Out & Ally Network

What is the Out & Ally Network?

The Out & Ally Network at UNI is a publicly accessible list of UNI community members who are dedicated to making the university an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students. This resource serves students by increasing the accessibility and visibility of our community members and allies, showing our students that they are not alone. 

allyThis person is an active Safe Zone Ally at UNI. They have completed the training within the last two years and are currently serving as a Safe Zone Ally. 

logoThis person is out about their LGBTQ+ identity.

How can I be listed as a resource?
If you have been through Safe Zone Ally training and/or are an out LGBTQ+ staff or faculty member, you can sign up to be listed as a resource.

If you wish to make edits to your listing, please email lgbt@uni.edu
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Name Role Department Ally or LGBTQ?
Bridget Ahlrichs, she/her/hers Graduate Assistant Institute for Educational Leadership Safe Zone Ally
Janel Alleyne, she/her/hers Assistant Dean of Students Dean of Students LGBTQ Pride Flag
Jerrell Bates, he/him/his Assistant Residence Life Coordinator Housing & Dining Safe Zone Ally
Melinda Beland, she or they Public Relations, Clerk IV Rod Library Safe Zone Ally
Kaili Benham, she/her/hers Student Health & Wellbeing Coordinator Student Wellness Services Safe Zone Ally
Jeffery Byrd Professor & Department Head Art Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Michael Conrad, he/him/his Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies & Music Education School of Music Safe Zone Ally
Molly Cormaney, she/her/hers Adjunct Instructor Women's & Gender Studies Safe Zone Ally
Jenna Coulter, she/her/hers Educational Counselor Educational Opportunity Center Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Alison Cox, she/her/hers Assistant Professor of Criminology Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology LGBTQ Pride Flag
Janet Croft, she/her/hers Associate University Librarian Rod Library Safe Zone Ally
Jess Cruz, she/her/hers Exhibit Preparator and Outreach Coordinator UNI Museum Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Breanna Daley, she/her/hers Graduate Assistant School of Music LGBTQ Pride Flag
Robert Earle, they or he Visiting Assistant Professor Philosophy & World Religions Safe Zone Ally
Natalie Earnest, she/her/hers Career Services Coordinator Career Services Safe Zone Ally
Charlie Edge, he or they Resident Assistant University Housing & Dining LGBTQ Pride Flag
Cindy Fitzgerald, she/her/hers Library Assistant Rod Library Safe Zone Ally
Sam Flodin, she/her/hers Graduate Assistant for Care & Conduct Dean of Students LGBTQ Pride Flag
Brittany Flokstra, she/her/hers Instructor, Faculty Ally of the Year 2018 Chemistry and Biochemistry LGBTQ Pride Flag
Aliza Fones, she or they Assistant Professor Languages & Literature Safe Zone Ally
Caroline Francis, she/her/hers Communications and Operations Coordinator School of Music LGBTQ Pride Flag
Melissa Gevaert, she/her/hers Library Assistant IV, 2021 Staff Ally of the Year Rod Library Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jody Gibson, she/her/hers Vocational Rehabilitation Services Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Lisa Green, she/her/hers Project Coordinator Center for Social & Behavioral Research Safe Zone Ally
Andrea Greve Coello, she/her/hers Assistant Athletics Director for Student Services & Inclusion Athletics Safe Zone Ally
Susan Grover, she/her/hers Secretary II School of Music LGBTQ Pride Flag
Chris Hale, they/them/theirs Marketing Manager Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center LGBTQ Pride Flag
Connie Hansen, she/her/hers Associate Director Student Involvement Safe Zone Ally
Rachel Hansen, she/her/hers Graduate Assistant Geography Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Susan Hill, she/her/hers Director of the CETL and Professor of Religion, 2022 Faculty Ally of the Year Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Philosophy and World Religion LGBTQ Pride Flag
Gretchen Honsell, she or they Counselor Counseling Center Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Aaron Howard, he/him/his Network Architect and Manager IT Network Infrastructure Services Safe Zone Ally
Kimberly Hurley, she/her/hers Assistant Professor Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services LGBTQ Pride Flag
Jennifer Jass, she/her/hers Family and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Health Clinic Safe Zone Ally
Shawna Jesse, she/her/hers Health Promotion Coordinator Student Wellness Services Safe Zone Ally
Kristin Johnson, she/her/hers Assistant Director of Financial Aid Financial Aid & Scholarships Safe Zone Ally
Lori Johnson, she/her/hers Advising Coordinator / Instructor Department of Communication and Media Safe Zone Ally
Kalyani Kannan, she/they LGBTQ+ Student Services Coordinator Gender & Sexuality Services Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Megan Keniston, she/her/hers Student Wellness Ambassador Student Wellness Services Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Janessa Klein, she/her/hers Student Manager Office of the Registrar Safe Zone Ally
Hannah Krejci, she/her/hers Resident Assistant University Housing & Dining Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
J.C. Lange, he/him/his Professional Readiness Program Assistant Office for Professional Distinction LGBTQ Pride Flag
Cori Martin, she/her/hers Secretary IV Department of History LGBTQ Pride Flag
Amy Mayer, she/her/hers RAPIL Program Coordinator College of Education Safe Zone Ally
Alyssa McCoy, she/her/hers Program Coordinator Center for Social & Behavioral Research Safe Zone Ally
Katy McGlaughlin, she/her/hers Production Manager Theatre Safe Zone Ally
Linda McLaury, she/her/hers Access Services Coordinator Rod Library Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Kaylee Michelson, she/her/hers Civil Rights Investigator Office of Compliance and Equity Management LGBTQ Pride Flag
Paula Myatt, she/her/hers Residence Life Coordinator Housing & Dining Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jordan Nichting, he/him/his Graduate Assistant Financial Aid & Scholarships Safe Zone Ally
Katie O'Brien, she/her/hers Instructor of American Sign Language Communication Sciences and Disorders Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Tod Penn, he/they Asst Information Technology Specialist IT Client Services Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jordan Peterson, he/him/his Graduate Research Assistant Languages and Literature LGBTQ Pride Flag
Samantha Pfab, she/her/hers Program Assistant Student Success & Retention Safe Zone Ally
Katie Pfarrer, she/her/hers Associate Director Housing & Residence Life Safe Zone Ally
Leslie Prideaux, she/her/hers AVP of Alumni Relations Alumni Relations Safe Zone Ally
Allyson Rafanello, she/her/hers Dean of Students, Departmental Ally of the Year 2018 Dean of Students Safe Zone Ally
Nick Rafanello, he/him/his Executive Director Housing & Dining Safe Zone Ally
Ashley Rasmussen, she/her/hers Assistant Director of Systems Office of Admissions Safe Zone Ally
Gayle Rhineberger, she/her/hers Professor of Criminology Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Safe Zone Ally
Thomas Riedmiller, he/him/his Academic Support Specialist Culture and Intensive English Programs LGBTQ Pride Flag
Holly Schneiders, she/her/hers Account Clerk Rod Library Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Kelli Snyder, she/her/hers Associate Professor, Athletic Training HRCS / Athletic Training Safe Zone Ally
Jesse Swan Professor Languages & Literatures LGBTQ Pride Flag
Mike Tate, he/him/his Academic Advisor Academic Advising Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Lori VanHooreweghe, she/her/hers Academic Advisor Academic Advising Safe Zone Ally
Tessa Wakefield, she/her/hers Archival Processor and Reference Specialist Rod Library Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Hannah Wollack, she/her/hers Graduate Assistant Student Accessibility Services Safe Zone Ally
Clint Wrede, he/him/his Associate Professor, Librarian Rod Library Safe Zone Ally
Deb Dimond Young, she/her/hers Adjunct Instructor Department of Languages and Literatures Safe Zone Ally