Facilities Planning Advisory Committee

The committee is advisory to the Cabinet, and all members have voting rights. Committee members are expected to act to benefit the University as a whole and make recommendations consistent with the University's Strategic Plan.

The Cabinet seeks broad-based and timely advice in areas such as space utilization, land use, campus development, capital program requests, pedestrian and vehicle access, parking, campus beautification, and related issues. The committee is charged with providing advice regarding these areas.

Committee members are appointed for a four-year term and may be reappointed for one additional term. The Facilities Planning Director serves as chair.

Current Membership:




David Saunders

Eric Lange 

Council of Dept. Heads

Glenn Gray

Department of Residence

Brend Bass

Academic Affairs Council

Eric O'Brien 

Administration and Finance

Gina Trimble

University Advancement

Michael Zwansinger

Finance and Operations

Avery Johnson

Northern Iowa Student Government

Andrew Stansland

Northern Iowa Student Government

Christopher Denison

Division of Student Affairs

Justin Schemmel


DeWayne Purdy

University Advancement

Phil Simpson, Chair