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:

 2016-2017 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

Engineering and Architecture/Facilities Operations

  • Mark Wilson - IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, 335-5223

Human Resources

Information Technology

Marketing, Communication and Outreach

Merit, Supervisory Exempt/Confidential (MSEC)

  • Joe Lang - Department of Public Safety, 335-5022
  • Vacant

Research; Scientific Services

University Organization Representatives


College of Business

College of Dentistry

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Jen Reynolds - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 353-2639

College of Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

  • Vacant

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health

Finance and Operations

Graduate College, Summer/Winter Session, Continuing Education

Hygienic Labs

Information Technology

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

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

Research and Oakdale Campus

Student Services/Student Health

University Libraries