University Committee on Graduate Studies Membership 2020-2021

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Membership - Academic Year 2020-2021

Effective August 16, 2020

For UCGS schedule of meeting dates, agendas and minutes, please refer to the following web site:


Lorraine Weatherspoon Agriculture & Natural Resources 2021
Cathy Ernst Agriculture & Natural Resources 2022
Ben Van Dyke** Arts & Letters 2021
Yomaira Figueroa Arts & Letters 2022
Kyonghee Kim Business 2021
Tomas Hult Business 2022
Bruno Takahashi Communication Arts & Sciences 2022
Anne-Lise Halvorsen Education 2022
David Wong Education 2021
Mahmoodul Haq Engineering 2022
Assaf Gilad Human Medicine 2021
Nancy Costello Law 2022
Tian Zhou (NT) Music 2021
Rajesh Kulkarni Natural Science 2022
Tom Sharkey Natural Science 2021
Denise Soltow Hershey* Nursing 2022
Donna Koslowsky  Osteopathic Medicine 2021
Joanne Riebschleger Social Science 2021
Joseph Lonstein Social Science 2022
Adam Moeser  Veterinary Medicine 2021


Meagan Abel Graduate 2021
Diondra Straiton Graduate 2021
Emily Roggenkamp Graduate 2021
Francesca Pratt Graduate 2021
Tessa Grebey Graduate 2021

Ex Officio

Thomas Jeitschko Dean, Graduate School  

* Chairperson
** Vice Chairperson 

(R) Re-elected


Composition of Committee includes:

1 Faculty member from each college, with a Graduate or Graduate-Professional Degree Program (elected by colleges)

1 additional Faculty member from Agriculture & Natural Resources, Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Natural Science and Social Science

5 Graduate Students selected by the Council of Graduate Students (no more than one student may be from any one department, with consideration being given to University-wide representation, insofar as possible)

The Dean of the Graduate School, or the Dean's designee, shall be a member with voice but no vote.

The Chairperson of the Committee will serve on The Steering Committee, Faculty Senate and the University Council.

Published by:
Office of the Secretary for Academic Governance
(517) 355-2337

Updated September 16, 2020