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Executive Committee


It shall consist of the presiding officers of the Committees on Academic Standards, Committees and Procedures, Fellowships and Awards, Programs and Courses, Graduate Research, and Graduate Student and Faculty Issues; the liaison member from the University Faculty Senate Council; the Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School; plus three members from the Graduate Council as recommended by the Committee on Committees and Procedures.


  1. Assist the Chair in setting the Agenda for Council meetings.
  2. Provide advice and counsel as requested by the Chair.

2018-2019 Membership

  • Amy Allen, Chair, Committee on Graduate Student and Faculty Issues

  • Andrew Cole, Chair, Committee on Programs and Courses

  • Jogesh Babu Gutti, Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Astronomy & Astrophysics, Eberly College of Science

  • Leland Glenna, University Faculty Senate Liaison

  • Tiyanjana Maluwa, Professor of Law and International Affairs, School of International Affairs

  • Paul Markowski, Professor of Meteorology, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

  • Siela Maximova, Chair, Committee on Graduate Research, Committee on Committees and Procedures

  • Douglas Stairs, Chair, Committee on Academic Standards

  • Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School (Ex Officio), Chair

  • Michael Verderame, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

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