University Council Minutes

09/28/2022 03:30 PM - Tate Theater, Tate Student Center
View Related Documents Online The University Council met on September 28, 2022, in the Tate Theater for its first meeting of the 2022-2023 academic year. A quorum being present, President Jere Morehead called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Parliamentarian Usha Rodrigues provided remarks regarding the voting procedures for the meeting to the Council.
As the first order of business, the president asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2022, meeting. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Matthew Auer and was seconded by Lisa Nolan. A vote was called, and the minutes were approved.
President Morehead then delivered his report to the Council:
  • The president began his report by thanking members for their commitment to serve on the Council for the 2022-2023 academic year and stated he looked forward to working with all members during the year. The president then introduced those who facilitate Council meetings: Professor Luke Naeher, Chair of the University Council Executive Committee; Ms. Fiona Liken, Registrar and Associate Vice President for Instruction, who serves as Secretary of the Council; and Professor Usha Rodrigues of the School of Law, who serves as parliamentarian.
  • The president stated that new personnel had been named to key leadership positions. Dr. Meg Amstutz is serving as the new dean of the Morehead Honors College; Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic is serving as the new dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences; Dr. Philip Hong is serving as the new dean of the School of Social Work; Dr. Marisa Pagnattaro is serving as the new Vice President for Instruction.
  • UGA just admitted over 6,200 first-year students in fall semester 2022.
  • The university was recently ranked by US News and World Report as the #16 best public university in the nation. This is UGA’s seventh year in the top 20. Niche also ranked UGA as the #2 college for Best Student Life in America.
  • UGA has been recognized for the ninth consecutive year with an INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
  • The university recently ended its most successful fundraising year in its history with more than $257 million raised to support institutional priorities like scholarships, endowed chairs, and program enhancements.
  • The president submitted for inclusion in the minutes the annual Ombudsperson report that was provided by EOO Director Qiana Wilson.
  • The president stated that the university was closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian and had been in contact with the several extended campuses around the state.
  • Before ending his report, the president emphasized the important work before the Council at the meeting, specifically regarding the Council’s last chance to voice its opinion on post-tenure review. The president stated the revised policy is due to the Board of Regents by October 17. Faculty committees have been engaged in this work since last November and will be presenting their unanimous recommendations during the meeting. The president stated that the Council must pass an appropriate policy so that the university can submit it to the Board of Regents by the October 17 deadline. Otherwise, what the USG develops will become UGA policy. The president stated that Council needed to pass proposals today that are consistent with USG guidelines.
  • This concluded the president’s report.
The floor was then opened for the following reports: The following action items were presented to the Council for consideration: During new business, a motion was made by Joseph Fu to add a resolution on tenure presented by Georgia Tech faculty to the meeting agenda. The motion was seconded by Richard Winfield. Discussion occurred on the motion to add the resolution to the agenda. During discussion, a motion was made by William Carter to call the question that was seconded by Mason Barnett. A vote was called, and the motion was approved. A vote was then called on the original motion, and the motion was defeated.
The parliamentarian provided a brief explanation on the use of a paper ballot by Council members to record their votes in order to be in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
There being no further new business, the meeting adjourned at 5:09 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Fiona Liken, Registrar
Secretary to University Council

University Council Members Present
Council Member Name Council Member Substitute
Abdelsamad, Yehia  
Addison, Donald  
Altizer, Sonia (Ex-Officio)  
Amstutz, Meg (Ex-Officio)  
Andrews, Tessa  
Archuleta, Kristy  
Atkins, Rebecca  
Atkinson, Amber  
Auer, Matthew (Ex-Officio)  
Ayers, Benjamin (Ex-Officio)  
Barnett, Kent  
Barnett, Mason  
Bartges, Joe  
Beer, Jenay  
Bierema, Laura Berry, Jami
Biesecker, Barbara  
Birgisson, Bjorn Wang, Linbing
Bivins, Danny  
Boudreau, Maric  
Bourlai, Thirimachos  
Branan, Trisha  
Britton, Benjamin  
Brocato, John  
Burns, Sarah (Ex-Officio)  
Cain, Taylor McConnell, Nicole
Camus, Al  
Carlson Welch, Annie  
Carpenter, Tina Demere, Paul
Carter, William  
Cherkinsky, Alexander  
Christ, Margaret Towery, Erin Marie
Cleveland, Christopher  
Colson, Gregory  
Conner, Joann Ferrarezi, Rhuanito
Cook, Julian  
Cook, Michelle  
Cook, Samuel  
Cotterell, Michael  
Darbisi, Carolina  
Davis, Charles (Ex-Officio) Peters, Jonathan
Davis, Marsha (Ex-Officio) Miilenburg Lesse, Jessica
DeMaria, Don  
DeVault, Travis Dutta, Avishek
Dolan, Erin  
Dorsey, Alan (Ex-Officio)  
Duberstein, Kylee  
Durham, Stephan  
Eggenschwiler, Jonathan  
Ehlers, Benjamin  
Emerson, Kerstin  
Farmer, Mark  
Ferreira, Susana  
Frum, Jennifer (Ex-Officio)  
Fu, Joseph  
Fuhrman, Nick Bolding, Chad
Gerlach, Chris Sterling, Kyla
Glenn, Travis  
Gottdenker, Nicole  
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio)  
Greene, Dale (Ex-Officio) Bringolf, Robert 
Grey, Timothy Thompson, Aaron
Guay, Mary  
Gueneli, Berna Sager, Alexander
Hackmeyer, Ethan  
Hall, Cassandra  
Hallman Martini, Rebecca  
Halper, Edward Winfield, Richard
Hammock, Alexandra  
Hanawalt, Christina  
Harvey, Stephen  
Hembree, Savannah (Ex-Officio)  
Henriott, Bryson (Ex-Officio)  
Herndon, Keith  
Holladay, Steven  
Hong, Philip (Ex-Officio)  
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio)  
Hughes, Hilary  
Jantzi, Sarah  
Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina  
Ji, Pengsheng  
Jones, Johnathan  
Jones, Shana  
Jones, Stephanie  
Ke, Yuan  
Krimer, Paula  
Lakuriqi, Enkeleida  
Lanzilotta, William  
Lavner, Justin  
Leach, Erin  
Leahy, Brendan  
Leo, Donald (Ex-Officio) Ramasay, Rama
Lewis, Zachary  
Lindgren, Kate  
Little, Laura  
Lollis, Mary Nichols Chummar, Shelly
Maillo-Pozo, Sharina  
Malladi, Anish  
Manning, Frank  
Markewitz, Daniel  
Marotta, Anthony  
Martin-Williams, Jean  
Mason, Charlotte  
Mason, William  
McBride, Walt  
Medeiros, Patricia  
Meskin, Aaron  
Miller, Kristen  
Moore, Myra  
Morehead, Jere (Ex-Officio)  
Mouilso, Emily  
Muszynski, Artur  
Navara, Kristen  
Nesbit, Ryan (Ex-Officio)  
Netter, Jeff Poulson, Annette
Nolan, Lisa (Ex-Officio)  
Okech, David  
Pagnattaro, Marisa (Ex-Officio)  
Palmer, Chadwick  
Pardue, Doug  
Park, Andrew  
Peduzzi, Alicia  
Pereira, Tiago (Ex-Officio) Gomez Londono, Luisa Fernanda
Peroni, John  
Perren, Samuel  
Peterson, Thomas  
Piotrowski, Stacey  
Place, Nick (Ex-Officio)  
Poland, Mary  
Pollard, Amy  
Poproski, Ruth  
Poulson, Rebecca  
Pringle, Catherine  
Reed, Rachel  
Reifsteck, Fred  
Renwick, Margaret  
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa  
Rice, Jennifer  
Roberts, Jessica  
Rodgers, Lauren  
Royer, Angie  
Rubenstein, Eric  
Rutledge, Peter B. "Bo" (Ex-Officio)  
Saba, Corey  
Saleh, Eman  
Samaye, Obamide (Ex-Officio)  
Samples, Tim Schuster, Mike
Santesso, Esra  
Sartorato, Matt  
Sheagley, Geoffrey  
Shelton, Kisha  
Shipley, David Beck, Randy
Sial, Ashfaq  
Singh, Rakesh  
Smith, Kelly (Ex-Officio)  
Smolenski, Craig  
Smolko, Timothy  
Spangler, Denise (Ex-Officio) Newharth-Pritchett, Stacey
St. Pierre, Elizabeth  
StaRomana, Benny  
Stone, Rebecca  
Summerlin, Donald Mastrovita, Mandy
Taha, Thiab  
Templin, Dawson  
Tucker, Bram  
Turner, Pamela Palmer, Lance
Villegas, Alejandra  
Walcott, Ron (Ex-Officio) Shaffer, Anne
Wallace, Isabelle  
Watson, Richard  
Westpheling, Janet  
White, Elizabeth  
Wieling, Elizabeth  
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio)  
Wolf, Montgomery  
Woods, Beth  
Woodson, Brock  
Worthy, Sheri Chatterjee, Swarn
Wright, Bradley  
Xiao, Qian  
Yao, Angela  
Zhao, Dehai  
Zhen, Chen  
Zheng, George Brown, Tyler
Zvonkovic, Anisa (Ex-Officio)  

Voting Record of September 28, 2022, Meeting