Consultative Committee



  • Julie Eckerle
  • Michelle Page, co-chair
  • Leslie Meek


  • Sam Daniewicz
  • Megan Jacobson
  • Allison Wolf


  • Rita Bolluyt
  • Nancy Helsper
  • Jean Rohloff


  • Jayne Blodgett
  • LeAnn Dean, co-chair
  • Lisa Harris


The Consultative Committee consists of nine voting members and one non-voting member.

Each of the four constituencies elects its own representatives, in the spring or by special election in the event of a vacancy. Members are expected to represent their own constituencies but also act in the best interests of the entire campus community. Terms are for two years with a maximum of three consecutive terms. The committee elects its own chair.


The Consultative Committee has the following responsibilities:

Reflecting the balance of its composition, the Consultative Committee serves as a campus sounding board for those who wish to seek input or feedback on proposals or initiatives related to campus governance prior to submitting them to the Steering Committee or who wish to express or review concerns outside the scope of campus governance and/or receive recommendations concerning follow-up with appropriate campus offices or programs.

The committee may submit recommendations or proposals to the Steering Committee. All proposals or recommendations from the committee, regardless of whether or not they are submitted to the Steering Committee, must be issued in writing and are subject to the same disclosure policies that govern materials produced by other governance committees.

—from the UMM Constitution and By-Laws

Committee Charge and Functions

The Consultative Committee invites communications from all areas of campus. Contact the chair(s) or any committee member to voice an issue or concern. Confidentiality is respected. As part of the consultative process, the committee may gather further information and solicit input from other relevant units and individuals as appropriate. There will be a follow-up process and responses communicated to those voicing the concern. The committee may forward issues to other campus governance entities as the members see fit and/or provide recommendations and suggestions as they deem necessary.