UNI President’s Cabinet Purpose

The President’s Cabinet is the principle information distribution, discussion, and deliberation forum for UNI.  Cabinet advises the President and the Executive Management Team and provides effective, responsive, and informed leadership and recommendations to the university.  The Cabinet meets to discuss policy and operational issues affecting the university; to offer recommendations and perspectives on university-wide policies and practices; and to serve as a sounding board for ideas and new initiatives.

UNI Cabinet Membership

Cabinet membership consists of the Executive Management Team, College Deans, presidents and chairs of employee groups and the UNI student government, and various executive directors and associate deans as appropriate based on their university position.

Cabinet Meetings

The Cabinet will meet monthly during the academic year to discuss key university issues, updates and progress on key initiatives.

Cabinet Membership

Bill Ruud: President

Susie Baker: President, UNI AFSCME Union

Brenda Bass: Interim Dean, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Jeneane Beck: State Relations Officer

Brenda Buzynski: Executive Assistant to the President

Bill Calhoun: Special Assistant to the President for Development & Alumni Relations, President of the UNI Foundation

Steve Carignan: Associate Dean, Special Programs; Executive Director, GBPAC

Chris Cox: Dean of the Library

Troy Dannen: Director of Athletics

Jeff Funderburk: Chair, University Faculty

Pat Geadelmann: Special Assistant to the President for Board & Governmental Relations

Gloria Gibson: Executive Vice President & Provost

Joe Gorton: United Faculty President

Glenn Gray: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs; Executive Director of Residence

Leah Gutknecht: Assistant to the President for Compliance & Equity Management

Joel Haack: Dean, College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

Michael Hager: Vice President for Administration & Financial Services

Helen Haire: Director, Public Safety

Jan Hanish: Assistant Vice Pres., Admin.&Fin.Serv.

Terry Hogan: Vice President for Student Affairs

Julee Jacobson: Chair, Supervisory & Confidential

Kent Johnson: Dean, Continuing Education & Special Programs

Shashi  Kaparthi: Chief Information Officer

Scott Ketelsen: Director of University Relations; Interim Director of Admissions                          

Craig Klafter: Associate Provost for International Programs

Michael Licari:  Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Dean, Graduate College

Nancy Lippens: Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Tom Madsen: President, NISG

Tim McKenna: University Counsel

Morris Mikkelsen: Associate Vice President for Facilities Management/University Architect

Joyce Morrow: Director of Financial Aid

Farzad Moussavi: Dean, College of Business

Linda Nielsen: Lead Auditor, Internal Audit

Phil Patton: University Registrar

Randy Pilkington: Executive Director, Business and Community Services

Leslie Prideaux: Director of Alumni Relations

Bruce Rieks: Director, Budget System Development & Reporting

Jerry Smith: Chair, Faculty Senate

Robert Smith: Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Center/Special Community Services

Christy Twait: Associate Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Dwight Watson: Dean, College of Education

Jean Wiesley: Chair, P&S Council

Leslie Williams: Dean of Students

Jennifer Yarrow: Special Assistant to the President for Events & Protocol