Election underway for non-union staff member on police oversight panel


The election for a non-bargained-for staff member to serve a two-year term on the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee is underway and continues through June 19.

The newly elected member will take their place on the committee in July.

Non-unionized staff are eligible to log in to review information about the nominees and vote. Nominees for the position are:

  • Dana Barnhart, administrative assistant lead, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
  • Hilary King, associate chief operating officer, Cardiovascular and Neurosciences Programs.
  • Rodney Barber, histotechnologist, Department of Pathology.
  • Robert LaRoe, lead web developer and webmaster, School of Social Work.
  • Dillon Cathro, DEI assistant director, School of Social Work.
  • Tracy Washington, inpatient unit clerk, Mott administration.
  • Ivory Wright, digital media designer, Office of Digital Education.
  • Samuel Simpson, resource sharing specialist, University Library.
  • Jennifer Koski, research technician lead, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
  • Zhihong Dong, research lab specialist senior, Cardiac Surgery.
  • Andre Jamison, call center representative intermediate, Michigan Medicine Contact Center.
  • Lori A. Hobson, tech shop assistant manager, ITS Support Services.
  • Mark E. Baker, recruiting coordinator, SRO Data Collection Operations.
  • Jeff Barnes, customer relationship manager, Shared Services Center.
  • Rita Lee, admissions counselor, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
  • Theresa Ceccarelli, marketing and alumni manager, Tauber Institute.
  • Susan E. Dubois, dental senior billing clerk, School of Dentistry.
  • Ben Palumbo, administrative assistant – intermediate healthcare, Michigan Medicine GSA Administration.
  • Jerome Rork, operations manager, School of Social Work.
  • Annmarie Thomas, research administrator senior, Molecular and Integrative Physiology.
  • Piotr Krzystek, senior data curator, Institute for Social Research.
  • Kevin Morris, benefits associate, Shared Services Center.

The six-member PDOC consists of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate), and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms.

The committee reviews grievances against any university police officer and makes recommendations to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security.


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