University of Northern Iowa Centers & Institutes Reporting

Center and Institute Reporting - Centers Review Committee

The Centers Review Committee administers the review process for university centers and institutes, in accordance with BOR Policy 3.8 Approval and Closing of New Centers & Institutes. This committee was established in 2015; membership includes a College Dean, UNI Foundation, Research and Sponsored Programs, Center Director, and a faculty or staff remember from CHAS, CSBS, CoB, and CoE. Committee members review the required annual and seven-year reports prepared by University centers that are listed with the BOR. Upon review, the Committee makes a general recommendation for a center to continue in good standing or may request a continuation review when questions or concerns arise. The reporting requirement aims to be a worth-while process to help Center leadership evaluate past successes and plan future activities. Committee members review reports received and make a recommendation to the Provost Office for centers to continue in good standing. If significant concerns are raised during the review process, the committee may request a continuation review.


Primary Contact:

  • Lisa Ahern - Chairperson, Centers Review Committee
  • Associate Director, Research & Sponsored Programs
  •  /  319-273-6148
Committee Members Department
Lisa Ahern Research & Sponsored Programs
Dilbur Arsiwalla

CSBS Representative

Ashley Coffin Center Director Representative
Soh Meacham COE Representative
Michael Walter CHAS Representative
Rebekah Offield UNI Foundation Representative
Gabriela Olivares Provost Office Designee
Randy Pilkington CoBA Representative
Leslie Wilson College Dean Representative