Presidential Committees

Presidential Committees


University Committee On Public Honors & Events

The Committee on Public Honors and Events shall advise the President concerning major public all-University events, both academic and non-academic.

  • It shall recommend to the President all recipients of special citations and achievement awards.
  • It shall recommend to the President names of appropriate speakers for these special occasions.
  • It shall recommend to the President all recipients of honorary degrees in accord with criteria and procedures established by the University.

The Committee of Public Honors and Events Website

Thomas Murray, PhD Interim University Provost Ex-Officio
Matt Gerard Vice President for University Relations Ex-Officio

Richard Rossi

Office of the President Ex-Officio
Anna Nubel Assistant Vice President,
Alumni Relations
Three Elected Faculty Members:
Jinmei Yuan, PhD College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2018
Joan Eckerson, PhD College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2017
Bartholomew Clark, PhD School of Pharmacy & Health Professions 8-20-2019
One Alumnus/A Appointed By National Alumni Board:
Nick Milewski   8-20-2019
Two Staff Members Elected By Staff Advisory Council:
Beth Stinebrink University Communications & Marketing 8-20-2019
Alynne Wize School of Pharmacy & Health Professions 8-20-2019
Two Students:
AJ Olnes Heider College of Business 8-20-2019
Kelsey Wilson College of Arts and Sciences 8-20-2019

University Committee On Student Discipline

The purpose of this committee shall be to conduct hearings on alleged infractions of University rules and to recommend sanctions for individual or group violations after all procedural safeguards as outlined in the Student Handbook are observed.

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Tanya Winegard, PhD, ChairVice Provost for
Student Life
Three Elected Faculty Members:
Lindsay M. Iverson, DNPCollege of Nursing8-20-2017
Mike Miller, EdDEMS Education8-20-2019
Kimberley Begley, PharmD, RPhSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2019
Six Elected Faculty Alternates:
Amy Wendling, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2019
Bartholomew E. Clark, RPh, PhDSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2018
Marlene Wilken, PhDSchool of Medicine8-20-2018
Lou E. Jensen,


School of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2017
Susan C. Connelly, DNP, MN, APRN-NPCollege of Nursing8-20-2017
Matthew Huss, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2019
Three Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Dylan GotoSchool of Medicine8-20-2017
Jack McConnellHeider College of Business8-20-2017
Caitlyn WardCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Six Alternate Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Madelyn McGlynnHeider College of Business8-20-2017
Arianna DalamaggasCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Nina FredericksSchool of Medicine8-20-2017
Jack PietigHeider College of Business8-20-2017
Hedson DesirSchool of Medicine8-20-2017
Shravan AtluriHeider College of Business8-20-2017

University Committee On Student Life Policy

The Committee on Student Life Policy shall be responsible for formulating policy as it relates to all aspects of student life not otherwise delegated.  It serves in an advisory capacity to the President through the office of Vice President for Student Services on all-University regulations as specified in the Student Handbook and makes terminal decisions on all other matters of student life policy.

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Tanya Winegard, PhD, ChairVice Provost for
Student Life
Two Student Services Staff Members Appointed By VP For Student Life:
Lucas NovotnyResidence LifeIndefinite
Desiree Nownes Office of Student DevelopmentIndefinite
Three Elected Faculty Members:

Maribeth Hercinger, PhD, RN, BC

College of Nursing8-20-2017
Kandi L. McCafferty,


College of Nursing8-20-2019
Amy M. Pick, PharmDSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2018
One Alumnus/a Recommended By National Alumni Board:

Michael S. Potthoff

Seven Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Evan DaltonCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Carina HarrisonCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Calvin FairbournCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Kelly McMorrowCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Anna SchroerCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Zach WulbertCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Two Alternate Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:


Presidential Committee on Sexual Misconduct

The committee examines and evaluates the University’s existing policies, processes, and programming to address the issue of sexual misconduct, as well as assess campus and local resources for victims, and to send a summary and recommendations to the president and his cabinet. The committee will consider the Catholic and Jesuit mission and identity of the University, best practices of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act, institutional peer review, and if deemed necessary, external consultation. 

Membership consists of faculty, staff, and students who offer broad campus representation as well as interest, experience, and expertise in related issues. Additionally, campus personnel working in associated areas will be available to serve as resources for the committee.


  • Catherine Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN – College of Nursing, Dean
  • David Weber, JD – School of Law, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


  • Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD – Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry, Associate Professor of Theology
  • Susan Calef, PhD – College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, and Director, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Barbara Harris, PhD – College of Arts and Sciences, Program Director, Department of Social Work
  • Erika Kirby, PhD – College of Arts and Sciences, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, and Faculty Council
  • Matthew Seevers, PhD – Heider College of Business, Chair, Department of Marketing and Management
  • Peter Stone – College of Arts and Sciences, Instructor, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
  • Lt. Col. Jared Sutton – Creighton Army ROTC, Professor of Military Science


  • Shawn Cook, MPA – School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Director of Student Affairs
  • Michael Kavan, PhD – School of Medicine, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Brandy Menaugh – Division of Athletics, Associate Director for Compliance
  • Rebecca Murray, PhD – College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean for Social and Applied Sciences
  • Michael Reiner – Department of Public Safety, Chief
  • Nancy Schrage – Department of Human Resources, Senior Human Resource Generalist
  • Fallon Watts – Interdisciplinary EdD Program, Graduate School, Staff Advisory Council


  • Rachel Marie Lee – School of Law, Third Year
  • Meg Maynard – College of Arts and Sciences, Senior
  • Nina Noronha – College of Arts and Sciences, Junior
  • Ed Nuñez – College of Arts and Sciences, Junior
  • Heather Thorson – School of Dentistry, Third Year
  • Matthew Tolliver – College of Nursing, Sophomore
  • Dhruti Tummalapalli – College of Arts and Sciences, Junior, and Executive Vice President, Creighton Students Union

University Committee On The Status Of Women

The University Committee on the Status of Women shall assure that equal consideration be given to women in all phases of University operation, and shall create an environment equally supportive of achievement by both men and women.  It shall endeavor to ensure full participation and encouragement of contributions from women in pursuing the overall goals of the University.

Committee On The Status Of Women Website (with list of members)

University Staff Advisory Council

The University Staff Advisory Council shall advise the President in matters affecting the general welfare and working conditions of all members of the support staff. The Council shall serve as a channel for better communication between the staff and the administration.

Staff Advisory Council Website (with list of members)

University Partners in Mission Committee

The Partners in Mission Committee provides university-wide leadership to enculturate and promote the Catholic-Jesuit Mission at Creighton University among faculty.  This committee was created to implement the "Resolution on the Catholic-Jesuit Mission of Creighton University" that was unanimously approved by the Academic Council on October 25, 2007.

The President appoints a Steering Committee composed of at least one Jesuit and three to five faculty members to lead the Partners in Mission Committee.  The Steering Committee facilitates dialogue and collaboration on mission-based activities among the representatives from the School and Colleges.  The President directs the Steering Committee to oversee tri-annual assessment of implementation of the Catholic-Jesuit Mission Resolution in each School and College.  The Steering Committee acts on behalf of the University Assessment Committee and submits an executive summary with recommendations of the University Assessment Committee and the President.  

The President directs each dean to appoint a committee of three to five faculty members to advise the dean on the implementation of the Catholic-Jesuit Resolution within their respective School and College.  These committees constitute the membership of Partners in Mission.  

committee membersSchool/College
Chair-Dick Hauser, S.J.Theology/Arts and Sciences
Cindy CostanzoNursing
Tim CookEducation/Arts and Sciences
Kirk PeckPhysical Therapy
Todd DarnoldHeider College of Business


Americans With Disabilities Act Committee

The Americans with Disabilities Act Committee shall advise and serve as a resource to the University community on accessibility issues affecting University students, faculty, employees and visitors in the following areas:  employment, academic and public programs, facilities, and transportation and telecommunications.

Americans With Disabilities Act Committee Website

Committee Members Title, Area Term Expiration
Denise LeClair, Chair Director, Office of Disability Accommodation Ex-Officio
Janel Allen Associate Vice President, Human Resources Ex-Officio
Tim Norton Director, Facilities Management Ex-Officio

Allison Taylor

Exec. Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Jim Jansen General Counsel Ex-Officio
One Administrative Representative From Each Vice Presidential Area:
Gerald Kuhlman Provost 8-20-2018
Shawn Cook Health Sciences 8-20-2019
Adam Haakenson Administration 8-20-2018
Barb Stephens Information Technology 8-20-2019
Robert Johnson Student Life 8-20-2019
Andrea Ordonez Montoya University Ministry 8-20-2019
Mike O’Malley University Relations 8-20-2019
Laura Mann Finance 8-20-2019
Three Elected Faculty Members:
Cynthia J. Hadenfeldt, RN, MSN, EdD College of Nursing 8-20-2017
Angela Bahle-Lempe School of Pharmacy & Health Professions 8-20-2019
Barbara L. Brock Interdisciplinary EdD In Leadership Program 8-20-2018
One Staff Member Elected by Staff Advisory Council:
Tami Richardson-Nelson Client Support Analyst,
Preventive Medicine
One Faculty Member from Occupational Therapy
Andrea Thinnes, OTD School of Pharmacy & Health Professions 8-20-2019
Two Student Elected by Creighton Students Union:

James Banister

College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2017

Ferdinand Toss Cacho

School of Medicine  8-20-2017

Campus Planning Committee

To review at least annually the current master plan of the University with the official Campus Planner and formulate updated plans based upon the changing reality of faculty, staff, and student needs and the resulting demands for additional office, parking, and recreation space.

To relate facility usage and campus development to the priorities of academic planning.

To plan for the most economical use of capital resources as they become available for physical improvements.

To assure that the placement of facilities is aesthetically pleasing and functionally efficient.

To review specific proposals for new facilities or major additions to or renovations of any of the University's facilities as proposed from time to time to the Chair of the Campus Planning Committee, such proposals, if approved, to be referred to the President for final decision.

To serve as individuals on such subcommittees as are appointed by the Chair for planning specific improvements.

Director of Budget, Planning & Analysis

Committee MembersTitle Term Expiration
John Wilhelm, BS, BA, ChairVice President for Administration
Office of the Vice President for Administration
Tim Norton, MS, EdDc, CFMAssistant Vice President
Facilities Management & Planning
Vice Presidential Representatives:
Tricia Sharrar, JDAssociate Provost, Academic Administration 
Richard J. McAuliffe, MSDirector of Public Safety,
James Jansen, JDGeneral Counsel,
Office of the General Counsel
James Bothmer, MALSAssociate VP for Health Sciences and Director of
Health Sciences Library
Mike DonnerDirector,
Division of Information Technology Project Management
Tanya Winegard, PhDVice Provost for
Student Life
Kyle LierkDirector,
Campus Ministry
Jeremy BoumanExecutive Director of Development,
University Relations
Tara McGuireFinance 
Three Elected Faculty Members:
Harsh Chauhan, PhDPharmacy8-20-2019
Matthew K. Averett, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Julie A. Manz, PhD, MS, RNCollege of Nursing8-20-2018
Two Staff Members Elected By Staff Advisory Council:
Jason GantCampus Recreation/KFC8-20-2018
Joann CrinklawSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2019
Two Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Nick MathySchool of Medicine8-20-2017
Angelica Bustamante College of Nursing8-20-2017
One Alumnus Recommended By National Alumni Board:
Paul LaFave, BSBA'87 8-20-2017
Mr. Tim HollandHolland Basham Architects 

University Financial Advisory Committee

The committee shall assist the President in reviewing the annual financial expenditures of the University, particularly as these expenditures touch on the academic programs of the various Schools and Colleges.  While the total budget and capital expenditures of the University are the responsibility of the President and the financial officers, under the Board of Directors, it is the function of this committee to offer information, suggestions, views, and comments on policy, which will ensure input from the academic community into the annual budget expenditures.

The committee shall offer to the President, at least once a year, suggestions leading to additional sources of income as well as increases in the regular sources of income to the University.

Committee Members Title  Term Expiration
John Nisbet, Chair Vice President for Finance  
John Jesse, III Associate Vice President for Finance  
Rev. Gregory O’Meara, SJ Rector
Jesuit Community
Four Elected Faculty Members:
Lee Dunham, PhD College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2019
Maorong Jiang, PhD College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2019
Palma Strand, JD School of Law 8-20-2017
David Dobberpuhl, PhD College of Arts & Sciences 8-20-2018
Three Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Walter Jungbauer Heider College of Business 8-20-2017
Alexis Jalbert Heider College of Business 8-20-2017
Denae Reeves   8-20-2017
One Alumnus/a:
James B. Robinson, JD   8-20-2019
One Staff Member Elected By Staff Advisory Council:
Sam Harter School of Pharmacy & Health Professions



University Athletic Board

The University Athletic Board is responsible for formulating and recommending policy relating to intercollegiate athletics.

The University Athletic Board will serve in an advisory capacity to the President through the Vice President for Student Services.

Committee MembersTitleTerm Expiration
Tanya Winegard, PhDVice Provost for
Student Life
Mr. Bruce Rasmussen (non-voting)Director of AthleticsEx-Officio
Ms. Brandy Menaugh (non-voting)Senior Woman Administrator,
Neil Norton, PhD, Chair Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs;
School of Dentistry
Faculty member appointed by President
Eight Elected Faculty Members:
Phil Gregory, PharmDPharmacy8-20-2017
Mark A. Malesker, PharmDPharmacy8-20-2018
Eric B. Hoie, PharmD

Pharmacy Practice

William O. Stephens, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2019
Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RNAssociate Professor
College of Nursing

Meghan R. Potthoff, MSN, APRN-NP

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Jennifer A. Tilleman, PharmDAssistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
John R. Wingender, Jr., PhDEconomics & Finance8-20-2017
Three Students:
Ty MeddHeider College of Business8-20-2017
Thomas BackeSchool of Pharmacy and Health Professions8-20-2017
Vacant 8-20-2017
President or Designee of the Jaybackers:
Mr. Fred Suarez (Ex-Officio non-voting)  
President Of Student Athlete Board of Advisors:

Lauren Smith

 Ex-Officio Non-Voting
Two Alumni Members Appointed By National Alumni Board:
Tyler Laflin 8-20-2018
Horacio J. Wheelock 8-20-2017

University Committee On Lectures, Films & Concerts

The primary purpose of this committee is to plan and coordinate a program of lectures, films, and concerts for the cultural enrichment of the University community.  Additionally, the committee, in cooperation with designated members of the University, implements the guest speaker policies stated in the Student Handbook and Guide to Policies of Creighton University.

Committee On Lectures, Films & Concerts Website

Committee MembersTitleTerm Expiration
Four Elected Faculty Members:
Maryann Z. Skrabal, PharmDSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2019
Karen K. O'Brien, PharmDSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2017
Olaf BőhlkeCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2018
Maorong Jiang, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2018
Administrators Appointed By President:
Adam KlinkerUniversity Communications & Marketing8-20-2018
P. Frederick Hanna, PhDCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2018
Katie Kelsey, ChairDirector of Student Leadership & Involvement,
Student Leadership & Involvement Center
Four Students Elected By Creighton Students Union:
Willie ShearonCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Rachel EspinosaCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Julia NeppelCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Anthony EasterdaySchool of Medicine8-20-2017
Student Alternate:
One Alumnus/A Recommended By National Alumni Board:
Will Acosta-Trejo, JD 8-20-2017

University Committee on Benefits

The University Committee on Benefits acts as an advisory committee to the President regarding the benefits offered by the University.

The Committee is comprised of eleven members. Five faculty members are elected by the Academic Council. The Staff Advisory Council recommends four non-exempt staff members to the President for appointment. In addition, a faculty member with academic expertise in matters covered by the committee and an exempt staff member are appointed by the President. The University Human Resources Director or a delegate serves as ex-officio member. Each member is appointed for a three-year term at staggered intervals. To bring a concern to the Committee, contact a Committee member.

Committee MembersTitleTerm Expiration
Janel AllenAssociate Vice President,
Human Resources
One Staff Member Representing Levels A-D, Appointed by President:
Katie BootonRisk Manager,
Risk Management
Four Staff Members Elected By Staff Advisory Council, Representing Different Areas of the University:
Sandra LeightonCollege of Arts & Sciences8-20-2017
Terry BegleyHeider College of Business8-20-2018
Jackie LawrenceOccupational Therapy8-20-2017
Rick KernsReinert Alumni Library8-20-2017
Five Elected Faculty Members:

Eric Hoie, PharmD


Pamela Foral, PharmD

Pharmacy Practice8-20-2018

Linda Ohri, RP, BS, PharmD, MPH


Thomas Coffey

College of Arts & Sciences8-20-2019
Julie A. Manz, PhD, MS, RNCollege of Nursing8-20-2018
One Faculty Member With Academic Expertise Appointed by President:
Bartholomew E. Clark, RPh, PhDSchool of Pharmacy & Health Professions8-20-2018
One Member Designated by the Jaybackers: (Elections Held in October)
Bill Hill 8-20-2018

University Assessment Committee (UAC)

The University Assessment Committee (UAC) is designed to foster communication between all colleges, schools, and divisions that facilitate and assess student learning.  Committee members are nominated by their schools, colleges or divisions and appointed by the President.  The UAC works to promote an integrated culture of assessment consistent with the Creighton mission. The committee is charged to coordinate assessment at the University level; represent all academic and co-curricular areas in articulating an integrative assessment program and provide feedback and assistance to programs, colleges and schools to advance efforts to enhance University support for assessment.

The University Assessment Committee website (with list of members)

Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Guided by Laudato Si’, the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability seeks to develop a “path to conversion” for Creighton University as it embraces and embodies principles and practices of environmental sustainability. Through concentrated and engaged dialogue, the PACS will prioritize appropriate responses, interventions, and solutions that will allow Creighton University to contribute to the care for our common home.


The Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability drives cultural change in the daily operations and long-term planning for Creighton University. The Committee convenes campus leaders on sustainability to respond to the immediacy of the unprecedented planetary emergency. The Committee learns from, supports, and builds upon the vast array of ongoing sustainability efforts already in progress in pedagogy, research, service, student life, campus resource conservation, community outreach, planning, purchasing and maintenance, among others. It further seeks to identify new initiatives and collaborations, all of which are necessary to achieve bold and significant cultural change toward more ecologically sustainable conditions.