Administrative Staff Council Committees

The members of Administrative Staff Council (ASC) standing committees include ASC members and administrative staff members-at-large as appointed by the Chair.

ASC representatives and administrative staff members-at-large are nominated or may self-nominate to serve on ASC standing committees. The Chair of ASC shall appoint a chair for each standing committee from the ASC membership. Duties and responsibilities of each ASC standing committee are listed as follows:

Executive Committee

The ASC Executive Committee acts for the Administrative Staff Council between meetings and serves as or designates a liaison between the ASC and other governance groups, individuals, and agencies. Nominations are handled annually by the Election and Orientation Committee who prepares a list by functional area of those ASC members eligible for election to the Executive Committee.


Kacee Ferrell Snyder– Chair
Jason Hanely – Chair-elect
Kari Wilson – Secretary
Nicole Pedraza – Treasurer
Stephanie Brinkman – Communications
Stephanie Brinkman – Past Chair
Vacant – Historian
Alishea Wynn – Diversity & Belonging Chair
Cordula Mora – Amendments & Policies Chair
Zach Schmidt – Personnel, Welfare & Compensation Chair
Dawn Frieson – Professional Development Co-Chair
Julie Hamann – Professional Development Co-Chair
Kori Koschalk-Newmister – BG Campus Outreach & Activities Chair
Mark Charville – Firelands Campus Outreach & Activities Chair
Kim Fleshman – Student Scholarships Chair
Jennifer Sayre – Awards & Recognition Chair

Amendments & Policies Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to initiate and receive proposed amendments to the Charter or Bylaws and to report to ASC on all proposed amendments. This committee will annually review the ASC Charter, Bylaws, and Handbook for accuracy of content and will propose revisions as necessary. This committee will be responsible for understanding the Charter and Bylaws to serve as a policy resource to the Chair, Chair-elect and officers as well as ASC representatives. The Amendments Committee is responsible for recording and maintaining a history of ASC Charter, Bylaws and Handbook amendments as well as BGSU policy changes affecting administrative staff. Each May the complete history of record will be submitted to the ASC Secretary or Co-Secretaries for archiving.


  • Reviewed several policy revisions:
    • BGSU Information Technology WIFI Addition
    • ITS Computer Lab Utilization
    • Anti Hazing Policy
    • Grad Appeals
  • Passed amendments to the ASC Bylaws and Charter.
Cordula Mora - Chair
Adam Arthur
Beth Ash
Briana Reithmeier
Candace Bockbrader
Kristin Payne
Precious Reed

Awards & Recognition Committee

This committee is to develop and recommend to ASC ways to recognize administrative staff for their outstanding achievements. The committee also will handle all responsibilities associated with the planning, advertisement, selection and presentation of all ASC-sponsored awards and recognition including the annual awards reception and monthly award presentations. Committee members will have been employed by the University for at least three years.


  • Successfully executed the 40th Annual ASC Awards event in May 2023 and are planning for an outstanding 41st Annual ASC Award event for May 2024.
  • Strengthened communications and communication plan to increase awareness of the monthly Spirit of BG award and the annual awards leading to an increase in award nominations and event attendance.
    • $763.64 one day
    • Silent Auction 5/9/23 $1,456.75
    • Brewing Green Fundraiser 10/28/23 $215.00
    • Juniper Give Back Mondays Fundraiser 02/26/24 $320.39 
    • BG One Day $ I am waiting for the final amount earned. I know of 225.00 but not sure if there was more because not sure if anyone else on the committee received monies.
    • Awarded seven $1,000 scholarships
Jennifer Sayre - Chair
Liz Lauck
McKenzie Livecchi
Jamie Schimmoeller
Lois Serfozo
Cindy Valentine

Outreach & Activities Committee

This committee is responsible for planning and implementing social activities to engage administrative staff and planning and implementing charitable and other external events to promote administrative staff engagement with the community external to BGSU. This committee does not participate in planning the ASC annual awards reception.


  • Implemented virtual new hire welcome events. 
    • Distributed welcome gifts to all new administrative staff.
    • Successfully executed Wellness Week, connecting staff to campus and community resources.
Kori Koschalk-Newmister - BG Campus Chair
Mark Charville - Firelands Campus Chair
Alaina Coe
Maite Hall
Matt Kaufman
Kori Koschalk-Newmister
Michelle Schenk

Personnel, Welfare & Compensation Committee

This committee is to review, study, and recommend Council action on matters involving general salary policies, benefits, performance, evaluation, and policies and procedures that affect the functioning of administrative staff in their positions. The committee will conduct an annual salary market comparison, work with Human Resources on wage and compensation-related issues, proactively review current compensation policies, and yearly review the Administrative Staff Handbook for possible required revisions of outdated policies and procedures relative to current university practices.


  • Completing the Annual ASC Survey
  • Completing the 2024 Annual Compensation and Benefits Request
Zach Schmidt - Chair
Gabe Dunbar
Kyle Edmond
Fonda Heenehan
Jeremy VanTress
A.J. Wright

Professional Development Committee

This committee is charged with aiding and encouraging the professional growth and development of administrative staff. It will study and recommend action with regard to professional leaves, continuing education and recognition of professional achievement.


  • Updated the web presence for the professional development committee.
  • Implemented updated guidelines and forms for submitting professional development grants
  • Implemented an updated rubric for determining how professional development awards are issued.
  • Successfully awarded 2 professional development Grants for fall 2023
Dawn Frieson - Co-Chair
Julie Hamann - Co-Chair
Marcy Beaverson
Alison Cooke
DeVona Smith
Sally Thelen (non-rep member)

Student Scholarship Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to administer all aspects of the administrative staff student scholarship program. This committee conducts fund-raising activities and implements and awards scholarships for the student scholarship program.


  • $763.64 one day
  • Silent Auction 5/9/23 $1,456.75
  • Brewing Green Fundraiser 10/28/23 $215.00
  • Juniper Give Back Mondays Fundraiser 02/26/24 $320.39 
  • BG One Day $ I am waiting for the final amount earned. I know of 225.00 but not sure if there was more because not sure if anyone else on the committee received monies.
  • Awarded seven $1,000 scholarships
Kim Fleshman - Chair
Stephanie Cramer
Meredith Errington
Curtis Kachur
Joshua Knudsen
Angela Pezzi

Diversity & Belonging Committee

The responsibility of this committee is to initiate and promote opportunities for education of administrative staff on topics related to diversity and belonging. This committee is responsible for developing initiatives, which will promote a culture of diversity and belonging among administrative staff at BGSU and the wider BGSU community.


  • Review and analysis of the ASC Survey results to identify types of programming and events to increase feelings of belonging amongst all BGSU staff.
  • Established regular meetings with the Division of Inclusion and Belonging and Chief Inclusion and Belonging Officer
  • Partnering with Division of Inclusion and Belonging to promote events
  • Created a list of potential speakers training opportunities
  • Partner with other ASC committees to ensure they are attentive to diversity and belonging
Alishea Sutton - Chair
Katrina Heilmeier
Mark Fox
Adrienna Hutchins
Christine Steffen
Rob Whitehurst
Jessica Patton (Non-rep Member)

University Standing Committees

Administrative staff elected to University standing committees need not be ASC representatives and are elected by the entire administrative staff. Committees include Equal Opportunity Compliance, Health, Wellness and Insurance and Information Technology.


Equal Opportunity Compliance

Jeremy Joseph June 30, 2025
Equal Opportunity Compliance Vacant June 30, 2026
President's Advisory Council on Health, Wellness, and Insurance (PACHWI) Jennifer Buening Jan. 1, 2025
President's Advisory Council on Health, Wellness, and Insurance (PACHWI) Beth Ash Jan. 1, 2024
President's Advisory Council on Health, Wellness, and Insurance (PACHWI) Dawn Frieson Jan. 1, 2026
CIO Advisory Adam Arthur No Term Limit
CIO Advisory Aaron (AJ) Wright No Term Limit
CIO Advisory Julie Hamann No Term Limit
CIO Advisory Kim Brooks No Term Limit
Information Technology Committee Kari Wilson June 30, 2025
Leave Bank Committee (Page 6 - Section D.2) Dawn Frieson June 30, 2024
Leave Bank Committee (Page 6 - Section D.2) Vacant (three-year term) June 30, 2026
Library Advisory Jamie Schimmoeller June 30, 2025
Public Safety Current ASC Chair June 30 of Term
University Council   Current ASC Chair June 30 of Term
Senate Committee on Professional Affairs Michelle Schenk
June 30, 2023

Ad Hoc Committees

ASC ad hoc committees are created by the Executive Committee, which appoints members. These members need not be ASC representatives. After two years, an ASC ad hoc committee either ceases to function or becomes a standing committee, through action of the Amendments Committee. 

There are no Ad Hoc Committees at this time.

Admnistrative Staff Ombuds
First Name Last Name Email Term Ends
Kari Johnson 2026
Margo Kammeyer 2026
Jeremy Joseph 2026

First Name Last Name Email Representing
Gretchen Avery Classified Staff Council
Allen Rogel Faculty Senate
Laura Waggoner Arnold University Retirees Association

Updated: 05/07/2024 12:07PM