Graduate Council

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Graduate Council are to:

1. Recommend general policies and regulations for graduate programs, including general admission requirements, language requirements, procedures for conducting general examinations, criteria for admission to candidacy, regulations for the preparation and submission of theses, and the coordination of interdisciplinary programs.
2.  Recommend criteria for the graduate faculty and review proposed new graduate programs and proposed terminations of current graduate programs.
3. Assist and make recommendations on matters of institutional effectiveness relating to graduate studies, including adherence to standards of the university as printed in the catalog and to the accreditation criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
4. Periodically review graduate programs and make recommendations concerning their strengths and weaknesses.
5. Serve as liaison between the graduate faculty and administration.
6. Recommend policies on professional development of the graduate faculty.

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic

Membership: Shall consist of the chairs or representatives of departments with graduate programs.

Chair: Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Members Expiration of Term
Dr. Chris Estepp, Animal Science ex officio, voting
Ms. Carol Fairlie, Fine Arts and Communication ex officio, voting
Dr. Bill Green, Business Administration ex officio, voting
Dr. Jim Hector, Educational Administration; Health and Human Performance ex officio, voting
Dr. Rob Kinucan, Dean of Graduate Studies - Chair ex officio, voting
Dr. Liz Measures, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Laura Payne, Language and Literature ex officio, voting
Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Education ex officio, voting
Dr. Chris Ritzi, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Lorie Rubenser, Homeland Security; Criminal Justice ex officio, voting
Dr. Esther Rumsey, Liberal Arts ex officio, voting
Dr. Mark Saka, History ex officio, voting
Dr. Barbara Tucker, Counseling; Educational Diagnostician; Reading Specialist ex officio, voting
Dr. Bonnie Warnock, Range and Wildlife Management ex officio, voting
Dr. David Watson, Political Science; Public Administration ex officio, voting