Eric Schnell, Interim Director

Eric Schnell has an M.Ed in Counseling from Colorado State University, and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. During his 16+ years of professional experience at the University of Minnesota, Eric has combined his consulting and management skills with his experience of working across the University system to create inclusive and collaborative environments where faculty, staff and student employees thrive. Eric is continuously learning about how issues of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age and class influence and inform conflict and its resolution in our communities.


Amanda Klepp, Program Coordinator

Amanda Klepp earned a BA with a double major in Spanish and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2003.  Since graduation, she has taken on various training, human resources and management roles. The majority of her professional career has been spent in the aviation industry. Amanda has a robust background and a demonstrated skill set in the areas of employee development, leadership, conflict resolution, labor relations, and policy and procedure development, change and implementation.

Mary Tate, Consultant and AHC Liaison

For the past sixteen years, Mary Tate has been the director of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity in the Medical School. Mary also serves as the Medical School Liaison to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of the University in serving as Consultant and AHC Liaison for the Office for Conflict Resolution.



In connection with the peer hearing process, the office maintains rosters of people currently serving as hearing officers, panelists, and advisors. In addition, the members of the Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee are listed below.

Advisors (PDF format)

Hearing Officers (PDF format)

Panelists (PDF format)


Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee

The Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee advises the Vice President for Equity and Diversity regarding the selection of Conflict Resolution staff, the performance of the office, and policy revisions. The role of the committee is described in the policy booklet on page 24 (download PDF). The current membership of the committee is here (Committee Roster).