Strategic Plan Committees

The strategic planning process is led by two committees at UNI, the Strategic Plan Committee and the Strategic Plan Action Committee. Members for each committee are listed below. 

Strategic Plan Committee

Julianne Gassman (Co-Chair) – Associate Professor, HPELS​

Susie Baker – AFSCME Representative

Gwenne Berry - Chief Diversity Officer

Steve Carignan –Associate Dean, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Jonathan Cox – Interim Program Manager, Center for Multicultural Education

John Fritch – Dean of College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Steve Gearhart – Associate VP of University Advancement

Matt Gordon – Professional & Scientific Council President

Gretchen Gould – Faculty Senate, Chair

Michael Hager – Senior VP of Finance & Operations

David Harris – Director of Athletics Administration

Becky Hawbaker – United Faculty, Vice President

Lisa Jepsen – Associate Dean, College of Business Administration

Avery Johnson – Northern Iowa Student Government Vice President

Tim Kidd – Chair of the Faculty

Marty Mark – Chief Information Officer

Doug Mupasiri – Department Head, Mathematics

Shelley O'Connell – Executive Director, Health & Recreation Services

Steve O'Kane – Faculty Senate, Past Chair

Susan Quam – Confidential and Supervisory Staff Representative

Jeremy Rosel – Graduate Student

Phil Simpson – Director of Facilities Planning

Robert Smith – Executive Director, UNI-CUE

Drew Stensland – Northern Iowa Student Government

Therese Stevens – Community Member - Mudd, Inc

Michael Walter – Faculty Senate, Vice Chair

Strategic Plan Action Committee

Timothy Bakula, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Gwennette Berry, Chief Diversity Officer

Mike Bobeldyk, Student Life and Event Services

Vergestene Cooper, Information Technology

Lindsay Cunningham, University Relations

Barbara Cutter, Chair of the Faculty

Julianne Gassman, Office of Community Engagement

Judith Harrington, Emeritus Faculty


Becky Hawbaker, United Faculty

Julie Heiple, Information Technology

Kristin Moser, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Leslie Prideaux, Alumni Relations and UNI Foundation

Jacob Stites, Northern Iowa Student Government

Kristin Woods, Enrollment Management

Randy Pilkington and Andrew Conrad, Business and Community Services(Strategic Plan Action Committee Facilitators)

The university is also grateful to Business and Community Services and Institute for Decision Making team members for their assistance through the strategic planning process, and to IT-Client Services Webteam for creating the graphics for the UNI Strategic Plan webpage.