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:
    1. The analysis of adequacy and cost-effectiveness of individual programs, including retirement, health, life, accident, or disability insurance;
    2. The analysis of the adequacy of the scope and level of the benefit program as a whole:
    3. 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;
    4. The monitoring of insurance rates and recommendations for competitive bidding, when appropriate;
    5. 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.

2020-2021 Membership

Name School/Dept
Shelly Harvey, faculty co-chair Department of Mathematics
David McDonald, staff co-chair Housing and Dining Senior Director
Jill Foote Jones School of Business
Oleg Igoshin Department of BioEngineering
Pierre Jalbert Shepherd School of Business
Ashley Leeds Department of Political Science
Dereth Phillips Department of BioSciences
Lyn Ragsdale Department of Political Science, Faculty Senate Representative
David Scott Department of Statistics
Collin Thomas Department of BioSciences
Rafael Verduzco Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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
Brad Blunt Director for Academic Processes
Bryn Dugre Department Operations Administrator
Crystal Fisher Faculty Club Manager
Jenny Judge School of Architecture Undergraduate Administrator
Noel Nguyen Senior Safety Specialist
Shawn Reagan Center for Civic Leadership Assistant Director
Anita Walker Classroom Coordinator, Department of Chemistry
Carrie Willard Student Judicial Programs Associate Director

Updated December 12, 2020