Policy Governance Committees


President's Policy Committee (PPC)

The PPC is a standing committee of University senior leaders authorized by the president to provide final institutional review and approval of administrative policies. The PPC meets on a quarterly basis, and consists of the Chief Compliance Officer (chair), Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President of Health Sciences, Vice President for Human Resources, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, Vice President for Research, Vice President of Information Technology, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, Chief Auditor, and General Counsel. The current chair of the Senate Consultative Committee is a non-voting member of the PPC.

PPC Meeting Schedule

Date Time Materials Due
Dec 11, 2023 8:30 - 10:00 Nov 27, 2023
March 11, 2024 8:30 - 10:00 February 26, 2024
June 10, 2024 8:30 - 10:00 May 27, 2024
September 9, 2024 8:30 - 10:00 August 26, 2024
December 9, 2024 8:30 - 10:00 November 25, 2024

Materials for PPC meetings should be emailed to [email protected].

PPC Membership

  • Jon Steadland - Chief of Staff, Office of the President (Chair)
  • Alice Roberts-Davis - Vice President for University Services
  • Bernard Gulachek - Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology
  • Boyd Kumher - Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Institutional Compliance
  • Calvin Phillips - Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Douglas Peterson - General Counsel
  • Jakub Tolar - Vice President for Clinical Affairs
  • Ken Horstman - Vice President, Office of Human Resources
  • Mark Bee - Senate Consultative Committee Chair
  • Mercedes Ramirez Fernandez - Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity
  • Myron Frans - Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations
  • Quinn Gaalswyk - Chief Auditor
  • Rachel Croson - Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Shashank Priya - Vice President for Research and Innovation
Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

PAC is a standing committee of University administrators authorized by the President's Policy Committee (PPC) to work in partnership with the University-wide and Twin Cities policy owners to review policy plans and drafts, provide feedback to the policy owners on their drafts, and to advise or make recommendations for action to the PPC. The PAC meets on a monthly basis, and consists of the administrative policy director (chair), representatives of each of the senior leaders on the PPC, and representatives from each of the system campuses.

PAC Meeting Schedule

PAC Meeting Date PAC Meeting Time PAC Materials Due
November 15, 2023 1:00 - 3:00 November 6, 2023
December 20, 2023 1:00 - 3:00 December 11, 2023
January 17, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 January 8, 2024
February 21, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 February 12, 2024
March 20, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 March 11, 2024
April 17, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 April 8, 2024
May 15, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 May 6, 2024
June 19, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 June 10, 2024

Materials for PAC meetings should be emailed to [email protected].

PAC Members

  • Seth Beccard - Policy Program Director (Chair)
  • Anne Barnes - Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Beth Nunnally - Clinical and Translational Science Award Administrator - Office for the Vice President for Clinical Affairs
  • Brian Dahlin - Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology
  • Brian Slovut - Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
  • Brianna Menning - Assistant to the President
  • Bryan Herrmann - Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities, UMM Administration
  • Danielle Rintala - Research Integrity and Compliance Director
  • Heather McGinnis - Assistant to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Jaclyn Adair - Senate Associate and Assistant to the Director, University Senate Office
  • Jason Tangquist - Registrar, UMC
  • Jessica LeBlanc - Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President
  • Kathryn Stuckert - Chief of Staff, Human Resources
  • Michelle Balthazor - Principal Auditor - General Audit
  • Mollie Viola - Controller
  • Paige Rohman - Senior Assistant to the Vice President for University Services
  • Sue Bosell - Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, UMD
  • Virginia Wright-Peterson - Vice Chancellor for Finance and Campus Resources , UMR
Equity Lens Policy Review Committee

The Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) Equity Lens Policy Review Committee reviews proposed University-wide policies by units and offers feedback from an equity, diversity, and inclusion perspective. Policy Owners should submit their polices to this committee prior to bring policies to PAC.

The DCoP Equity Lens Policy Review Committee roster is available on the DCoP website.

Equity Lens Policy Review Committee Meeting Schedule

DCOP Committee Meeting Equity Lens (DCOP) Materials Due
November 13, 2023 November 3, 2023
December 11, 2023 December 1, 2023
January 8, 2024 December 30, 2023
February 12, 2024 February 2, 2024
March 11, 2024 March 1, 2024
April 8, 2024 March 30, 2024
May 13, 2024 May 3, 2024
June 10, 2024 May 31, 2024

Materials for Equity Lens/DCOP meetings should be emailed to Amelious N Whyte ([email protected]) and Susan Rafferty ([email protected]).