IANR Staff Council

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IANR employs about 1200 staff members, many of whom are forward deployed throughout the state. While there is a great diversity in staff member roles and responsibilities, all are engaged in advancing the teaching, research, and extension missions of the Institute, and in contributing to the impact that we are having on the state, nation, and world. After talking with representatives from other staff councils on campus and obtaining feedback from staff, institutional leadership supported a proposal to create a staff council in IANR.

We are committed to helping it be a useful resource for staff members throughout the Institute.

If anyone is interested in the minutes of the IANR Staff Council, please email ianr.sc@unl.edu for an electronic copy.

Mission

The mission of our staff council will be to enhance the work environment for current and future staff members. The council will do this by:

  • Providing opportunities to staff members which allow them to grow professionally
  • Bringing ideas and concerns that affect the culture and climate of IANR to the attention of IANR leadership
  • Facilitating communication and meaningful connections among IANR staff
1200+
staff members in IANR

Upcoming Events

Grumpy? Stressed? Wired and Tired?

At our semi-annual IANR Staff Council Connections Event on Thursday, November 3, Susan Harris, retired Extension Educator in Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety gave us weird, yet research-based, keys for living your best life!

Watch the Presentation

Staff Council Members

IANR is excited to announce that the IANR Staff Council will be composed of the following IANR staff members:

Stephanie Bonnema

Stephanie Bonnema

Co-Chair
HR Specialist,
IANR Finance & Personnel Office
Renee Donner

Renee Donner

Admissions Recruitment Coordinator,
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
Cardinal Farrington

Cardinal Farrington

Facilities Manager,
Panhandle Research & Extension Center
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Sharisa Heier

Administrative Coordinator,
Food Science and Technology
Pamela Joern

Pam Joern

Financial Associate,
Greater Nebraska Business Center
Hannah Kahler

Hannah Kahler

Business Center Manager II,
AEM Business Center
Sarah Plautz

Sarah Plautz

Co-Chair
Research Lab Manager,
Biological Systems Engineering
Angela Rushman

Angela Rushman

Project and Instructional Technologist,
Nebraska Extension
Tracy Zimmerman

Tracy Zimmerman

Administrative Associate,
Biological Systems Engineering