Phone: 612-624-5551
24-hr number: 612-293-0831

Advanced Search

This is an archived story; this page is not actively maintained. Some or all of the links within or related to this story may no longer work.

For the latest University of Minnesota news, visit Discover.


CAPA chair Teri Wallace with Beth Emshoff

CAPA chair Teri Wallace (left) and College of Human Ecology CAPA representative Beth Emshoff at the retreat August 20.

CAPA prepares for 2004-05

By Kelly Culhane

From Brief, September 15, 2004

Academic professional and administrative (P&A) representatives put on their CAPA hats August 20 at the annual summer retreat of the Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators.

CAPA committee members 2004-05

Teri Wallace, chair
Dinah Scott, clerk
John Mitchell, UMC
Elaine Hansen, Kim Roufs, and Pam Wilson, UMD
John Bowers, UMM
Jane Birkholz, UMR
Andrew Hill, Athletics
Cynthia Pansing, COAFES
Wendy Friedmeyer, CALA
Clarence Lehman, CBS
Kelly Culhane, CCE
Bob Utke, CEHD
Beth Emshoff, CHE
Barbara Van Drasek and Paul Soper, CLA
Anita Cholewa, CNR
Peter Haeg, Pharmacy
Kari Anderson, CVM
Randy Croce, CSOM
Jaki Cottingham-Zierdt and Tina Falkner, Office of the Senior VP and Provost
Annette Digre, General College
Karen Starry, Graduate School
Lisa Dau, Human Resources
Frank Douma, HHH Institute
Dale Swanson, IT
Stacy Doepner-Hove, Law School
Colleen O'Neill, Medical School
Jim Hildebrand, Research
Jeff Carlson, Dentistry
Jennifer Peters, Nursing
Kerrin Brelje, SPH
Jamie Tiedemann, Student Affairs
Elaine Challacombe, U Libraries
Karl Foord and Rae Montgomery, U of M Extension Service
Mark Allen, U Relations
Greg Casura, U Services

Alternates are also posted on the CAPA Web site at /representatives/unit.htm.

Between 40 and 50 representatives attended the retreat, which was held at the St. Anthony Main Event Center in Minneapolis.

The event started by getting both new and old representatives acquainted. Then CAPA chair Teri Wallace kicked off the meeting with a presentation on the organization's history and accomplishments, describing how CAPA fits in University governance.

For the second half of the day, each committee officially met to discuss plans and goals for the 2004-2005 academic year.

CAPA committees are

--Representation and Governance --Professional Development --Benefits and Compensation --Communications

More information about the committees is on the CAPA Web site at All committees have full agendas, and CAPA looks forward to another successful year.

Any P&A staff member interested in joining a committee can visit the CAPA Web site at and click on "CAPA committees." Committees are open to all P&A staff member at the University, and CAPA welcomes all who are interested in being involved.

Welcome back!

Kelly Culhane is an associate program director in Degree and Credit Programs for the College of Continuing Education (CCE) and is the CCE representative to CAPA.

Related Links