(Constitution, Article 6.6; Bylaws, Article 17.2)

Membership of Council of Deans

  1. The Council of Deans shall consist of the executive vice president and provost as chair, the vice provost for undergraduate education, the vice president for research, the academic deans, and such additional academic personnel as the vice president and provost and academic deans shall deem appropriate and necessary to the work of the council. The council members are directly responsible to the provost.

  2. The duties of the Council of Deans are:
  1. To act as an advisory body to the executive vice president and provost concerning all matters relating to the administration of the instructional services;

  2. To serve as a liaison body between the administrative units of the university that they represent and the constituent parts of their respective units;

  3. To initiate policy and to transfer recommendations of policy to the president's staff and/or to the University Council.


*Executive Vice President & Provost 
Raymond Alden, III
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Earl Seaver
Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate School
Bradley Bond
James Erman
Dean, College of Business
Denise Schoenbachler
Dean, College of Education
Lemuel Watson
Dean, College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
Promod Vohra
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Shirley Richmond
Dean, College of Law
Jennifer Rosato
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Christopher McCord
Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Richard Holly
Executive Director, Division of International Programs
Deborah Pierce
Dean, University Libraries
Patrick Dawson
Vice President for Student Affairs
Brian Hemphill

* Chair