2019-2020 UMCF Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

Each spring the chair elect recruits Forum members to become board members. Elections are held at the annual conference. Board members hold their positions for one year. See descriptions of duties for each board position. Please contact the current chair if you are interested in joining the board and providing leadership within the Forum.


  • Chair: Monica Wittstock (Law School)
  • Vice Chair: Ellie Lijewski (Office of Information Technology)
  • Treasurer: LeeAnne Hoekstra (Center for Bioethics)
  • Reporter: VACANT
  • Director-at-Large: Robert McIntosh (College of Science and Engineering)
  • Chair Emerita: JoAnne Makela (Extension)


  • Conference Co-Chairs: Jen Neveau (Libraries) and Karen Carmody-McIntosh (Libraries)
  • Diversity Initiative: Pending
  • Maroon & Gold Awards Chair: Kit Breshears (Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing)
  • Membership & Marketing Co-Chairs: Michelle Penna (Minitex) and Paul Schwarzkopf (Auxiliary Services-UMarket)
  • Program Co-Chairs: Maura Dunst (Institute for Social Research & Data Innovation) and Kayleen Jacobson (Center for Bioethics)
  • Technology Chair: Stephanie O'Donnell (Extension IT)

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