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: 2016-2017

Name Department Term Ends
Akers, Norman CLAS – School of the Arts 2018
Banerjee, Mahasweta Social Welfare 2019
Biernat, Monica CLAS - Social Sciences 2017
DeLuca, Thomas Education 2019
Dutta, Apurba Pharmacy 2018
Hedden, Debra Music 2017
L'Heureux, Marie-Alice Architecture, Design, and Planning 2019
Maeng, Ahreum Business 2018
Reinardy, Scott Journalism 2017
Scott, Paul CLAS - Humanities 2018
Stanislavova, Milena CLAS - Natural Science/Mathematics 2018
Tucker, Sherrie CLAS - International Studies 2019
Werle, Michael KUMC Faculty Representative Ex Officio
Wilson, Sara Engineering 2017
Roberts, Michael C. Graduate Studies Ex Officio Chair
Fall 2016 Meeting Minutes
  • August 26th
  • September 30th
  • October 28th
  • November 18th
  • December 16th
Spring 2017 Meeting Minutes
  • January 27th
  • February 24th
  • March 10th
  • April 28th
  • May 12th

Executive Council of Graduate Faculty 2014-2015 Year-End Report
Previous year-end reports and past minutes can be found in the archive section of this page.

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