University Committee on Faculty and Staff Benefits


  1. To review and evaluate the university's fringe-benefit policy and offerings, and to make recommendations for possible changes. In this context, fringe benefits are considered to be compensation-related and affect both faculty and staff. The committee concerns itself primarily with policy matters, but may evaluate program administration and performance of benefit-related services. The charge includes specifically:
    • The analysis of adequacy and cost-effectiveness of individual programs, including retirement, health, life, accident, or disability insurance;
    • The analysis of the adequacy of the scope and level of the benefit program as a whole:
    • Recommendations for the changes based on these analyses taking into account, as much as possible, the wishes of the faculty and staff as well as their willingness to bear costs;
    • The monitoring of insurance rates and recommendations for competitive bidding, when appropriate;
    • The evaluation of bids received and consequent appropriate recommendations.
  2. To prepare a brief, written report on the year's activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty Senate.

2023-2024 Membership

Name School/Dept
Cliff Morgan, faculty co-chair Mathematics
Bryn Dugre, staff co-chair Office of the Provost
Richard Boylan Economics
Stephen Bradshaw Physics & Astronomy
Yildiz Bayazitoglu Mechanical Engineering
Eugenia Georges Anthropology
Gustavo Grullon Business
Jeff Hartgerink Chemistry
Pierre Jalbert Music
Mack Joyner Computer Science
Ching-Hwa Kiang Physics and Astronomy
Dave Messmer Program in Writing and Communication
Rafael Salaberry Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures
Brad Fralic Associate VP and Controller, non-voting liaison
Joan Nelson Associate VP of Human Relations, non-voting liaison
Eno Oregbesan Director of Risk Management, non-voting liaison
Richard Baker Executive Director for Institutional Equity and EEO, non-voting liaison
Melissa Salinas Housing and Dining
Abbey Godley Assistant Dean for Student Programs, School of Social Sciences
Andrea Lawrence Alumni Relations Coordinator
Ben Stevenson Operations and Planning Director, Baker Institute
Jonathan Harper Facilities, Engineering, and Planning
Lisa O'Connor Doerr Institute Executive Assistant
Colleen Mosley-Hunt Office of the General Counsel
Jennifer Zinn-Winkler Kinder Institute

Updated August 29, 2023