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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.

2017-2018 Membership

  • Sarah Ades, Chair, Committee on Graduate Student and Faculty Issues
  • Caroline Eckhardt, University Faculty Senate Liaison
  • L. Sam Finn, Chair, Committee on Academic Standards
  • Eric Hayot, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Kathleen Heid, Chair, Committee on Programs and Courses
  • Rhoda Joseph, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Tiyanjana Maluwa, Professor of Law and International Affairs, School of International Affairs
  • Siela Maximova, Chair, Committee on Graduate Research
  • Daniel Morgan, Chair, Committee on Committees and Procedures
  • 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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