Staff Council is an elected body that represents approximately 6,500 non-bargaining professional and scientific and merit supervisory exempt/confidential staff members. These dedicated people have a substantial impact on the teaching, research, and service goals and outcomes of The University of Iowa. As a university-wide representative body, Staff Council members promote communication among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government.

Staff Council members do not make policies, but do advance staff concerns and ideas to central administration as well as make specific recommendations for policy changes. Staff Council is composed of one representative for every 100 employees or major fraction thereof in the following categories:

 2017-2018 Staff Council Roster|

Listing of Past Presidents

Function Representatives

Academic Support Services and Libraries

Administration; Audit, Compliance, Legal and Risk Management

Behavioral Health; Health Care

Business and Finance

Human Resources

Information Technology

Marketing, Communication and Outreach

Merit, Supervisory Exempt/Confidential (MSEC)

Research; Scientific Services

University Organization Representatives


College of Business

College of Dentistry

  • Vacant 
  • Org 13

College of Education

  • Adam Miller - College of Education, UI REACH, 384-0984
  • Org 14

College of Engineering

College of Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

  • Sally Fisher - Ambulatory Care Clinics, 384-8654
  • Orgs17 & Org 21

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health

Finance and Operations

  • Jeri King - Facilities Management, 335-1247
  • Org 05

Graduate College, Summer/Winter Session, Continuing Education

  • Melanie Ostmo - Division of Continuing Education, 335-0147
  • Org 29, Org 30, & Org 39

Hygienic Labs

  • Amanda Carl - State Hygienic Laboratory, 335-4248
  • Org 90

Information Technology

  • Dennis Crall - ITS-Administrative Information Systems, 335-5929
  • Org 43

President, Provost, General Counsel, Strategic Communications, and University College

  • John Laverty - Admissions, 335-0097
  • Org 01, Org 02, Org 06, Org 09, & Org 35

Research and Oakdale Campus

Student Services/Student Health

University Libraries