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
Byron Freeman
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Abdelsamad, Yehia Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student yaa56991@uga.edu 2023
Benjamin, Jeffrey (Ex-Officio) Associate VP Facilities Management Division Ex-Officio jlb10314@uga.edu Indefinite
Bettinger, Pete Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor pbettinger@warnell.uga.edu 2023
Bilskie, Matthew College of Engineering Assistant Professor mvb49270@uga.edu 2024
Burke, Kevin Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor burkekq@uga.edu 2024
Calabria, Jon College of Environment & Design Associate Professor jcalabr@uga.edu 2023
Darden, Gwynne (Ex-Officio) Associate VP, Facilities Planning Office Associate Vice President 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 2023
Freeman, Byron (Chair) Odum School of Ecology Senior Public Service Associate bud@hemip.nhm.uga.edu 2025
Gibbs, Jeremy School of Social Work Assistant Professor jjg64444@uga.edu 2025
Heckman, Bernadette The Graduate School Professor bheckman@uga.edu 2025
Kelley, Laura Staff Council Representative Staff lmkelley@uga.edu 2023
LeGette, Casie Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor legette@uga.edu 2025
Lofton, Michelle School of Public & International Affairs Assistant Professor mlofton@uga.edu 2024
Mason, William Undergraduate Student Representative Student wtm41821@uga.edu 2023
McCrackin, M.A. College of Veterinary Medicine Director of University Research mm94076@uga.edu 2025
Schaller, Kristi Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer schall04@uga.edu 2023
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 2023
Silk, Daniel (Ex-Officio) UGA Chief of Police Ex-Officio dsilk@police.uga.edu Indefinite
Turner, John Terry College of Business Professor jlturner@uga.edu 2025
Weaver, Kyleigh Staff Council Representative Staff klcoley@uga.edu 2025
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio wilsonv@uga.edu Indefinite
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
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
Luke Naeher
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Abdelsamad, Yehia Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student yaa56991@uga.edu 2023
DeMaria, Don Office of Instruction Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2024
Emerson, Kerstin College of Public Health Clinical Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2025
Fu, Joseph Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor joefu@uga.edu 2024
Hall, Elise Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student eah36817@uga.edu 2023
Huber, Mark Terry College of Business Senior Lecturer mhuber@uga.edu 2025
Manning, Frank Undergraduate Student Representative Student jfm51238@uga.edu 2023
Naeher, Luke (Chair) College of Public Health Professor lnaeher@uga.edu 2023
Pender, Clayborn Co-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student cap01593@uga.edu 2023
Ransom, Stephanie (Ex-Officio) Athletic Director Appointed Representative Ex-Officio sransom@uga.edu Indefinite
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa 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
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
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) Past Chair of the Executive Committee Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2023
Harding, Lindsey Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Director of Writing Intensive Program lharding@uga.edu 2023
Krimer, Paula College of Veterinary Medicine Professor krimer@uga.edu 2025
McClung, James Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Senior Academic Professional jmcclung@uga.edu 2023
St. Pierre, Elizabeth The Graduate School 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 3, 2022 - - -
March 2022 March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
September 2022 September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
November 2022 November 9 2022 - - -
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 with academic rank 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
Zachary Lewis
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Abdelsamad, Yehia Graduate Student Representative Student yaa56991@uga.edu 2023
Anderson, Alex College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor fianko@uga.edu 2023
Atkinson, Amber Staff Council Representative Staff ahatkins@uga.edu 2025
Barnett, Mason Undergraduate Student Representative Student mmb23551@uga.edu 2023
Bierema, Laura Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor bierema@uga.edu 2025
Cain, Taylor Division of Student Affairs Assistant Dean of Students And Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service tc@uga.edu 2024
Carter, William Undergraduate Student Representative Student wsc75175@uga.edu 2023
Cook, Michelle Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Vice Provost mgcook@uga.edu 2025
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Associate Professor raf38716@uga.edu 2025
Khan, Shama Undergraduate Student Representative Student sk19197@uga.edu 2023
Lewis, Zachary (Chair) Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor zlewis@uga.edu 2023
Lollis, Mary Nichols Undergraduate Student Representative Student ml03043@uga.edu 2023
Royer, Angie Staff Council Representative Staff aroyer@uga.edu 2025
Scartz, Christine School of Law Clinical Associate Professor cmscartz@uga.edu 2024
Templin, Dawson Undergraduate Student Representative Student djt44073@uga.edu 2023
Watson, Joseph Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Clinical Professor joseph.watson@uga.edu 2023
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio wilsonv@uga.edu Indefinite
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
Naeher, Luke College of Public Health Professor lnaeher@uga.edu 2023
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
Locklin, Jason Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor jlocklin@uga.edu 2023
Moran, Mary Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mmoran@uga.edu 2025
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 the terminal degree for their discipline. 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 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 the establishment or discontinuance of 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
Abdelsamad, Yehia Graduate/Professional Student Representative Student yaa56991@uga.edu 2023
Beck, Randy School of Law Professor rbeck@uga.edu 2023
Briggs, Harold School of Social Work Professor briggs@uga.edu 2024
Cantrell-Bickley, Dodie Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Senior Lecturer dodieb@uga.edu 2023
Carson, Jim Terry College of Business Professor jcarson@uga.edu 2023
Dahlen, Joseph Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor jdahlen@uga.edu 2024
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
Jackson, David Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor djackson@uga.edu 2023
Lindgren, Kate Undergraduate Student Representative Student cal09859@uga.edu 2023
Mauricio, Rodney Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mauricio@uga.edu 2023
McElhannon, Michelle College of Pharmacy Public Service Assistant mmcelhan@uga.edu 2025
Meile, Christof The Graduate School Professor cmeile@uga.edu 2023
Orpinas, Pamela College of Public Health Professor porpinas@uga.edu 2025
Rugenski, Amanda Odum School of Ecology Lecturer ar17187@uga.edu 2025
Sanchez, Susan (Chair) Chair of the Curriculum Committee Professor ssanchez@uga.edu 2023
Steffens, Ashley College of Environment & Design Professor steffens@uga.edu 2023
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2024
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.
Chair
Margaret Christ
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Anderson, Alex College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor fianko@uga.edu 2023
Burns, Sarah Graduate/Professional Student Representative Ex-Officio ses50466@uga.edu 2023
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
Cook, Samuel Undergraduate Student Representative Student sgc53434@uga.edu 2023
Dolan, Erin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor eldolan@uga.edu 2025
Fuhrman, Nick Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor fuhrman@uga.edu 2025
Hill, Daniel School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor dwhill@uga.edu 2023
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
Mustard, David Terry College of Business Professor mustard@uga.edu 2023
Peake, Jason College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor jpeake@uga.edu 2023
Rice, Jennifer Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor jlrice@uga.edu 2025
Rivero, Rosanna College of Environment & Design Associate Professor rrivero@uga.edu 2023
Saba, Corey College of Veternary Medicine Professor csaba@uga.edu 2023
Woodson, Brock College of Engineering Associate Professor bwoodson@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
September 2021 September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021
October 2021 October 18, 2021 October 18, 2021
March 2022 March 14, 2022 March 14, 2022
April 2022 April 27, 2022 - - -
August 2022 August 29. 2022 - - -
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
Luke Naeher
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Bierema, Laura Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor bierema@uga.edu 2024
Biesecker, Barbara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2023
Borron, Abigail College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor aborron@uga.edu 2023
Branan, Trisha College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor tbranan@uga.edu 2022
Brown, Wayde College of Environment & Design Associate Professor wabrown@uga.edu 2023
Burns, Sarah (Ex-Officio) President, Graduate Student Association Ex-Officio ses50466@uga.edu Indefinite
Durham, Stephan College of Engineering Professor sdurham@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 2023
Henriott, Bryson President, Student Government Association Ex-Officio bah17448@uga.edu 2023
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
Lemons, Derrick Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2024
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
Naeher, Luke (Chair) College of Public Health Professor lnaeher@uga.edu 2023
Netter, Jeff Terry College of Business Professor jnetter@uga.edu 2024
Pringle, Catherine Odum School of Ecology Professor cpringle@uga.edu 2025
Reed, Rachel College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Associate Professor rreed@uga.edu 2024
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 Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2024
Turner, Pamela College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor prturner@uga.edu 2023
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 2023
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
Bjorn Stillion Southard
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) Interim Director, Institutional Research Ex-Officio aaycock@uga.edu Indefinite
Barefield, Trisha (Ex-Officio) Associate Director, University Testing Services Ex-Officio tatonge@uga.edu Indefinite
Barton, Barkley (Ex-Officio) Director, Undergraduate Admissions Ex-Officio bb47744@uga.edu Indefinite
Ben Shitrit, Lihi School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor lben@uga.edu 2023
Campbell, John Terry College of Business Professor johnc@uga.edu 2023
Corbett, Christopher (Ex-Officio) Director, Counseling & Psychological Services Ex-Officio cc88199@uga.edu Indefinite
Davis, Brad College of Environment & Design Associate Professor bdavis@uga.edu 2023
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
Lee, Richard Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor rl00088@uga.edu 2023
Lindstrom, Jennifer Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor jhl@uga.edu 2023
Liu, Tianming Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor tliu@uga.edu 2023
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
Samaye, Obamide Student Representative Ex-Officio oes96598@uga.edu 2023
Scheyett, Anna School of Social Work Professor amscheye@uga.edu 2025
Severns, Paul College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor ps53421@uga.edu 2025
Stillion Southard, Bjorn (Chair) Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bjorn@uga.edu 2023
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio wilsonv@uga.edu Indefinite
Woosnam, Kyle Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Associate Professor woosnam@uga.edu 2023
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
Chess, Shira Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor schess@uga.edu 2023
Darbisi, Carolina Public Service Representative Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2025
DeMaria, Don Academic Professional Representative Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2025
Glenn, Travis College of Public Health Professor travisg@uga.edu 2025
Hill, Janette Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor janette@uga.edu 2024
Hill, Daniel School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor dwhill@uga.edu 2025
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
Park, Andrew Odum School of Ecology Professor awpark@uga.edu 2023
Peroni, John College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jperoni@uga.edu 2023
Poulsen, Annette Terry College of Business Professor apoulsen@uga.edu 2023
Saleh, Eman Lecturer Representative Senior Lecturer eman.saleh@uga.edu 2025
St. Pierre, Elizabeth The Graduate School Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2023
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 - - -
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
Ager, Mary School of Social Work Associate Professor caplan@uga.edu 2023
Atkins, Rebecca Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor rlatkins@uga.edu 2025
Barnett, Kent (Chair) School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2024
Jones, Stephanie Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor sjones1@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
Yao, Angela Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor xyao@uga.edu 2023
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
Elizabeth St. Pierre
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Biesecker, Barbara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2025
Habteselassie, Mussie College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor mussieh@uga.edu 2023
Jones, Stephanie Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor sjones1@uga.edu 2024
Markewitz, Daniel Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor dmarke@uga.edu 2023
Moore, James College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jmoore@uga.edu 2023
Poulsen, Annette Terry College of Business Professor apoulsen@uga.edu 2024
St. Pierre, Elizabeth (Chair) Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2025
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
October 2022 October 11, 2022 October 11, 2022
March 2022 March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
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 2023
Kazemi, Karey Parking Services Representative Lead Customer Service Specialist 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 2023
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
Alex Medina
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Britton, Benjamin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bbritton@uga.edu 2023
Brocato, John College of Engineering Lecturer jwb37791@uga.edu 2024
Conner, Joann College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Research Scientist jconner@uga.edu 2025
Darbisi, Carolina Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2024
Emerson, Kerstin College of Public Health Clinical Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2025
Freeman, Tamara (Ex-Officio) Interim Associate VP for Human Resources Ex-Officio tamaraf@uga.edu Indefinite
Gerlach, Chris Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Academic Professional chrisgerlach@uga.edu 2025
Goetcheus, Cari College of Environment & Design Professor cgoetch@uga.edu 2023
Gomez Londono, Luisa UGA Postdoctoral Association Postdoctoral Associate lfg51692@uga.edu 2023
Goodie, Adam Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor goodie@uga.edu 2023
Injaian, Allison Odum School of Ecology Lecturer asi42455@uga.edu 2025
Jaskyte Bahr, Kristina School of Social Work Professor kjaskyte@uga.edu 2024
Lemons, Derrick The Graduate School Associate Professor dlemons@uga.edu 2023
Medina, Alex (Chair) Staff Council Representative Staff amedina@uga.edu 2023
Murphy, Amy Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor asmurphy@uga.edu 2023
Mustard, David Terry College of Business Professor mustard@uga.edu 2023
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
Saleh, Eman Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer eman.saleh@uga.edu 2023
Scartz, Christine School of Law Clinical Associate Professor cmscartz@uga.edu 2024
Smolenski, Craig Staff Council Representative Staff darkboz@uga.edu 2025
St. Pierre, Elizabeth Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2023
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
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
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
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
Lee, Jung Sun College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor leejs@fcs.uga.edu 2025
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
Sandler, Joshua Undergraduate Student Representative Student jms63407@uga.edu 2023
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 - - -
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 30 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 The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
    3 College of Education
    2 Terry College of Business
    2 College of Veterinary Medicine
    1 College of Family and Consumer Sciences
    2* College of Public Health
    School of Public and International Affairs
    Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
    1** School of Social Work
    College of Engineering
    1** College of Pharmacy
    School of Law
    1** Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
    College of Environment and Design
    2 Public Service Faculty
    1 Odum School of Ecology
    Affiliate of a Center or Institute ( may be from any College or School or fully funded through a Center or Institute)

    *To be selected in such a way that each member from the group is from a different School or College and that no School or College will be unrepresented on the committee for more than one two-year term.
    **To be selected in rotation so that neither School nor College will be unrepresented on the committee for more than one two-year term
    All members of the Program Review and Assessment Committee should be senior faculty (i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor, Professor, Public Service Associate, Senior Public Service Associate, Associate Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor, or Senior Academic Professional).  At least 15 members should be on the Graduate Faculty. The members should be appointed in such a way that 15 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
Parastoo Azadi
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 2024
Ager, Mary School of Social Work Associate Professor caplan@uga.edu 2023
Azadi, Parastoo (Chair) Office of Research Senior Research Scientist azadi@ccrc.uga.edu 2023
Buitrago, Jose College of Environment & Design Associate Professor buitrago@uga.edu 2023
Childs, Adrian Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor apchilds@uga.edu 2024
Darbisi, Carolina Public Service Representative Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2023
DeMeester, Karen Public Service Representative Public Service Associate karend@uga.edu 2024
Dove, Robert College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor crdove@uga.edu 2024
Feracho, Lesley Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor lferacho@uga.edu 2023
Finn, Patrick Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor pfinn@uga.edu 2023
Fulford, Michael College of Pharmacy Senior Academic Professional mfulford@uga.edu 2023
Garfinkel, David Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor djgarf@bmb.uga.edu 2024
Hall, Daniel Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor danhall@uga.edu 2023
Hanawalt, Christina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor hanawalt@uga.edu 2024
Hostetter, Jesse College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jmh90019@uga.edu 2024
Kumar, Piyush Terry College of Business Associate Professor pkumar@terry.uga.edu 2023
Leigh, David Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor dleigh@uga.edu 2023
MohanKumar, Sheba College of Veterinary Medicine Professor shebamk@uga.edu 2024
Nicolaides, Aliki Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor alikin@uga.edu 2023
Orpinas, Pamela College of Public Health Professor porpinas@uga.edu 2023
Owsiak, Andy School of Public & International Affairs Professor aowsiak@uga.edu 2024
Palmer, Lance College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor lpalmer@uga.edu 2023
Peterson, Chris Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor cjpete@uga.edu 2024
Pottier, Steven Terry College of Business Professor spottier@uga.edu 2023
Rubenstein, Eric College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor eruben@uga.edu 2024
Seymour, Lynne Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor seymour@uga.edu 2024
Stefaniak, Jill Mary Frances Early College of Education Associate Professor jes45142@uga.edu 2024
Winship, Michael Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mwinship@uga.edu 2023
Yao, Angela Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor xyao@uga.edu 2024
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
September 2021 September 8, 2021 September 8, 2021
February 2022 - - - February 2022
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
Anthony Mallon
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Cook, Michelle Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Vice Provost mgcook@uga.edu 2025
Herndon, Keith Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Clinical Professor klhern@uga.edu 2023
Mallon, Anthony (Chair) School of Social Work Clinical Associate Professor ajmallon@uga.edu 2023
Mehta, Khushi Undergraduate Student Representative Student khm31467@uga.edu 2023
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa College of Public Health Associate Professor lrenzi@uga.edu 2023
Rodrigues, Usha (Ex-Officio) Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Interim Vice Provost rodrig@uga.edu Indefinite
Seock, Yoo-Kyoung College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor yseock@uga.edu 2023
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2025
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2025
Woods, Beth Staff Council Representative Staff brwoods@uga.edu 2023
Agendas/Minutes
Month/Year Agendas Minutes
February 2021 - - - February 19, 2021
September 2021 - - - September 27, 2021
November 2021 November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021, November 29, 2021
February 2022 - - - February 25, 2022
September 2022 September 21, 2022 - - -
October 2022 October 12, 2022 - - -
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
Abdelsamad, Yehia Student Representative, The Graduate School Student yaa56991@uga.edu 2023
Addison, Donald Terry College of Business Lecturer da29256@uga.edu 2024
Adhikari, Koushik College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor koushik7@uga.edu 2023
Altizer, Sonia (Ex-Officio) Interim Dean, Odum School of Ecology Ex-Officio saltizer@uga.edu Indefinite
Amstutz, Meg (Ex-Officio) Dean, Jere W. Morehead Honors College Ex-Officio mamstutz@uga.edu Indefinite
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
Atkins, Rebecca Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor rlatkins@uga.edu 2023
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
Barnett, Kent School of Law Professor khbarn@uga.edu 2024
Barnett, Mason Student Representative, College of Engineering Student mmb23551@uga.edu 2023
Bartges, Joe College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jbartges@uga.edu 2024
Beer, Jenay College of Public Health Associate Professor jb59078@uga.edu 2025
Bierema, Laura Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor bierema@uga.edu 2023
Biesecker, Barbara Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor bbieseck@uga.edu 2023
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
Boudreau, Maric Terry College of Business Associate Professor mcboudre@uga.edu 2024
Bourlai, Thirimachos College of Engineering Associate Professor tb97469@uga.edu 2024
Branan, Trisha College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor tbranan@uga.edu 2023
Britton, Benjamin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bbritton@uga.edu 2023
Brocato, John College of Engineering Lecturer jwb37791@uga.edu 2024
Burg, Karen (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Research Ex-Officio kburg@uga.edu Indefinite
Burns, Sarah (Ex-Officio) President, Graduate Student Association Ex-Officio ses50466@uga.edu Indefinite
Cain, Taylor Division of Student Affairs Assistant Dean of Students And Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service tc@uga.edu 2024
Camus, Al College of Veterinary Medicine Professor camus@uga.edu 2023
Carlson Welch, Annie Division of Student Affairs Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs ac32138@uga.edu 2023
Carpenter, Tina Terry College of Business Professor tcarpen@uga.edu 2024
Carter, William Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student wsc75175@uga.edu 2023
Carter, Rayna Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student rjc25503@uga.edu 2023
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
Cleveland, Christopher College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor ccleve@uga.edu 2025
Colson, Gregory College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor gcolson@uga.edu 2023
Cook, Julian School of Law Professor cookju@uga.edu 2023
Cook, Michelle Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Vice Provost mgcook@uga.edu 2025
Cook, Samuel Student Representative, Terry College of Business Student sgc53434@uga.edu 2023
Cotterell, Michael Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer mepcott@uga.edu 2023
Daniels, Yvette (Ex-Officio) President, UGA Alumni Association Ex-Officio ydaniels@gmail.com Indefinite
Darbisi, Carolina Office of Public Service & Outreach Senior Public Service Associate cdarbisi@uga.edu 2023
Darley, Andrew College of Pharmacy Public Service Associate badarley@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 2025
DeMaria, Don Office of Instruction Academic Professional demaria@uga.edu 2024
DeVault, Travis Office of Research Senior Research Scientist tld92057@uga.edu 2024
Dolan, Erin Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor eldolan@uga.edu 2023
Dorsey, Alan (Ex-Officio) Dean, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Ex-Officio atdorsey@uga.edu Indefinite
Duberstein, Kylee College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor kyleejo@uga.edu 2024
Durham, Stephan College of Engineering Professor sdurham@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 Clinical Associate Professor gerstk@uga.edu 2024
Farmer, Mark Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor mfarmer@uga.edu 2023
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
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
Fusco, Rachel School of Social Work Associate 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
Gonzalez, Stephanie Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student sg97043@uga.edu 2023
Gottdenker, Nicole College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor gottdenk@uga.edu 2025
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio) Associate Provost & University Librarian Associate Provost tgraham@uga.edu Indefinite
Greene, Dale (Ex-Officio) Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Ex-Officio wdgreene@uga.edu Indefinite
Grey, Timothy College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor tgrey@uga.edu 2023
Guay, Mary Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor mguay@uga.edu 2023
Gueneli, Berna Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bg79766@uga.edu 2025
Gurr, Noah Student Representative, College of Pharmacy Student nbg02237@uga.edu 2023
Habteselassie, Mussie College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor mussieh@uga.edu 2024
Hackmeyer, Ethan Student Representative, Odum School of Ecology Student ejh16320@uga.edu 2023
Hall, Cassandra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor ch27976@uga.edu 2025
Hallman Martini, Rebecca Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor rh30843@uga.edu 2024
Halper, Edward Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor ehalper@uga.edu 2025
Hammock, Alexandra Student Representative, School of Law Student afh40508@uga.edu 2023
Hanawalt, Christina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor hanawalt@uga.edu 2025
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
Henriott, Bryson (Ex-Officio) President, Student Government Association Ex-Officio bah17448@uga.edu Indefinite
Herndon, Keith Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Clinical Professor klhern@uga.edu 2023
Hill, Janette Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor janette@uga.edu 2023
Hill, Daniel School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor dwhill@uga.edu 2023
Hirt, Sonia (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Environment & Design Ex-Officio sonia.hirt@uga.edu Indefinite
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
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
Injaian, Allison Odum School of Ecology Lecturer asi42455@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
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, Stephanie Mary Frances Early College of Education Professor sjones1@uga.edu 2024
Jones, Tom College of Environment & Design Academic Professional tom@uga.edu 2025
Jones, Johnathan Student Representative, School of Social Work Student jtj56725@uga.edu 2023
Ke, Yuan Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor yk89626@uga.edu 2024
Kelley, Laura Staff Council Representative Staff lmkelley@uga.edu 2023
Kerner, Kelly (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (non-voting) Ex-Officio kkerner@uga.edu Indefinite
Khan, Shama Student Representative, College of Public Health Student sk19197@uga.edu 2023
Krimer, Paula College of Veterinary Medicine Professor krimer@uga.edu 2023
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
Leo, Donald (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Engineering Ex-Officio donleo@engr.uga.edu Indefinite
Lewis, Zachary Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor zlewis@uga.edu 2023
Liken, Fiona (Ex-Officio) Registrar Ex-Officio fliken@uga.edu Indefinite
Lindgren, Kate Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student cal09859@uga.edu 2023
Little, Laura Terry College of Business Professor lmlittle@uga.edu 2024
Lollis, Mary Nichols Student Representative, College of Family & Consumer Sciences Student ml03043@uga.edu 2023
Madonna, Anthony School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor ajmadonn@uga.edu 2023
Maillo-Pozo, Sharina Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor sm06095@uga.edu 2023
Malladi, Anish College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor malladi@uga.edu 2023
Manning, Frank Student Representative, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Student jfm51238@uga.edu 2023
Markewitz, Daniel Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Professor dmarke@uga.edu 2023
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
Mason, Charlotte Terry College of Business Professor cmason@terry.uga.edu 2025
Mason, William Student Representative, School of Public & International Affairs Student wtm41821@uga.edu 2023
Matthews, Paul Office of Instruction Associate 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
Medina, Alex Staff Council Representative Staff amedina@uga.edu 2023
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
Mojock, Christopher Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor cmojock@uga.edu 2024
Moore, Myra Terry College of Business Senior Lecturer mmoore2@uga.edu 2023
Morehead, Jere (Ex-Officio) President Ex-Officio morehead@uga.edu Indefinite
Morrison, Alison Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor akemph1@uga.edu 2024
Mouilso, Emily Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Clincial Associate Professor emouilso@uga.edu 2023
Muszynski, Artur Office of Research Senior Research Scientist muszynski@ccrc.uga.edu 2024
Navara, Kristen College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor knavara@uga.edu 2025
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
Njoku-Obi, Bart Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Assistant bon01416@uga.edu 2024
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 2024
Pardue, Doug College of Environment & Design Associate Professor pardue@uga.edu 2025
Park, Andrew Odum School of Ecology Professor awpark@uga.edu 2023
Paton, Chad College of Family & Consumer Sciences Associate Professor cpaton@uga.edu 2024
Peake, Jason College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor jpeake@uga.edu 2023
Peduzzi, Alicia Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Assistant Professor ap83091@uga.edu 2024
Pereira, Tiago (Ex-Officio) President, UGA Postdoctoral Association Ex-Officio tjp99569@uga.edu Indefinite
Peroni, John College of Veterinary Medicine Professor jperoni@uga.edu 2023
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
Phua, Joe Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Associate Professor joephua@uga.edu 2024
Piotrowski, Stacey Staff Council Representative Staff smp10@uga.edu 2024
Place, Nick (Ex-Officio) Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Ex-Officio caesdean@uga.edu Indefinite
Poland, Mary Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian III mwpoland@uga.edu 2023
Pollard, Amy Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor marinell@uga.edu 2025
Poproski, Ruth Office of Instruction Senior Academic Professional rp88821@uga.edu 2024
Poulson, Rebecca College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Research Scientist rpoulson@uga.edu 2025
Pringle, Catherine Odum School of Ecology Professor cpringle@uga.edu 2023
Reed, Rachel College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Associate Professor rreed@uga.edu 2024
Reed, Olivia Student Representative, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Student oar41972@uga.edu 2023
Reifsteck, Fred Division of Student Affairs Interim Sr. Medical Services Director freifsteck@uhs.uga.edu 2023
Renwick, Margaret Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor mrenwick@uga.edu 2023
Renzi-Hammond, Lisa College of Public Health Associate Professor lrenzi@uga.edu 2023
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 2023
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 2024
Rutledge, Peter B. "Bo" (Ex-Officio) Dean, School of Law Ex-Officio borut@uga.edu Indefinite
Saba, Corey College of Veterinary Medicine Professor csaba@uga.edu 2024
Saleh, Eman Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer eman.saleh@uga.edu 2023
Samaye, Obamide (Ex-Officio) Vice President, Student Government Association (non-voting) Ex-Officio oes96598@uga.edu Indefinite
Samples, Tim Terry College of Business Associate Professor tsamples@uga.edu 2024
Santesso, Esra Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor santesso@uga.edu 2023
Sartorato, Matt Student Representative, College of Veterinary Medicine Student mcs15894@uga.edu 2023
Scartz, Christine School of Law Clinical Associate Professor cmscartz@uga.edu 2023
Severns, Paul College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor ps53421@uga.edu 2024
Sheagley, Geoffrey School of Public & International Affairs Associate Professor gs54064@uga.edu 2025
Shelton, Kisha College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Academic Professional Associate kshelton@uga.edu 2024
Shipley, David School of Law Professor shipley@uga.edu 2024
Sial, Ashfaq College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor ashsial@uga.edu 2023
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
Smolenski, Craig Staff Council Representative Staff darkboz@uga.edu 2025
Smolko, Timothy Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian III smolkot@uga.edu 2023
Spangler, Denise (Ex-Officio) Dean, Mary Frances Early College of Education Ex-Officio dspangle@uga.edu Indefinite
St. Pierre, Elizabeth The Graduate School Professor stpierre@uga.edu 2025
StaRomana, Benny Office of Public Service & Outreach Public Service Assistant bennysr@uga.edu 2024
Stone, Rebecca College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor rhutch@uga.edu 2024
Summerlin, Donald Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Librarian III donsum@uga.edu 2023
Taha, Thiab Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor thiab@cs.uga.edu 2024
Templin, Dawson Student Representative, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Student djt44073@uga.edu 2023
Tucker, Bram Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor bramtuck@uga.edu 2023
Turner, Pamela College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor prturner@uga.edu 2023
Villegas, Alejandra Student Representative, The Graduate School Student av02815@uga.edu 2023
Walcott, Ron (Ex-Officio) Dean, The Graduate School Ex-Officio rwalcott@uga.edu Indefinite
Wallace, Isabelle Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor iwallace@uga.edu 2023
Watson, Richard Terry College of Business Professor rwatson@uga.edu 2023
Westpheling, Janet Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor janwest@uga.edu 2023
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
Wilson, Victor (Ex-Officio) Vice President for Student Affairs Ex-Officio wilsonv@uga.edu Indefinite
Wolf, Montgomery Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Senior Lecturer mwolf@uga.edu 2023
Woods, Beth Staff Council Representative Staff brwoods@uga.edu 2023
Woodson, Brock College of Engineering Associate Professor bwoodson@uga.edu 2024
Worthy, Sheri College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor sworthy@uga.edu 2023
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
Xiao, Qian Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor qx69137@uga.edu 2023
Yao, Angela Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Professor xyao@uga.edu 2023
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 2024
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
Brown, Wayde College of Environment & Design Associate Professor wabrown@uga.edu 2025
Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa The Graduate School Professor cahnmann@uga.edu 2025
Camp, Cynthia Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Associate Professor ctcamp@uga.edu 2023
Das, Keshav College of Engineering Professor kdas@uga.edu 2024
Diehl, Katie College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor kadiehl@uga.edu 2023
Elkins, Duncan Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Lecturer delkins@uga.edu 2023
Fitt, William Odum School of Ecology Professor fitt@uga.edu 2025
Gay, Jennifer College of Public Health Associate Professor jlgay@uga.edu 2023
Graham, Toby (Ex-Officio) Associate Provost & University Librarian Associate Provost tgraham@uga.edu Indefinite
Housley, Lauren College of Family & Consumer Sciences Clinical Associate Professor nomfreak@uga.edu 2023
Kajder, Sara Mary Frances Early College of Education Clinical Associate Professor skajder@uga.edu 2023
Maltese, John School of Public & International Affairs Associate Dean Academic jmaltese@uga.edu 2023
McPherson, Jane (Chair) School of Social Work Associate Professor jmcphers@uga.edu 2025
Netter, Jeff Terry College of Business Professor jnetter@uga.edu 2023
Nogueira De Brito, Raissa UGA Postdoctoral Association Postdoctoral Research Associate rnb06826@uga.edu 2023
Piotrowski, Stacey Staff Council Representative Staff smp10@uga.edu 2024
Roberts, Audie College of Pharmacy Associate Professor audie@uga.edu 2023
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
Striepe, T.J. School of Law Director of The Law Library tstriepe@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 - - -
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.
    Administration: The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall serve as a non-voting member of the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee.
    University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee Chair: The Chair of the University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee shall be the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
  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.
Chair
Jack Hu
Members
Member Name College/School/Unit Position Title Member Email Address Term End Date
Briggs, Harold School of Social Work Professor briggs@uga.edu 2023
Carswell, Andy College of Family & Consumer Sciences Professor carswell@fcs.uga.edu 2023
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
Hu, Jack (Chair) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Ex-Officio jackhu@uga.edu Indefinite
Hume, Janice Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Professor jhume@uga.edu 2024
Khan, Mahmud College of Public Health Professor mk67428@uga.edu 2024
Mauricio, Rodney The Graduate School Professor mauricio@uga.edu 2023
Osenberg, Craig Odum School of Ecology Professor osenberg@uga.edu 2024
Reap, James 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