The Academic Council is the advisory body to the Provost. The Council reports to the Provost and the Provost serves as Chair. The focus of much of the activity of the Academic Council centers on bringing issues that impact Chairs, Directors and other supervisory leadership to the larger group for discussion, deliberation and ultimately recommendations on action, to the Provost. These supervisory duties are summarized in the Department Chair Roles and Responsibilities Guidelines. At the request of the Provost, the Council may be asked to provide recommendations on policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting academic affairs. 


Provost/ AVP SEM, Chair Joanna Mott Academic Affairs
Vice Provost Abdy Afjeh Academic Affairs
Associate Vice Provost Dina Battaglia Academic Excellence
Assistant Vice Provost Beverly McCreary Faculty Labor Relations
Dean of ETM Tom Keyser Academic Affairs
Dean of HAS Dan Peterson Academic Affairs
Director Farooq Sultan Institutional Research
Director Carrie Dickson Online Learning
Director Marc Campolo Physical Therapy Program
University Librarian John Schoppert Academic Affairs
University Registrar Wendy Ivie Academic Affairs
Senate Vice President Lindy Stewart Faculty Senate
Department Chair 1 Roger Lindgren Civil Engineering
Department Chair 2 Matt Schnackenberg (Int.) Communication
Department Chair 3 Tom Keyser (Int.) Computer Systems Eng. Tech.
Department Chair 4 Paula Russell Dental Hygiene
Department Chair 5 Scott Prahl Elec. Eng./Renewable Energy
Department Chair 6 Jamie Kennel Emergency Medical Services
Department Chair 7 Jack Walker Geomatics
Department Chair 8 MariaLynn Kessler Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Chair 9 Hallie Neupert Business Management
Department Chair 10 Tim Pasang Manuf./Mech. Eng. Tech.
Department Chair 11 Tiernan Fogarty Applied Mathematics
Department Chair 12 Rich Carson Medical Imaging Technology
Department Chair 13 Dawn Taylor Medical Laboratory Science
Department Chair 14 Ken Usher/Lloyd Parratt Natural Sciences
Department Chair 15 Jeff Pardy Respiratory Care/Sleep Health

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

October 12, 2021, 2:00 PM

November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM

December 14, 2021, 2:00 PM

January 11, 2022, 2:00 PM  cancelled

February 8, 2022, 2:00 PM

March 8, 2022, 2:00 PM

April 12, 2022, 2:00 PM

May 10, 2022, 2:00 PM

June 14, 2022, 2:00 PM

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