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, offer recommendations and perspectives on university-wide policies and practices and 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 UNI's 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

Melanie Abbas: Chair, P&S Council

Susie Baker: President, UNI AFSCME Union

Lisa Baronio: Vice President for University Advancement, President of the UNI Foundation

Brenda Bass: Dean, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Mary Braun: State Relations Officer

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

Nancy Cobb: Associate Provost for Faculty & Professor, Academic Affairs

Chris Cox: Dean of the Library

Troy Dannen: Director, Athletics

Kavita Dhanwada: Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Interim Dean, Graduate College

Kathryn Evans: Northern Iowa Student Government President

John Fritch: Interim Dean, College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

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

Melissa Gevaert: Supervisory & Confidential Representative

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

Michael Hager: Senior Vice President for Administration & Financial Services

Helen Haire: Director, Public Safety

Jan Hanish: Assistant Vice President of Administration & Financial Services

Kimberly Heffernan Moss: Assistant to the Special Assistant for Board & Governmental Relations

Terry Hogan: Vice President for Student Affairs

Tolif Hunt: Grants & Contracts Administrator, Research & Sponsored Programs

Kent Johnson: Dean, Continuing Education & Special Programs

Scott Ketelsen: Director, University Relations                         

Matt Kroeger: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Marty Mark: Chief Information Officer

Tim McKenna: University Counsel

Joyce Morrow: Director, Financial Aid

Kristin Moser: Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Farzad Moussavi: Dean, College of Business Administration

Lauren Nelson: Chair, Faculty Senate

Linda Nielsen: Lead Auditor, Internal Audit

Phil Patton: University Registrar

Scott Peters: Chair, University Faculty

Randy Pilkington: Executive Director, Business and Community Services

Phil Plourde: Director, Culture and Intensive English Program

Leslie Prideaux: Director, Alumni Relations

Bruce Rieks: Director, Budget System Development & Reporting

Victoria Robinson: Interim Dean & Professor, College of Education

Phil Simpson: Director, Facilities Planning

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

Christy Twait: Associate Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Leslie Williams: Dean of Students

Leslie Wilson: Associate Dean & Professor, College of Business Administration

Jim Wohlpart: Provost and Executive Vice President & Professor, Academic Affairs

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