Presidential Task Force

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will oversee the plan to return to campus, placing safety first while also working on strategies to mitigate risks. One of its first duties will be to publish a list of requirements which must be met before the opening of campus is permitted. This committee will be responsible for vetting all decisions affecting the opening of campus and will make recommendations to the president based on what the Core Committees have proposed. This includes but is not limited to decisions that will impact students and employees, whether directly or by proxy. The Steering Committee also is responsible for placing members on committees, reviewing reports from committees, adding additional working groups as needed, and demobilizing teams as work is completed.

Academic Affairs Committee

The reason we exist as an institution of public higher education in Indiana is to deliver a quality education at all levels of the Academy. The Academic Affairs Committee will concentrate on discovering the needs of faculty and students and determining how best to ensure the progression and educational success of our students. This committee's goals are to provide guidelines for exceptional educational delivery, given a myriad of possible scenarios, which are specific, concise and can be measured effectively.

Student Affairs Committee

Since our founding, the University has been student centered. The Student Affairs Committee will concentrate on student issues outside of academics. It also will explore ways in which we extend support to students while navigating current circumstances and developing plans to support major needs.

Operations and Logistics Committee

The Operations and Logistics Committee's primary focus will be to implement the plan to return to campus. This committee will determine how to operationalize the return and develop a plan to support the specifics essential to this process. This committee also will determine the supplies needed for the operations plan, how to procure those supplies and how to distribute them to the areas needed.

Task Force List

Steering Committee

Carey L. Beury '93

David A. Bower (facilitator) 

Steven J. Bridges '89 M'95

Khalilah T. Doss 

Mohammed Khayum 

Juanita R. Musich '10

Ronald S. Rochon (team leader) 

Kindra L. Strupp 

Aaron C. Trump 

Academic Affairs Committee

Shelly B. Blunt (team leader) 

Michael (Brody) A. Broshears  

Manfen W. Chen  

Tori L. Colson  

Joy A. Cook '03 M'09

Belle D. Cowden  

Michael D. Dixon 

Khaled Elkhal  

William S. Elliott, Jr.  

Trent A. Engbers  

Sandy K. Frank '90 M'96

Heidi M. Gregori-Gahan 

Sukanya Gupta 

Xavia D. Harrington-Chate 

Sangwoo Heo

Alisa (AL) I. Holen

Marna M. Hostetler M'20 

Brian McGuire

Mark A. McKnight  

Zane W. Mitchell, Jr. 

Swateja S. Nimkar 

Kenneth M. Purcell

Jong Rhim  

Melinda R. Roberts

Dawn M. Stoneking 

Connie Swenty

Serah W. Theuri

Edmir O. Wade   

Stephanie L. Young 

Student Affairs Committee

Anna M. Ardelean '22

Laurie A. Berry  

Rebecca Diamond

David F. Enzler  

Jon Mark Hall  

Jennifer R. Hammat (team leader) 

Ward E. Harbin  

Pamela F. Hopson  

Britney N. Orth '03  

Amy S. Price  

Brandy N. Sitzman M'14

Operations/Logistics Committee

Stephen L. Bequette (co-team leader) 

Ward E. Harbin  

Mark J. Logel 

Bryan J. Morrison '91

Brandyln L. Sitzman M'14

James E. Wolfe (co-team leader) 

Essential Support Teams

COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation Team

Stephen L. Bequette

Laurie A. Berry

Shelly B. Blunt

David A. Bower (Team Leader)

Stacy M. Draper

John A. Farless '98 M'21 

Gregory J. Johnson

Jon Mark Hall

Jennifer R. Hammat

Tracy J. Kinner M'05 D'11

Mark J. Logel

Brandyln L. Sitzman M'14

Julie B. St. Clair

Sara K. Will

Emilija Zlatkovska 

Safety Team

Stephen L. Bequette (co-team leader)

Ward E. Harbin

Mark J. Logel

Miles D. Mann

Bryan J. Morrison '91

Samuel F. Preston

Brandyln L. Sitzman M'14

Julie B. St. Clair (co-team leader)

James E. Wolfe

Facilities Team

Miles D. Mann (Team Leader)

Stacy M. Draper

Joel S. Matherly '07 M'21

Bryan J. Morrison '91

James E. Wolfe 

Finance & Administration Team

Andrea R. Gentry '05

Emily K. Henson  

Mary A. Hupfer '84 M'94 (team leader)

Jeffrey M. Sickman '94 M'00

Jeffrey M. Sponn '98 M'04

Communications and Public Relations Team

John A. Farless '98 M'21 (co-team leader)

Darrell E. Hamilton  

Brandi S. Hess '00 (co-team leader)

Trista J. Lutgring

Elizabeth C. Randolph  

Mary Beth Reese M'93 

Connie L. Stambush  

Sally M. Vogl-Bauer  

University Governance Team

Administrative Senate: Jake Hansen

Council of Chairs: Kimberly M. Parsons Hille ‘02

Faculty Senate: Rex M. Strange '92

Staff Council: Rhonda R. Woolsey

Student Government Association: Anna M. Ardelean ‘22

Student Representative-at-large: Josi M. Barscz '22

Resource Personnel

Terri J. Alvey 

Yvonne J. Beavin '98

Brett L. Bueltel '12

Amy B. Chan Hilton 

Sara A. Christenson Blair 

Linda D. Dillbeck 

Julie A. D'Mellow

M. Catherine Ehlman 

Jennifer Garrison

Sharri L. Herriott 

Alisa I. Holen 

Jessica Garcés Jensen 

Gregory J. Johnson

Ryan N. Kaczmarski '12 M'17 M'20

Tracy J. Kinner M'05 D'11

Donna M. Koewler

Julie L. McCullough 

Melissa G. McNeely 

Maria T. Nguyen '15

Kathleen K. Oeth '83 M'14

Jina L. Platts '01 M'03

Erin M. Reynolds 

Rashad E. Smith 

Jack E. Smothers 

Carmen F. Stoen

Rex M. Strange '92 

Bradley V. Will 

Sarah K. Will

Brett A. Williams '13 '20

Andrea Wright M'20