UE-COGS Stewards: The Backbone of the Union

Stewards are the backbone of UE Local 896 – COGS, serving as the official union representative in departments around campus. All departments should have at least one union steward. If your department steward is not listed below, please contact us at If you are interested in being a steward or in electing a steward for your department, contact one of the chief stewards below at

Current area* and campus chief stewards:

Campus Chief Steward: Jaclyn Crumbley Carver
Blue Area Chief Steward: Kezia Walker Cecil
Yellow Area Chief Steward: John Jepsen
Red Area Chief Steward: Erik Gustafson
Green Area Chief Steward: Open – Join us!

Current Departmental Stewards

Department Steward(s) Department Steward(s)
American Studies Taylor Henry Journalism & Mass Communication
Anatomy and Cellular Biology Labor Center
Anthropology Learning Resource Center
Art & Art History Library
Asian Language Linguistics Bill Dyer
Biology  Kyle McElroy Math
Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Music
Cinema Michael Wawzendk Nursing
Classics Jeremy Swist Occupational & Environmental Health
Communication Studies Alex Koch Pharmaceutics
Communication Sci. & Disorders Philosophy
Computer Science Physics & Astronomy Christina Snyder
Dance Political Science Rachel Torres
Economics Psychology
Education Public Health
English Religious Studies
French & Italian  Hadley Galbraith Rhetoric
Geography Social Work
Geoscience Sociology Yujia Lyu
German Spanish & Portuguese
Health & Human Physiology Statistics & Actuarial Science
History Jeremy Kinsbury Theater Margot Connolly
IIHR Urban & Regional Planning Maggie Richardson
International Programs Women’s Studies
Iowa Testing Writers Workshop

*For stewarding purposes, COGS is divided into different areas in order to better deal with issues around the campus. To find out your area, click her

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