COVID-19 Committee

COVID-19 Committee (ad hoc, 2020-2021) reports to the president and will serve the University until the pandemic subsides. This committee is tasked with implementing the recommendations in the COVID-19 Contingency Task Force Report, and continuing to monitor the situation while identifying and managing issues that emerge in the months ahead. In addition, the committee will provide guidance on when restrictions that may be necessary at the outset of a return to campus can be eased. The committee includes members from the COVID-19 Contingency Task Force combined with policymakers and those most familiar with day-to-day operations in key areas. In addition, a number of the Special Topic Working Groups will continue their work to help resolve questions remaining and address issues as guidance becomes more prevalent. These working groups include: Athletics, Classrooms and Teaching Spaces, Academic Technologies and Virtual Instruction, Testing and Contact Tracing, Events and Visitors, Opening of School, and Greek Life. Additional work may be required of the Finance and Employment and Admissions and Enrollment working groups as the environment for the academic year 2020-21 becomes clearer. The COVID-19 Committee will look to these working groups to provide needed guidance and information as the University works through the pandemic. The COVID-19 Committee will look to these working groups to provide needed guidance and information as the University works through the pandemic.

Paul Youngman, Chair

William Hamilton, Professor of Biology
Janine Hathorn, Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics
Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and Counseling
John Jensen, Dean of Career and Professional Development
Thomas Kalasky, Executive Director of University Facilities
Ethan Kipnes, Director of Public Safety
Toni Locy, Professor of Journalism
Mary Main, Executive Director of Human Resources
Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean, Law Student Affairs
Sally Richmond, VP for Admissions and Financial Aid
Kimberly Robinson, Associate University Registrar
Drewry Sackett, Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs
K.C. Schaefer, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
Paul Youngman, Associate Provost, Redenbaugh Professor of German