Broad participation in the decision making process

In 2009, Lake Superior State University introduced a Shared Governance process designed to gather input from all members of the campus community and allow for broad participation in the decision making process. It is intended for Shared Governance to embrace the University’s mission. Shared Governance recognizes and supports the guidance of the Board of Trustees, the leadership role of the President and Vice Presidents, and the critical interface of the faculty, administration, staff, and students. Broad institutional representation within this body of shared decision making will allow the University to be nimble and responsive.

Chartered Committees

Culture Strategic Committee

  • Spencer Christensen FAC
  • Tim Baird FAC
  • Kaye Batho AP
  • Robert Southall-Student
  • Staffed by Philip Espinosa, HR AVP

Academic Committee

  • Nancy Neve AP
  • Shelly Wooley AP
  • Cathy Chaput FAC
  • Balke Ericson-Student
  • Staffed by David Finley, Provost/VP

Finance Committee

  • Leopold Freedman ESP
  • Kevin Kapuscinski FAC
  • Paul Weber FAC
  • Donna Fiebelkorn AP
  • Nash Johnson-Student
  • Staffed by Morrie Walworth, VP CFO

Enrollment Committee

  • Annette Hackbarth-Onson AP
  • Sandra King FAC
  • Steven Johnson FAC
  • Kathleen Drzewiecki ESP
  • Dakota Baker-Student
  • Staffed by Matt Jurvelin, VP

Staff Senate (Steering)

  • Michael Furr AP
  • Damon Whitten AP
  • David Drzewiecki ESP
  • AP At-large member selected by the Senate
  • ESP At-large member selected by the Senate
  • Staffed by Philip Espinosa HR AVP

Academic Senate (Steering)

  • Cathy Chaput
  • Tenure-Track Faculty At-large member to be selected by the Senate
  • Tenure-Track Faculty At-large member to be selected by the Senate
  • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty/Adjunct At-large member to be selected by the Senate
  • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty/Adjunct At-large member to be selected by the Senate
  • Staffed by David Finley

Campus Collegium Steering Committee

  • Richard Homan SG President
  • Aaron Westrick (FA President or Designee)
  • Derrick Knight (ESP President or Designee)
  • Selected representative from the Academic Senate
  • Selected representative from the Staff Senate
  • University President
  • Staffed by the Vice Presidents

This site is a work in progress, curated and maintained by the Shared Governance Oversight Committee. If there’s a helpful link that we’re missing, or if you notice information that needs to be updated, please contact Oversight chair David Drzewiecki,. Thank you for your patience as we work to make this a one-stop shop for LSSU shared governance