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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council consists of four elected members from each of the three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology and Education and Human Services. In addition, one faculty member from each college is appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in consultation with the dean of the respective college and two graduate students are elected by the graduate student body.

The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is an ex officio member and serves as chairman of the Graduate Council. The Assistant Dean is an ex officio member and serves as vice chair.

The Graduate Council formulates procedures related to all graduate programs subject to the policies, rules and regulations of the Texas A&M University System.

Graduate Council Members


Name Term Expires
College of Arts and Sciences  
Dr. Donna Dunbar-Odom 2012
Dr. Ben Jang 2011
Dr. Sharon Kowalsky 2011
Mr. Michael Miller 2013
Dr. Jeff Kopachena 2013
College of Business and Technology  
Dr. John Humphreys 2011
Dr. Kishor Guru-Gharana 2011
Dr. Ben Cranor 2012
Dr. Steven Shwiff 2011
College of Education and Human Services  
Dr. Linda Ball 2013
Dr. Joyce Miller 2012
Dr. Tara Tietjen-Smith 2013
Dr. Jon Travis 2011
Dr. Jennifer Schroeder 2012
Graduate School  
Dr. Allan Headley, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research  
Dr. Mary Beth Sampson, Vice Chair  
TBA, Doctoral Student Representative  
TBA, Master’s Student Representative