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University Council

The University Council is the representative and legislative body of the University that deliberates and makes recommendations to the President on matters such as strategic planning, university policy, and other substantive matters that pertain to the strategic direction, and operations of the University.

President Gary L. Miller


Answer President Gary L. Miller's request for ideas related to a non-academic program and procedure. Use UC's Topic Submission Form to submit your ideas. Thank you!

In Fall 2021 the President asked the campus community to submit ideas to improve the UA experience.  The campus responded with over 40 topic submissions covering a wide variety of topics.  To view the status of topic submissions, follow this link: /uc/documents/documents-of-interest/TS status spreadsheet for web.xlsx

University Council has three components: the UC itself, the UC Executive Committee and the eight UC Standing Committees. The Executive Committee is elected by the UC from among its members and is responsible for agenda-setting and coordination. The Standing Committees are elected or selected by the university community constituencies and report to the UC.

The UC and the eight standing committees represent all primary campus constituency groups: faculty, staff, professional staff, students, deans, department chairs and administrators.

University Council meetings are open to the public (see meeting calendar on this page).


Your feedback to make the work of UC more effective is very important to us. Submit your suggestions to the UC Executive Committee for consideration.

University Council Minutes

University Council Executive Committee Minutes

Documents of Interest

Council Member Resources

Strategic Planning

University Council will drive the University Strategic Plan and process for evolving our planning. Learn more about our Strategic Action Plan and Process.

Meeting calendar

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Leigh Hall room 208 with Teams option for guests

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Leigh Hall room 208 with Teams option for guests

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Leigh Hall room 208 with Teams option for guests

Guest Speakers

Each month, UC hosts guest speakers to learn more about our campus. Upcoming guest speakers include:

  • May 14 - Shelly Keller - Travel Policy/Manual
  • June 11 - Budget & Finance - FY25 budget
  • July 9 - no guest speaker scheduled

You can find out more about past guest speakers by clicking on the link below. To request to be a guest speaker at a UC meeting, contact Heather Loughney (hl@uakron.edu).

Past Guest Speaker Presentations: click here


Click here to submit your committee reports.


Tonia Ferrell, Chair

Nate Meeker, Vice Chair

Kris Kraft, Secretary