Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

After all of the steps of the policy consultation process are completed, the policy will be reviewed by the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is a standing committee of University administrators that work in partnership with the administrative 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 President’s Policy Committee (PPC).

The PAC meets over Zoom 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.

Policy owners should send all materials to Policy Program director Seth Beccard ([email protected]) a minimum of 7 working days prior to the PAC meeting date. In addition, policy owners should fill out:

Policy owners should plan to attend the Zoom PAC meeting and make a quick 3-5 minute summary of the policy and its changes prior to a Q&A session with the PAC members.

For most policies undergoing comprehensive review, the PAC will be the final step of the process. After incorporating the changes suggested by PAC, the policy owner will send the final documents to the Policy Program to publish on the Policy Library.

Policies that are new, being retired, or contain significant revisions as determined by the Policy Program Director and PAC members will be referred onto the President's Policy Committee as the final step in the process.

PAC Meeting Schedule

PAC Meeting Date PAC Meeting Time PAC Materials Due
May 15, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 May 6, 2024
June 26, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 June 17, 2024
July 17, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 July 8, 2024
August 21, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 August 12, 2024
September 18, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 September 9, 2024
October 16, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 October 7, 2024
November 20, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 November 11, 2024
December 18, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 December 9, 2024

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