Graduate Council

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Graduate Council is to act upon graduate level curricular matters that are referred to it by academic departments/schools.

Powers: The Graduate Council is empowered, for courses numbered 600 or higher. The council shall recommend the approval of a curricular proposal, reject and return a proposal to the college council(s) that submitted it, or amend and recommend approval of the proposal. A proposal may be withdrawn from consideration without motion or vote by the originating units before final disposition by the council upon specific request to the council chair. All curricular proposals recommended for approval by the council, amended or not amended, shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Faculty for disposition as described in ART IV. Other responsibilities include program planning, curricular control and policy-making for the Graduate College.

Membership: The Graduate Council shall consist of the Chair, one member of the graduate faculty of each department/school offering one or more graduate degree programs, or in the case of an interdisciplinary program, a representative from the sponsoring college, and a representative of the Graduate Student Council. The term of office for members of the Graduate Council is two years. A Graduate Council member may be elected for two consecutive terms, but following the second term shall not be eligible to serve until after the lapse of an intervening year. A person elected Chair of the Graduate Council during their second term as member may serve out their term as Chair. Upon completion of the term as Chair that person shall not be eligible to serve on the Graduate Council until after the lapse of an intervening year. Department Heads are not eligible for election except in the case where a department head is the only graduate faculty member in the department/school.


  • TBA

Darr College of Agriculture

Benjamin Onyango, MSAgr, 2022
Melissa Bledsoe, MSPS, 2023

Reynolds College of Arts and Letters

Deidre Argyle, ART, 2022
Carrisa Hoelscher, COM, 2023
Rhonda Stanton, ENG, 2022
Rich Amberg, MJF, 2022
Antoinette Barffour, MCL, 2023
Michael Murray, MUS, 2022

College of Business

Chris Hines, ACC, 2023
Doug Witte, FRM, 2022
Deepti Agrawal, ITC, 2023
Kathy Adler, MGT, 2022
Allen Schaefer, MKT, 2022
TBA, MBA, 2023
Nebil Buyurgan, TCM, 2023

College of Education

Elizabeth King, CEFS, 2022
Megan Boyle, CLSE, 2022
Sarah Nixon, RFT, 2022
TBA, MSEd, 2022

College of Humanities and Public Affairs

Aida Hass, CRM, 2023
None, DSS, 2022
Sandy Panzer, HST, 2022
Gabriel Ondetti/David EA Johnson, PLS, 2022
Mark Given, REL, 2022

McQueary College of Health and Human Services

Tracy Beckham, ANE, 2023
Joshua Smith, BMS, 2022
Abdullah Jamos, CSD, 2022
Rebecca Woodard, KIN, 2022
Debbie Horine, NUR, 2023
Marc Willey, OT, 2022
Scott Wallentine, PT, 2022
Shannon Hauschildt, PAS, 2022
McCall Christian, PHSM, 2023
Amber Abernathy, PSY, 2023
Qiang Chen, SWK, 2022

College of Natural and Applied Science

Laszlo Kovacs, BIO, 2022
Fei Wang, CHM, 2022
Lloyd Smith, CSC, 2023
Krista Evans, GGP, 2022
Yoshimasa Kageyama, HL, 2022
Yingcai Su, MTH, 2023
Melanie Carden-Jessen, NAS, 2023
Ridwan Sakidja, PAMS, 2022

Graduate College

Travis Seay, MPS, 2023
TBA, Prof. Studies, 2022

Ex-Officio Members

Cameron Wickham, Faculty Senate Past-Chair
Katrina Chavez, Office of the Registrar
Algerian Hart, Graduate College
Julie Masterson, Graduate College
TBA, Graduate Student Council Member

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