Committees

Description
The Committee on Facilities reviews and evaluates policies concerning campus planning, the use of University land and facilities, and campus safety and recommends necessary changes to the Council and the President.
Bylaws
Committee on Facilities
  1. Membership
    Faculty: One voting member of the Committee on Facilities shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have two voting members, one representing the Arts and Humanities and the other the Sciences. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.
    Students:  One undergraduate student and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members from and by the student members of the University Council. The student members may be elected from within or outside the University Council. These students shall serve one-year terms as voting members.
    Staff: Two staff members, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve three-year terms as voting members.
    Administration: The Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Division, the Chief of the UGA Police Department, the Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and University Architect, and the Vice President for Student Affairs shall serve as voting members.
    Committee on Facilities Chair: The Chair of the Committee on Facilities shall be elected each year from among the faculty and staff members on the committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To review and evaluate policies concerning campus planning, the use of University land and facilities, and campus safety and to recommend necessary changes to the Council, the President, and appropriate offices.
Chair
Jon Calabria
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Benjamin, Jeffrey (Ex-Officio) Associate VP Facilities Management Division Ex-Officio jlb10314@uga.edu Indefinite
Bilskie, Matthew College of Engineering Assistant Professor mvb49270@uga.edu 2027
Boley, Bynum Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor bboley@uga.edu 2026
Burke, Kevin Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor burkekq@uga.edu 2024
Calabria, Jon (Chair) College of Environment & Design Associate Professor jcalabr@uga.edu 2026
Clark, Jeffrey (Ex-Officio) UGA Chief of Police Ex-Officio jlc65304@uga.edu Indefinite
Cook, Michelle (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio mgcook@uga.edu Indefinite
Darden, Gwynne (Ex-Officio) Associate VP, Facilities Planning Office Ex-Officio gmdarden@uga.edu Indefinite
Easley, Chas College of Public Health Associate Professor cae25@uga.edu 2025
Ellenberg, Thea College of Family & Consumer Sciences Lecturer thea1@uga.edu 2025
Fleming, Virginia College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor gin13@uga.edu 2026
Freeman, Bud Odum School of Ecology Senior Public Service Associate bud@hemip.nhm.uga.edu 2024
Gibbs, Jeremy School of Social Work Assistant Professor jjg64444@uga.edu 2025
Heckman, Bernadette The Graduate School Professor bheckman@uga.edu 2025
Jue, Matthew Undergraduate Student Representative Student mrj36230@uga.edu 2024
LeGette, Casie Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor legette@uga.edu 2025
Lechtreck, Karl Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor lechtrek@uga.edu 2026
Lofton, Michelle School of Public & International Affairs Assistant Professor mlofton@uga.edu 2024
McCrackin, M.A. College of Veterinary Medicine Professor mm94076@uga.edu 2025
Mundy, Mathew Staff Council Representative Staff msm39302@uga.edu 2026
Redmon, Melissa School of Law Clinical Assistant Professor mr81036@uga.edu 2026
Sharma, Ankush Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student as63295@uga.edu 2024
Shumway, Christopher Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Senior Lecturer cshumway@uga.edu 2024
Sial, Ashfaq College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor ashsial@uga.edu 2026
Turner, John Terry College of Business Professor jlturner@uga.edu 2025
Weaver, Kyleigh Staff Council Representative Staff klcoley@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
August 2021 - - - August 31, 2021
October 2021 - - - October 21, 2021
November 2021 - - - November 19, 2021
January 2022 - - - January 2022
February 2022 - - - February 2022
October 2022 - - - October 12, 2022
January 2023 - - - January 11, 2023
April 2023 - - - April 12, 2023
September 2023 September 7, 2023 September 7, 2023
November 2023 November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
February 2024 February 12, 2024 February 12, 2024
April 2024 April 8, 2024 April 8, 2024
Description
The Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics meets with the Athletic Director of the Athletic Association to review policies and plans pertinent to the University program of student involvement in intercollegiate athletics; meets with the Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and the Compliance Coordinator of the University of Georgia Athletic Association to review admission and transfer criteria for student athletes and the University of Georgia’s compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. The Committee also reports to Council on the academic progress of student-athletes at least once a semester; provides an annual written review of the Academic Support Group of the Athletic Association, mandated by the NCAA; formulates and recommends to the Council and the Athletic Association any changes in the present University program of intercollegiate athletics.
Bylaws
Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Nine voting members shall be on the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. Of these nine members, one shall be the University Council representative to the UGA Athletic Association Board of Directors serving on the Executive Committee of the Board, and one shall be the Faculty Athletics Representative appointed by the President. Seven members shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members of the University Council and shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Students: One undergraduate student and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members from and by the student members of the University Council. In addition, the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council shall serve on the Committee. The elected students shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Administration: The Athletic Director, or an appointed representative, shall be a non-voting member.
    Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics Chair: The Chair of the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics shall be elected each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee. However, the Faculty Athletics Representative appointed by the President is not eligible to serve as Chair.
  2. Duties
    1. To meet with the Athletic Director of the University of Georgia Athletic Association to review the Athletic Association policies and plans pertinent to the University program of student involvement in intercollegiate athletics.
    2. To meet with the Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and the Compliance Coordinator of the University of Georgia Athletic Association to review admission and transfer criteria for student athletes and the University of Georgia’s compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. The Committee will report to Council on the academic progress of student-athletes at least once a semester.
    3. To provide an annual written review of the Academic Support Group of the Athletic Association, mandated by the NCAA. The review will consist of the results of interviews with academic counselors, student-athletes, and an evaluation of the facilities and policies of the Academic Support Unit.
    4. To formulate and recommend to the Council and the Athletic Association any changes in the present University program of intercollegiate athletics.
Chair
Lisa Renzi-Hammond
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Carter, Samuel Undergraduate Student Representative Student ssc62313@uga.edu 2024
Chapman, Jennifer Terry College of Business Principal Lecturer jennchap@uga.edu 2027
DeMaria, Don Office of Instruction Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2024
Dunham, Bradley Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student btd76519@uga.edu 2024
Emerson, Kerstin College of Public Health Clincal Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2025
Fu, Joseph Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor joefu@uga.edu 2024
Grant, Guillermina Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student gg82570@uga.edu 2024
Huber, Mark Terry College of Business Senior Lecturer mhuber@uga.edu 2025
Martin-Williams, Jean Athletic Association Executive Committee Representative Professor jfmartin@uga.edu 2026
Ransom, Stephanie (Ex-Officio) Athletic Director Appointed Representative Ex-Officio sransom@uga.edu Indefinite
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa (Chair) College of Public Health Associate Professor lrenzi@uga.edu 2024
Shipley, David Faculty Athletics Representative Professor shipley@uga.edu Indefinite
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2024
Wohlford, Kelsey Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student kgw45813@uga.edu 2024
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
October 2023 October 2, 2023 October 2, 2023
November 2021 November 8, 2021 - - -
Description
The Committee on Statutes, Bylaws, and Committees reviews the Statutes of the University and the Bylaws of the University Council for possible changes in intent and wording; receives and considers suggestions for changes in the Statutes and Bylaws that may be made by the Executive Committee, any other standing committees, or any member of the Council; provides oversight to the Council secretary in providing for elections to standing committees.
Bylaws
Committee on Statutes, Bylaws, and Committees
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Of the five voting members on the Committee on Statutes, Bylaws, and Committees, four shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members of the University Council. The fifth member shall be the immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee, and this member shall serve a one-year term. The other members shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Committee on Statutes, Bylaws, and Committees Chair: The Chair of the Committee on Statutes, Bylaws, and Committees shall be elected each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To review, at least annually, the Statutes of the University and the Bylaws of the University Council for possible changes in intent and wording. Changes will be recommended to the Executive Committee for appropriate action by the Council.
    2. To receive and consider suggestions for changes in the Statutes and Bylaws that may be made by the Executive Committee, any of the other standing committees, or any member of the Council. Changes will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for appropriate action.
    3. To provide oversight to the Secretary of the Council in providing for elections to standing committees.
Chair
Barbara Biesecker
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Biesecker, Barbara (Chair) Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2026
DeMaria, Don Office of Instruction Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2025
Naeher, Luke Past Chair of the Executive Committee Professor lnaeher@uga.edu 2024
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2024
St. Pierre, Elizabeth Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
August 2021 - - - August 23, 2021
September 2021 September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021
October 2021 October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021
November 2021 November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
January 2022 January 13, 2022 January 13, 2022
March 2022 March 15, 2022, March 3, 2022 March 15, 2022
September 2022 September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
November 2022 November 9 2022 November 9 2022
January 2023 January 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
February 2023 February 7, 2023 February 7, 2023
April 2023 - - - April 4, 2023
August 2023 August 21, 2023 - - -
September 2023 - - - September 18, 2023
October 2023 - - - October 30, 2023
April 2024 - - - April 24, 2024
Description
The Committee on Student Experiences recommends to the Council policies, rules and regulations affecting student experiences including but not limited to success, activities, and behavior; investigates and reports on any student issue which the Council may wish the Committee to consider or which the Committee itself believes worthy of the Council's consideration; provides advice, as needed, to the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Instruction, and other university units related to student petitions; advises the Council and administrative units including but not limited to Division of Student Affairs, especially on long-term planning regarding holistic student experiences at the University of Georgia.
Bylaws
Committee on Student Experiences
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Nine voting members of the Committee on Student Experiences shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members of the University Council. Among these nine members, at least one and not more than two, must come from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and no more than one may come from any other School or College. Faculty shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Students: Six students, at least one of whom must be a graduate/professional student, shall be elected from and by the student members of the University Council. These students shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Staff: Two staff members, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve three-year terms as voting members.
    Administration: The Vice President for Student Affairs shall serve as an ex-officio voting member.
    Committee on Student Experiences Chair: The Chair of the Committee on Student Experiences shall be elected each year from among the faculty members on the Committee.
  2. Student Ombudsperson: The UGA Student Ombudsperson shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member engaging the work of the Committee in their work to serve as an independent, neutral, and informal resource for UGA students.
  3. Duties
    1. To recommend to the Council policies, rules, and regulations affecting student experiences, including but not limited to success, activities, and behavior.
    2. To investigate and report on any student issue which the Council may wish the Committee to consider or which the Committee itself believes worthy of consideration.
    3. To advise University units and organizations on student experiences, especially on long-term planning, and advocate on issues related to student experiences.
Chair
Jennifer Rice
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Atkinson, Amber Staff Council Representative Staff ahatkins@uga.edu 2025
Bierema, Laura Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor bierema@uga.edu 2025
Cain, Taylor Division of Student Affairs Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service tc@uga.edu 2024
Carter, Rayna Undergraduate Student Representative Student rjc25503@uga.edu 2024
Cook, Michelle (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio mgcook@uga.edu Indefinite
Fernald, Gideon Undergraduate Student Representative Student gjf41104@uga.edu 2024
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Professor raf38716@uga.edu 2025
Gowda, Grace College of Pharmacy Associate Professor gg44843@uga.edu 2025
Miller, Kristen Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Academic Professional krmiller@uga.edu 2026
Pontes, Hawkins Undergraduate Student Representative Student hgp94074@uga.edu 2024
Poulson, Rebecca College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor rpoulson@uga.edu 2026
Rice, Jennifer (Chair) Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jlrice@uga.edu 2026
Royer, Angie Staff Council Representative Staff aroyer@uga.edu 2025
Ryu, Jennifer Undergraduate Student Representative Student jyr21147@uga.edu 2024
Scartz, Christine School of Law Clinical Associate Professor cmscartz@uga.edu 2024
Sharma, Ankush Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student as63295@uga.edu 2024
Sullivan, Spencer Undergraduate Student Representative Student ses72713@uga.edu 2024
Zhen, Chen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor czhen@uga.edu 2026
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
October 2021 October 25, 2021 - - -
Description
The Council shall elect faculty members to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Athletic Association in accordance with the Statutes of the Georgia Athletic Association. These faculty must be members of the University Council at the time of their election.
Bylaws
Council Representatives to the Georgia Athletic Association Board
  • Appointments by the Council to Other Positions
    The Council shall elect faculty members to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Athletic Association in accordance with the Statutes of the Georgia Athletic Association. These faculty must be members of the University Council at the time of their election.
Chair
Determined by the board. For more information, please contact this committee.
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Martin-Williams, Jean Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jfmartin@uga.edu 2026
Santesso, Esra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor santesso@uga.edu 2024
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2025
Description
The Council shall elect faculty members to the Board of Directors of The University of Georgia Research Foundation in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the UGARF.
Bylaws
Council Representatives to the UGA Research Foundation
  • Appointments by the Council to Other Positions
    The Council shall elect faculty members to the Board of Directors of The University of Georgia Research Foundation in accordance with the Statutes of the UGARF. These faculty must be members of the University Council at the time of their election.
Chair
Determined by the board. For more information, please contact this committee.
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Beach, Steven Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor srhbeach@uga.edu 2024
Moran, Mary Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mmoran@uga.edu 2025
Peduzzi, Alicia Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Assistant Professor ap83091@uga.edu 2026
Description
The University Curriculum Committee reviews all changes in course offerings; reviews recommendations from the schools/colleges regarding the establishment, major modification, or discontinuance of any degree program; advises the Council and the President on the establishment or discontinuance of schools and colleges; considers and recommends to the Council action on other curricula matters which may affect the University as a whole or relations between two or more schools or colleges.
Bylaws
Curriculum Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: One voting member of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have two faculty members, one representing the Sciences and the other the Arts and Humanities. Faculty must hold a terminal degree for their discipline. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms. When necessary, members of the Curriculum Committee may be represented by substitutes. The member must notify the chair before a meeting if they are sending a substitute. No person can represent more than one member at a meeting. Substitutes to the Curriculum Committee must be a member of the same group (faculty, student, or administrator) and be members of the same school or college as the members for whom they are substituting.
    Students: One undergraduate and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members by the student members of the University Council. The student members of the Curriculum Committee may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Administration: The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, or an appointed representative, shall be a non-voting member.
    Curriculum Committee Chair: The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected at the last meeting of each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee by those with voting privileges. The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall vote on committee matters only in the case of a tie. Upon election of the Chair, a replacement faculty representative shall be elected from the Chair's School or College.
  2. Duties
    1. To review all changes in course offerings, although the primary responsibility for initiating the modification, addition, and deletion of courses shall reside with the various schools and colleges.
    2. To review recommendations from the various schools and colleges regarding the establishment, major modification, including the change of the name of a course, section, division or department, or discontinuance of any degree program and to recommend action to the University Council.
    3. To advise the Council and the President on establishing or discontinuing schools or colleges in the University.
    4. To consider and recommend to the Council action on other curricula matters which may affect the University as a whole or relations between two or more schools or colleges


The agendas, minutes, and other documents related to the UCC can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.
 
Chair
Susan Sanchez
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Aguar, Karen Terry College of Business Lecturer kaguar@uga.edu 2026
Briggs, Harold School of Social Work Professor briggs@uga.edu 2024
Callands, Tamora College of Public Health Associate Professor tamcall@uga.edu 2025
Chandler, Richard Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor rbchan@uga.edu 2027
Duberstein, Kylee College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor kyleejo@uga.edu 2025
Haddad, Jonathan Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor jhaddad@uga.edu 2024
Han, Rongbin School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor hanr@uga.edu 2024
Hostetter, Shannon College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor sjh44118@uga.edu 2024
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Jin, Yan Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Professor yanjin@uga.edu 2026
Lemons, Paula Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor plemons@uga.edu 2026
Lewis, Gabriella Undergraduate Student Representative Student grl60187@uga.edu 2024
Mauricio, Rodney The Graduate School Professor mauricio@uga.edu 2026
McElhannon, Michelle College of Pharmacy Public Service Assistant mmcelhan@uga.edu 2025
Melcher, Katherine College of Environment & Design Associate Professor kmelcher@uga.edu 2026
Miller, Joe School of Law Professor getmejoe@uga.edu 2026
Murphy, Amy Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor asmurphy@uga.edu 2026
Rugenski, Amanda Odum School of Ecology Lecturer ar17187@uga.edu 2025
Sanchez, Susan (Chair) Chair of the Curriculum Committee Professor ssanchez@uga.edu 2024
Wohlford, Kelsey Graduate/Professional Representative Student kgw45813@uga.edu 2024
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2027
Yao, Kun College of Engineering Senior Lecturer kunyao@uga.edu 2024
Description
The Educational Affairs Committee considers and recommends to the Council educational policies (registration, course scheduling, class times and periods, academic advising) and proposes for Council approval each academic calendar. This committee also hears academic student appeals.
Bylaws
Educational Affairs Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Faculty shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of office on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Students: One undergraduate student and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members from and by the student members of the University Council. These students shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Administration: The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, or an appointed representative, shall be a voting member.
    Educational Affairs Committee Chair: The Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee shall be elected at the last meeting of each year from among the faculty members on the Committee.
    Faculty with academic rank: Thirteen voting members shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members with academic rank on the University Council. The distribution of representation among the schools and colleges shall be reexamined every three years, taking into consideration the proportion of undergraduate enrollment. Currently, the representation shall be as follows:
    • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences - 2 members
    • Terry College of Business - 2 members
    • College of Education - 1 member
    • College of Family and Consumer Sciences - 1 member
    • Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication - 1 member
    • School of Public and International Affairs - 1 member
    • College of Engineering - 1 member
    • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - 1 member
    •  Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Odum School of Ecology - 1 member
    • College of Environment and Design, College of Public Health, and School of Social Work - 1 member
    • College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Law - 1 member
  2. Duties
    1. To consider and recommend to the Council educational policies dealing with registration procedures, class times and periods, academic advising, and the like.
    2. To consider and recommend to the Vice President for Instruction, by conclusion of the Fall semester, an academic calendar formed in part with the input of the University Council.
    3. To hear academic student petitions, including grade appeals.
    4. To hear from the Division of Academic Enhancement Student Issues Committee.

For more information, please visit the Educational Affairs Committee page located on the Office of the Registrar website.
Chair
Margaret Christ
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Bankert, Alexa School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor ab26663@uga.edu 2026
Chess, Shira Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor schess@uga.edu 2024
Christ, Margaret (Chair) Terry College of Business Professor mchrist@uga.edu 2025
Dolan, Erin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor eldolan@uga.edu 2025
Ferreira, Susana College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor sferreir@uga.edu 2026
Fuhrman, Nick Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor fuhrman@uga.edu 2025
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Professor raf38716@uga.edu 2026
Hill, Janette Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor janette@uga.edu 2025
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Khatri, Samantha Graduate/Professional Representative Student sik17571@uga.edu 2024
Little, Laura Terry College of Business Professor lmlittle@uga.edu 2026
Manning, Frank Undergraduate Student Representative Student jfm51238@uga.edu 2024
Rice, Jennifer Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jlrice@uga.edu 2025
Sanchez, Susan College of Veterinary Medicine Professor ssanchez@uga.edu 2026
Woodson, Brock College of Engineering Associate Professor bwoodson@uga.edu 2025
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2026
Description
The University Council Executive Committee shall immediately form an ad hoc COVID-19 Crisis Response Committee of 12 elected, not ex-officio, members who reflect the current composition of faculty, staff, and students on Council.
Bylaws
The charge of the committee shall be:
  • To participate as a legislative stakeholder in the administration's discussions with active COVID task forces and committees by relaying COVID-related views and concerns of members of Council and its standing committees to the administration and collecting its responses.
  • To report in writing directly to University Council members and its Executive Committee at least every 30 days on COVID-related status reports and policies.

Reports of the Committee:
Chair
Determined by the board. For more information, please contact this committee.
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date

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Description
The Executive Committee considers proposals to be placed on the University Council agenda. It is the responsibility of this committee to accept or reject items received from the various standing committees, among other entities, to be placed on a given Council agenda. This committee also considers and reports to the Council on any issue affecting the general welfare of the University; recommends for the Council’s approval the formation of any ad hoc committees as it deems necessary; oversees the activities of the Council and ensures that the Bylaws are fulfilled faithfully each year. This committee is also responsible for filling appointments to various committees and associations on campus.
Bylaws
University Council Executive Committee
  1. The agenda and other pertinent materials shall be distributed electronically to each Council member and posted on the Council web site at least ten days prior to any Council meeting. An e-mail notice containing the link to the agenda will be sent to Faculty, Staff, and Student listservs.
    1. Membership
      Faculty: One voting member of the University Council Executive Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (which shall have two members), the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (which shall have four members), and the College of Education (which shall have two members). Faculty on the Executive Committee shall be elected from and by the University Council faculty representatives of their respective Schools or Colleges and shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.Students: The president of the Student Government Association and the president of the Graduate Student Association shall serve as voting members.
      Staff: The President of the UGA Staff Council shall serve as a voting member.
      Administration: The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Secretary of the Council shall serve as voting members.
      Executive Committee Chair: The Chair of the Executive Committee shall be the immediate past Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee. Each year the Executive Committee shall choose a new Chair-Elect from among the elected faculty members of the Committee who have at least one year of previous service on the Executive Committee (which could be from a previous term) and at least two years remaining on their committee term.  The Chair shall serve as Grand Marshal of the University, shall represent the faculty of the University on external bodies that require representation of Faculty Senate Leaders, and shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association and an ex-officio voting trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation.  With the advice of the members of the Executive Committee, the Chair shall constitute and charge any ad hoc committees approved by the Council. The Chair shall call an orientation meeting of chairs of all University Council standing committees prior to or during the first week of Fall Semester.
    2. Duties:
      1. To consider, recommend, and report to the University Council rules and regulations on general educational policy and matters dealing with the general welfare of the entire University within the powers of the Council under Article V, Section 2 of the Statutes of The University of Georgia.
      2. To review, at least annually, the content and organization of the public facing information on the University Council's website and make recommendations for appropriate action to the Council.
      3. To fill unexpired terms on any standing committees of the Council. When filling a committee vacancy formerly occupied by an elected representative of a particular school or college, the Executive Committee shall seek the recommendation of that school or college concerning a suitable replacement.
      4. To confirm the members of the Program Review and Assessment Committee in accordance with the University’s Program Review Policy.
      5. To appoint a faculty representative to the UGA Retiree Association.
      6. To elect a member of the Executive Committee to serve a three-year term on the University System of Georgia Faculty Council who will report on a regular basis to both the Executive Committee and the University Council at their meetings. The representative's term on the USG Faculty Council shall continue even if their term of membership on the Executive Committee expires.
      7. To recommend for the Council's approval such ad hoc committees as it deems necessary.
      8. To receive and prepare agenda items from the following sources for the Council when such items fall within the powers and jurisdiction of the Council as defined in Article V, Section 2 of the Statutes of the University of Georgia.
        1. Items received from the following sources will be placed on the Council agenda:
          1. Items from the President of the University.
          2. Items endorsed by the signatures of fifty or more faculty members.
          3. Items approved by a two-thirds vote of the University Council.
        2. Items received from any of the standing or ad hoc committees of the Council, including the Executive Committee, will be placed on the University Council agenda, unless the Committee decides, by a two-thirds majority vote, to refer the item back to committee for reconsideration or further development.
        3. Items received from the following sources will be referred to the appropriate standing committee unless unusual or urgent circumstances merit prompt presentation to the Council or unless the Committee decides to refer the item back to the original source for reconsideration or further development. Each decision requires a majority vote.
          1. Items received from the faculty of any of the schools or colleges of the University or from the duly constituted representative body of any school or college.
          2. Items received from the Staff Council.
          3. Items received from the official governing organizations of the student body.
          4. Items received from any person or group not provided for above.
      9. To act, in matters of particular urgency, on behalf of the full Council, as authorized under Article V, Section 2 (6) of the Statutes of the University of Georgia.  Actions taken in this manner shall be reported to the Council at its next meeting and confirmed or revoked by a majority vote.
      10. To oversee the activities of the Council and to ensure that it implement and observe faithfully the provisions of these bylaws.
Chair
Elizabeth St. Pierre
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Anderson, Mumbi College of Public Health Clinical Assistant Professor mumbi@uga.edu 2026
Bierema, Laura Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor bierema@uga.edu 2024
Brocato, John College of Engineering Lecturer jwb37791@uga.edu 2027
Freeman, Bud Odum School of Ecology Senior Public Service Associate bud@hemip.nhm.uga.edu 2024
Grimes, Abigail President, Graduate Student Association Ex-Officio bag84902@uga.edu 2024
Hall, Cassandra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor ch27976@uga.edu 2025
Hembree, Savannah President, UGA Staff Council Ex-Officio shembree@uga.edu 2024
Hill, Janette The Graduate School Professor janette@uga.edu 2024
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Jones, Tom College of Environment & Design Academic Professional tom@uga.edu 2026
Lemons, Derrick Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2027
Liken, Fiona (Ex-Officio) Registrar Ex-Officio fliken@uga.edu Indefinite
Madonna, Anthony School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor ajmadonn@uga.edu 2025
Mallon, Anthony School of Social Work Clinical Associate Professor ajmallon@uga.edu 2024
Moore, George President, Student Government Association Ex-Officio ghm23035@uga.edu 2024
Netter, Jeff Terry College of Business Professor jnetter@uga.edu 2024
Peake, Jason College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor jpeake@uga.edu 2026
Reed, Rachel College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Associate Professor rreed@uga.edu 2024
Rice, Jennifer Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jlrice@uga.edu 2026
Rubenstein, Eric College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2025
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2024
Siry, Jacek Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor jsiry@uga.edu 2024
St. Pierre, Elizabeth (Chair) Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2024
Stone, Rebecca College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor rhutch@uga.edu 2025
Turner, Pamela College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor prturner@uga.edu 2026
Watson, Joseph Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Clinical Professor joseph.watson@uga.edu 2024
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2026
Agendas/Minutes
The agendas and minutes of the Executive Committee can be found here.
Description
The Faculty Admissions Committee establishes policies for undergraduate admissions; provides recommendations concerning the admission to the University of any student not meeting minimum admission requirements; monitors and enforces policies and procedures for the admission of students to Developmental Studies, a component of Academic Enhancement; monitors policies and procedures by which students exit Developmental Studies and gain admission to standard University programs; requires the President to inform in writing the Faculty Admissions Committee and the Executive Committee the reasons for not accepting a recommendation from the Faculty Admissions Committee.
Bylaws
Faculty Admissions Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty with academic rank: One voting member of the Faculty Admissions Committee shall be elected from the faculty with academic rank of each School or College which enrolls undergraduate students, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have three members. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.
    Students: One student shall be elected as a Committee member from and by the student members of the University Council. This student shall serve a one-year term as a voting member.
    Administration: The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Instruction, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Director of the Honors Program, the Director of Institutional Research, and one representative each from Counseling and Psychological Services, University Testing Services, and the Academic Enhancement program shall serve as non-voting members.
    Faculty Admissions Committee Chair: The Chair of the Faculty Admissions Committee shall be elected each year from among the elected faculty members on the Committee by those with voting privileges.
  2. Duties
    1. To establish policies for undergraduate admissions, with the advice and consent of the President.
    2. To provide recommendations concerning the admission to the University of any student not meeting minimum admission requirements, and in the case of approval to justify each such admission in writing to the Executive Committee.
    3. With the assistance of a committee of Academic Enhancement faculty, to monitor and enforce policies and procedures for the admission of students to Developmental Studies, a component of Academic Enhancement. Authority for admissions to Developmental Studies shall rest with the Faculty Admissions Committee.
    4. To monitor policies and procedures by which students exit Developmental Studies and gain admission to standard University programs.
    5. To require the President to inform in writing the Faculty Admissions Committee and the Executive Committee the reasons for not accepting a recommendation from the Faculty Admissions Committee.
Chair
Kyle Woosnam
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Amstutz, Meg (Ex-Officio) Dean, Jere W. Morehead Honors College Ex-Officio mamstutz@uga.edu Indefinite
Aycock, Allan (Ex-Officio) Director, Institutional Research Ex-Officio aaycock@uga.edu Indefinite
Beasley, Brad (Ex-Officio) Assistant Director, University Testing Services Ex-Officio bhb50707@uga.edu Indefinite
Campbell, Linda Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor lcampbel@uga.edu 2026
Chatterjee, Dave Terry College of Business Associate Professor dchatte@uga.edu 2026
Cook, Michelle (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio mgcook@uga.edu Indefinite
Corbett, Christopher (Ex-Officio) Director, Counseling & Psychological Services Ex-Officio cc88199@uga.edu Indefinite
Edwards, Gaylen College of Veterinary Medicine Professor gedwards@uga.edu 2025
Graves, David (Ex-Officio) Director, Undergraduate Admissions Ex-Officio drgraves@uga.edu Indefinite
Hermanowicz, Joe Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jch1@uga.edu 2026
Hester, Jack Student Representative Student jrh57882@uga.edu 2024
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Jayawardhana, Jayani College of Pharmacy Associate Proessor jayaward@uga.edu 2025
Lemons, Derrick Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2026
Lynch, Michael School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor mlynch@uga.edu 2026
Morkos, Beshoy College of Engineering Associate Professor bm46627@uga.edu 2024
Muilenburg, Jessica College of Public Health Professor jlm@uga.edu 2025
Pagnattaro, Marisa (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Instruction Ex-Officio pagnatta@uga.edu Indefinite
Parrott, Benjamin Odum School of Ecology Associate Professor benparrott@uga.edu 2025
Peters, Jon Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor jwp86175@uga.edu 2024
Reukov, Vladimir College of Family & Consumer Sciences Assistant Professor vr87917@uga.edu 2025
Scheyett, Anna School of Social Work Professor amscheye@uga.edu 2025
Severns, Paul College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor ps53421@uga.edu 2025
Shannon, Sarah Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor sshannon@uga.edu 2026
Simmons, Cara (Ex-Officio) Director, Division of Academic Enhancement Ex-Officio caraj@uga.edu Indefinite
Verma, Amitabh College of Environment & Design Associate Professor averma@uga.edu 2026
Woosnam, Kyle (Chair) Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor woosnam@uga.edu 2026
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
April 2022 - - - April 1, 2022
September 2022 September 1, 2022 - - -
Description
The Faculty Affairs Committee reviews and recommends policies on matters of faculty concern related to faculty productivity and evaluation, including but not limited to activities and programs, appointment, promotion and tenure, post tenure review, and academic freedom.
Bylaws
Faculty Affairs Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: One voting member of the Faculty Affairs Committee shall be elected from tenured faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences which shall have two tenured faculty members, one representing the Sciences and the other the Arts and Humanities. These faculty will also serve as the membership of a Faculty Affairs Tenured subcommittee. These members will be joined by six faculty with non-tenure track appointments to comprise the entirety of the Faculty Affairs Committee. Tenured faculty who represent Schools and Colleges shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members of the University Council representing those Schools and Colleges and shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee. One non-tenured track appointment will come from each of the following faculty career tracks: Research Scientists, Public Service Faculty, Librarians, Lecturers, Clinical Faculty, and Academic Professionals. Non-tenure track faculty shall be elected from the members of University Council that have a minimum of five year residency at the university in a full-time status by full-time non-tenure track faculty of the same faculty rank at the university. No more than two non-tenure track representatives can originate from any single college. Non-tenure track faculty members elected to this committee shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Faculty Affairs Committee Chair: The Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee shall be elected each year from among the tenured members on the Committee. The Chair will also serve as the role of Chair for the Faculty Affairs Tenure subcommittee. The FAC chair may delegate tenure-related additional items or matters to the Tenured Faculty Subcommittee.
  2. Duties
    1. To review and recommend policies on matters of faculty concern related to faculty productivity and evaluation, including but not limited to activities and programs, appointment, promotion and tenure, post tenure review and academic freedom.
Chair
Brock Woodson
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Andrews, Tessa Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor tandrews@uga.edu 2025
Archuleta, Kristy College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor ka20030@uga.edu 2025
Barnett, Kent School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2024
Boudreau, Maric Terry College of Business Associate Professor mcboudre@uga.edu 2026
Chess, Shira Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor schess@uga.edu 2026
Darbisi, Carolina Public Service Representative Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2025
DeMaria, Don Academic Professional Representative Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2025
Fitt, William Odum School of Ecology Professor fitt@uga.edu 2026
Glenn, Travis College of Public Health Professor travisg@uga.edu 2025
Hill, Janette Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor janette@uga.edu 2027
Hill, Daniel School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor dwhill@uga.edu 2025
Holladay, Steven College of Veterinary Medicine Professor sdholl@uga.edu 2026
Leach, Erin Librarian Representative Librarian IV eleach@uga.edu 2025
Markewitz, Daniel Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor dmarke@uga.edu 2025
Martin-Williams, Jean Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jfmartin@uga.edu 2025
Mojock, Christopher Clinical Representative Clinical Associate Professor cmojock@uga.edu 2025
Navara, Kristen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor knavara@uga.edu 2025
Okech, David School of Social Work Professor dokech@uga.edu 2025
Pardue, Doug College of Environment & Design Associate Professor pardue@uga.edu 2025
Saleh, Eman Lecturer Representative Senior Lecturer eman.saleh@uga.edu 2025
St. Pierre, Elizabeth The Graduate School Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2026
Woodson, Brock (Chair) College of Engineering Associate Professor bwoodson@uga.edu 2024
Zhao, Dehai Research Scientist Representative Senior Research Scientist zhaod@uga.edu 2025
Zheng, George College of Pharmacy Professor yzheng@uga.edu 2024
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
August 24, 2020 August 24, 2020 August 24, 2020
September 21, 2020 September, 21, 2020 September 21, 2020
October 16, 2020 October 16, 2020 October 16, 2020
December 09, 2020 December 9, 2020 December 9, 2020
January 25, 2021 January 25, 2021 January 25, 2021
March 08, 2021 March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021
April 14, 2021 April 14, 2021 April 14, 2021
April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021
August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021
December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
January 07, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 7, 2022
February 04, 2022 February 4, 2022 February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022 February 18, 2022 February 18, 2022
March 04, 2022 March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022
March 14, 2022 March 14, 2022 March 14, 2022
April 01, 2022 April 1, 2022 April 1, 2022
April 15, 2022 April 15, 2022 April 15, 2022
May 06, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
August 24, 2022 August 24, 2022 August 24, 2022
December 09, 2022 December 9, 2023 December 9, 2022
January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023
April 13, 2023 April 13, 2023 April 13, 2023
August 23, 2023 August 23, 2023 August 23, 2023
November 08, 2023 November 8, 2023 - - -
Description
The Faculty Conference shall provide a forum for the discussion of issues of concern to the University Faculty. It is composed of all elected University Council faculty members and those faculty members of the University Council who are appointed by the Executive Committee. It shall elect a chair and a secretary. Meetings shall be called by the chair or upon petition of 10 members of the Conference.
Bylaws
The Faculty Conference shall provide a forum for the discussion of issues of concern to the faculty. It is composed of all University Council faculty members who are elected and those who are appointed by the Executive Committee. It shall elect a chair and a secretary. Meetings shall be called by the chair or upon petition of ten members of the Conference. Based upon its deliberations, the Conference may refer items or suitable actions to the Executive Committee or other committees of the Council. At its last meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Conference shall elect a chair and secretary for the following year.
Chair
Determined by the board. For more information, please contact this committee.
Members
The Faculty Conference is composed of all elected faculty members of the University Council.
Description
The Faculty Grievance Committee receives and evaluates requests for grievance resolution and to decide how to act on those requests; conducts inquiries into faculty grievances and attempts the resolution of these grievances by mediation or hearings, presents recommendations for appropriate responses to the grievances it has considered to the President; considers appeals of cases heard by grievance committees in the schools and colleges and presents its recommendations for appropriate responses to grievances to the President; establishes, maintains, and publishes procedures by which these duties are conducted.
Bylaws
Faculty Grievance Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty with academic rank: The seven voting members on the Faculty Grievance Committee shall be elected by the elected faculty members of the University Council. No more than two members shall be from any one School or College. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.
    Faculty Grievance Committee Chair: The Chair of the Faculty Grievance Committee shall be elected each year from among the members on the Committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To receive and evaluate requests for grievance resolution and to decide how to act on those requests.
    2. To conduct inquiries into faculty grievances and to attempt the resolution of these grievances in consultation with the parties involved, and to issue reports and recommendations to the President regarding the grievances it has considered.
    3. To consider appeals of cases heard by grievance committees in the schools and colleges and to issue reports and recommendations to the President regarding the grievance appeals it has heard. In most instances, individuals must first seek resolution of their grievances through grievance procedures available in the schools or colleges, when those procedures are available, before seeking resolution in the Committee.
    4. To establish, maintain, and publish procedures by which the above duties are conducted. The procedures are available at the University Council website.
  3. Excluded Matters
    The following matters are not grievable to the committee:
    1. Matters covered under the UGA Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (NDAH). Individuals with potential claims under the NDAH Policy should contact the EOO or a University Ombudsperson.
    2. Matters (like NDAH matters) that are assigned by University or Board of Regents rules, policies or procedures to other entities.
    3. Pursuant to the Board of Regents policy, a grievance also will not be available to dispute:
      1. promotion and tenure decisions
      2. performance evaluations
      3. hiring decisions
      4. classification appeals
      5. challenges to grades or assessments
      6. challenges to salary decisions
      7. challenges to transfers or reassignments
      8. termination or layoff because of lack of work or elimination of position
      9. investigations or decisions reached under the Institution's Harassment Policy
      10. normal supervisory counseling
Chair
Kent Barnett
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Atkins, Rebecca Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor rlatkins@uga.edu 2025
Barnett, Kent (Chair) School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2024
Chess, Shira Grady College Of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor schess@uga.edu 2026
Rubenstein, Eric College Of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2024
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2024
St. Pierre, Elizabeth Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2025
Wright, Bradley School of Public & International Affairs Professor bew@uga.edu 2024
Policies / Procedures
Description
The Faculty Post-Tenure Review Appeals Committee hears appeals from faculty members wishing to contest an unsatisfactory post-tenure review Performance Improvement Plan assessment, an unsatisfactory Corrective Post-Tenure Review, and/or the associated remediation plan; prepares and reviews procedures for handling appeals; protects academic due process and academic freedom; and ensures compliance with the University's Policy for Review of Tenured Faculty.
Bylaws
Faculty Post-Tenure Review Appeals Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty with academic rank: One voting member of the Committee shall be elected by the tenured faculty of each School and College. All committee members shall be tenured, hold the rank of Professor, and serve three-year terms. While serving on this Committee, faculty cannot serve on other post-tenure review committees at the school, college, or university level. Committee members  may be elected from within or outside the University Council.
    Faculty Post-Tenure Review Appeals Committee Chair: The Chair of the Committee shall be elected each year from among the members of the Committee and shall be a voting member.
  2. Duties
    1. To hear appeals after an unfavorable post-tenure review assessing a faculty member's progress on a Performance Improvement Plan, an unsuccessful Corrective Post-Tenure Review, and/or the associate remediation plan.
    2. To prepare and annually review the Committee's Operating Policy and procedures for the handling of appeals, review the impact of post-tenure review with respect to academic freedom, and then to recommend appropriate changes to the University Council.
    3. To ensure compliance with the University's Policy for Review of Tenured Faculty.
    4. To conduct all deliberations in confidence. Other than discussions with staff members assisting the Committee, members of the Committee may not discuss an appeal with anyone who is not on the Committee.
    5. To verify that information about the Committee and its Operating Policy on the Provost's website is current.
Chair
Barbara Biesecker
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Andrews, Gayle Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor gandrews@uga.edu 2026
Beck, Randy School of Law Professor rbeck@uga.edu 2026
Biesecker, Barbara (Chair) The Graduate School Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2026
Bradford, David School of Public & International Affairs Professor bradfowd@uga.edu 2026
Drake, John Odum School of Ecology Professor jdrake@uga.edu 2024
Habteselassie, Mussie College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor mussieh@uga.edu 2026
Hansen, Nathan College of Public Health Professor nhansen@uga.edu 2026
Hoffer, Peter Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor pchoffer@uga.edu 2026
Jackson, Rhett Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor rjackson@warnell.uga.edu 2026
Kavoori, Andy Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Professor akavoori@uga.edu 2026
Kisaalita, William College of Engineering Professor williamk@uga.edu 2026
Lastrapes, William Terry College of Business Professor last@uga.edu 2026
Liu, Dexi College of Pharmacy Professor dliu@uga.edu 2026
MohanKumar, Sheba College of Veterinary Medicine Professor shebamk@uga.edu 2026
Scheyett, Anna School of Social Work Professor amscheye@uga.edu 2026
Vick, Robert College of Environment & Design Professor ravick@uga.edu 2026
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2026
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
March 2022 March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
October 2022 October 11, 2022 October 11, 2022
January 2023 January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
Policies / Procedures
Description
The Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Committee considers all appeals from faculty and staff concerning parking tickets and fines at the University of Georgia.
Bylaws
Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Two voting faculty members shall be elected from among the faculty members of the University Council to serve for three-year terms even if their membership on University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Staff: Two voting staff members, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve three-year terms even if their membership on the Staff Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Administration: One ex-officio, non-voting Parking Services employee representative shall be appointed to the committee by the Auxiliary Service Director of Transportation and Parking Services and shall serve for a one-year term.
    Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Committee Chair: The Chair of the Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Committee shall be elected each year from among the faculty and staff members on the Committee by those with voting privileges.
  2. Duties
    1. To consider all appeals from faculty and staff concerning parking tickets and fines at The University of Georgia. Tie votes by the committee shall be regarded as a denial of appeal. The President of the University has delegated authority to this committee to make final institutional decisions on faculty and staff traffic and parking appeals.
Chair
Brittany Barnes
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Barnes, Brittany (Chair) Staff Council Representative Staff barnes@uga.edu 2027
Kazemi, Karey Parking Services Representative Ex-Officio kareyk@uga.edu Indefinite
Netter, Jeff Terry College of Business Professor jnetter@uga.edu 2025
Rubenstein, Eric College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2025
Sackett, Justin Staff Council Representative Staff js33419@uga.edu 2024
Description
The Human Resources Committee reviews and recommends policies related to faculty and staff benefits, including but not limited to leave programs, retirement programs, health and life insurance programs, emeritus faculty benefits, and other human resource matters; reviews and recommends policies related to gender and equity issues.
Bylaws
Human Resources Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: One voting member of the Human Resources Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (which shall have two members), the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (which shall have four members), and the College of Education (which shall have two members). Faculty who represent Schools and Colleges shall be elected from and by the elected faculty members of the University Council representing those Schools and Colleges and shall serve three-year terms, even if their term of membership on the University Council expires prior to their term of service on this committee.
    Faculty elected under Part V, III, D: Those elected under Part V, III, D shall elect one voting member from among themselves. This member shall serve a three-year term, even if this member’s term on the University Council expires prior to the term of service on this committee.
    Staff: Three staff members, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve three-year terms as voting members.
    Postdoctoral Appointee: One postdoctoral appointee, elected by the Postdoctoral Association, shall serve a one-year term as a voting member.
    Administration: The Associate Vice President for Human Resources shall serve as a voting member.
    Human Resources Committee Chair: The Chair of the Human Resources Committee shall be elected each year from among the faculty and staff members on the Committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To review and recommend policies related to faculty and staff benefits, including but not limited to leave programs, retirement programs, health and life insurance programs, emeritus faculty benefits, and other human resource matters.
    2. To review and recommend policies related to gender and equity issues.
Chair
Joseph Fu
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Addison, Donald Terry College of Business Lecturer da29256@uga.edu 2026
Brocato, John College of Engineering Lecturer jwb37791@uga.edu 2024
Darbisi, Carolina Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2024
Emerson, Kerstin College of Public Health Clincal Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2025
Fu, Joseph (Chair) The Graduate School Professor joefu@uga.edu 2026
Gerlach, Chris Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Academic Professional chrisgerlach@uga.edu 2025
Hanawalt, Christina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor hanawalt@uga.edu 2026
Hicks, Juanita (Ex-Officio) UGA Human Resources Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources jwh21417@uga.edu Indefinite
Hughes, Hilary Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor hhu25@uga.edu 2026
Injaian, Allison Odum School of Ecology Lecturer asi42455@uga.edu 2025
Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina School of Social Work Professor kjaskyte@uga.edu 2024
Jones, Tom College of Environment & Design Academic Professional tom@uga.edu 2026
Kurup, Samarchith Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor samar@uga.edu 2026
Makaev, Sergei UGA Postdoctoral Association Postdoctoral Research Associate svm02643@uga.edu 2024
Morrison, Alison Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor akemph1@uga.edu 2026
Renwick, Margaret Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor mrenwick@uga.edu 2025
Roberts, Jessica Staff Council Representative Staff jhrobert@uga.edu 2024
Saba, Corey College of Veterinary Medicine Professor csaba@uga.edu 2025
Scartz, Christine School of Law Clinical Associate Professor cmscartz@uga.edu 2024
Shelton, Robin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor robinl1@uga.edu 2026
Shelton, Kisha College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Academic Professional Associate kshelton@uga.edu 2025
Smolenski, Craig Staff Council Representative Staff darkboz@uga.edu 2025
Stone, Rebecca College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor rhutch@uga.edu 2024
Wieling, Elizabeth College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor ew66234@uga.edu 2024
Wright, Bradley School of Public & International Affairs Professor bew@uga.edu 2024
Young, Catie Staff Council Representative Staff youngcat@uga.edu 2026
Zhao, Dehai Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Senior Research Scientist zhaod@uga.edu 2025
Zhen, Chen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor czhen@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
September 2023 September 8, 2023 - - -
October 2021 October 6, 2021 - - -
Description
The Information Technology Committee consults with and advises the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology on existing strategies, priorities, and policies regarding University information technology and how they compare to those at other USG and peer and aspirational institutions. The committee also advises the VPIT in evaluating and adopting new information technology.
Bylaws
  1. Information Technology Committee

    1. Membership
      Faculty: One voting member of the Information Technology Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have two voting faculty members, one representing the Arts and Humanities and the other the Sciences. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three- year terms..
      Students: One undergraduate and one graduate/professional student shall be elected by the student members of the University Council. The student members may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve one-year terms on the committee as voting members.
      Staff: Two staff members, elected by the Staff Council, may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve three-year terms on the committee as voting members.
      Administration: The Vice President for Information Technology shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of the committee.
      Information Technology Committee Chair: The Chair of the Information Technology Committee shall be elected each year from among the faculty and staff members of the committee by July 1 for the following year.
    2. Duties
      1. To consult with and advise the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology on existing strategies, priorities, and policies regarding University information technology and how they compare to those at other USG and peer and aspirational institutions.
      2. To advise the VPIT in evaluating and adopting new information technology.
Chair
Mark Johnson
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Bucksch, Alexander Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bucksch@uga.edu 2025
Chester, Timothy (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Information Technology Ex-Officio tchester@uga.edu Indefinite
Ellenberg, Thea College of Family & Consumer Sciences Lecturer thea1@uga.edu 2025
Eubig, Paul College of Veterinary Medicine Lecturer pe53974@uga.edu 2025
Fairchild, Brian The Graduate School Professor brianf@uga.edu 2025
Hood, Trey School of Public & International Affairs Professor th@uga.edu 2025
Ivy, Stuart Staff Council Representative Staff scorch@uga.edu 2025
Johnson, Mark (Chair) Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Senior Lecturer mejohnso@uga.edu 2025
Kempski, Jeffrey Undergraduate Student Representative Student jsk40663@uga.edu 2024
Lowe, Tripp Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Academic Professional lowe@uga.edu 2025
Nesbit, Scott College of Environment & Design Associate Professor snesbit@uga.edu 2025
Piercy, Craig Terry College of Business Senior Lecturer cpiercy@uga.edu 2025
Scheyett, Anna School of Social Work Professor amscheye@uga.edu 2025
Schmidt, J.P. Odum School of Ecology Lecturer jps@uga.edu 2025
Schmidt, Michael Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor schmidtm@uga.edu 2025
Shindelman, Marni Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor marni@uga.edu 2025
Sial, Ashfaq College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor ashsial@uga.edu 2025
Smith, Susan College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor ses27822@uga.edu 2025
Tate, Allan College of Public Health Assistant Professor adt08463@uga.edu 2025
Warnock, James College of Engineering Professor james.warnock@uga.edu 2025
Woods, Chip Staff Council Representative Staff chipw@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
September 2022 September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
April 2023 April 14, 2023 - - -
August 2023 August 23, 2023 - - -
April 2024 - - - April 29, 2024
Description
The Program Review and Assessment Committee oversees all matters directly related to the substantive elements of academic program reviews, including establishment of review criteria and guidelines, oversight of review teams, and considering, approving, and forwarding the review team reports and recommendations; participates in program reviews; oversees policies and procedures related to student learning outcomes assessment of undergraduate and graduate academic programs; evaluates student learning outcomes assessment plans and reports and provides feedback to programs on assessment practice.
Bylaws
Program Review and Assessment Committee
  1. Membership
    The Program Review and Assessment Committee will consist of 36 UGA senior faculty confirmed by the University Council Executive Committee to serve two-year terms running from August 1 through July 31.  The composition of the committee should be proportional to the number of degree programs, review units, and senior faculty in each school or college.  The following distribution of faculty on the Program Review and Assessment Committee takes these values into account:
     
    #Faculty on PRAC School, College, Administrative Division
    4 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    10 Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
    3 Mary Frances Early College of Education
    2 Terry College of Business
    2 College of Veterinary Medicine
    2 College of Family and Consumer Sciences
    1 College of Public Health
    1 School of Public and International Affairs
    1 Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
    1 School of Social Work
    1 College of Engineering
    1 College of Pharmacy
    1 School of Law
    1 Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
    1 College of Environment and Design
    2 Public Service Faculty
    1 Odum School of Ecology
    1 Affiliate of a Center or Institute (may be from any College or School or fully funded through a Center or Institute)

    All members of the Program Review and Assessment Committee should be members of the two highest ranks in any given classification of faculty. At least 18 members should be on the Graduate Faculty. The members should be appointed in such a way that 18 rotate off each year. Members are not required also to be members of the University Council. No members should be appointed for more than two consecutive terms without first rotating off the committee for a two-year term.
    Program Review and Assessment Committee Chair: A chair from the returning members will be elected by July 1. A chair-elect from the new members will be elected at the beginning of each academic year with the expectation that the chair-elect will accept a nomination for Chair in the second year of appointment.
  2. Duties
    1. To oversee all matter directly related to the substantive elements of academic program reviews, including establishment of review criteria and guidelines, oversight of review teams, and considering, approving, and forwarding the review team reports and recommendations.
    2. To participate in program reviews as members of program review teams.
    3. To oversee policies and procedures related to student learning outcomes assessment of undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
    4. To evaluate student learning outcomes assessment plans and reports and provide feedback to programs on assessment practice.
Chair
Jill Stefaniak
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Adhikari, Koushik College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor koushik7@uga.edu 2025
Bermudez, Maria College of Family & Consumer Sciences Associate Professor mbermude@uga.edu 2025
Brown, Wayde College of Environment & Design Associate Professor wabrown@uga.edu 2025
Burke, Kevin Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor burkekq@uga.edu 2025
Childs, Adrian Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor apchilds@uga.edu 2025
Davis, Elizabeth Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Academic Professional eadavis@uga.edu 2025
DeMeester, Karen Public Service Representative Public Service Associate karend@uga.edu 2024
Dove, Robert College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor crdove@uga.edu 2026
Drake, John Odum School of Ecology Professor jdrake@uga.edu 2024
Fuhrman, Nick Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor fuhrman@uga.edu 2025
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Professor raf38716@uga.edu 2025
Garfinkel, David Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor djgarf@bmb.uga.edu 2024
Glenn, Travis Research Centers & Institutes Professor travisg@uga.edu 2025
Gragson, Ted Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor tgragson@uga.edu 2025
Hanawalt, Christina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor hanawalt@uga.edu 2025
Hansen, Nathan College of Public Health Professor nhansen@uga.edu 2025
Holland, Steven Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor stratum@uga.edu 2025
Hostetter, Jesse College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jmh90019@uga.edu 2024
Kajder, Sara Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor skajder@uga.edu 2025
Kumar, Piyush Terry College of Business Associate Professor pkumar@terry.uga.edu 2024
Lemons, Derrick Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2025
Meyers, David Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate dmeyers@uga.edu 2025
MohanKumar, Sheba College of Veterinary Medicine Professor shebamk@uga.edu 2024
Owsiak, Andy School of Public & International Affairs Professor aowsiak@uga.edu 2024
Peterson, Chris Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor cjpete@uga.edu 2024
Rekhi, Gurvinder College of Pharmacy Academic Professional gsrekhi@uga.edu 2025
Rubenstein, Eric College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2026
Scherr, Alexander School of Law Associate Professor scherr@uga.edu 2025
Seymour, Lynne Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor seymour@uga.edu 2024
Sharma, Suraj College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor ssharma@uga.edu 2025
Smith, Shavannor College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor shavs@uga.edu 2025
Stefaniak, Jill (Chair) Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor jes45142@uga.edu 2024
Warnock, James College of Engineering Professor james.warnock@uga.edu 2025
Whipple, Benjamin Terry College of Business Associate Professor bwhipple@uga.edu 2025
Yao, Angela Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor xyao@uga.edu 2024
Yoon, Hye Jin Grady College of Jounalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor hjyoon@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
September 2021 September 8, 2021 September 8, 2021
February 2022 - - - February 2022
September 2022 September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
January 2023 January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
February 2023 February 2, 2023 - - -
September 2023 September 7, 2023 September 7, 2023
January 2024 January 11, 2024 January 11, 2024
Description
The Strategic Planning Committee advises and consults with the President and the faculty in the establishment, monitoring, and revision of the Strategic Plan of the University; advises and consults with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the faculty about the status of the current university budget, the outlook for the university’s budget for the upcoming year, and the extent to which budgetary changes promote the university’s strategic goals; forwards recommendations to the Council concerning any Strategic Plan offered by the President.
Bylaws
Strategic Planning Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: Seven voting members of the Strategic Planning Committee shall be elected by the elected faculty members of the University Council. No more than two members shall be from any one School or College. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.
    Students: One undergraduate student and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members by the student members of the University Council. These students may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Staff: One staff member, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve a three-year term as a voting member.
    Administration: The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs shall be a voting member.
    Strategic Planning Committee Chair: The Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee shall be elected each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To advise and consult with the President and the faculty in the establishment, monitoring and revision of the Strategic Plan of the University.
    2. To advise and consult with the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the faculty about the status of the current university budget, the outlook for the university’s budget for the upcoming year, and the extent to which budgetary changes promote the university’s strategic goals.
    3. To forward recommendations to the University Council concerning any Strategic Plan offered by the President.
Chair
David Shipley
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Barnett, Kent School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2025
Biesecker, Barbara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2026
Carlson Welch, Annie Division of Student Affairs Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs ac32138@uga.edu 2026
Leyting, Jennifer Staff Council Representative Staff jenley11@uga.edu 2026
Sanchez, Susan College of Veterinary Medicine Professor ssanchez@uga.edu 2026
Shaparia, Yuag Undergraduate Student Representative Student yas55283@uga.edu 2024
Sharma, Ankush Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student as63295@uga.edu 2024
Shipley, David (Chair) School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2025
St. Pierre, Elizabeth Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2026
Taylor, Jeanette Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Vice Provost jet65404@uga.edu Indefinite
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
February 2021 - - - February 19, 2021
September 2021 - - - September 27, 2021
November 2021 November 29, 2021 November 1, 2021, November 1, 2021
February 2022 - - - February 25, 2022
September 2022 September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
October 2022 October 12, 2022 October 12, 2022
November 2022 - - - November 9, 2022
December 2022 - - - December 7, 2022
January 2023 January 27, 2023 January 27, 2023
August 2023 August 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
October 2023 October 13, 2023 October 13, 2023
November 2023 November 13, 2023 - - -
March 2024 March 21, 2024 March 21, 2024
Description
The University Council, as authorized in Article V of the Statutes of The University of Georgia, shall establish policies and enact such rules and regulations as it deems appropriate to provide for the interests and welfare of The University of Georgia and its academic community.
Bylaws
Please refer to the University Council Bylaws page
Chair
Jere Morehead
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Addison, Donald Terry College of Business Lecturer da29256@uga.edu 2024
Ainsworth, Scott School of Public & International Affairs Professor sainswor@uga.edu 2026
Amstutz, Meg (Ex-Officio) Dean, Jere W. Morehead Honors College Ex-Officio mamstutz@uga.edu Indefinite
Anderson, Mumbi College of Public Health Clinical Assistant Professor mumbi@uga.edu 2026
Andrews, Tessa Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor tandrews@uga.edu 2024
Archuleta, Kristy College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor ka20030@uga.edu 2025
Atkinson, Amber Staff Council Representative Staff ahatkins@uga.edu 2025
Auer, Matthew (Ex-Officio) Dean, School of Public & International Affairs Ex-Officio kbolen@uga.edu Indefinite
Ayers, Benjamin (Ex-Officio) Dean, Terry College of Business Ex-Officio bayers@uga.edu Indefinite
Bankert, Alexa School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor ab26663@uga.edu 2026
Bar-Peled, Maor Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor peled12@uga.edu 2026
Barnes, Brittany Staff Council Representative Staff barnes@uga.edu 2024
Barnett, Kent School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2024
Bartges, Joe College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jbartges@uga.edu 2024
Beer, Jenay College of Public Health Associate Professor jb59078@uga.edu 2025
Bendle, Neil Terry College of Business Associate Professor ntb32461@uga.edu 2026
Biesecker, Barbara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2026
Birgisson, Bjorn College of Engineering Professor bb09728@uga.edu 2024
Bivins, Danny Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate dbivins@uga.edu 2024
Blankenship, Sara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Lecturer sb62953@uga.edu 2024
Bolshoy, Daniel Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor bolshoy@uga.edu 2026
Boudreau, Maric Terry College of Business Associate Professor mcboudre@uga.edu 2024
Bourlai, Thirimachos College of Engineering Associate Professor tb97469@uga.edu 2027
Brocato, John College of Engineering Lecturer jwb37791@uga.edu 2027
Burg, Karen (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Research Ex-Officio kburg@uga.edu Indefinite
Cain, Taylor Division of Student Affairs Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service tc@uga.edu 2024
Carlson Welch, Annie Division of Student Affairs Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs ac32138@uga.edu 2026
Carpenter, Tina Terry College of Business Professor tcarpen@uga.edu 2024
Carter, Rayna Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student rjc25503@uga.edu 2024
Carter, Samuel Student, Representative, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Student ssc62313@uga.edu 2024
Chapman, Jennifer Terry College of Business Principal Lecturer jennchap@uga.edu 2026
Cherkinsky, Alexander Office of Research Senior Research Scientist acherkin@uga.edu 2024
Chess, Shira Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor schess@uga.edu 2024
Christ, Margaret Terry College of Business Professor mchrist@uga.edu 2024
Clark, Bentley Student Representative, College of Public Health Student blc09605@uga.edu 2024
Cleveland, Christopher College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor ccleve@uga.edu 2025
Coleman, Jacob Student Representative, Odum School of Ecology Student jmc65787@uga.edu 2024
Colson, Gregory College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor gcolson@uga.edu 2026
Cook, Michelle (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio mgcook@uga.edu Indefinite
Cotterell, Michael Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer mepcott@uga.edu 2026
Coverdill, Jim Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jimcov@uga.edu 2026
Crandall, Shari Division of Student Affairs Director of Residential Programs and Services smc61087@uga.edu 2026
Cullen, Thomas Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Lecturer trc08086@uga.edu 2026
Darley, Andrew College of Pharmacy Public Service Associate badarley@uga.edu 2024
Das, Keshav College of Engineering Professor kdas@uga.edu 2024
Davis, Charles (Ex-Officio) Dean, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Ex-Officio cndavis@uga.edu Indefinite
Davis, Marsha (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Public Health Ex-Officio davism@uga.edu Indefinite
Davis, Brad College of Environment & Design Associate Professor bdavis@uga.edu 2024
DeMaria, Don Office of Instruction Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2024
DeVault, Travis Office of Research Senior Research Scientist tld92057@uga.edu 2024
Duberstein, Kylee College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor kyleejo@uga.edu 2024
Eggenschwiler, Jonathan Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jeggensc@uga.edu 2024
Ehlers, Benjamin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor behlers@uga.edu 2025
Emerson, Kerstin College of Public Health Clincal Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2024
Eustace, Joe Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student je75462@uga.edu 2024
Fernald, Gideon Student Representative, School of Public & International Affairs Student gjf41104@uga.edu 2024
Ferrarezi, Rhuanito College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor rhuan@uga.edu 2024
Ferreira, Susana College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor sferreir@uga.edu 2024
Fitt, William Odum School of Ecology Professor fitt@uga.edu 2026
Forester, Kelsey Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian II kf87885@uga.edu 2026
Freeman, Bud Odum School of Ecology Senior Public Service Associate bud@hemip.nhm.uga.edu 2026
Frum, Jennifer (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Public Service & Outreach Ex-Officio jfrum@uga.edu Indefinite
Fu, Joseph Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor joefu@uga.edu 2024
Fuhrman, Nick Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor fuhrman@uga.edu 2025
Fulbright, Patrick Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Associate wf31063@uga.edu 2027
Fulford, Trey Student Representative, College of Pharmacy Student pef02552@uga.edu 2024
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Professor raf38716@uga.edu 2025
Garrett, Jim Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor jim.garrett@uga.edu 2024
Gerlach, Chris Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Academic Professional chrisgerlach@uga.edu 2024
Glenn, Travis College of Public Health Professor travisg@uga.edu 2024
Gottdenker, Nicole College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor gottdenk@uga.edu 2025
Gowda, Grace College of Pharmacy Associate Professor gg44843@uga.edu 2026
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio) Associate Provost & University Librarian Ex-Officio tgraham@uga.edu Indefinite
Grey, Timothy College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor tgrey@uga.edu 2026
Grimes, Abigail (Ex-Officio) President, Graduate Student Association Ex-Officio bag84902@uga.edu Indefinite
Gueneli, Berna Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bg79766@uga.edu 2025
Habteselassie, Mussie College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor mussieh@uga.edu 2024
Hall, Cassandra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor ch27976@uga.edu 2025
Halper, Edward Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor ehalper@uga.edu 2025
Hanawalt, Christina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor hanawalt@uga.edu 2025
Harman, Ruth Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor rharman@uga.edu 2026
Harvey, Stephen College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor sbharvey@uga.edu 2024
Hembree, Savannah (Ex-Officio) President, UGA Staff Council Ex-Officio shembree@uga.edu Indefinite
Hester, Jack Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student jrh57882@uga.edu 2024
Hill, Janette Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor janette@uga.edu 2026
Hirt, Sonia (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Environment & Design Ex-Officio sonia.hirt@uga.edu Indefinite
Hogan, Jamie Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor jejordan@uga.edu 2024
Holladay, Steven College of Veterinary Medicine Professor sdholl@uga.edu 2025
Hong, Philip (Ex-Officio) Dean, School of Social Work Ex-Officio ph73816@uga.edu Indefinite
Housley, Lauren College of Family & Consumer Sciences Clinical Associate Professor nomfreak@uga.edu 2026
Hu, Jack (Ex-Officio) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Hughes, Hilary Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor hhu25@uga.edu 2024
Hunter, Mark (Ex-Officio) Dean, Odum School of Ecology Ex-Officio mdhunter@uga.edu Indefinite
Ivy, Stuart Staff Council Representative Staff scorch@uga.edu 2025
Jackson, Chandra Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian III chjack@uga.edu 2026
Jackson, Angel Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Associate ARH1016@uga.edu 2026
Jackson, Dailey Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student ddj96042@uga.edu 2024
Jantzi, Sarah Office of Research Assistant Research Scientist sj54944@uga.edu 2024
Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina School of Social Work Professor kjaskyte@uga.edu 2024
Ji, Pengsheng Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor psji@uga.edu 2024
Johnson, Daniel Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor dmj68103@uga.edu 2026
Jones, Shana Office of Public Service & Outreach Assistant Director Administrative shanaj@uga.edu 2024
Jones, Diann Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor dojones4@uga.edu 2024
Jones, Tom College of Environment & Design Academic Professional tom@uga.edu 2025
Jue, Matthew Student Representative, College of Engineering Student mrj36230@uga.edu 2024
Kajder, Sara Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor skajder@uga.edu 2026
Ke, Yuan Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor yk89626@uga.edu 2024
Kempski, Jeffrey Student Representative, Terry College of Business Student jsk40663@uga.edu 2024
Krunkosky, Thomas College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor tmkrunko@uga.edu 2026
Kurup, Samarchith Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor samar@uga.edu 2026
Lakuriqi, Enkeleida Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Lecturer el69883@uga.edu 2025
Lanzilotta, William Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor wlanzilo@uga.edu 2024
Lavner, Justin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor lavner@uga.edu 2025
Leach, Erin Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian IV eleach@uga.edu 2024
Leahy, Brendan Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Associate bleahy@uga.edu 2024
Lemons, Derrick Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2026
Leo, Donald (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Engineering Ex-Officio donleo@engr.uga.edu Indefinite
Leyting, Jennifer Staff Council Representative Staff jenley11@uga.edu 2026
Liken, Fiona (Ex-Officio) Registrar Ex-Officio fliken@uga.edu Indefinite
Little, Laura Terry College of Business Professor lmlittle@uga.edu 2024
Lough, Kyser Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Assistant Professor kl85304@uga.edu 2026
Malladi, Anish College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor malladi@uga.edu 2026
Mandal, Abhyuday Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor abhyuday@uga.edu 2026
Manning, Frank Student Representative, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Student jfm51238@uga.edu 2024
Marotta, Anthony Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor marotta@uga.edu 2025
Martin-Williams, Jean Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jfmartin@uga.edu 2024
Masciadri, Milton Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mmasciad@uga.edu 2026
Mason, Charlotte Terry College of Business Professor cmason@terry.uga.edu 2025
Matthews, Paul Office of Instruction Assoc Director Administrative pmatthew@uga.edu 2024
McBride, Walt Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate mcbride@uga.edu 2024
Medeiros, Patricia Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor medeiros@uga.edu 2024
Meskin, Aaron Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor am34736@uga.edu 2024
Miller, Kristen Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Academic Professional krmiller@uga.edu 2024
Mishra, Abhinav College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor am43620@uga.edu 2026
Mojock, Christopher Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor cmojock@uga.edu 2024
Moore, George (Ex-Officio) President, Student Government Association Ex-Officio ghm23035@uga.edu Indefinite
Morehead, Jere (Ex-Officio) President Ex-Officio president@uga.edu Indefinite
Morris, Kacy Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer kacyjmorris@uga.edu 2026
Morrison, Alison Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor akemph1@uga.edu 2024
Mundy, Mathew Staff Council Representative Staff msm39302@uga.edu 2026
Muszynski, Artur Office of Research Senior Research Scientist muszynski@ccrc.uga.edu 2024
Myers, Michael Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Assistant mmyers58@uga.edu 2027
Navara, Kristen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor knavara@uga.edu 2025
Nealy, Allison Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Professor anealy@uga.edu 2024
Nelson, Scott Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor srnelson@uga.edu 2025
Nesbit, Ryan (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Finance & Administration Ex-Officio rnesbit@uga.edu Indefinite
Netter, Jeff Terry College of Business Professor jnetter@uga.edu 2024
Newman, Blaise Student Representative, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Student ban06737@uga.edu 2024
Nibbelink, Nate (Ex-Officio) Interim Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Ex-Officio nate2@uga.edu Indefinite
Nolan, Lisa (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine Ex-Officio lisa.nolan@uga.edu Indefinite
Nuss, Michelle (Ex-Officio) Campus Dean, UGA/AU Medical Partnership Ex-Officio snuss@uga.edu Indefinite
Okech, David School of Social Work Professor dokech@uga.edu 2025
Pagnattaro, Marisa (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Instruction Ex-Officio pagnatta@uga.edu Indefinite
Palmer, Chadwick Division of Student Affairs Staff Physician cmpalmer@uga.edu 2027
Pardue, Doug College of Environment & Design Associate Professor pardue@uga.edu 2025
Peake, Jason College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor jpeake@uga.edu 2026
Peduzzi, Alicia Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Assistant Professor ap83091@uga.edu 2024
Peroni, John College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jperoni@uga.edu 2026
Perren, Samuel Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Associate sperren@uga.edu 2024
Peterson, Thomas Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor peterson@uga.edu 2025
Place, Nick (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Ex-Officio caesdean@uga.edu Indefinite
Pollard, Amy Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor marinell@uga.edu 2025
Pontes, Hawkins Student Representative, College of Veterinary Medicine Student hgp94074@uga.edu 2024
Poproski, Ruth Office of Instruction Senior Academic Professional rp88821@uga.edu 2024
Poulson, Rebecca College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor rpoulson@uga.edu 2025
Redmon, Melissa School of Law Clinical Assistant Professor mr81036@uga.edu 2026
Reed, Rachel College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Associate Professor rreed@uga.edu 2024
Reedy, Caroline Student Representative, Mary Frances Early College of Education Student crr23921@uga.edu 2024
Reeves, Nancee Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer nreeves@uga.edu 2026
Renwick, Margaret Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor mrenwick@uga.edu 2026
Rice, Jennifer Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jlrice@uga.edu 2025
Roberts, Jessica Staff Council Representative Staff jhrobert@uga.edu 2024
Rodgers, Lauren Student Representative, College of Environment & Design Student lvr94207@uga.edu 2024
Rogers, Toni Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Associate Vice President for Academic Fiscal Affairs trogers@uga.edu 2025
Royer, Angie Staff Council Representative Staff aroyer@uga.edu 2025
Rubenstein, Eric College of Agricultural & Enviromental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2027
Rutledge, Peter B. "Bo" (Ex-Officio) Dean, School of Law Ex-Officio borut@uga.edu Indefinite
Ryu, Jennifer Student Representative, College of Family & Consumer Sciences Student jyr21147@uga.edu 2024
Saba, Corey College of Veterinary Medicine Professor csaba@uga.edu 2024
Sackett, Justin Staff Council Representative Staff js33419@uga.edu 2024
Samples, Tim Terry College of Business Associate Professor tsamples@uga.edu 2024
Sanchez, Susan College of Veterinary Medicine Professor ssanchez@uga.edu 2026
Santesso, Esra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor santesso@uga.edu 2026
Sawyer, Laura School of Law Associate Professor lps61212@uga.edu 2026
Severns, Paul College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor ps53421@uga.edu 2024
Shaparia, Yuag (Ex-Officio) Vice President, Student Government Association (non-voting) Student yas55283@uga.edu Indefinite
Sharma, Ankush Student Representative, The Graduate School Student as63295@uga.edu 2024
Sheagley, Geoffrey School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor gs54064@uga.edu 2025
Shelton, Robin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor robinl1@uga.edu 2026
Shelton, Kisha College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Academic Professional Associate kshelton@uga.edu 2027
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2024
Sial, Ashfaq College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor ashsial@uga.edu 2026
Simpson, Catherine Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Principal Lecturer simpson2@uga.edu 2024
Singh, Rakesh College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor rsingh@uga.edu 2024
Smith, Kelly (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Pharmacy Ex-Officio kelly.smith@uga.edu Indefinite
Smith, Caroline Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student cas13508@uga.edu 2024
Smolenski, Craig Staff Council Representative Staff darkboz@uga.edu 2025
Spangler, Denise (Ex-Officio) Dean, Mary Frances Early College of Education Ex-Officio dspangle@uga.edu Indefinite
Sperling, Lisa Staff Council Representative Staff sperling@uga.edu 2024
St. Pierre, Elizabeth The Graduate School Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2025
Standifer, Brittany Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Associate bb14533@uga.edu 2026
Standifer, Alton Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Vice Provost For Inclusive Excellence/Chief of Staff to the Provost alton@uga.edu 2025
Stenport, Anna (Ex-Officio) Dean, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Ex-Officio aws44215@uga.edu Indefinite
Stich, Elizabeth Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor eas18908@uga.edu 2024
Stinson, James Student Representative, School of Social Work Student js95858@uga.edu 2024
Stone, Rebecca College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor rhutch@uga.edu 2024
Sullivan, Spencer Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student ses72713@uga.edu 2024
Taha, Thiab Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor thiab@cs.uga.edu 2024
Tanner, Susan Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor stanner1@uga.edu 2026
Timian, Viki Office of the Senior VP for Acadmeic Affairs & Provost Librarian IV vtimian@uga.edu 2026
Turner, Pamela College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor prturner@uga.edu 2026
Urbauer, Jeff Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor urbauer@uga.edu 2026
Vallury, Sechindra Odum School of Ecology Assistant Professor sv19473@uga.edu 2027
Walcott, Ron (Ex-Officio) Dean, The Graduate School Ex-Officio rwalcott@uga.edu Indefinite
Walton, Jill (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Ex-Officio jwalton@uga.edu Indefinite
Wang, Yanbing (Ex-Officio) President, UGA Postdoctoral Association Ex-Officio yw65829@uga.edu Indefinite
Wang, Linbing College of Engineering Professor lw07950@uga.edu 2024
Weaver, Kyleigh Staff Council Representative Staff klcoley@uga.edu 2025
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2026
White, Elizabeth Office of the Senior VP for Acadmeic Affairs & Provost Librarian IV elwhite1@uga.edu 2024
Wieling, Elizabeth College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor ew66234@uga.edu 2024
Wohlford, Kelsey Student Representative, The Graduate School Student kgw45813@uga.edu 2024
Woods, Chip Staff Council Representative Staff chipw@uga.edu 2025
Woodson, Brock College of Engineering Associate Professor bwoodson@uga.edu 2024
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2026
Wright, Bradley School of Public & International Affairs Professor bew@uga.edu 2024
Wurzburg, Elizabeth Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor pittardb@uga.edu 2024
Yager, Patricia Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor pyager@uga.edu 2026
Young, Catie Staff Council Representative Staff youngcat@uga.edu 2026
Zell, Lee (Ex-Officio) President, UGA Alumni Association Ex-Officio cleezell@gmail.com Indefinite
Zhao, Dehai Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Senior Research Scientist zhaod@uga.edu 2025
Zhen, Chen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor czhen@uga.edu 2027
Zheng, George College of Pharmacy Professor yzheng@uga.edu 2024
Zvonkovic, Anisa (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Family & Consumer Sciences Ex-Officio az61075@uga.edu Indefinite
Description
The University Libraries Committee considers and recommends general policies for the development and utilization of the University libraries.
Bylaws
University Libraries Committee
  1. Membership
    Faculty: One voting member of the University Libraries Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.
    Students: One undergraduate student and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members from and by the student members of the University Council. These students shall serve a one-year term as voting members.
    Staff: One staff member, elected by the Staff Council, shall serve a three-year term as a voting member.
    Postdoctoral Appointee: One postdoctoral appointee, elected by the Postdoctoral Association, shall serve a one-year term as a voting member.
    Administration: The Director of Libraries shall be a voting member.
    University Libraries Committee Chair: The Chair of the University Libraries Committee shall be elected each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee.
  2. Duties
    1. To consider and recommend to the Council, the Director of Libraries, and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost general policies for the development and utilization of the University Libraries.
Chair
Jane McPherson
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Bagwell Adams, Grace College of Public Health Associate Professor gbagwell@uga.edu 2026
Brown, Wayde College of Environment & Design Associate Professor wabrown@uga.edu 2025
Burgess, Brandy College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor bab56052@uga.edu 2026
Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa The Graduate School Professor cahnmann@uga.edu 2025
Das, Keshav College of Engineering Professor kdas@uga.edu 2024
Fitt, William Odum School of Ecology Professor fitt@uga.edu 2025
Freeman, Melissa Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor Freeman9@uga.edu 2026
Fulford, Michael College of Pharmacy Senior Academic Professional mfulford@uga.edu 2026
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio) Associate Provost & University Librarian Ex-Officio tgraham@uga.edu Indefinite
Hamel, Martin Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor mjh50785@uga.edu 2026
Housley, Lauren College of Family & Consumer Sciences Clinical Associate Professor nomfreak@uga.edu 2026
Kaufman, Alexander School of Public & International Affairs Professor akaufman@uga.edu 2026
McPherson, Jane (Chair) School of Social Work Associate Professor jmcphers@uga.edu 2025
Neely, John Undergraduate Student Representative Student jjn17348@uga.edu 2024
Nogueira De Brito, Raissa UGA Postdoctoral Association Post-Doctoral Research Associate rnb06826@uga.edu 2024
Reason, Akela Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor areason@uga.edu 2026
Rudbeck, Jason Terry College of Business Senior Lecturer rudbeck@uga.edu 2026
Shelton, Kisha College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Academic Professional Associate kshelton@uga.edu 2025
Smith, Kristen Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Senior Lecturer kmsmith@uga.edu 2025
Sperling, Lisa Staff Council Representative Staff sperling@uga.edu 2024
Striepe, T.J. School of Law Academic Professional tstriepe@uga.edu 2027
Wohlford, Kelsey Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student kgw45813@uga.edu 2024
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
October 2021 October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
November 2021 November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
February 2022 February 8, 2022 February 8, 2022
September 2022 September 2, 2022 - - -
March 2023 March 14, 2023 March 14, 2023
September 2023 September 29, 2023 September 2, 2023, September 29, 2023
November 2023 November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
March 2024 March 29, 2024 March 29, 2024
Description
The University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee conducts all their deliberations in confidence; they may not discuss an appeal with anyone who is not a member of the committee. An exception to this confidentially relates to discussions with staff assisting the committee; reviews the dossiers that are required to come before the committee and advises the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in accordance with the University’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.
Bylaws
University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee
    1. Membership
      Faculty with academic rank: One voting member of the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee shall be elected by the tenured faculty of each School or College. Faculty elected shall be tenured and hold the rank of Professor. Faculty shall serve three-year terms. While serving on this committee, faculty cannot serve on other promotion and tenure committees at the School, College, or University levels.
      University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee Chair: The Chair of the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee shall be the immediate past Chair-Elect of the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee. Each year the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee shall choose a new Chair-Elect from among the elected faculty members of the Committee who have at least one year of previous service on the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee (which could be from a previous term) and will not simultaneously be serving in any administrative position for which they receive compensation or teaching release.
    2. Duties
      1. To conduct all their deliberations in confidence; they may not discuss an appeal with anyone who is not a member of the committee. An exception to this confidentially relates to discussions with staff assisting the committee.
      2. To review the dossiers that are required to come before the committee and advise the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in accordance with the University’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.
    3. Procedures
      1. The responsibility of the University Appeals Committee is to make its best judgment as to (1) the existence of material failures, inaccuracies or procedural irregularities; (2) whether or not these failures, inaccuracies or irregularities significantly impaired an appropriate review of the candidate's qualifications for promotion and/or tenure. At its option, the committee may interview the candidate, the PTU head or the dean, as well as any other individuals who are in a position to provide useful information about the review.
      2. Voting Procedures for University Appeals: Faculty from the candidate's PTU will refrain from participating in any form of evaluation at all higher levels of review. Quorum- Consists of at least two-thirds of the membership. State that a quorum was present in the cover letter. Abstentions- No abstentions are allowed. Once a quorum is declared, all members in attendance must vote. Any ballot not clearly marked approve or deny will be considered a "NO" vote. Recusal- Only allowed if a conflict of interest exists. Faculty members who recuse themselves are not considered eligible voters and may not participate in the discussion or consideration of the candidate's dossier. Absentee Ballots- No absentee ballots are allowed. Recommendations- A simple majority vote of eligible voting faculty members present at the meeting. A tie vote of eligible voting members present at the meeting is considered a negative recommendation.

By a simple majority vote of eligible voters present at the meeting, the University Appeals Committee will advise (with supporting rationale) the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on the following:
  1. Whether or not material failures, inaccuracies or irregularities existed for a given candidate; and if so
  2. Whether or not these failures, inaccuracies or irregularities appear to have interfered with an appropriate vote on the performance record.
Chair
James Reap
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Briggs, Harold School of Social Work Professor briggs@uga.edu 2026
Carswell, Andy College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor carswell@fcs.uga.edu 2026
Chepyator-Thomson, Rose Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor jchepyat@uga.edu 2024
Coverdill, Jim Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jimcov@uga.edu 2025
Dougherty, Keith School of Public & International Affairs Professor dougherk@uga.edu 2024
Filipov, Nikolay College of Veterinary Medicine Professor filipov@uga.edu 2025
Hepinstall-Cymerman, Jeffrey Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor jhepinst@uga.edu 2024
Hermanowicz, Joe The Graduate School Professor jch1@uga.edu 2026
Hume, Janice Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Professor jhume@uga.edu 2024
Khan, Mahmud College of Public Health Professor mk67428@uga.edu 2024
Osenberg, Craig Odum School of Ecology Professor osenberg@uga.edu 2027
Reap, James (Chair) College of Environment & Design Professor jreap@uga.edu 2024
Singh, Rakesh College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor rsingh@uga.edu 2025
Steuer, Ralph Terry College of Business Professor rsteuer@uga.edu 2024
Warnock, James College of Engineering Professor james.warnock@uga.edu 2024
Wells, Michael School of Law Professor mwells@uga.edu 2024
Young, Henry College of Pharmacy Professor hnyoung@uga.edu 2025