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Out & Ally Network

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What is the Out & Ally Network?
The Out and Ally Network at UNI is a publicly accessible list of UNI community members who are dedicated to making UNI 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. 

Safe Zone 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. 

LGBTQ Pride Flag This 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 here.

If you wish to make edits to your listing, please e-mail
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NameRoleDepartmentAlly or LGBTQ?
Janel Alleyne, she/her/hersAssistant Dean of StudentsDean of StudentsLGBTQ Pride Flag
Melinda Beland, she or theyPublic Relations, Clerk IVRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Kaili Benham, she/her/hersFinancial Aid CounselorFinancial Aid and ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Jim Bray, he/him/hisAssistant Professor of Theatre/ActingTheatreLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jeffery ByrdProfessor & Department HeadArtSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Hannah CiesielskiInternStudent Accessibility ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Michael Conrad, he/him/hisAssistant Professor of Jazz Studies & Music EducationSchool of MusicSafe Zone Ally
Molly Cormaney, she/her/hersAdjunct InstructorWomen's & Gender StudiesSafe Zone Ally
Jenna Coulter, she/her/hersEducational CounselorEducational Opportunity CenterSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Alison Cox, she/her/hersAssistant Professor of CriminologySociology, Anthropology, and CriminologySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Janet Croft, she/her/hersAssociate University LibrarianRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Jess Cruz, she/her/hersExhibit Preparator and Outreach CoordinatorUNI MuseumSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Breanna Daley, she/her/hersGraduate AssistantSchool of MusicLGBTQ Pride Flag
Robert Earle, they or heVisiting Assistant ProfessorPhilosophy & World ReligionsSafe Zone Ally
Natalie Earnest, she/her/hersCareer Services CoordinatorCareer ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Charlie Edge, he or theyResident AssistantUniversity Housing & DiningLGBTQ Pride Flag
Carrier Elser, she/her/hersInstructorDepartment of TeachingSafe Zone Ally
Cindy Fitzgerald, she/her/hersLibrary AssistantRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Sam Flodin, she/her/hersGraduate Assistant for Care & ConductDean of StudentsLGBTQ Pride Flag
Brittany Flokstra, she/her/hersInstructor, Faculty Ally of the Year 2018Chemistry and BiochemistryLGBTQ Pride Flag
Aliza Fones, she or theyAssistant ProfessorLanguages & LiteratureSafe Zone Ally
Caroline Francis, she/her/hersCommunications and Operations CoordinatorSchool of MusicLGBTQ Pride Flag
Libby Fry, she/her/hersInstructorSocial WorkSafe Zone Ally
Melissa Gevaert, she/her/hersLibrary Assistant IV, 2021 Staff Ally of the YearRod LibrarySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Lisa Green, she/her/hersProject CoordinatorCenter for Social & Behavioral ResearchSafe Zone Ally
Andrea Greve Coello, she/her/hersAssistant Athletics Director for Student Services & InclusionAthleticsSafe Zone Ally
Susan Grover, she/her/hersSecretary IISchool of MusicLGBTQ Pride Flag
Chris Hale, they/them/theirsMarketing ManagerGallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts CenterLGBTQ Pride Flag
Connie Hansen, she/her/hersAssociate DirectorStudent InvolvementSafe Zone Ally
Rachel Hansen, she/her/hersGraduate AssistantGeographySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Susan Hill, she/her/hersDirector of the CETL and Professor of Religion, 2022 Faculty Ally of the YearCenter for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Philosophy and World ReligionLGBTQ Pride Flag
Gretchen Honsell, she or theyCounselorCounseling CenterSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Aaron Howard, he/him/hisNetwork Architect and ManagerIT Network Infrastructure ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Kimberly Hurley, she/her/hersAssistant ProfessorKinesiology, Allied Health and Human ServicesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jennifer Jass, she/her/hersFamily and Mental Health Nurse PractitionerStudent Health ClinicSafe Zone Ally
Shawna Jesse, she/her/hersHealth Promotion CoordinatorStudent Wellness ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Kristin Johnson, she/her/hersAssistant Director of Financial AidFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Lori Johnson, she/her/hersAdvising Coordinator / InstructorDepartment of Communication and MediaSafe Zone Ally
Kalyani Kannan, she/theyLGBTQ+ Student Services CoordinatorGender & Sexuality ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Shelby Kaingu, she/her/hersFinancial Literacy Outreach CoordinatorFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Megan Keniston, she/her/hersStudent Wellness AmbassadorStudent Wellness ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Heather Kennedy, she/her/hersAssistant ProfessorFamily ServicesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Janessa Klein, she/her/hersStudent ManagerOffice of the RegistrarSafe Zone Ally
J.C. Lange, he/him/hisProfessional Readiness Program AssistantOffice for Professional Distinction (College of Business)LGBTQ Pride Flag
Cori Martin, she/her/hersSecretary IVDepartment of HistorySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Amy Mayer, she/her/hersRAPIL Program CoordinatorCollege of EducationSafe Zone Ally
Katy McGlaughlin, she/her/hersProduction ManagerTheatreSafe Zone Ally
Linda McLaury, she/her/hersAccess Services CoordinatorRod LibrarySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Kaylee Michelson, she/her/hersCivil Rights InvestigatorOffice of Compliance and Equity ManagementLGBTQ Pride Flag
Erin Kaye Miller, she/her/hersResident AssistantHousing & DiningSafe Zone Ally
Wendy Miller, she/her/hersAssociate Professor of Art EducationArtSafe Zone Ally
Paula Myatt, she/her/hersResidence Life CoordinatorHousing & DiningSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jordan Nichting, he/him/hisGraduate AssistantFinancial AidSafe Zone Ally
Katie O'Brien, she/her/hersInstructor of American Sign LanguageCommunication Sciences and DisordersSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Tod Penn, he/theyAsst Information Technology SpecialistIT Client ServicesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jordan Peterson, he/him/hisGraduate Research AssistantLanguages and LiteratureLGBTQ Pride Flag
Samantha Pfab, she/her/hersGraduate AssistantStudent Success & RetentionSafe Zone Ally
Dick Pfarrer, he/him/hisPolice OfficerPublic SafetySafe Zone Ally
Leslie Prideaux, she/her/hersAVP of Alumni RelationsAlumni RelationsSafe Zone Ally
Allyson Rafanello, she/her/hersDean of Students, Departmental Ally of the Year 2018Dean of StudentsSafe Zone Ally
Nick Rafanello, he/him/hisExecutive DirectorHousing & DiningSafe Zone Ally
Ashley Rasmussen, she/her/hersAssistant Director of SystemsOffice of AdmissionsSafe Zone Ally
Gayle Rhineberger, she/her/hersProfessor of CriminologySociology, Anthropology & CriminologySafe Zone Ally
Thomas Riedmiller, he/him/hisAcademic Support SpecialistCulture and Intensive English ProgramsLGBTQ Pride Flag
Heather Schaffner, she/her/hersAdjust InstructorHistory DepartmentSafe Zone Ally
Holly Schneiders, she/her/hersAccount ClerkRod LibrarySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Susie Schwieger, she/her/hersDirector of Graduate LifeGraduate College Safe Zone Ally
Kelli Snyder, she/her/hersAssociate Professor, Athletic TrainingHRCS / Athletic TrainingSafe Zone Ally
Jesse SwanProfessorLanguages & LiteraturesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Mike Tate, he/him/hisProgram Assistant Academic AdvisingSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Lori VanHooreweghe, she/her/hersAcademic AdvisorAcademic AdvisingSafe Zone Ally
Tessa Wakefield, she/her/hersArchival Processor and Reference SpecialistRod LibrarySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Olivia Ward, she/her/hersAssistant Residence Life CoordinatorUniversity Housing & DiningSafe Zone Ally
Hannah Wollack, she/her/hersGraduate AssistantStudent Accessibility ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Clint Wrede, he/him/hisAssociate Professor, LibrarianRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Deb Dimond Young, she/her/hersAdjunct InstructorDepartment of Languages and LiteraturesSafe Zone Ally