University Council Minutes

11/30/2022 03:30 PM - Tate Theater, Tate Student Center
View Related Documents Online The University Council met on November 30, 2022, in the Tate Theater. 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 and debate 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 September 28, 2022, meeting. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Stephen Harvey and was seconded by Matthew Auer. A vote was called, and the minutes were unanimously approved.
President Morehead then delivered his report to the Council:
  • The president began his report by highlighting significant achievements that occurred during the fall semester.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions received more than 26,000 early action applications, up over 20 percent from last year. Early action decisions were released on Friday, November 18, and UGA is on-track for another record year in terms of total applications for admission.
  • Three UGA students, Aidan Leahy, Elijah Odunade, and Layla Parsa, won the Capital One College Bowl, a multi-week trivia competition. These students defeated Columbia University to clinch the victory on national television.
  • Natalie Navarrete, Foundation Fellow from Boca Raton, Florida, was named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar. Natalie’s achievement makes UGA one of only three public universities to have a Rhodes recipient this year and the only institution in the state of Georgia to do so.
  • Dr. Jenna Jambeck was named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow earlier this semester. This award, commonly known as the “Genius Grant,” is one of the most prestigious in the country and is presented to individuals who have dedicated their work to the benefit of society. Dr. Jambeck is only the second UGA faculty member to receive this award.
  • The UGA Archway Partnership has won prestigious awards recently. After winning the regional Kellogg Award in September, at the most recent APLU meeting in Denver Colorado, the group brought home the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The focus of this year’s award was the collaboration between the Archway Partnership and the city of Moultrie, Georgia. The president congratulated Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Dr. Jennifer Frum and Director of the Archway Partnership Dr. Michelle Elliott, along with their teams, for this achievement.
  • Dr. Tim Chester received the CIO of the Year ORBIE Award presented by Georgia CIO. This award recognizes chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
  • Regarding these significant achievements, the president stated that he sincerely appreciates the contributions that UGA faculty, staff, and students make to creating a world-class learning environment at the University of Georgia.
  • The fall graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held in Stegman Coliseum on December 16.The undergraduate ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Chris Womack, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, will serve as the undergraduate commencement speaker. Dr. Alan Darvill, Regents Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director Emeritus of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, will give the commencement address for the graduate ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
  • Before closing his remarks, the president thanked the members of Council for their work in service to UGA. At its last meeting, the Council approved the work of several committees that needed to be sent to the USG for final approval. The president stated he was pleased that after the tireless work of many, post-tenure policies were approved by the USG and that he accepted the resolutions passed by Council. The president thanked Dr. Barbara Biesecker and Dr. Elizabeth St. Pierre for their work in this process and for the significant time invested by them in this project. The president stated that Dr. Biesecker and Dr. St. Pierre, along with Associate Provost Elizabeth Weeks and Provost Hu, can help with any questions or concerns about these resolutions.
  • This completed the president’s report to Council.
The floor was then opened for the following reports: The following action items were presented to the Council for consideration: The following information item was submitted for consideration:
  • Phillip Griffeth, Director of Academic Honesty, was on-hand to answer questions regarding the following report on behalf of the Educational Affairs Committee:

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:31 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Fiona Liken, Registrar
Secretary to University Council
University Council Member Name of Substitute
Addison, Donald  
Adhikari, Koushik Joonhyuk Suh
Altizer, Sonia (Ex-Officio)  
Amstutz, Meg (Ex-Officio)  
Archuleta, Kristy Lu Fan
Atkins, Rebecca  
Atkinson, Amber  
Auer, Matthew (Ex-Officio)  
Ayers, Benjamin (Ex-Officio) Henry Munneke
Barnett, Kent  
Barnett, Mason  
Bartges, Joe  
Beer, Jenay  
Biesecker, Barbara  
Birgisson, Bjorn  
Bivins, Danny  
Blankenship, Sara Sue Ellenberger
Boudreau, Maric  
Bourlai, Thirimachos Fred Beyette
Branan, Trisha  
Britton, Benjamin  
Burg, Karen (Ex-Officio) Jessica Orbock
Cain, Taylor Nicole McConnell
Camus, Al  
Carlson Welch, Annie  
Carpenter, Tina Paul Demere
Carters, Rayna  
Cherkinsky, Alexander  
Chess, Shira  
Christ, Margaret  
Cleveland, Christopher  
Colson, Gregory  
Conner, Joann  
Cook, Julian Randy Beck
Cook, Michelle  
Cook, Samuel  
Cotterell, Michael  
Darbisi, Carolina  
Darley, Andrew  
Davis, Brad  
Davis, Charles (Ex-Officio) Glen Nowak
Davis, Marsha (Ex-Officio)  
DeMaria, Don  
DeVault, Travis  
Dolan, Erin  
Dorsey, Alan (Ex-Officio)  
Duberstein, Kylee  
Durham, Stephan  
Eggenschwiler, Jonathan  
Ehlers, Benjamin  
Emerson, Kerstin  
Farmer, Mark  
Ferrarezi, Rhuanito  
Ferreira, Susana  
Frum, Jennifer (Ex-Officio)  
Fu, Joseph  
Fuhrman, Nick  
Gerlach, Chris  
Glenn, Travis  
Gonzalez, Stephanie  
Gottdenker, Nicole  
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio) Viki Timian
Greene, Dale (Ex-Officio)  
Grey, Timothy  
Guay, Mary  
Gueneli, Berna Heidi Crawford
Hackmeyer, Ethan  
Hall, Cassandra Michael Ray Geller
Halper, Edward Sarah Wright
Hanawalt, Christina  
Harvey, Stephen  
Hembree, Savannah (Ex-Officio)  
Henriott, Bryson (Ex-Officio)  
Herndon, Keith  
Hill, Janette John Mativo
Hirt, Sonia  
Holladay, Steven  
Hong, Philip (Ex-Officio)  
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio)  
Injaian, Allison  
Jantzi, Sarah  
Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina  
Jones, Diann  
Jones, Johnathan  
Jones, Shana  
Jones, Tom  
Ke, Yuan  
Kelley, Laura Stuart Ivy
Krimer, Paula  
Lakuriqi, Enkeleida  
Lanzilotta, William  
Lavner, Justin  
Leach, Erin Mandy Mastrovita
Leahy, Brendan  
Leo, Donald (Ex-Officio)  
Liken, Fiona (Ex-Officio)  
Lindgren, Kate  
Little, Laura  
Lollis, Mary Nichols  
Madonna, Anthony  
Malladi, Anish  
Manning, Frank  
Markewitz, Daniel  
Marotta, Anthony  
Martin-Williams, Jean Paula Lemons
Matthews, Paul  
Mason, Charlotte Neil Bendle
Mason, William  
McBride, Walt Chrissy Marlowe
Medeiros, Patricia  
Medina, Alex  
Meskin, Aaron Melissa Fahmy
Miller, Kristen Jason O'Donnell
Mojock, Christopher  
Moore, Myra  
Morehead, Jere (Ex-Officio)  
Morrison, Alison Cynthia Vail
Mouilso, Emily  
Muszynski, Artur  
Navara, Kristen  
Nelson, Scott  
Nesbit, Ryan (Ex-Officio)  
Netter, Jeff Annette Poulsen
Nolan, Lisa (Ex-Officio)  
Nuss, Michelle (Ex-Officio)  
Pagnattaro, Marisa (Ex-Officio)  
Palmer, Chadwick  
Pardue, Doug  
Park, Andrew  
Peduzzi, Alicia  
Pereira, Tiago (Ex-Officio)  
Peroni, John  
Perren, Samuel  
Peterson, Thomas  
Piotrowski, Stacey  
Place, Nick (Ex-Officio)  
Poland, Mary  
Poproski, Ruth  
Poulson, Rebecca  
Pringle, Catherine  
Reed, Olivia  
Reifsteck, Fred  
Renwick, Margaret  
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa  
Rice, Jennifer  
Rodgers, Lauren  
Rogers, Toni  
Rutledge, Peter B. "Bo" (Ex-Officio)  
Saba, Corey  
Saleh, Eman Manijeh Kesktgari
Samaye, Obamide (Ex-Officio)  
Samples, Tim Alex Reed
Santesso, Esra  
Sartorato, Matt  
Sheagley, Geoffrey  
Shelton, Kisha  
Shipley, David  
Sial, Ashfaq  
Singh, Rakesh  
Smith, Kelly (Ex-Officio)  
Smolenski, Craig  
Smolko, Timothy  
Spangler, Denise (Ex-Officio)  
St. Pierre, Elizabeth  
StaRomana, Benny  
Stone, Rebecca  
Summerlin, Donald  
Taha, Thiab  
Templin, Dawson  
Tucker, Bram  
Turner, Pamela  
Walcott, Ron (Ex-Officio)  
Wallace, Isabelle  
Watson, Richard  
Westpheling, Janet  
White, Elizabeth  
Wieling, Elizabeth  
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio)  
Wolf, Montgomery  
Woods, Beth  
Woodson, Brock  
Worthy, Sheri  
Wright, Bradley  
Xiao, Qian  
Yao, Angela  
Zhao, Dehai  
Zhen, Chen  
Zheng, George  
Zvonkovic, Anisa (Ex-Officio)  

Voting Record of November 30, 2022, Meeting