Faculty Handbook Listing of Faculty Committees
and 2000-2001 Committee Members
(current year listing here)
 
Please Note: This list does not include committees created by the student body; nevertheless, the student body plays an important role in the governance of Washington and Lee, as indicated by student membership on some of the committees listed here and by the authority which the Trustees have delegated to the student body to "determine the circumstances under which and the cause for which a student is to be dropped from the rolls of the University for matters involving violation of honor. In the fulfillment of this responsibility, the student body may create such student organizations and adopt such procedures as may be appropriate." (Taken from the By-laws of Washington and Lee University.) For further information on student body committees, see the "Student Handbook," which is available from the Office of the Dean of Students. This list also does not include committees dealing solely with the School of Law.

The first person named under each committee serves as the chair; all inquiries relating to committee business should be addressed to the chair.

The information on this page originates from the VPAA and Dean of the College's Office and the Faculty Handbook. Send questions and comments to Scott Dittman at ir@wlu.edu
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Academic Computing Advisory
Administrative Systems Advisory
Advanced Placement
Advisory
Alumni 
Automatic Rule & Readmissions
Calendar Review (ad hoc)
Cincinnati Awards
Courses and Degrees
East Asian Studies (program)
Environmental Planning & Management
Environmental Studies (program)
Faculty Executive
Faculty & Staff Fringe Benefits
Faculty Review
Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
Freshman Admissions 
Glasgow Endowment 
Graduate Fellowships 
Health Professions Advisory 
Honorary Degrees 
Institutional Animal Care & Use 
Institutional Effectiveness 
Inst. Human Subjects Research
Institutional Research Group
International Education
Medieval & Renissance Studies (program)
Neuroscience (program)
Oxford Exchange
Public Functions
Radiation Safety
Registration & Class Schedules 
Russian Studies (program)
Special Collections 
Student Affairs
Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Student Financial Aid 
Student Health 
Transfer Admission
University Athletic 
University Lectures 
University Library 
University Scholars Advisory
Watson Fellowship
Writing Program Advisory
 

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

For the purposes of this list, Washington and Lee committees have been divided into three categories: those committees created by the Board of Trustees, those committees which administer faculty responsibilities, and those committees in which the administration asks members of the faculty to join with administrative personnel in making certain decisions. A current list of committee members is kept by the Office of the Dean of the College.

COMMITTEES CREATED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Advisory: The By-Laws of the University describe the Advisory Committee as follows: "To the end that the knowledge and views of the faculty may be appropriately represented and understood in connection with certain important appointments, there shall be an Advisory Committee consisting of the Deans of the college and schools, ex officio, and of six faculty members selected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one faculty member selected from and by the law faculty. The Board shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a President of the University. The President shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a Department Head or Dean, and may consult with the Committee and with the appropriate Department Head or Dean in considering appointments of persons to the Faculty."

When the Advisory Committee is dealing with undergraduate promotion and tenure review recommendations; reviewing undergraduate Glenn and R.E.Lee Grant proposals; and reviewing department head recommendations, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, who will be elected by the undergraduate faculty (two annually to serve three-year terms) and, ex officio, the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics.

When the committee is dealing with undergraduate and law faculty leave proposals; consulting with the president re decanal appointments; recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for honorary degrees; and consulting with the president on matters of University-wide importance where faculty and decanal advice is needed, or other University matters, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six undergraduate faculty; one law faculty member, elected by the law faculty to serve a three-year term; and, ex officio, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law."

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Six Faculty Members Elected - 2 annually for 3-year term
One Law Faculty for three year term

Harlan Beckley - 1998-2001
Ken Ruscio - 1998-2001
H. Thomas Williams - 1999-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2002
Brian Murchison (L) - 2000-2003
Michael Evans - 2000-2003
Lad Sessions - 2000-2003

Honorary Degrees: The By-laws define the duties and composition of the committee as follows: "There shall be a committee on honorary degrees composed of the Deans of the college and schools, a Trustee appointed by the Board, and six other persons selected from and by the Faculty. The Board, on its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Committee, may from time to time grant such honorary degrees as it may deem proper." The university faculty has determined that its six elected undergraduate members to the Advisory Committee shall also serve as its six elected members on the Honorary Degrees Committee.

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Frank Surface, Rector of the Board of Trustees
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Advisory Committee Members
Harlan Beckley - 1998-2001
Ken Ruscio - 1998-2001
H. Thomas Williams - 1999-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2002
Brian Murchison (L) - 2000-2003
Michael Evans - 2000-2003
Lad Sessions - 2000-2003

UNIVERSITY FACULTY COMMITTEES

These are committees which administer faculty responsibilities and whose actions are subject to university faculty revision and review. The By-Laws define the duties of the faculty as follows: "The Faculty shall be responsible for the academic regulation of students, for entrance and graduation requirements, for the approval and supervision of courses of study, for the recommendation of students for degrees, and for the discipline and government of the students and all student organizations."

Advanced Placement Committee consists of five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President to formulate policies concerning undergraduate advanced placement credit and to help process applications for such credit.

Wayne Dymacek (Chair)

Five Appointed Faculty - 1 annually for a 5-year term

Maryanne Simurda - 1996-2001
Carl Kaiser - 1997-2002 (replaces Pamela Vermeer)
Wayne Dymacek - 1998-2003
Gregory Dresden - 1999-2004
Al Fralin - 2000-2005

Automatic Rule and Readmissions Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of the College, the Dean of Freshmen, two undergraduate faculty members, and such other administrative personnel as the President may appoint. It administers faculty regulations concerning undergraduate academic probation and the automatic rule which govern a student's academic eligibility to continue enrollment at Washington and Lee. The Committee also determines whether an undergraduate student who has withdrawn from the University may be readmitted and whether a student who applies to the Committee may receive a leave of absence.

Steven G. Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Mark Dalhouse, Dean of Freshmen
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - 1 triennially for 6 year term
Bob Johnson - 1995-2001
Tim Gaylard - 1998-2004

Courses and Degrees Committee is composed of the Deans of the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee; the University Registrar serves as the non-voting secretary. The committee is charged with the general supervision and development of policies concerning undergraduate entrance requirements, courses of study, curricular standards, and degrees. More specifically, its functions, subject to review and final action by the undergraduate faculty, are: (a) to make suggestions concerning entrance requirements as they relate to the curriculum of the University; (b) to study and consider the change and improvement of undergraduate curricula and requirements for degrees, and to recommend such changes; (c) to determine questions concerning the introduction, substitution, and evaluation of individual courses of study, and also the policy governing credit for work offered by transfer students from other institutions; (d) to consider methods and standards of instruction including the matter of duplication of courses.

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 6 year term

Bob Akins - 1995-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1996-2002
Michael Anderson - 1997-2003 (replaced by Cecile West-Settle for 2000-2001)
Lisa Alty - 1998-2004
Joseph Martinez - 1999-2005
Carl Kaiser - 2000-2006

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Nick Cimino '01
Julie Fitzer '03

Executive Committee acts ad interim for the university and undergraduate faculties when they faculty cannot meet; it receives student, faculty, and departmental petitions requesting exceptions to University regulations on matters not delegated to other University Committees; it originates recommendations to the university and undergraduate faculties relating to matters not delegated to other University committees; it receives a suggested oneand five-year undergraduate calendar from the Registration and Class Schedules Committee and recommends a calendar to the undergraduate faculty; it advises the President and Deans on matters not delegated to the Advisory Committee.

When the Faculty Executive Committee is dealing with strictly undergraduate matters, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, elected by the undergraduate faculty (three annually to serve two-year terms); two student representatives, appointed annually by the President upon recommendation of the Student Executive Committee; and, ex officio, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, the Dean of Students, and the University Registrar as the non-voting Secretary.

When the committee is dealing with matters of interest to both the undergraduate and law faculties, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six faculty members, the student representatives, and ex officio members, the Dean of the School of Law, and one law faculty member elected by the law faculty to serve a two-year term."

Larry Peppers (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Six Faculty Members Elected - 3 annually for 2-year terms
One Law Faculty for 2 year term

Ellen Mayock - 1999-2001
Eduardo Velásquez - 1999-2001 (replaced by Jack Wilson for 2000-2001)
Lesley Wheeler - 1999-2001
Claudette Artwick - 2000-2002
George Bent - 2000-2002
Erich Uffelman - 2000-2002
Joan Shaughnessy (L) - 2000-2002

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Ellen Antrim '01
Joseph Ehrlich '04

Institutional Effectiveness Committee is composed of five members of the university faculty appointed by the President; two students; a representative from the Dean of Students Office; the first-year faculty member serving on the Courses and Degrees Committee; and the University Registrar. The committee is charged to assist the faculty and the administration in developing means of assessing the effectiveness of programs that fall under the supervision of standing faculty committees. (The reports published by the committee are listed on the Institutional Research page or directly at http://ie.wlu.edu/iecrpts.htm.)

Robert W. McAhren (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar

Dean of Students Representative (appointed for one year by Dean of Students)
Beverly Lorig - 2000-2001

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5-year term

Robert W. McAhren - 1996-2001
Paul Bourdon - 1997-2002
David Novack- 1999-2002
Carl Kaiser - 1998-2003
Robin Le Blanc - 2000-2005

Two Students - 1 annually for 2-year term

Rob Bland '02 (1999-2001)
Blair Oakley '04 (2000-2002)

International Education Committee is composed of seven undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. The University Registrar serves as the non-voting secretary. Its responsibilities include disseminating general information about other institutions' foreign study programs, approving programs of study for individual undergraduate students interested in participating in other institutions' programs, advising the Courses and Degrees Committee on the University's own foreign study programs, and coordinating and evaluating those programs once they are in operation.

Kirk Follo (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Seven Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4-year terms

Joan O'Mara - 1997-2001
Kirk Follo - 1998-2002
Kevin Green - 1998-2002
John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Monica Capra - 2000-2004
Kevin Crotty - 2000-2004
Janet Ikeda - 2000-2004

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the Dean of Students (chair), an Associate Dean of Students, four members elected from and by the university faculty, the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Conduct Committee, the President of the Interfraternity Council, the President of the Panhellenic Council, the Head Dormitory Counselor, and the President of the Student Bar Association. SAC is responsible for establishing parietal rules in residence halls, for all matters relating to fraternities and sororities, and for supervising judicial procedures for the student disciplinary bodies (SCC, IFC, PC, and residence halls). SAC also serves as University forum for issues affecting student life, and it may recommend changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the faculty.

SAC takes action on individual discipline and fraternity cases at times when the Student Conduct Committee and the Judicial Board cannot meet, aids in the planning of freshman orientation, and assumes jurisdiction over all student affairs not covered by other committees. It is also an advisory board to the Office of the Dean of Students.

David Howison (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Howison, Dean of Students
Leroy Atkins, Associate Dean of Students

Four Elected Faculty Members - 1 annually for 3-year term, 2 every 3rd year

Jeff Barnett - 1998-2001
Kathy Koberstein - 1998-2001
Ken Ruscio - 1999-2002
Eduardo Velásquez - 2000-2003

Six Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
John Comly '01C, Student EC President
Jordan Ginsberg '01C, Student Judicial Council Chair
Frederick Heiser '01C, Head Dorm Counselor
Grant Waterkotte '00L, Student Bar Association President
Andy Robinson '01C, IFC President
Elizabeth Holleman '01C, Panhellenic President

Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) is authorized to hear and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct involving Washington and Lee students. It is composed of four student members appointed by the Executive Committee of the student body and four university faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College; one faculty member is designated as Chair. In addition, two student and two university faculty alternate members are available to serve on the SFHB should a regular member be unable to serve.

Jim Phemister (Chair)

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 2 members and 2 alternates annually for 2 years

Jim Phemister (L) - 1999-2001
Janine Hathorn - 1999-2001
Elizabeth Knapp - 2000-2002
Brian Richardson - 2000-2002

Faculty Alternates:

Ellen Mayock  - 1999-2001
Eduardo Velásquez - 1999-2001
Sascha Goluboff - 2000-2002
David Novack - 2000-2002

Four Students appointed by the Student EC - no term length specified:

Blake Jones '03
William (Trey) Packard '03
James Wilbourn  '01
Alexis Yee-Garcia '01

Student Alternates:
Bryan Carmody '03
Lindsey Duran '03
M. A. (Tripp) Quina '02
Britt Shaffer '02

University Lectures Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law, the Dean of Students, university faculty members appointed by the President, and one student member appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee assists the various departments of the University in their plans to bring suitable speakers to the campus and approves all expenditures for the same. Proposals for speakers to be invited to the campus made by student and faculty groups (with the exception of ODK, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Tucker Lecture Committee, which proposals shall go directly to the President) may be referred to the committee for approval, or for recommendation to the President.

Timothy Gaylard (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
David Partlett,  Dean of the School of Law
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4 year terms

Timothy Gaylard - 1997-2001
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 1997-2001
Winston Davis - 1998-2002
Halford Ryan - 1998-2002
Mark Rush - 1999-2003
Laura Turner - 1999-2003
Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004
David Dickens - 2000-2004

One student nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Matthew Styles 'S

Writing Program Advisory Committee consists of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the coordinator of the writing program, an English Department representative, and the Associate Deans of the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The committee reviews undergraduate needs for writing instruction; advises the writing program coordinator; collaborates with departments regarding writing components in their curricula; and helps evaluate the writing program.

Steven Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Voting Members
Steven Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
, English Department Representative
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 3 years

Mark Rush - 1998-2001
Jack Wielgus - 1998-2001
Robert Youngblood - 1998-2001
Gwyn Campbell - 1999-2002
Suzanne Keen - 2000-2003
Frank Settle - 2000-2003
 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

These are committees which function at the behest of the administration to assist it in discharging certain of its responsibilities.

Academic Computing Advisory Committee is composed of seven university faculty members, appointed by the President, and the Director of University Computing. The members advise the Dean of the College on all matters pertaining to the ways in which university computing interacts with the academic program of the University and its administration; provide long-range planning for the development of university computing, its proper housing, and the purchase of equipment; assist in the selection of the Director; and provide consultative and advisory services in the formulation of operating policies.

Jeff Barnett  (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John Stuckey, Director of University Computing
Ruth Floyd, Director of Integrative Services

Seven Appointed Faculty - 1 annually for 7 year term

Bill King - 1994-2001
Mike Evans - 1995-2002
Tom Whaley - 1996-2003
John Tombarge - 1997-2004
Mark Grunewald - 1998-2005
Kathy Koberstein - 1999-2006
Jeff Barnett - 2000-2007

Administrative Systems Advisory Committee is composed of administrative computing users appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President. It has responsibility for recommending improvements for the storage, use, dissemination and general management of the records of the University, including access, retention and disposition policies, incorporating these tasks, as much as possible, into the the normal computer systems operations. It is charged to promote continued education and training for University staff and faculty to enable them to use administrative electronic informaiton in the most efficient way possible.

Flash Floyd (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John Stuckey, Director of University Computing
Bill Todd, Director of Administrative Computing - Secretary

Members (3-year term):

Deborah Caylor - 1998-2001
Steve McAllister - 1998-2001
Tom Tinsley - 1998-2001
Flash Floyd - 1999-2002
Rob Mish - 1999-2002
Julia Kozak - 1999-2002
Scott Dittman - 2000-2003
John Jacob - 2000-2003
Vaughan Stanley - 2000-2003

Alumni Committee is composed of alumni appointed by the President, the Alumni Secretary, and the Assistant Alumni Secretary. Its members assist the Alumni Secretary in entertaining returning alumni and in collecting items of interest about alumni; they also counsel the Alumni Secretary about alumni activities.

Roger Crockett (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Long, Vice President of University Relations
Rob Mish., Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association
Dick Sessoms, Senior Director of Major Gifts

Six Appointed Faculty members - 2 annually for 3 year term

Roger Crockett - 1998-2001
Elizabeth Knapp - 1998-2001
Taylor Sanders - 1999-2002
Halford Ryan - 1999-2002
Elizabeth Cox - 2000-2003
Kristen Jacobs Moore - 2000-2003

Cincinnati Awards Committee is composed of undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. It annually confers the Virginia Cincinnati Society award upon the author of the best essay in American military history or some other subject in colonial, revolutionary, or Civil War history of the United States.

Taylor Sanders (Chair)

Four Faculty Members - No Rotation

Barry Machado
Bob McAhren
Holt Merchant
Taylor Sanders
 

Environmental Planning and Management Committee is charged with the coordination, planning, management, and implementation of issues related to environmental concerns in the operation of the University.  It is meant to be both a practical and an educational committee, particularly important as the University moved forward with its strategic plan and with its efforts to address a variety of related concerns both inside and outside the classroom.  Working with all University constituencies, the committee helps frame policy and action plans for issues such as energy usage, indoor air quality, recycling, transportation, landscaping, etc.

Robert Akins (Chair)

Seven Appointed by the President from among Faculty and Staff - 3-year term
David McConnell - 1999-2001
James Phemister - 1999-2001
Robert Akins - 1999-2002
Scott Beebe - 1999-2002
Morris Trimmer - 1999-2002
Teresa Hanlon - 2000-2003
James Kahn - 2000-2003

Four Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Adam Yablonski  '01
Stacey Kimmell  '03
Amy Pierce  '01L
One undergraduate student to be named
 

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee is composed of four university faculty members and one or more staff members (all appointed by the President), the University Treasurer, and the three academic deans. It acts in an advisory capacity with regard to all fringe benefit areas including insurance. The Committee reviews programs relating to faculty children's educational grants and faculty housing loans.

Kevin Green (Chair) (replaced by Tom Vinson as chair for Fall 2000)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of the Physical Plant
Larry Broomall, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Robert W. Fox, Jr., Director of Personnel
David Partlett,  Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

One Support Staff member - 4 year term
Loretta Persinger - 1999-2003

Four Appointed Faculty Members, including one from the Law School, and One Appointed Retiree Faculty Member - 2 biennially for 4-year terms

Henry Sharp - 1998-2002 (retiree member)
Tom Vinson - 1998-2002
Lyn Wheeler - 1998-2002
Maureen Cavanaugh (L) - 2000-2004
Kevin Green - 2000-2004
Linda Hooks - 2000-2004

Faculty Review Committee is advisory to the President and shall hear appeals for non-reappointment or failure to promote based on detailed and substantiated allegations of inadequate consideration or improper consideration. The FRC is composed of six members and three alternates, all of whom shall be tenured members of the Faculty. Five members and two alternates shall be elected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one member and one alternate shall be elected from and by the law faculty. Members of the Advisory Committee are not eligible to serve on the FRC.  Members and alternates shall serve staggered three-year terms with one-third of each to be elected each year. Each fall, after new members have been elected, the FRC shall meet to elect its chair.

TBA (Chair)

Elected each December, as needed, for 3-year terms

Alexandra Brown - 1998-2001
Hugh Blackmer - 1998-2001
Carl Kaiser - 1999-2002
Jim Phemister (L) - 1999-2002
Ed Craun - 2000-2003
Linda Hooks - 2000-2003

Alternates

Joan Shaughnessy (L) - 1999-2001, 2001-2004 (replacing Jim Phemister for 1999-2001)
Michael Anderson - 1999-2002
Suzanne Keen - 2000-2002

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee
John Jennings (Co-Chair)
Brian Richardson (Co-Chair)

John Jennings - 1999-2004
Brian Richardson - 1999-2004
Claudette Artwick - 1999-2004
Bob de Maria - 1999-2004
A.G. Fralin - 1999-2004
Vaughan Stanley - 1999-2004

Two Students appointed by the President
Blair Oakley '04
Paul Seifert '04

Freshman Admissions Committee is composed of nine undergraduate faculty members and six admissions staff members. Two student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee vote with the Committee on policy matters but not on individual admissions decisions. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the undergraduate faculty about policy regarding undergraduate admissions and practices. The Committee also determines the scope of recruiting efforts; participates in those efforts; and assists in the review of Honor Scholarship applicants.

Bill Hartog (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
David Howison, Dean of Students
Julia Kozak. Associate Dean of Admissions
Dan Murphy, Associate Dean of Admissions
Courtney Penn, Assistant Dean of Students
Mark Dalhouse, Dean of Freshmen

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - 3 annually for 3 year term)

Bill Connelly - 1998-2001
Joseph Martinez - 1998-2001
John Tucker - 1998-2001
Charles Boggs - 1999-2002
John Jennings - 1999-2002
Cinda Rankin - 1999-2002
Robert de Maria - 2000-2003
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2000-2003
Lyn Wheeler - 2000-2003

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

W. Wilson Baker '01
Jaime Muscar '04

Glasgow Endowment Committee is composed of seven undergraduate faculty members from the humanities, appointed by the President, chiefly from the language arts departments, and the Associate Dean of the College. It controls the funds of the Glasgow Endowment, a bequest by Arthur Graham Glasgow "to promote the art of expression by pen and tongue, including voice production and delivery." It plans and produces public programs involving language artists/poets, dramatists, and fiction writers, as well as others whose work can be characterized as "artful expression."

Rod Smith (Chair)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for five year term

John Lambeth - 1996-2001
Cecile West-Settle - 1997-2002
Art Goldsmith - 1997-2002
Lesley Wheeler - 1998-2003
Dominica Radulescu - 1999-2004
Edward Adams - 2000-2005

Graduate Fellowships Committee is composed of eight undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, and the Associate Dean of the College. It disseminates information on fellowship opportunities and selects nominees for Fulbright, Luce and other scholarship programs.

Steve Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4 year terms

John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Marc Conner - 1997-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1998-2002
Robert Stewart - 1998-2002
Ted DeLaney - 1999-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 1999-2003
Edward Adams - 2000-2004
Robert Strong - 2000-2004

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is composed of four undergraduate faculty members, two non-institutional members, including a veterinarian, and one W&L community representative. All members are appointed by the President. The committee is charged to create and monitor protocols for all research and instructional use of vertebrate animal species. These protocols should comply with relevant federal and state regulations; public concerns about the humane treatment of animals; veterinary expertise in laboratory animal care; accepted standards of appropriate facilities; and protection against unsubstantiated allegations against investigators.

Jeanine Stewart (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Edward Showalter DVM

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 4-year term

Jeanine Stewart - 1997-2001
John Knox - 1998-2002
Robert Stewart - 1999-2003
Jack Wilson - 2000-2004

One Member from Community - 3-year renewable term

Tom Baur - 1999-2002

One Member from University Community - 3-year renewable term

Beverly Bowring - 1999-2002
 

Institutional Human Subjects Research Committee is composed of four members of the Washington and Lee community and one non-institutional member. The primary purpose of the committee is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects according to federal and state regulations and guidelines. The committee will review institutional or university faculty research proposals which would involve the use of human subjects and assure their compliance with appropriate protocols.

Tom Nye (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Dr. Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and University Physician

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5-year terms

Tyler Lorig - 1997-2002
David Novack - 1998-2003
Tom Nye - 1999-2004
Sascha Goluboff - 2000-2005

Non-faculty:
Beverly Lorig - 1996-2001
Michael Gilmore - 1996-2001

The Institutional Research Group, comprised of representatives of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the University Registrar's Office and the Treasurer's Office, compiles and disseminates institutional statistical and assessment data (see the Institutional Research page) for use in administrative and programmatic analysis and planning.  The committee reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College (Chair)

Ex officio members:
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Lawrence W. Broomall, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
D. Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Robert W. McAhren, Professor of History and Chair of the Insititutional Effectivenss Committee
Steven G. McAllister, Associate Vice President for Finance and Associate Treasurer
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
 

Oxford Exchange Committee is composed of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. It establishes the criteria and procedures for selecting one student each year to spend a full year at University College and selects the student.

Pamela Simpson (Chair)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 3-year terms, one-half must be Oxford Fellows

Ron Reese - 1998-2001
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 1998-2001
Richard Marks - 1999-2002
Pamela Simpson - 1999-2002
Roberta Senechal - 2000-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 2000-2003

Public Functions Committee is composed of the Marshal of the University, ten university faculty members appointed by the President, and one member of the Buildings and Grounds staff. It supervises arrangements for University assemblies and for official appearances of the faculty and students on Opening Day, Founders' Day, Baccalaureate Day, Commencement Day, and other official occasions.

Holt Merchant (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant
Holt Merchant, University Marshal

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 9 year term

William King - 1992-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1993-2002
Maryanne Simurda - 1994-2003
Cinda Rankin - 1995-2004
Holt Merchant - 1996-2005
Kary Smout - 1997-2006
Erich Uffelman - 1998-2007
John Tucker - 1999-2008
Michael Smitka - 2000-2009

Radiation Safety Committee is composed of three undergraduate faculty members, one student, and the University Safety Officer, ex officio. All committee members are appointed by the President. The committee's responsibilities include establishing regulations for the safe operation of any radiation producing equipment, the safe procurement, use, transfer, and disposal of radioactive material, and the protection of personnel working with ionizing radiation. The committee also reviews all charges of non-compliance and makes appropriate reports to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

John Hufnagel (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

John Hufnagel, University Safety Officer

3 Appointed Faculty Members - 5 year term

Brown Goehring - 1999-2004
Jim Donaghy - 1999-2004
Kenneth Van Ness - 2000-2005

One student appointed by the President
 ??? - 2000-2001

Registration and Class Schedules Committee consists of the University Registrar and five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, two student representatives appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee, the Associate Dean of the College, and the Director of Athletics. It deals with the undergraduate program. It annually recommends a five-year undergraduate academic calendar to the Executive Committee of the Faculty, considers and recommends changes related to the scheduling of courses and registration of undergraduate students, and serves as an advisory committee to the University Registrar.

Scott Dittman (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
Michael Walsh, Director of Athletics
Chuck O'Connell, Director of Physical Education/Assistant Director of Athletics

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5 year term

Mark Rush - 1996-2001
Marcia France - 1997-2002
Alan McRae - 1998-2003
Teresa Hanlon  - 1999-2004
Barry Kolman - 2000-2005

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Jacquelyn Clark '04
Huan Song '03

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Dean of Students Office, two representatives from the Admissions Office, five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two students appointed by the President upon nomination of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee considers applications and establishes policy for awarding financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

John DeCourcy (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Larry Broomall, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Julia Kozak, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dan Murphy, Associate Dean of Admissions
David Howison, Dean of Students
Courtney Penn, Assistant Dean of Students

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5 year term

Harry Porter - 1996-2001
Ken Lambert - 1997-2002
Greg Dresden - 1998-2003
 - 1999-2004
Michael Pleva - 2000-2005

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Ibraiz Imani '03
Britt Shaffer '02

Student Health Committee consists of the Dean of Students, an Associate Dean of Students, three university faculty members appointed by the President, and three students appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to the scope and effectiveness of Washington and Lee's Student Health Services.

Jane Horton (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and University Physician
Anne Schroer-Lamont, Associate Dean of Students and Counseling Psychologist
Jan Kaufman, Health Educator

Three Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 3 year term

Kristen Jacobs Moore - 1999-2002
Kenneth White - 1999-2002
Ellen Mayock - 2000-2003

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Andrew Chapman '04
Nicholas Cimino '01
Elizabeth Osbourne '04

Transfer Admission Committee includes the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Associate Dean of the College. It determines efforts to be made in encouraging undergraduate transfer candidates and establishes admissions requirements for those who have previously attended college. Changes in policy are recommended to the undergraduate faculty by the Committee. The members also determine, by review of individual dossiers, those candidates to be admitted or rejected.

Bill Hartog (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Laurent Boetsch, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College

University Athletic Committee is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, two alumni members chosen by the Alumni Association, and three student members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Athletic Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Athletic Director, the administration, and the university faculty with regard to all aspects of the athletic program -- intercollegiate, intramural, curricular, and recreational.

David Millon (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Howison, Dean of Students
Mike Walsh, Director of Athletics
Board of Trustees Liaison: John Robinson

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 6-year term (Chair selected by members for 3-year term)

David Millon - 1997-2001 (replaces Alan Ides)
Mike Pleva - 1996-2002
Barry Machado - 1997-2003
Helen I'Anson - 1998-2004 (replaces Pamela Vermeer)
David Badertscher - 1999-2005
David Elmes - 2000-2006

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association

John S. Hudson '78
Patricia Lopes Harris '91

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Burke Duncan '03
David Sigler '01
Jennifer Thomas '03

University Library Committee consists of nine university faculty members (appointed by the President), the University Librarian, and three student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts as an advisory board to the Librarian, the President, and the Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to the maintenance and development of the library. The problems the Committee usually considers concern public and technical services but may include other areas in which the Librarian seeks advice.

Roger Jeans (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Barbara Brown, University Librarian

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - 3 annually for 3-year terms

Claudette Artwick - 1998-2001
Marcia France - 1998-2001
John Lambeth - 1998-2001
Roger Jeans - 1999-2002
Robin Le Blanc - 1999-2002
Lesley Wheeler - 1999-2002
Roger Dean - 2000-2003
Gordon Spice - 2000-2003
S. James Williams - 2000-2003

Three students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Matthew McDermott '04
Daniel Vos '04
Emily Whitmire '02

Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

Lisa Alty
Tom Nye
Mike Pleva
Helen I'Anson

Special Collections Committee
Tom Litzenburg (Chair)

Four-year terms
Tom Litzenburg - 1999-2003
Laura Turner - 1999-2003
Sally Wiant (L) - 1999-2003
David Peterson - 2000-2003
Larry Stene - 2000-2003

Three-year terms
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 1998-2001
Patricia Hobbs - 1998-2001

Two-year terms
Kevin Crotty - 1999-2001

Watson Fellowship Committee
Jeffrey Barnett (chair)

Three year terms
Jeffrey Barnett - 1999-2002
Kirk Follo - 1999-2002
Ellen Mayock - 1999-2002
Jim Warren - 1999-2002

Two year terms
Hugh Blackmer - 1999-2001
Elizabeth Cox - 1999-2001
David Harbor - 1999-2001
 


PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

East Asian Studies Committee
Joan O'Mara (Chair)

Winston Davis, religion
Harold Hill, Chinese
Janet Ikeda, Japanese
Roger Jeans, history
W. Lad Session, philosophy
Robin Le Blanc, politics
Joan O'Mara, art
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, Japanese

Environmental Studies Committee
James Kahn (Chair)

Bob Akins, physics and engineering
Gregory Cooper, Society and Professions/Ethics
Kirk Follo, German/Italian/Outing Club
Louise Halper, law
David Harbor, geology
Larry Hurd, biology
James Kahn, environmental studies
Elizabeth Knapp, geology
Kenneth Ruscio, politics
James Warren, Englsih

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee
George Bent (Chair)

George Bent, art
Gwyn Campbell, Spanish
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
Richard Marks, religion
David Peterson, history

Neuroscience Committee
Leonard Jarrard (Chair)

Lisa Alty, chemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
Leonard Jarrard, psychology
Tyler Lorig, psychology
Jeanine Stewart, psychology
Robert Stewart, psychology
Jack Wielgus, biology

Russian Studies Committee
Richard Bidlack (Chair)

Richard Bidlack, history
Anna Brodsky, Russian
Sascha Goluboff, anthropology
Greta McCaughrin, Russian

University Scholars Advisory Committee
 John Lambeth (Chair)

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 4 year term

John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Marc Conner - 1998-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2003
Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004

Calendar Review Committee - 2000-2001
 Barbara Brown (Chair)

George Bent
Barbara Brown
Roger Crockett
Linda Hooks
Chuck O'Connell
Kip Pirkle
Maryanne Simurda

Sam Langholz '02
Anne Ritchey '03


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