Healthy Campus Coalition


The Healthy Campus Coalition (HCC) fosters a collaborative approach to enhance the campus community’s holistic health, wellness, and safety. 


Encourage and create opportunities for the campus community’s growth & development through education, policies, and services rooted in evidence-driven decision-making.


The Healthy Campus Coalition (HCC) is an outgrowth of two previous groups. In 2008, a campus-wide task force was formed by the vice president for Student Affairs to assess the campus environment relative to alcohol use and high-risk drinking. The group produced a set of recommendations that guided work that followed. Among the recommendations was the formation of a standing Alcohol Advisory Committee. The committee was formed under the leadership of the director of Counseling Services and functioned from 2009 to 2011.

Following the successful development of a comprehensive campus alcohol policy, the director of University Health Services proposed the replacement of the Alcohol Advisory Committee with a coalition of campus members that could address the full spectrum of health education needs. This was endorsed by the vice president for Student Affairs and the process of forming the HCC began in fall 2012. Its formation coincided with the university’s commitment to support the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project which had similar goals and so the HCC serves also as a point of connection to the Blue Zones Project.


Though primarily focused on student health, the HCC also includes representation from Human Resources (UNI Employee Well-being) and the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project to address topics and issues that span the needs of faculty and staff as well.


The HCC consists of individuals representing groups or departments that have a unique opportunity to assess and understand the needs, concerns, and interests of UNI’s diverse populations and to influence their health and well-being positively. In addition, the designated representatives may bring a student representative to HCC meetings and activities.

  • Housing & Dining (Dining): Lisa Smith
  • Housing & Dining (Dining): Stacey Runde
  • UNI Local Food Program: Paul Mccormick 
  • UNI Local Food Program: Sarah Steinmeyer
  • Dean of Students Office: Jayda Baumhover 
  • Student Health Clinic/Student Wellness Services: Angela Meeter
  • Center for Energy & Environmental Education: Carmen Finken
  • Student Health Clinic/Counseling Center: Angie Wolff
  • Office of Compliance & Equity Management: Kaylee Michelson
  • Americorps VISTA 
  • Student Health Clinic: Sarah Behrends
  • Student Health & Well-Being: Kaili Benham
  • Health Promotion Coordinator: Megan Cahalan
  • Housing & Dining (Housing): Jordan Rockwell