University Committees

If you are interested in serving in any University Committee please fill in the following application form and email it to our Senate Engagement Officer (Note: you do NOT need to be a Senator to serve on a University Committee!).

2022-2023 University Committees




CELT Advisory Board This committee works to enhance and strengthen ISU learning and teaching initiatives campus-wide.  Amanda Winters

Committee on the Advancement of Student Technology for Learning Enhancement (CASTLE)

This committee is responsible for overseeing the expenditure of the student information technology fee assessed to all students and advising the Provost and ITS on appropriate expenditures.

Daniela Sanchez

Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee Recommends and develops policies and procedures for university-wide curricula, reviews catalog offerings and degree requirements, and initiates discussions on future curricular matters.  Mohammad Fili
Faculty Senate Facilities and Educational Resources Committee Advises on all matters concerning facilities, grounds, and other physical resources as they relate to instruction and research.  

George Obeng-Akrofi

Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee Represents the faculty perspective on student success. Serves as the faculty advisory committee to the vice president of student affairs.  

Huanjiao (Hannah) Dong

Finance Committee (Student Government)

Decides how we to allocate the $44/semester Student Activity Fee revenues.

Yonting Goh

Graduate Council: Arts & Humanities This council provides a mechanism for interaction among graduate students, postdoctoral associates, graduate faculty members, and the administration of the Graduate College on questions of policy which concern the direction and process of graduate education.  This committee has 4 graduate students seated, one from each of the following divisions:  Arts and Humanities, Biological & Agricultural Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, and Social Sciences & Education.  

Sarah Bartlett

Graduate Council: Biological & Agricultural Science  Caitlyn Campbell
Graduate Council: Physical & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering  

Efrain Rodriguez-Ocasio

Graduate Council: Social Sciences & Education  

Christine Cain

Student Government Graduate Senators at-large These senators are either elected by the student body or nominated by GPSS (more common). These graduate students provide a critical liaison between Student Government and GPSS, informing GPSS of Student Government happenings and provide graduate representation on the Student Government Senate which represents the entire student body.  
Library Advisory Committee (LAC) This committee serves as the primary advisory body to the Dean of the Library, focusing on issues such as funding, general policies, and strategic vision.  

Kelli A. Fitzpatrick

Memorial Union Board of Directors The focus of this board is to provide advice to ISU on all policies and priorities for facility use and programming involving the Iowa State Memorial Union.  

Christine Cain

Policy Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) This committee advises policy developers and approvers on the Iowa State campus.  

Christine Cain

Special Student Fees and Tuition Committee (SSFTC) SSFTC is a statutory committee of 5 students (2 of which are graduate students, specifically the GPSS President and Treasurer) and 5 university employees who consider any proposed student activity changes at the university and make recommendations concerning the student activity fee changes to the President, prior to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa scheduled meeting where these will be discussed.  

Christine Cain


Kevin Chiteri

Student Initiatives (Student Government)

The Student Government Student Initiatives Committee.

Daniela Sanchez

Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) This council’s primary function is to serve as a channel for the expression of user-group opinions and preferences, both on broad policy matters and on specific issues, pertaining to the movement of people and vehicles to, from, and around campus.  

Ana Luiza Rodrigues

This committee works to promote a university climate that fosters the full participation of women faculty, staff, and students and concerns itself with policies/practices that may cause particular difficulties for women as employees and students.

Lizbeth Plaza-Torres

University Committee on Disabilities This committee is responsible for sharing knowledge concerning disabilities with the university committee, for fostering awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities, and for advocating ways to meet these needs.  

Jeniffer Perea-Lopez

University Committee on Lectures This committee works to bring a broad spectrum of lectures as well as cultural and artistic events to campus and evaluates the appropriateness of presenters and topics and determines which shall receive funding.  Changyue (Kyle) Li
 Efrain Rodriguez Ocasio