UD Campus Phased Reopening

Campus Reopening and Fall Planning Task Force


The UD Campus Reopening and Fall Planning Task Force will recommend guidelines, procedures and protocols to achieve the safest and most efficient pathway for resuming operations at UD through the summer and leading into the 2020 fall semester. It will also undertake necessary planning efforts to welcome students back to campus in the fall, according to the “new normal,” as well as develop contingency plans to be considered, depending on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, with guidance provided by our State government and public health authorities. 

 

 

Task Force Steering Committee Members

Chair: Dennis Assanis, President

  • Robin Morgan, Provost
  • John Long, Executive Vice President and COO
  • Mary Remmler, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Charlie Riordan, Vice President of Research, Scholarship and Innovation
  • Laure Ergin, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Jose Riera, Vice President of Student Life
  • Glenn Carter, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
  • Chrissi Rawak, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Services
  • Michael Vaughan, Interim Vice Provost of Diversity
  • Jim Dicker, Vice President University Development & Alumni Relations
  • Rhett Ruggerio,  Interim Director of Government Relations
  • Beth Brand, Vice President and University Secretary
  • Sylvester Johnson, Director, Custodial and University Services
  • Debbie H. Norris, Chair and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Art Conservation Department; Unidel Henry Francis du Pont Chair; Director, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, College of Arts and Sciences, Trustee
  • Alan Fox, Professor of Philosophy; Acting Director of Islamic Studies
  • Matthew Robinson, Professor of Hospitality Business Management; Faculty Senate Past President
  • Carlos Asarta, Director for the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship; Professor of Economics; President, Delaware Council on Economic Education
  • Cathy Wu, Unidel Edward Jefferson Chair, Computer & Info Sciences; Director, Institute for Data Science Institute; Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Jennifer Buckley, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor School of Education
  • Timothy Dowling, Director Student Health Services
  • Samantha Bingaman, President, Graduate Student Organization
  • Mia Carbone, President, Student Government Association
  • Stephanie Boateng, Student Government Association Executive Council
  • Sienna Ferrick, President, Student Athlete Advisory Committee

 

Health Protocol and Policy

Team Leader: Dennis Assanis, President

Members

  • Mike Chalmers, Senior Director, Leadership Communications
  • Tim Dowling, Director, Student Health Services
  • Laure Ergin, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Bethany Hall Long, Professor, School of Nursing
  • John Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Jen Horney, Director, Epidemiology Program
  • Rita Landgraf, Director of Partnership for Healthy Communities; Professor of Practice and Distinguished Health & Social Services Administrator in Residence
  • Kathy Matt, Dean, College of Health Sciences
  • Robin Morgan, Provost
  • Terry Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer at Bayhealth Medical Center
  • Mary Remmler, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Charlie Riordan, Vice President of Research, Scholarship and Innovation
  • Rhett Ruggiero, Interim Executive Director, Government Relations
  • P.C. Shea, Associate General Counsel

Charge

  • Develop plan for safe reentering of campus consistent with state and CDC guidelines
  • Social distancing
  • Testing, contact tracing protocols
  • UD as testing site
  • Quarantine facilities
  • Phasing of re-entry of campus, residence halls

 

Academics

Team Leader: Robin Morgan, Provost

Members

  • Karen Aniunas, Assoc. Provost/Chief of Staff
  • Jen Becnel Guzzo, Associate VP & Deputy General Counsel
  • Charlie Boncelet, President, Faculty Senate
  • Mary Booker, Executive Director of Student Financial Services
  • Mia Carbone, Incoming President, SGA
  • John Cohill, Undergraduate student representative
  • Deni Galileo, AAUP President
  • Matt Kinservik, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
  • Sandra Millard, Associate Director, Library
  • Mandy Minner, Assoc. VP & Chief Budget Officer
  • Robin Morgan, Provost
  • Katy O'Connell, Senior Director, College and Graduate Communications
  • Lynn Okagaki, Deputy Provost, Academic Affairs; Professor, Human Development & Family Science
  • John Pelesko, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sharon Pitt, Vice President for Information Technologies & Chief Information Officer 
  • Mark Rieger, Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Katie Rizzo, Associate Dean of Students
  • Matthew Robinson, Professor of Hospitality Business Management; Faculty Senate Past President
  • Bill Rose, Chair, Faculty Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • Amanda Steele Middleton, University Registrar
  • Buzz Swanik, Faculty Fellow in the Graduate College
  • Levi Thompson, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Chris Williams, Chair, Faculty Senate Graduate Studies Committee

Charge

  • Teaching - online
  • Hybrid course offerings
  • Classroom and lab density
  • Faculty tenure support
  • Academic calendar changes
  • Winter session/summer session 
  • Faculty workload/adjunct deployment
  • Class schedule optimization

 

Research and Graduate Education

Team Leader: Charlie Riordan, Vice President of Research, Scholarship and Innovation

Members

  • Estella Atekwana, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
  • Tracey Bryant, Senior Director, Research Communications
  • Jeff Caplan, Associate Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences
  • Doug Doren, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, Interim Dean of the Graduate College
  • David Edwards, Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
  • Velia Fowler, Chair, Biological Sciences
  • Mike Gladle, Director, Environmental Health and Safety 
  • Carolyn Haines, Director, Nurse Managed Care
  • John Huffman, Director, Research Cyberinfrastructure
  • Peter Krawchyk, Vice President for Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services and University Architect
  • Bramie Lenhoff, A. P. Colburn Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
  • Robin Morgan, Provost
  • Chrystalla Mouza, Director, School of Education
  • Sindhuja Sunder, President, Graduate Student Government
  • Gwen Talham, Director, Animal Care Program
  • Brad Yops, Assistant General Counsel

 

Charge

  • Centers & Institutes functioning
  • Faculty in Colleges 
  • Restarting research & the new normal
  • Protocols
  • Graduate student and post doc support
  • Federal aid optimization

 

Student Life and Athletics

Team Leaders: Jose Riera, Vice President of Student Life; Chrissi Rawak, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services

Members

  • Andrea Boyle Tippett, Media Relations Director
  • Adam Cantley, Dean of Students
  • Tim Dowling, Director of Student Health Serivces
  • Siena Ferrick, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Student Representative
  • Jen Becnel Guzzo, Associate VP & Deputy General Counsel
  • Joe Kempista, Director, Client Support & Services, Information Technologies
  • Kathleen Kerr, Associate VP of Student Life
  • Christine Mangat, Assistant AD, Intercolleagiate Athletics Program
  • Rodney Morrison, VP for Enrollment Management 
  • Lauren Mosesso, Graduate Student Government Student Representative
  • Lynn Okagaki, Deputy Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Greg Oler, VP Finance & Deputy Treasurer
  • Jason Pires, Police Captain
  • Mary Remmler, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Jaime Seguin, Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Chief Financial Officer 
  • Jordan Skolnick, Deputy AD, External Relations
  • Kasiyah Tatem, Student Government Association Student Representative
  • Polly Weir, Director, Conference Services

Charge

  • Residential experience
  • Orientation/events
  • Student Centers/ Little Bob/BCC
  • Athletics - NCAA, CAA
  • Community events
  • Mental health
  • New normal of residence hall occupancy

 

Facilities and Operations

Team Leader: John Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Members

  • Karen Aniunas, Assoc. Provost/Chief of Staff
  • Laure Ergin, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Marci Hutton, Director, Planning & Project Delivery
  • Peter Kerwin, Media Relations Manager
  • Peter Krawchyk, Vice President for Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services and University Architect
  • Mary Remmler, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Mark Rieger, Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Jose Riera, Vice President of Student Life
  • Charlie Riordan, Vice President of Research, Scholarship and Innovation
  • Mark Seifert, Director, Emergency Management
  • Amanda Steele Middleton, University Registrar
  • Levi Thompson, Dean, College of Engineering

Charge

  • Provide advice on fall planning
  • Prioritization of facility reopening
  • Reevaluation of processes and procedures in light of lessons learned
  • Review of capital projects and future space use

 

Budget and Planning

Team Leader: Mary Remmler, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis

Members

  • Angela Anderson, Director, Federal Relations, Research Office
  • Jared Aupperle, Interim Vice President, HR
  • Susan Bledsoe, VP Finance & Deputy Treasurer
  • Beth Brand, Vice President and University Secretary
  • Kirk Die, Director, Internal Audit & Compliance
  • Cindy Hall, Director, Admissions & Program Communications
  • Fred Hofstetter, Professor, School of Education
  • Marci Hutton, Director, Planning & Project Delivery
  • Daniela Ivancikova, Associate General Counsel
  • John Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Mandy Minner, Assoc. VP & Chief Budget Officer
  • Rodney Morrison, VP for Enrollment Management 
  • Greg Oler, VP Finance & Deputy Treasurer
  • John Pelesko, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sharon Pitt, Vice President for Information Technologies & Chief Information Officer 
  • Kimberly Reinagel, Strategic Policy Analyst
  • Rich Reeves, Assoc. Vice President, Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Bruce Weber, Dean, Lerner College of Business & Economics

 

Charge

  • ENROLLMENT:
  • UG/DE resident strategy
  • Multiyear planning
  • New COVID expenses 
  • Financial aid deployment
  • Tuition and technology
  • International online
  • Graduate program growth
  • Expand populations - veterans, other
  • First State Promise/SEED
  • CARES optimization 

  • HR: 
  • Remote work
  • Realignment/redeployment of workforce
  • Unit reorganization
  • Shared services acceleration

  • BUDGET:
  • Capital/DM budget
  • Operating budget
  • Spending reductions
  • Cash flow/reserve analysis
  • Housing dining scenarios that model different densities, population types and block costing
  • Tuition rate & fees

 

Public Affairs

Team Leaders: Jim Dicker, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations; Glenn Carter, Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Members

  • Angela Anderson, Director, Federal Relations, Research Office
  • Beth Brand, Vice President and University Secretary
  • John Brennan, Assistant Vice President, Communications and Marketing
  • Laure Ergin, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Gary Henry, Dean, College of Education and Human Development
  • Pat Ogden, Associate Vice President and Chief of Police
  • Caitlyn Olsen, Director, Government Relations and Strategic Engagement
  • Lynette Overby, Professor, Theatre
  • Mary Remmler, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Jose Riera, Vice President of Student Life
  • Matthew Robinson, Professor of Hospitality Business Management; Faculty Senate Past President
  • Rhett Ruggiero, Interim Executive Director, Government Relations
  • Doug Zander, Director, Admissions

Charge

  • Coordinate messaging around COVID responses and Fall re-opening
  • Optimize federal and state funding post COVID
  • Mitigate risk associated with re-opening
  • Coordinate state and city community engagement messaging, events planning