The Reopening Committee

The Reopening Committee was established in Spring 2020 to address the many issues that have arisen as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The committee meets every week to discuss all of the items that require action, and to communicate those decisions via email, the web, and virtual town hall sessions. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to reach out to the Committee members at any time with questions or concerns by emailing

Shelby Newport, Co-Chair
Professor of Theatre

Julie Snyder, Co-Chair
Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students

Karen Arnould
University Registrar

Scott Arnst
Chief Information Officer

Nick Gaspar
Director, Distance Learning Director

George Hakim
Director, Facilities & Operations

Ray Hall
Director, Public Safety

Mike Lane
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
and Emergency Preparedness Preparedness

Beth Manning
Director, Human Resource

Laura McLeman
Interim Director, Thompson Center
for Teaching and Learning

Gina Rose
Director, Conferences & Events

Ken Sylvester
Director, Office of Research

Joe Vainner
Director, Office of Admissions