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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Campus Reopen Committees

Steering Committee

Wright State University Provost Douglas Leaman established seven subcommittees to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as engage in meticulous planning for the gradual reopening of appropriate campus operations. Leaman leads the Campus Reopen Steering Committee, which includes the chairs and co-chairs of the subcommittees, as well as representatives from the offices of Communications and Marketing.

 

Subcommittees

Academics Reopen

  • Manage space and safety for in-person classes
  • Provide teaching support for all modes
  • Develop scheduling plans for social distancing

Chair: Lisa Kenyon, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Sciences

Co-Chair: Linda Caron, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Members:

  • Samantha Baxter, Student Government Association
  • Glen Cebulash, M.F.A., Chair and Professor, Art and Art History; Studio Classes
  • Kenneth Coon, M.P. Adm., Associate Chief Operations Officer; CaTS
  • Sean Culley, JD, Assistant General Counsel
  • Kathy Engisch, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Science and Math
  • Megan Faragher, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Liberal Arts; Lake Campus
  • Sherry Farra, Ph.D., RN, CNE, Professor NDHC Co-Director, Curriculum; Clinicals
  • Mary Holland, Ph.D., Interim Registrar
  • Terri Klaus, Director, Center of Teaching and Learning
  • Tim Littell, M.S.Ed., Associate Vice Provost; Student Success
  • Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Master of International and Comparative Politics Program; Faculty Senate President
  • Angela Masten, MRC, ATP, GCD, Diversity Specialist; Office of Disability Services
  • Audrey McGowin, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor Chemistry; Lab Classes
  • Gretchen McNamara, D.M.A., Sr. Lecturer, Music; Union Representative
  • Todd Pavlack, M.Ed., Manager, District Learning and Instructional Design
  • Michael Raymer, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science; CECS
  • Chris Roberts, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Ayşe Şahin, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Molly Simonis, Graduate Student
  • Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Council for International Education and Program Administrator for Dayton Council on World Affairs

Administrative and Operations

  • Review and approve campus reopen plans
  • Prepare campus facilities and space for reopen
  • Control access to campus
  • Develop plan to respond to positive case
  • Athletics

Chair: Marjorie Markopoulos, Ph.D., Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Co-Chair: Javan Conley, Assoc. Vice President, Facility Operations

Members:

  • Dan Bertsos, Director, Residence Life and Housing
  • Chris Bethel, B.S., Associate Athletic Director for Facilities/Operations
  • David Bringhurst, Asst. Dean for Academic Success and Foundation Studies in University College
  • Lura Clapper, CRM, Director, Risk Management
  • Eric Corbitt, Director, Student Union and Campus Recreation
  • David Cox, Police Lieutenant
  • Sean Culley, JD, Assistant General Counsel
  • Jason Franklin, AT, MS, Assoc. Athletic Director for Sports Health
  • Sandi Holdheide, M.B.A., Director, Student Affairs, Lake Campus
  • Dan Krane, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Lake Campus
  • Sherri Maxwell-Nickel, M.S., Human Resources Business Partner
  • Ed Morris, Building and Grounds Supervisor, Lake Campus
  • Kim Paul, M.H.A., Chief Administrative Officer, Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Sue Polanka, MLS, University Librarian
  • Debra Radford, M.B.A., Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Michael Stankas, B.S.C.E., Associate Chief Information Officer
  • Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Center for International Education and Program Administrator, Dayton Council on World Affairs
  • Karen Strider Iiames, M.P.A., Director, Executive Communications
  • Tom Webb, M.A., Director, Disability Services

Community Wellness and Health

  • Public health communication
  • Assess community health
  • Develop and deliver wellness resources
  • Prepare for student cases

Chair: Robert Rando, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Vice Provost, Student Affairs

Members:

  • Jennifer Attenweiler, M.Ed., Associate Director, Residence Life and Housing
  • Destinee Biesemeyer, M.S.W., MSc-DRL, Associate Director, Student Advocacy and Wellness
  • Daniela Burnworth, Ph.D., Associate Director, Clinical Training, Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Amanda Coffman, BTAS, Enrollment Services/Admissions Advisor, Lake Campus
  • Kara Donbrock, B.S.Ed., Campus Recreation Program Manager
  • Johnny Holloway, Student representative
  • Genessa Merritt, Director, Student Health
  • Kim Paul, M.H.A., Chief Administrative Officer, Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Debra Radford, M.B.A., Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Heather Rando, M.S.Ed., Associate Director, Disability Services
  • Gretchen Rentz, M.B.A., Development/Community Relations Coordinator, Lake Campus
  • Chris Taylor, Ph.D., Dean of Students
  • Joy Wanderi, M.P.A., Associate Director, University Center for International Education

Contact Tracing and Testing

  • Identify or develop contact tracing app
  • Put together tracing team, incl. students
  • Develop testing plan
  • Develop plan to respond to positive case

Chair: Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor, Populations and Public Health Sciences

Members:

  • Dan Bertsos, Director, Residence Life and Housing
  • Leah Elliot, Student representative
  • Lynn Franck, M.S., R.N., Clinical Instructor, Nursing Educator, Lake Campus
  • Jim Hamister, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor and Chair, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
  • Marjorie Markopoulos, Ph.D., Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Sara Paton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Epidemiologist, Population and Public Health
  • Kim Paul, M.H.A., Chief Administrative Officer, Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Michael Stankas, B.S.C.E., Associate Chief Information Officer
  • Bill Whaley, M.B.A., Human Resources Business Partner
  • Dawn Wooley, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology

Policies and Procedures

  • Policy on safety requirements for faculty, students, staff
  • Policy on in-person work requirements
  • Required documents
  • Training
  • UCIE, international students and travel

Chair: Sean Culley, JD, Office of General Counsel

Members:

  • Lura Clapper, CRM, Director, Risk Management
  • David Cox, Police Lieutenant
  • Christopher Hogan, M.A., Assistant Director, Community Standard and Student Conduct
  • Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Master of International and Comparative Politics Program; Faculty Senate President
  • Ivan Mallett, President, Student Government (Tentative)
  • Marjorie Markopoulos, Ph.D., Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Sherri Maxwell-Nickel, M.S., Human Resources Business Partner
  • Kim Paul, M.H.A., Chief Administrative Officer, Wright State Physicians, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Misty Richmond, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, Asst. Professor and Director; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, AAUP Representative (Tentative)
  • Thomas Traynor, Ph.D., Dean, Raj Soin College of Business

Research Working Group

  • Develop a plan to ramp up research
  • Develop a plan for undergraduates
  • Respond to COVID-related research issues

Chair: Madhavi Kadakia, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Boonshoft School of Medicine

Co-Chair: Kathy Engisch, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Members:

  • Patrick Clayton, Graduate student
  • Emily Dudley, DVM, Director, Laboratory Animal Resources; Associate Professor, Pathology
  • Ellen Reinsch Friese, M.H., Interim Vice Provost for Research
  • Stephen Jacquemin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology and Research Coordinator, Lake Campus
  • Barry Milligan, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Dean of the Graduate School
  • Raghu Srinivasan, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Chair, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Center for International Education and Program Administrator for Dayton Council on World Affairs

Student Life

  • Prepare housing
  • Prepare dining
  • Prepare recreation
  • Prepare events

Chair: Dan Bertsos, Director, Residence Life and Housing

Co-Chair: Chris Taylor, Ph.D., Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Members:

  • Lisa Eizenga, M.S., Assistant Director, Residence Life
  • Sandi Holheide, M.B.A., Director, Student Affairs, Lake Campus
  • Ivan Mallet, President, Student Governement
  • Adam McVey, Resident Student
  • Courtney Mullins, Student Leadership
  • Katherine Myers, Assistive Technology Specialist, Disability Services
  • Debra Radford, Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Erin Sherrets, M.A., Outdoor Recreation Program Manager
  • Haitham Shtaieh, Chartwell
  • Joy Wanderi, M.P.A., Associate Director, UCIE