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Associate/Assistant Graduate Deans Council

The Associate/Assistant Graduate Deans Council is a self-organized committee that provides a forum for the deans of graduate academic programs to discuss common issues, to make recommendations concerning graduate academic affairs to the University administration and appropriate faculty committees, and to respond to proposals related to graduate academic affairs submitted by members of the University community. 

About the Council


Membership includes the associate and assistant deans of the various colleges and schools who have direct responsibility for managing graduate academic programs and the senior vice provost/dean of graduate studies. Consulting offices include, but are not limited to, offices of the Provost, Registrar, Bursar, Payroll and Human Resources.


The committee meets four times per year: September, November, February and April.

The Council's Role

  • Discuss issues common to graduate education and support of graduate students
  • Make recommendations to the dean of the Graduate School
  • Respond to proposals for new policies, regulations and programming


Current Council Members

College and/or Affiliation Name Keywords
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Arts and Sciences zur Loye, Hanno tag 1, tag2
Business McDermott, John  
Education Hodges, Tommy  
Engineering and Computing Matthews, Michael  
Graduate Council (Council Chair) Regan, Tom (Council chair)  
Graduate School Addy, Cheryl (ex officio)  
Graduate School Mitchell, Murray  
Graduate School Brandt, Heather (ex officio)  
Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Cardenas, David  
Law Nelson, Eboni  
Information and Communications Kim, Sei-Hill  
Music Leaman, Cliff  
Medicine Goldsmith, Edie  
Nursing Starnes-Ott, Kristen  
Pharmacy Pittman, Doug  
Public Health Hardin, James  
Social Work Farber, Naomi  

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