Trustee Appointments to Affiliated Boards
Descriptions of Standing Committees

Standing Committee Assignments, 2014-2015

Academic Issues & Student Success Committee

  • Warren L. Woolford, Chair
  • Jennifer E. Blickle
  • Olivia P. Demas
  • Ralph J. Palmisano
  • Garrett E. Dowd
  • Matthew R. Hull

Audit & Compliance Committee

  • Roland H. Bauer, Chair
  • Dr. Alfred V. Ciraldo
  • Ralph J. Palmsiano
  • Warren L. Woolford
  • Matthew R. Hull

Finance & Administration Committee

  • Ralph J. Palmisano, Chair
  • Roland H. Bauer
  • Alfred V. Ciraldo
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff
  • Garrett E. Dowd

Nominating Committee

  • Roland H. Bauer, Chair
  • Jennifer E. Blickle
  • Warren L. Woolford

Personnel & Compensation Committee

  • *Richard W. Pogue, Chair
  • Olivia P. Demas
  • Ralph J. Palmisano
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff

Rules Committee

  • Alfred V. Ciraldo, Chair
  • Jennifer E. Blickle
  • Olivia P. Demas
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff
  • Matthew R. Hull

Strategic Issues Committee

  • Olivia P. Demas, Chair
  • Roland H. Bauer
  • Jennifer E. Blickle
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff
  • Warren L. Woolford
  • Garrett E. Dowd

NOTE: *The Board Chair is an ex-officio, voting member of every committee.

Trustee Appointments to Affiliated Boards, 2013-2014

Following is a list of external and University-affiliated Board memberships assigned to the Board of Trustees. Unless otherwise noted, appointments are made annually by the Board Chair.

Alumni Association National Board of Directors
The Board of Trustees has an official liaison to the alumni board to improve communications and build relationships with The University of Akron's many alumni.

  • Olivia P. Demas

The University of Akron Foundation
The Chair of the Board of Trustees is invited to serve as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Richard W. Pogue

University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF)
The Chair of the Board of Trustees and two other Trustees selected by the University Board serve as members of the UARF Board of Directors.

  • Roland H. Bauer
  • Ralph J. Palmisano
  • Jonathan T. Pavloff

Friends of Hower House
The Board has a representative on the Board of Friends of the Hower House, which oversees policies, operations, and fund-raising for the Hower House.

  • Jennifer E. Blickle

Descriptions of Standing Committees

Academic Issues & Student Success Committee

  1. Considers and makes recommendations concerning all policy matters requiring attention or action of the Board relating to faculty appointment, tenure and status; academic planning and governance; areas of instruction and degree programs; student admissions; and other matters of policy governing or pertaining to academic and curricular affairs
  2. Considers and makes recommendations concerning all policy matters requiring attention or action of the Board relating to student affairs and student life including enrollment services, advising and counseling, academic support programs, student development and conduct, student financial aid and other non-academic matters affecting students.

Audit & Compliance Committee

  1. Provides oversight of the University's financial practices, internal controls, financial management and standards of conduct 

Finance & Administration Committee

  1. Considers and makes recommendations concerning all policy matters requiring attention or action of the Board relating to - University budget and financial operations, business organization and practice; borrowing of funds; determination of student fees and other sources of University income; custody and investment of any funds which are not under or may in the future come under control of the Board of Trustees; submission of appropriation requests; and solicitation of funds for present and future needs of the University
  2. Coordinates activities with The University of Akron Foundation and relations with local, state and federal legislative and administrative agencies
  3. Promotes relations with the University's alumni and Alumni Association
  4. Considers and makes recommendations concerning the naming of buildings and other similar honorary designations
  5. Makes recommendations regarding biennium capital appropriation requests, and it considers and makes recommendations regarding the capital planning and capital projects for the University, including - overall campus development guide plan; location, planning, construction, renovation, demolition and maintenance of the University's physical plant, streets, grounds and capital equipment; the purchase, sale, and lease of real estate; the procedure for implementation of locally administered projects; and the selection process for architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors

Nominating Committee

  1. Meets annually in May to recommend a slate of officers to the Board, so that its report and recommendations may be voted upon at the Board’s regular meeting in June annually.

Personnel & Compensation Committee

  1. Oversees, on the Board's behalf, the University's overall employment and compensation practices, policies and procedures
  2. Recommends to the Board of Trustees the adoption of policies to guide such practices
  3. Considers and makes recommendations to the Board on employment matters involving the University president, as well as the president's recommendations regarding University officers
  4. Is authorized to engage consultants and to enlist the assistance of other members of the Board and administration as necessary in its functions

Rules Committee

  1. Considers and makes recommendations concerning the adoption, amendment and repeal of rules of the University required to be filed with the Secretary of State. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to any rule, regulation, bylaw or standard adopted by the Board of Trustees, or pursuant to their rule-making authority; and which has a general and uniform effect when applied to students, faculty, staff or the general public or to any identifiable class of students, faculty, staff or the general public.

Strategic Issues Committee

  1. Considers and makes recommendations concerning the strategic position of the University and the strategic issues and priorities that, from time to time, require the Board's focused attention. Such issues shall be assigned to the committee by the Chair of the Board and reflect areas critical to the successful performance of the institution's mission.
  2. Considers and makes recommendations to the Board regarding - the organization of the Board and the individual involvement and fiduciary and legal role of Trustees; the bylaws regarding the operation of the Board and its committees; the Board’s operation and matters related to Board and Trustee assessment, Trustee selection and Trustee orientation; the expectation of Trustees’ comportment within the Board, and with the president and internal and external constituencies; and the avoidance of conflict of interest or commitment or the appearance of same

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