Health and Wellness Promotion Committee


Coordinates individual, departmental, and university efforts to promote health and wellness for UCA faculty and staff employees. Specifically, the committee will:

  • Assist in development of a variety of initiatives and programs.
  • Provide information centered on preventative care, fitness, nutrition, health screenings, and related topics.


The Health Promotion and Wellness Committee chair is appointed by the President. The Employee Well-Being Program Manager and Chair of the Employee Benefits Advisory Committee will be permanent members of the committee. Three full-time continuing faculty members will be appointed by the Faculty Senate and three staff members will be appointed by the Staff Senate. At least two of these faculty and two of these staff members should represent a department related to wellness (Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health Services, Nursing, HPER, etc.). Faculty and staff members will serve staggered three-year terms (drawing lots for the initial term lengths). The Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management, Human Resources Total Rewards Manager, and Benefits/Insurance Consultants serve as ex officio members.



Member Term Title
Alicia Landry (CHBS) Permanent
Appointed Chair
Kasey Jordan (Human Resources) Permanent
Employee Well-Being Program Manager
Ed Powers (CAHSS) Permanent
EBAC Chair
Odunola Oyeniyi (CoE) 2024
Faculty Senate Appointment
Kathryn Carroll (CHBS) 2025
Faculty Senate Appointment
Kim Eskola (CHBS) 2026
Faculty Senate Appointment
Maria Negrete Padron (Office of Diversity and Community) 2024
Staff Senate Appointment
Melanie Watson (Outreach) 2025
Staff Senate Appointment
Eric Fulton (Library) 2026
Staff Senate Appointment
 Bridget Fortenberry ex officio
Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management
Taylor May ex officio
Human Resources Total Rewards Manager



minimum once per semester, on call as needed

Reports to:

Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management

Page last updated: February 24, 2023