Executive Council of Graduate Faculty

Charge for the Council

Review, revise, and update Graduate Studies policy as needed;
Review and approve new graduate degree and certificate program proposals;
Serve as representative of the School/Division graduate faculty on all issues related to graduate education;
Advise the Dean of Graduate Studies in various areas, including (but not confined to):

  • Scholarship disbursal
  • Graduate Student professional development programming
  • Application and admissions processing
  • Progress toward degree communication and data collection
  • Program review and assessment procedures

Policy approved by the Executive Council is sent to the Office of the Provost for final consideration.


The membership of the Executive Council is representative of the graduate faculty on KU’s Lawrence Campus. One member from each of the professional schools and one from each of the five divisions of the College are appointed to staggered three-year terms, with nomination and selection within the representative's school/College.

Executive Council Members: 2018-2019

Name Department Term Ends
DeLuca, Thomas Education 2019
Hedden, Debra Music 2020
Lee, Tien-Tsung Journalism 2020
L'Heureux, Marie-Alice Architecture, Design, and Planning 2019
Li, Yan CLAS - Humanities 2021
Miner, Joshua CLAS – School of the Arts 2021
Sabarwal, Tarun CLAS - Social Sciences 2020
Scanlon, Ed Social Welfare 2019
Short, Andrew CLAS - Natural Science/Mathematics 2021
Tucker, Sherrie CLAS - International Studies 2019
Tuttle, Herb Engineering 2020
Werle, Michael KUMC Faculty Representative Ex Officio
Wilkins, Mike Business 2021
Wolfe, Michael Pharmacy 2021
Roberts, Michael C. Graduate Studies Ex Officio Chair

Program Review Subcommittees

The Executive Council members serve on subcommittees to conduct KU's regular, campus-wide review of graduate programs. Programs being reviewed during the 2017-2018 academic year, and their review subcommittees, may be viewed here.

2018-2019 Meeting Dates and Minutes

The Executive Council meets at 2 pm on the following Fridays. Meetings are held in 210 Strong Hall unless otherwise indicated.

Fall 2018 Meeting Minutes
  • September 7th
  • September 28th
  • November 2nd
  • December 14th
Spring 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • March 29th
  • April 19th
  • May 10th

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