Staff Council is an elected body that represents approximately 5,700 non-bargaining professional and scientific and merit supervisory exempt/confidential staff members. These dedicated people have a substantial impact on the teaching, research, and service goals and outcomes of The University of Iowa. As a university-wide representative body, Staff Council members promote communication among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government.

Staff Council members do not make policies, but do advance staff concerns and ideas to central administration as well as make specific recommendations for policy changes. Staff Council is composed of one representative for every 100 employees or major fraction thereof in the following categories:

Function Representatives

Academic Support


Business & Finance

Engineering & Architecture

  • Mark Wilson - IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, 335-5223

Health Care

Human Resources

Information Technology

Merit, Supervisory Exempt/Confidential (MSEC)

Research/Scientific Services

University Organization Representatives


College of Business

College of Dentistry

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Law

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Chris Lake - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 335-3994

College of Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health

Finance and Operations

  • Dick See - Organizational Effectiveness, 384-0766

Graduate College, Summer/Winter Session, Continuing Education

Hygienic Labs

Information Technology

President, Provost, General Counsel, University Administration, College and Relations

Research and Oakdale Campus

Student Services/Student Health

University Libraries