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UCA Core Council


  1. To review the current UCA Core program and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Deans.
  2. To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new and revised UCA Core curricula proposed by the various departments and colleges.
  3. To initiate and recommend policies and procedures relevant to UCA Core requirements.


  1. One department chair is elected from each of the academic colleges.
  2. Two faculty members elected from each academic college with at least one holding the rank of assistant professor or above;
  3. One faculty member elected by the Student Transitions faculty.
  4. One faculty member elected by the Schedler Honors College faculty.
  5. Two students are invited to serve as members of the council, one representing the Student Government Association and one representing Alpha Chi.
  6. The Director of UCA Core serves as chair of the Council.
  7. The associate provost as designated by the provost, university director of assessment, director of the library and the registrar are ex-officio, non-voting members.

Each council member serves three years on a rotating basis. Students serve one-year terms. The council elects its secretary each academic year.


Term Position
Jacob Held Permanent Chair, Director of UCA Core
Kurt Boniecki Ex-officio Associate Provost
 Jonathan Glenn (Interim) Ex-officio Director of Assessment
Dean Covington Ex-officio Director of the Library
Becky Rasnick Ex-officio Registrar
Stephanie Watson 2022 Chair, COB
Steve O’Connell 2021 Chair, CNSM
Wendy Lucas 2023 Chair, CAHSS
Dee Lance 2023 Chair, CHBS
Michael Mills 2021 Chair, COE
Stephen Yao 2021  COB
Tammie Rogers 2023 COB
Mike Scoles 2022 CHBS
Sean Engle 2021 CHBS
Jennifer Parrack 2022 CAHSS
Laura Niswonger 2021 CAHSS
Donna Wake  2022 COE
Tracie Rushing 2023 COE
Ling Zhang 2023  CNSM
Ahmad Patooghy 2023  CNSM
Amanda Wiley-Martin 2022 Student Transitions
Ellen Hostetter 2023 Honors College
Bradley Verel 2021 Alpha Chi
Colby Little 2019 SGA


X-period the first Tuesday of each month. On all other times as needed.

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