Academic Council

The Academic Council reports to the Provost. 
Council responsibilities: 
  • Advisory body to the Provost. 
  • Bring issues that impact department chairs, directors, and other supervisory leadership to the larger group for discussion, deliberation, and ultimately recommendations on action. 
  • At the Provost's request, provide recommendations on policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting Academic Affairs.

Council Membership


Provost/ VP SEM, ChairJoanna MottAcademic Affairs
Vice ProvostAbdy AfjehAcademic Affairs
Associate Vice ProvostTBDAcademic Excellence
Associate Vice ProvostBeverly McCrearyFaculty Labor Relations
Dean of ETMNesli AlpAcademic Affairs
Dean of HASDan PetersonAcademic Affairs
Dean of Online/Global Eng.Ruth Claire BlackOnline Learning
Executive DirectorChristopher SyrnykHonors/Prestig. Scholarships
DirectorFarooq SultanInstitutional Research
University LibrarianKristin Whitman (Int.)Academic Affairs
University RegistrarWendy IvieAcademic Affairs
Senate Vice PresidentDibyajyoti DebFaculty Senate
Department Chair 1Roger LindgrenCivil Engineering
Department Chair 2Franny HowesCommunication
Department Chair 3Stefan AndreiComputer Systems Eng. Tech.
Department Chair 4Paula RussellDental Hygiene
Department Chair 5Naga KoriviElec. Eng./Renewable Energy
Department Chair 6Jamie KennelEmergency Medical Services
Department Chair 7Jack WalkerGeomatics
Department Chair 8MariaLynn KesslerHumanities and Social Sciences
Department Chair 9Sonja BickfordBusiness Management
Department Chair 10Abdy Afjeh (Int.)Manuf./Mech. Eng. Tech.
Department Chair 11Tiernan FogartyApplied Mathematics
Department Chair 12Rich CarsonMedical Imaging Technology
Department Chair 13Caroline DotyMedical Laboratory Science
Department Chair 14Nate BickfordNatural Sciences
Department Chair 15 Jacki Brechter (Int.)Health Sciences
Admin. Support, ex officioDierdre HarlanAcademic Affairs



2023-24 Meeting Schedule

All meetings at 2:00 PM unless otherwise listed

October 10, 2023

November 28, 2023 (ppd. from 11/14)

December 12, 2023

January 9, 2024  cancelled

February 13, 2024

March 21, 2024 (R/S from 3/12)

April 9, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 11, 2024

Academic Council Administrative Support