty and staff 

Chair: Lee Krehbiel, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Chris Kelly            Curtis Janz
Wayne Womack            Ken Warden
Dave Stevens            Monica Riley
Jennifer Holland            Karen Jeffers
Margaret Tanner            Andrea McCaleb
Meagan Bowling-Fudge            Nicolas Pattillo
Dennis Siler            Terry Meadows
Tina Root             
Brittany Slamons             

Function: Plans, implements, and oversees all activities related to technology in the support of effective student learning and teaching. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating, refining and implementing the Blackboard Learning System (BLS) training and certification of faculty.
  • Aiding in the transition to and implementation of new and improved technology products on our campus and serve as champions and/or models for how the new products can best be used.
  • Adopting a set of best practices for all UAFS BLS courses to ensure established quality practices for online and distance learning are shared and used in development of courses.
  • Providing and maintaining a rubric based on the aforementioned best practices for evaluation of the quality of courses to be used within each college to assure ongoing success of existing and new courses.
  • Evaluating new technologies that enhance student learning and effective instruction and providing recommendations to appropriate faculty, deans, and/or support personnel.
  • Exploring strategies related to technology requested by faculty that support teaching and learning.
  • Providing or assisting in the planning for specialized workshops to showcase technology tools to be used in the classroom.
  • Preparing an annual report of activities of the TSI committee for the provost/senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and/or the associate provost.

Membership: Two members from each college to serve three-year terms with one-third of the members being selected each year. (Initial terms will range from one to three years and will be determined by the Office of the Provost). Terms will end in the spring semester. Key staff members in information systems and information technology are also included.

Chair: Tara Mishra, director of Instructional Support


Justina Buck            Matt McCoy
Virginia Hardgraves            Chizuko Iwaki
Clint Brooks            Sky Zhang
Michael Ming            Pam Fout
Margaret Tanner            Becky Mroczek


Function: Reviews each faculty promotion portfolio to determine whether the process for attaining a promotion to senior instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor has been followed. If there is not unanimous agreement on the promotion from the college, members will review the portfolio to ascertain whether the faculty member meets promotion guidelines.

Membership: Representatives from each college.

Chair: TBD

Virginia Hardgraves
Shelli Henehan
Kristin Tardif
David McClellan
Becky Mroczek
Janine Chitty
TBD by Provost
TBD by Provost

For updates or additions, please contact the Office of the Chancellor at 479-788-7007 or email