Faculty Senate
Georgia Southern University

Graduate Committee 2020-2021

Responsibilities: Bylaws, SECTION 12. The responsibilities of the GRADUATE COMMITTEE shall be as follows:
a. recommend policy and procedures concerning graduate programs and curricula and maintain continuous
review of such programs;
b. review and approve all changes to graduate courses, graduate programs, and degrees;
c. review and approve policies for the appointment and retention of faculty members to the graduate faculty;
d. address other specific questions in this area that may be requested by the Senate Executive Committee; and
e. report to the librarian, the Senate Executive Committee, and the Senate as described in Article IV, Sections 3
and 14.
Membership: SECTION 13. Voting membership of the Graduate Committee shall be composed of senators or senate alternates
representing each college and the libraries, one per unit, appointed by the Senate Executive Committee and one
elected faculty member per unit representing each college and the libraries and two elected faculty alternates per
unit. An alternate for a unit may substitute for the elected faculty member of that unit or the Senate Executive
Committee appointee of that unit at meetings. Non-voting membership shall be composed of the provost and vice
president for academic affairs, or his/her delegate, who shall vote in the case of a tie among the voting members
of the committee, the director of Graduate Studies, a representative from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness,
and a graduate student elected by the Graduate Student Organization. Senate and faculty representatives must be
members of the graduate faculty.
SECTION 14. The chair of the Graduate Committee shall present the minutes to the Senate as a regular agenda
item. Motions approved by the Senate shall be forwarded on to the president or other appropriate party for final
disposition.

Click here to view 2020-2021 Faculty Senate Graduate Committee meeting times schedule.

Voting Members (Appointed by the Senate Executive Committee)
College Name Membership Status Term ending Campus
PAULSON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING (PCEC) Voting member (SEC Appointed)
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (CAH) Amanda Konkle Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Armstrong
COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CBSS) Laurie Gould Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
PARKER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (PCOB) William Amponsah Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE) Shelli Casler-Failing Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (COSM) Christine Bedore Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Voting member (SEC Appointed)
JIANN-PING HSU COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH (JPH COPH) Andrew Hansen Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
WATERS COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (WCHP) Greg Ryan Voting member (SEC Appointed) 2022 Statesboro
Voting Members (Elected)
College Name Membership Status Term ending Campus
PAULSON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING (PCEC) Xiaoming Yang Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (CAH) Caren Town Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CBSS) Nicholas Holtzman Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
PARKER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (PCOB) Timothy Cairney Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE) Ming Fang He Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (COSM) Michele McGibony Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Jessica Rigg Voting member (Elected) 2022 Statesboro
JIANN-PING HSU COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH (JPH COPH) Jessica Schwind Voting member (Elected) 2021 Statesboro
WATERS COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (WCHP) Linda Tuck Voting member (Elected) 2021 Armstrong
Alternates
College Name Membership Status Term ending Campus
PAULSON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING (PCEC) Sungkyun Lim Alternate 2021 Statesboro
PAULSON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING (PCEC) Rocio Alba-Flores Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (CAH) Marcela Ruiz Funes Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (CAH) Krista Petrosino Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CBSS) Amanda Graham Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CBSS) Eric Silva Alternate 2021 Statesboro
PARKER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (PCOB) Hsiang-Jui Kung Alternate 2021 Statesboro
PARKER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (PCOB) Hyo-Joo Han Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE) Taylor Norman Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE) Elizabeth Barrow Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (COSM) Ji Wu Alternate 2021 Statesboro
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (COSM) Yongki Lee Alternate 2021 Statesboro
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Ann Fuller Alternate 2021 Armstrong
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Kristi Smith Alternate 2021 Armstrong
JIANN-PING HSU COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH (JPH COPH) Bill Mase Alternate 2021 Statesboro
JIANN-PING HSU COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH (JPH COPH) Lili Yu Alternate 2021 Statesboro
WATERS COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Li Li Alternate 2021 Statesboro
WATERS COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Christina Gipson Alternate 2021 Statesboro
Non-Voting Members
Candace Griffith Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, or his/her delegate: Statesboro
Donna Brooks Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, or his/her delegate: Armstrong
Student Government Association Representative:
Ashley Walker Colquitt Dean of Graduate Studies Statesboro
Delena B. Gatch Office of Institutional Effectiveness, his/her delegate Statesboro
Graduate Student Organization Representative:

Last updated: 8/4/2020

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