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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?
Bailey Aukes, she/her/hersOrientation CoordinatorStudent Success & RetentionSafe Zone Ally
Melinda Beland, she or theyClerk IV, Public RelationsRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Kaili Benham, she/her/hersFinancial Aid CounselorFinancial Aid and ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Gwenne Berry, she/her/hersChief Diversity OfficerOffice of the PresidentSafe Zone Ally
Emily Borcherding, she/her/hersStudent Success and Learning CoordinatorUndergraduate StudiesSafe Zone Ally
Claire Bowling, she/her/hersLibrary Assistant IIIRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Jim Bray, he/him/hisAssistant Professor of Theatre/ActingTheatre UNISafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jeffery ByrdProfessor & Department HeadArtSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Trey Carlson, he/him/hisGraduate AssistantDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jamie Chidozie, she/her/hersDirector of Diversity, Inclusion & Social JusticeDiversity, Inclusion & Social JusticeSafe Zone Ally
Hannah CiesielskiInternStudent Accessibility ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Michael Conrad, he/him/hisAssistant Professor of Jazz Studies & Music EducationSchool of MusicSafe Zone Ally
Angie Cox, she/her/hersAssistant Professor, LibrarianRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Jess Cruz, she/her/hersExhibit Preparator and Outreach CoordinatorUNI MuseumSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Linda Debarthe, she/her/hersInstructorAccounting Department, College of Business AdministrationSafe Zone Ally
Kevin Droe, he/him/hisAssociate Professor of Music EducationSchool of MusicSafe Zone Ally
Elise DuBord, she/her/hersAssociate Professor of SpanishLanguages & LiteraturesSafe Zone Ally
Carrier Elser, she/her/hersInstructorDepartment of TeachingSafe Zone Ally
Salem Fauser, she/her/hersResource NurseStudent Health ClinicSafe Zone Ally
Isaiah FinanResident Assistant, CAB Live! Executive BoardCABSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Cindy Fitzgerald, she/her/hersLibrary Assistant IIIRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Brittany Flokstra, she/her/hersInstructor, Faculty Ally of the Year 2018Chemistry and BiochemistryLGBTQ Pride Flag
Libby Fry, she/her/hersInstructorSocial WorkSafe Zone Ally
Melissa Gevaert, she/her/hersLibrary Assistant IVRod LibrarySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Dave Glenn-Burns, he/him/hisCampus MinisterThreehouse: a Wesley FoundationSafe Zone Ally
Dianne Gregory, she/her/hersInstructional Development SpecialistContinuing Education and Special ProgramsSafe Zone Ally
Susan Grover, she/her/hersSecretary IISchool of MusicLGBTQ Pride Flag
Robin Guy, she/her/hersProfessorSchool of MusicSafe Zone Ally
Shawna Haislet, she/her/hersHealth Promotion CoordinatorStudent Wellness ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Connie Hansen, she/her/hersStudent Organizations CoordinatorOffice of Student LifeSafe Zone Ally
Em Harsch, she or theyLGBT* Student Services CoordinatorGender & Sexuality ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Carolyn Hildebrant, she/her/hersProfessor of PsychologyPsychologySafe Zone Ally
Susan Hill, she/her/hersDirector of the CETL and Professor of ReligionCenter for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Philosophy and World ReligionLGBTQ Pride Flag
Blair Hines, they/them/theirsResident AssistantDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ 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 ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jennifer Jass, she/her/hersFamily and Mental Health Nurse PractitionerStudent Health ClinicSafe Zone Ally
Dawnell Johnson, she/her/hersBusiness ManagerUNI BookstoreSafe Zone Ally
Lori Johnson, she/her/hersInstructorCommunication StudiesSafe Zone Ally
Heather Kennedy, she/her/hersAssistant ProfessorFamily ServicesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Kristina Kofoot, she/her/hersCommunity Engagement Program CoordinatorOffice of Community EngagementSafe Zone Ally
Paula Knudson, she/her/hersVice President for Student AffairsStudent AffairsSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Steffany Kroeger, she/her/hersGraduate Student, Yoga & Mindfulness InstructorRecreation Services, CounselingSafe Zone Ally
Channing Lawson, he/him/hisGraduate Assistant Financial Aid and ScholarshipsSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Nicole Lehman, she/her/hersAssistant RegistrarOffice of the RegistrarSafe Zone Ally
Keyah Levy, she/her/hersAssistant Director, Multicultural Education ServicesCenter For Multicultural EducationSafe Zone Ally
Joseph (Joe) Lough, he/him/hisPeer MentorGender & Sexuality ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Chelsea Lowe, she/her/hersAthletic Trainer, InstructorDepartment of Health, Recreation and Community ServicesAthletics
Safe Zone Ally
Emmett Lynch, he/him/hisResident Assistant Safe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jenny Lynes, she/her/hersStudent Accessibility Services CoordinatorStudent Accessibility ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Cori Martin, she/her/hersSecretary IVDepartment of HistorySafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Frank McMillan, he/him/hisAcademic AdvisorCollege of EducationSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Katy McGlaughlin, she/her/hersProduction ManagerTheatre UNISafe 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 ManagementSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Katie Milne, she/her/hersAssistant Director of Student Success and RetentionStudent Success and RetentionSafe Zone Ally
Jenny Murphy, she/her/hersSecretary III Diversity, Inclusion & Social JusticeSafe Zone Ally
Janel Newman, she/her/hersAssistant Dean of StudentsDean of StudentsSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Brian Nissen, he/him/hisSuicide Prevention EducatorCounseling CenterSafe Zone Ally
Katie O'Brien, she/her/hersInstructor of American Sign LanguageCommunication Sciences and DisordersSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Steven Onken, he/him/hisAssociate ProfessorSocial WorkLGBTQ Pride Flag
Amy Osatinski, she/her/hersAssistant ProfessorTheatreSafe Zone Ally
Kristin Peiffer, she/her/hersAssistant Director of Financial AidFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Dick Pfarrer, he/him/hisPolice OfficerPublic SafetySafe Zone Ally
Allyson Rafanello, she/her/hersDean of Students, Departmental Ally of the Year 2018Dean of StudentsSafe Zone Ally
Nick Rafanello, he/him/hisDirector of Residence LifeDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone Ally
Sarah Rasing, she/her/hersResident AssistantDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone Ally
AJ Richard, she/her/hersGraduate AssistantHealth, Recreation and Community ServicesSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Thomas Riedmiller, he/him/hisAcademic Support SpecialistCulture and Intensive English ProgramsLGBTQ Pride Flag
Christina Roybal, she/her/hersSenior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Administration Athletics Safe Zone Ally
Jennifer Sullivan, she/her/hersFinancial Aid CounselorFinancial Aid and ScholarshipsSafe Zone Ally
Jesse SwanProfessorLanguages & LiteraturesLGBTQ Pride Flag
Jesse Thomas, he/him/hisResidence Life CoordinatorDepartment of ResidenceLGBTQ Pride Flag
Hailey Travis, she/her/hersResident AssistantDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone Ally
Shaylyn Trenkamp, she/her/hersResident AssistantDepartment of Residence, NI FeministsSafe Zone Ally
Lori VanHooreweghe, she/her/hersAcademic Advisor Academic Advising Safe Zone Ally
Jaycie Vos, she/her/hersUniversity ArchivistRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Jennifer Waldron, she/her/hersAssociate Vice President of Research & Innovation, Dean of the Graduate CollegeGraduate CollegeLGBTQ Pride Flag
TJ Warren, he/him/hisAssistant Director of Career ServicesCareer ServicesSafe Zone Ally
Angela Waseskuk, she/her/hersFoundations Coordinator, Instructor, 2019 Faculty Ally of the YearArtSafe Zone Ally
Chris Wichert, they/them/theirsPresident of UNIFI, Honors Advisory Board MemberUNI Freethinkers and InquirersSafe Zone AllyLGBTQ Pride Flag
Clint Wrede, he/him/hisAssociate Professor, LibrarianRod LibrarySafe Zone Ally
Carolyn Young, she/her/hersFood Service ManagerDepartment of ResidenceSafe Zone Ally