Faculty Handbook Listing of Faculty Committees
and 2001-2002 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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Advanced Placement
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Alumni 
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Cincinnati Awards
Courses and Degrees
East Asian Studies (program)
Environmental Planning & Management
Environmental Studies (program)
Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness
Faculty Executive
Faculty & Staff Fringe Benefits
Faculty Review
Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
Freshman Admissions 
Glasgow Endowment
Global Stewardship Advisory (program)
Graduate Fellowships 
Health Professions Advisory 
Honorary Degrees 
Institutional Animal Care & Use 
Institutional Effectiveness 
Inst. Human Subjects Research
Institutional Research Group
International Education
Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
Neuroscience (program)
Oxford Exchange
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Shepherd Poverty Advisory (program)
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Spring Term Renewal (ad hoc)
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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."

Lad Sessions (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Lad Sessions, Acting Dean of the College
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Acting VPAA and Dean of the Williams School

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

H. Thomas Williams - 1999-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2002
Brian Murchison (L) - 2000-2003
Michael Evans - 2000-2003
Bob Strong - 2001-2002 (replacing Lad Sessions, 2000-2003)
Suzanne Keen - 2001-2004
Michael Pleva - 2001-2004

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.

Lad Sessions (Chair)

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

Advisory Committee Members
H. Thomas Williams - 1999-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2002
Brian Murchison (L) - 2000-2003
Michael Evans - 2000-2003
Bob Strong - 2001-2002 (replacing Lad Sessions, 2000-2003)
Suzanne Keen - 2001-2004
Michael Pleva - 2001-2004

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 (Advanced Placement Program, International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, etc.) and to help process applications for such credit.

Wayne Dymàcek (Chair)

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

Carl Kaiser - 1997-2002
Wayne Dymàcek - 1998-2003
Gregory Dresden - 1999-2004
Al Fralin - 2000-2005
Paul Cabe - 2001-2006

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.

Jeanine Stewart (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Lad Sessions, Acting Dean of the College
Jeanine Stewart, Associate Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Acting VPAA and Dean of the Williams School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Freshmen
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for Six-year term
Tim Gaylard - 1998-2004
Marcia France - 2001-2007

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.

Lad Sessions (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

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

Six Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for Six-year term

Richard Bidlack - 1996-2002
Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2002 (replacing Michael Anderson, 1997-2003)
Lisa Alty - 1998-2004
Joseph Martinez - 1999-2005
Carl Kaiser - 2000-2006
Rance Necaise - 2001-2007

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

Heather Coleman '04
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 one and 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."

Elizabeth Oliver (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Howison, Dean of Students
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Jeanine Stewart, Associate Dean of the College
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

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

Claudette Artwick - 2000-2002
George Bent - 2000-2002
Erich Uffelman - 2000-2002
Joan Shaughnessy (L) - 2000-2002
Kevin Crotty - 2001-2003
Ted DeLaney - 2001-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 2001-2002 (replacing Linda Hooks, 2001-2003)

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

Jack Robb '02

Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness represents faculty concern for making Washington and Lee a community open to persons from diverse backgrounds, one that respects and recognizes benefits of administrators, faculty, staff, and students from these different backgrounds. The committee receives reports from administrators as recommended by the faculty, advises University administrators where appropriate, and proposes new initiatives to the faculty when and if they are needed. The committee reports to the faculty annually. The committee consists of seven undergraduate and two law faculty appointed for three-year, staggered terms. Undergraduate members are appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the current committee, subject to approval of the undergraduate faculty. Law members are appointed by the Dean of the School of Law in consultation with the current committee and subject to approval of the law faculty. Committee members should include senior and junior faculty members representing all segments of the diverse community for which we are striving.

Ted DeLaney (Chair) (replaced by Helen I'Anson for December 2001-April 2002)

Seven Undergraduate and Two Law Faculty appointed by the respective dean and approved by the faculty for three-year terms.

Lisa Alty - 2001-2004
Ted DeLaney - 2001-2004
Michael Evans - 2001-2002
Louise Halper (L) - 2001-2004
Helen I'Anson - 2001-2003
George Kester - 2001-2002
Robert McAhren - 2001-2003
Scott Sundby (L) - 2001-2004
Julie Woodzicka - 2001-2004

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.)

Steven G. Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Beverly Lorig, Dean of Students Representative (appointed for one-year by Dean of Students)

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for five-year term

David Novack- 1999-2002
Carl Kaiser - 1998-2003
Alan McRae - 1999-2004
Robin Le Blanc - 2000-2005
Steve Desjardins - 2001-2006

Two Students - One annually for two-year term

Blair Oakley '04 (2000-2002)
Jaquelyn Clark '04 (2001-2003)

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 - One annually for 3-year term, 2 every 3rd year

Robert de Maria - 2001-2002 (replacing Ken Ruscio, 1999-2002)
Kathy Koberstein - 2001-2003 (replacing Eduardo Velásquez, 2000-2003)
Marc Conner - 2001-2004
Ellen Mayock - 2001-2004

Six Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Rob Naftel '02U, Student Executive Committee President
Shane Saunders '03U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Mike Reynold '02U, Head Dorm Counselor
Brian Richardson '02L, Student Bar Association President
Quincy Springs '02U, IFC President
Katie Cedarholm '02U, 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

Elizabeth Knapp - 2000-2002
Brian Richardson - 2000-2002
Jan Hathorn - 2001-2003
Jim Phemister - 2001-2003

Faculty Alternates:

Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2001-2002 (replacing Sascha Goluboff, 2000-2002)
David Novack - 2000-2002
Ellen Mayock - 2001-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 2001-2003

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

Ryan Carmody
Alexis MacDonald
Britt Shaffer
Randal Smith

Student Alternates:

Laurel Bowron
John Heath
Brian Sternes
Emma Thomas
 

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.

Halford Ryan (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Lad Sessions, Acting Dean of the College
David Partlett,  Dean of the School of Law
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Acting VPAA and Dean of the Williams School

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for four-year terms

Winston Davis - 1998-2002
Halford Ryan - 1998-2002
Mark Rush - 1999-2003
Laura Turner - 1999-2003
Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004
David Dickens - 2000-2004
Terry Vosbein - 2001-2005
Thomas Ziegler - 2001-2005

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

Abram Trosky '02

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.

Suzanne Keen (Chair)

Ex Officio Voting Members
Jeanine Stewart, Associate Dean of the College
Eric Wilson, English Department Representative
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years

Gwyn Campbell - 1999-2002
Suzanne Keen - 2000-2003
Frank Settle - 2000-2003
Maryanne Simurda - 2001-2004
Eric Wilson, 2001-2004
Jack Wilson - 2001-2004
 

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 eight 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.

John Tombarge  (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

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

Seven Appointed Faculty - One annually for 7-year term

Mike Evans - 1995-2002
Tom Whaley - 1996-2003
John Tombarge - 1997-2004
Mark Grunewald - 1998-2005
Janet Ikeda - 2001-2006
Jeff Barnett - 2000-2007
Scott Boylan - 2001-2008
Robert Ballenger - 2002-2009

Student representatives

Haley Pendergrass
Thaxton Mauzy

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 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 information 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):

Flash Floyd - 1999-2002
Rob Mish - 1999-2002
Julia Kozak - 1999-2002
Scott Dittman - 2000-2003
John Jacob - 2000-2003
Vaughan Stanley - 2000-2003
Stephanie Arbanas - 2001-2004
Deborah Caylor - 2001-2004
Peter Cronin - 2001-2004

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.

James Casey (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 - Two annually for three-year term

Taylor Sanders - 1999-2002
Halford Ryan - 1999-2002
Elizabeth Cox - 2000-2003
Kristen Jacobs Moore - 2000-2003
James Casey - 2001-2004
Matthew Tuchler - 2001-2004

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.

Jim Phemister (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant
James Kahn, Director of Environmental Studies Program
David McConnell, Business Manager
Nick Tatar, Director of Outing Club
Teresa Hanlon, Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Fellow

Five Appointed by the President from among Faculty and Staff - 3-year term
Robert Akins - 1999-2002
Morris Trimmer - 1999-2002
Jim Phemister - 2001-2004
Dawn Watkins - 2001-2004
Chris Wise - 2001-2004

Four Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Helen Downes '02U, ACS Intern
Andrew Hirsekorn '03U, Nabors Service League
Stacey Kimmell '03U
Catarina Passidomo '04U, ACS Intern
One law 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)

Ex Officio Members

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

One Support Staff member - four-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

Carl Kaiser - 1999-2002
Jim Phemister (L) - 1999-2002
Ed Craun - 2000-2003
Linda Hooks - 2000-2003
Nancy Margand - 2001-2004
Eduardo Velásquez - 2001-2004

Alternates

Michael Anderson - 1999-2002
Suzanne Keen - 2000-2003
Joan Shaughnessy (L) - 2000-2003
Steven Desjardins - 2001-2004

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

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
Courtney Penn, Assistant Dean of Students
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Freshmen

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Three annually for three-year term)

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
Claudette Artwick - 2001-2004
Maryanne Simurda - 2001-2004
Terry Vosbein - 2001-2004

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

Jane Ledlie
Bob Spake

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 - One annually for five-year term

Cecile West-Settle - 1997-2002
Art Goldsmith - 1997-2002
Lesley Wheeler - 1998-2003
Dominica Radulescu - 1999-2004
Edward Adams - 2000-2005
Miriam Carlisle - 2001-2006

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.

Jeanine Stewart (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Jeanine Stewart, Associate Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for four-year terms

Richard Bidlack - 1998-2002
Robert Stewart - 1998-2002
Ted DeLaney - 1999-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 1999-2003
Edward Adams - 2000-2004
Robert Strong - 2000-2004
Bill Connelly - 2001-2005
Erich Uffelman - 2001-2005

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.

Jack Wielgus (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Edward Showalter DVM

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

John Knox - 1998-2002
Robert Stewart - 1999-2003
Jack Wilson - 2000-2004
Jack Wielgus - 2001-2005

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.

David Novack (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and University Physician

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

Tyler Lorig - 1997-2002
David Novack - 1998-2003
Sascha Goluboff - 2000-2005
Julie Woodzicka - 2001-2006

Non-faculty

Michael Gilmore - 2001-2002

Student

Avery Flinn Gholston '03U

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.

W. Lad Sessions (Chair)

Ex officio members:
W. Lad Sessions, Acting Dean of the College
Lawrence W. Broomall, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Steven G. Desjardins, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee
D. Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Steven G. McAllister, Associate Vice President for Finance and Associate Treasurer
Larry C. Peppers, Acting VPAA and Dean of the Williams School

International Education Committee is composed of four undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, two from the College and two from the Williams School, and two undergraduate students recommended by the Student E.C. (one of whom is an international student recommended by SAIL) and appointed by the President. Its responsibilities include working with the Director of International Education; coordinating with the Global Stewardship steering committee, coordinating and consulting on matters of mutual interest; and providing a faculty voice and general oversight on matters pertaining to study abroad and other international education issues as brought to it by the Director, the Deans, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Academic recommendations will be sent to the faculty via C&D. The committee will consider and make recommendations to the faculty, as necessary, on:

academic matters pertaining to study abroad, including spring term abroad
new program initiatives and development
general and specific policy issues including financial considerations, safety and liability issues, credit transfer, etc.
curricular and extra-curricular issues intrinsic to international education
Student Association for International Learning (SAIL)
international student concerns
William Klingelhofer (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Jeff Barnett, Global Stewardship Program Director
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Kirk Follo, Spring Term Abroad Faculty Coordinator
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education

Amy Richwine, International Student Adviser

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 4-year terms
Marc Conner - 2001-2002
Monica Capra - 2001-2003
Marcia France - 2001-2004
George Kester - 2001-2005

Two Students (one of whom is an international student recommended by SAIL) nominated by the Student E.C., appointed by the President
 

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 - Two annually for 3-year terms, one-half must be Oxford Fellows

Richard Marks - 1999-2002
Pamela Simpson - 1999-2002
Roberta Senechal - 2000-2003
Eduardo Velásquez - 2000-2003
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2001-2004
Pamela Luecke - 2001-2004

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 - One annually for nine-year term

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
Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2010

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

Paul Burns, University Safety Officer

3 Appointed Faculty Members - 5-year term

Jim Donaghy - 1999-2004
Kenneth Van Ness - 2000-2005
Brown Goehring (emeritus) - 2001-2006

One student appointed by the President

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
Jeanine Stewart, 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 - One annually for 5-year term

Marcia France - 1997-2002
Alan McRae - 1998-2003
Teresa Hanlon  - 1999-2004
Barry Kolman - 2000-2005
David Sukow - 2001-2006

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

Abby VanVeen '03U

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
David Howison, Dean of Students
Courtney Penn, Assistant Dean of Students
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Freshmen

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

Ken Lambert - 1997-2002
Greg Dresden - 1998-2003
(vacant) - 1999-2004
Michael Pleva - 2000-2005
Nathan Feldman - 2001-2006

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

Britt Shaffer

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 Members

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 - One annually for three-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

Kristin Carroll '02
Andy Chapman '04
Carson Penkava '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
Lad Sessions, Acting Dean of the College
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Larry Peppers, Acting VPAA and Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, 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
John Robinson, Board of Trustees Liaison

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

Mike Pleva - 1996-2002
Barry Machado - 1997-2003
Helen I'Anson - 1998-2004
David Badertscher - 1999-2005
David Elmes - 2000-2006
David Millon (L) - 2001-2007

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
Glenn Saunders '05
Jenny 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 - Three annually for 3-year terms

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
Timothy Lubin - 2001-2004
James Mahon - 2001-2004
Lucas Morel - 2001-2004

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

Matthew McDermott '04
Abby Van Veen '03

Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

Lisa Alty
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 - 2000-2004
Larry Stene - 2000-2004

Three-year terms
Winston Davis - 2001-2004
Patricia Hobbs - 2001-2004

Two-year terms
Jefferson Davis Futch - 2001-2003

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 - 2001-2003
Dennis Garvis - 2001-2003
Julie Woodzicka - 2001-2003


PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

East Asian Studies Committee
Joan O'Mara (Chair)

Winston Davis, religion
Janet Ikeda, Japanese
Roger Jeans, history
Lad Sessions, 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, English

Global Stewardship Advisory Committee
Jeffery Barnett (Chair)

Hugh Blackmer - 2001-2004
Ted DeLaney - 2001-2004
James Kahn - 2001-2004
Roger Crockett - 2001-2003
Helen I'Anson - 2001-2003
Kenneth Ruscio - 2001-2003

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee
George Bent (Chair)

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

Neuroscience Committee
Helen I'Anson (Chair)

Lisa Alty, chemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
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

Shepherd Poverty Program Faculty/Student Advisory Committee
Harlan Beckley (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Three-year terms

Darryl Brown, law - 1999-2002
Nancy Margand, psychology - 1999-2002
Cecile West-Settle, Romance languages - 1999-2002
Lesley Wheeler, English - 1999-2002
John Winfrey, economics - 1999-2002
Lewis John, politics - 2000-2003
John Knox, biology - 2000-2003
Ken White, sociology - 2000-2003

Four Students (three undergraduate, one law) nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Toby Bromfield '02L
Agnes Flak '03U
Stacy McLaughlin '02U
Matthew Petrusek '02U
Carol Thompson '03U
Tara Wilson '03L

University Scholars Advisory Committee
Gregory Cooper (Chair)

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for four-year term

Marc Conner - 1998-2002
Cecile West-Settle - 1999-2003
Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004
Gregory Cooper - 2001-2005

Women's Studies Advisory Committee
Domnica Radulescu (co-chair)
Lesley Wheeler (co-chair)

Kevin Crotty, classics
Sascha Goluboff, sociology and anthropology
Robin LeBlanc, politics
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages
Pam Simpson, art
Eric Wilson, English
Julie Woodzicka, psychology

Spring Term Renewal Committee - 2001-2002
 Art Goldsmith (Chair)

George Bent, art
Marc Conner, English
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Marcia France, chemistry
Suzanne Keen, English
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages
David Peterson, history
Mark Rush, politics
Jan Hathorn, physical education (replacing Jim Stagnitta)
Robert Straughan, management


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