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Leadership of UEN

Leadership Positions

  • Steering Committee
  • Chairperson
  • Chairperson-elect
  • Executive Director

2019 - 2020 Steering Committee

Chair Paul Gausman Sioux City Superintendent
Chair-Elect(1) Vickie Murillo Council Bluffs Superintendent
Chair-Elect(2) Noreen Bush Cedar Rapids Interim Superintendent
Past Chair Tom Ahart Des Moines Superintendent
Board Member(1) Tami Ryan Dubuque School Board
Board Member(2) Rhonda McRinar Waterloo School Board
Board Member(3) JP Claussen Iowa City School Board
Board Member(4) Allison Beck Davenport School Board

Steering Committee Agenda

9/19/2019 agenda

Steering Committee

  • exercises authority granted by membership
  • carries out policy and conduct the operations
  • approves budget
  • employs part-time Executive Director


  • acts as president and official representative for the UEN
  • presides at meetings
  • signs all contracts
  • prepares, with assistance of the Executive Director, meeting agendas
  • communicates pertinent information to all UEN members


  • serves as secretary/treasurer of the corporation
  • is responsible for monitoring all appropriate records and warrants or drafts
  • conducts an annual audit of the financial records
  • serves as temporary chairperson in the absence of the chairperson

Executive Director

  • serves as chief executive officer of corporation
  • fulfills all responsibilities as set forth in position description


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