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Administration

Graduate Council

The principal advisory body for graduate education at Stephen F. Austin State University is the Graduate Council, chaired by the dean of the Graduate School.

The council is comprised of 10 elected and appointed members of the graduate faculty. The university librarian, the registrar, faculty senate representative and a graduate student appointed by the dean of Graduate School are ex-officio members.

Six members of the council, one from each college, are elected from the full members of the graduate faculty. Four members are appointed from the full members of the graduate faculty by the council chair, subject to the principle of proportionate representation from each college on the basis of full and associate members of the graduate faculty in the respective colleges and subject further to the approval of the provost and vice president for academic affairs. Both elected and appointed members of the council serve three-year terms.

Members of the present council with the undergraduate college affiliation and method of selection:

Graduate Council
Mary Nelle Brunson, Ed.D. Dean of Graduate School Chair
Linda Post, M.F.A. Fine Arts 2012 Elected
Carol Abel, Ed.D. Education Elected
Roy Joe Harris, Ph.D. Science and Mathematics Elected
Perky Beisel, D.A. Liberal and Applied Arts Elected
Emmerentie Oliphant, Ph.D. Liberal and Applied Arts Appointed
Jack Etheridge, Ph.D. Business Elected
Erin Brown, Ph.D. Forestry and Agriculture Elected
Kenneth Austin, Ph.D. Education Appointed
Ericka Hoagland, Ph.D. Liberal and Applied Arts Appointed
Eric Jones, Ph.D. Education Appointed
Lynda Langham, M.B.A. Registrar Ex Officio
Shirley Dickerson, M.L.S. Library Director Ex Officio
Jannah Nerren, Ph.D. Faculty Senate Representative Ex Officio
Greg Magnani Graduate Student Representative Ex Officio