University Athletic Committee

Charge: To recommend policies governing University programs in athletics; to review guidelines established by external organizations as well as state and federal agencies insofar as they affect University Programs in athletics.
Reports to: President Chair: Beth Easter


Two faculty members, rotated between the colleges and Kent Library, to be nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee, will serve two-year appointments. Two student members, nominated by the President of Student Government and appointed by the President, and the President of the Student Athletic Advisory Council. One representative each from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council to be nominated by the Councils and appointed by the President. Students and employee council members serve one-year terms. Ex-officio members include the Coordinator of Institutional Equity and Diversity; the Director of Recreation Services, the Athletic Director, Senior Associate Athletic Director, and the Director of Sports Information. The committee is chaired by the Faculty Athletics Representative.

Faculty Members

AY 2016 Bob Willingham
Kent Library (finishing term of Musa Olaka)
AY 2016-2017 Kyle Schneider
College of Health & Human Services

Student Representatives

AY 2016 Megan Parks
SAAC President
AY 2016 Cameron Jeffrey
AY 2016 Mahala Landeros  

Professional Staff Council

AY 2016 George Gasser  

CTS Staff Council

AY 2016 Sherri Jenkins  

Other members appointed by the President

N/R Brady Barke
Interim Athletic Director
N/R Cindy Gannon
Associate AD/SWA
N/R Jeff Honza
Sports Information Director
N/R Beth Easter
Faculty Athletics Representative
N/R Sonia Rucker
Equity & Diversity Issues
N/R Mike Buck
Recreational Sports Director
N/R Bruce Skinner
Residence Life

Academic Hall 144
Office of the President
One University Plaza, MS 3300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701