Faculty Handbook Listing of Faculty Committees
and 2003-2004 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 Provost's Office and the Faculty Handbook. Send questions and comments to Scott Dittman at sdittman@wlu.edu .

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Advanced Placement
Advisory
Alumni 
Automatic Rule & Readmissions
Cincinnati Awards  
Committee on More Inclusive Community
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
GenEd Review Steering (ad hoc)
Glasgow Endowment
Global Stewardship Advisory (program)
Graduate Fellowships 
Health Professions Advisory 
Honorary Degrees
Information Security
Information Technology Advisory
Institutional Animal Care & Use 
Institutional Effectiveness 
Inst. Human Subjects Research
Institutional Research Group
International Education
Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
Neuroscience (program)
Oxford Exchange
Public Functions
Radiation Safety
Registration & Class Schedules
Russian Area Studies (program)
Shenandoah Advisory Board
Shepherd Poverty Advisory (program)
Special Collections 
Student Affairs
Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Student Financial Aid 
Student Health 
Teacher Education Advisory
Transfer Admission
University Athletic 
University Lectures 
University Library 
University Scholars Advisory
Watson Fellowship
Women's Studies (program)
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 Provost, the academic Deans 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 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 Provost, 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 Provost, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law."

H. Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
H. Thomas Williams, Provost

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

Cecile West-Settle (replacing Suzanne Keen - 2001-2004)
Michael Pleva - 2001-2004
Alexandra Brown - 2002-2005
Art Goldsmith  - 2003-2005
Harlan Beckley - 2003-2006
Robert Strong - 2003-2006
Lyman Johnson (L) - 2003-2006

Honorary Degrees: The By-laws define the duties and composition of the committee as follows: "The President's Advisory Committee and the Rector of the Board shall constitute a Committee on Honorary Degrees which shall be chaired by the Provost. The Board, on its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Committee, may from time to time grant such honorary degrees as it deems proper, and must approve honorary degree recipients." 

H. Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
Frank Surface, Rector of the Board of Trustees
H. Thomas Williams, Provost

Advisory Committee Members
Cecile West-Settle (replacing Suzanne Keen - 2001-2004)
Michael Pleva - 2001-2004
Alexandra Brown - 2002-2005
Art Goldsmith  - 2003-2005
Harlan Beckley - 2003-2006
Robert Strong - 2003-2006
Lyman Johnson (L) - 2003-2006

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.

Gregory Dresden (Chair)

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

Gregory Dresden - 1999-2004
Al Fralin - 2000-2005
Wayne Dymàcek - 2003-2004 (replacing Paul Cabe - 2001-2006)
Philip Cline - 2002-2007
Miriam Carlisle - 2003-2008

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, Associate Dean of the Williams School, the Dean of Freshmen, two undergraduate faculty members, and such other administrative personnel as the President may appoint. It administers regulations concerning undergraduate academic probation and the automatic rule which govern an undergraduate 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.

George Bent (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

George Bent, Associate Dean of the College
Dave Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research (non-voting)
Barbara Rowe, Associate 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 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. The committee meets at 3:30 pm every Tuesday during the academic term.

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Jeanine Stewart (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research - Secretary (non-voting)

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

Lisa Alty - 1998-2004
Joseph Martinez - 1999-2005
Carl Kaiser - 2000-2006
Rance Necaise - 2001-2007
Edward Adams - 2002-2008
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2003-2009

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

Heather Coleman '04U
Joseph Ehrlich '04U

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. The committee meets at 3:00 pm every Monday during the academic term.

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 Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, the Dean of the College, the Dean of Students, and the Associate 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

David Partlett, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

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

Alexandra Brown - 2002-2004
Dennis Garvis - 2002-2004
Elizabeth Knapp - 2002-2004
Margaret Howard (L) - 2002-2004
Mohamed Kamara - 2003-2005
Erich Uffelman - 2003-2005
Eric Wilson - 2003-2005

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Rory Gray '04U
Imran Naeemullah '05U

The Faculty Executive Committee has also created a standing subcommittee to consider physical education petitions. The members of the committee are:

Janine Hathorn, Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Physical Education, chair
George O'Connell, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics
Elizabeth Ponder '05U, Student EC appointment

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 Provost 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) 

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
Louise Halper (L) - 2001-2004
Scott Sundby (L) - 2001-2004
Julie Woodzicka - 2001-2004
Claudette Artwick - 2002-2005
Pamela Simpson - 2002-2005
Kevin Crotty - 2003-2006
Ken'ichi Ujie - 2003-2006

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 & Dir. of Institutional Research
Beverly Lorig, Dean of Students Representative (appointed for one-year by Dean of Students)
Katherine McGuire, Assistant Director of Institutional Research

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

Alan McRae - 1999-2004
Robin Le Blanc - 2000-2005
Steve Desjardins - 2001-2006
Tyler Lorig - 2002-2007
Michael Anderson - 2003-2008

Two Students - One annually for two-year term

Thomas Worthy '05U
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Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the Dean of Students (chair), an Associate Dean of Students, the Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law, four members elected by and from the University Faculty (undergraduate and law), one member elected by and from the Law Faculty, the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Judicial Council (SJC), the Vice-Chair of the Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB), the President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the President of the Panhellenic Council (PC), the Head Dormitory Counselor, the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), and the first-year representative to SBA. SAC is responsible for reviewing issues affecting student life, for recommending to the University Faculty changes in University policy on non-curricular students matters, and for overseeing Greek life including the maintenance and review of the Standards for Fraternities/Sororities. With authority delegated by the University Faculty, SAC oversees the judicial procedures of SJC, IFC, PC, SFHB and the dormitory counselors and resident assistants in the residence halls.

The four areas of primary responsibility for SAC are:

SAC also serves as a 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 Judicial Council 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.

When SAC requires a replacement, the one person rotating off every two years will be regarded as the alternate, and the two Faculty rotating off every third year will be regarded as the alternates. The one person rotating off will be chosen to be the substitute in each of those two years with the replacement in the year that two rotate off being chosen by lot. When the person or persons rotating off cannot serve as a replacement, the committee will turn to those who rotated off in the previous year, etc.

Dawn Watkins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Dave Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law

Five Elected Faculty Members - Four University Faculty, One Law Faculty - One annually for 3-year term, 2 every 3rd year

Eduardo Velásquez - 2003-2004 (replacing Marc Conner - 2001-2004)
Ellen Mayock - 2001-2004
Matthew Tuchler - 2002-2005
Mary Natkin (L) - 2002-2005
Michael Anderson - 2003-2006

Seven Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Helen Hughes '04L, Student Executive Committee President
Michael Baker '04U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Jonathan Wortham '04U, Student Vice-Chair of SFHB
Amy Blevins '04U, Head Dorm Counselor
Dan Payne '04L, Student Bar Association President
Brett Twitty '06L, First-year SBA Representative
Brian Castleberry '04U, IFC President
Mary Butler Stone '04U, 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 eight student members appointed by the Executive Committee of the student body and eight university faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College; one faculty member is designated as Chair.

Quince Hopkins (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Four annually for 2 years

Quince Hopkins (L) - 2002-2004
Kristin Jacobs - 2002-2004
David Novack - 2002-2004
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2002-2004
Jim Phemister - 2003-2004
Scott Boylan - 2003-2005
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2003-2005
Marc Conner - 2003-2005

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

Student Vice Chair - Jonathan Wortham

Student Members/Alternates:

Adam Allogramento

Lauren Egbert

Katherine Henderson

Akshat Shah

Sean Stewart

Jameson Whitney

Charles Yates

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.

Mark Rush (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
David Partlett,  Dean of the School of Law
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

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

Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004
David Dickens - 2000-2004
Terry Vosbein - 2001-2005
Thomas Ziegler - 2001-2005
Richard Bidlack - 2002-2006
Ken White - 2002-2006
Mark Rush - 2003-2007
Jack Wielgus - 2003-2007

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

James Lin '06U

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
George Bent, Associate Dean of the College
Eric Wilson, English Department Representative
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years

Maryanne Simurda - 2001-2004
Eric Wilson, 2001-2004
Anna Brodsky - 2002-2005
Lucas Morel - 2003-2005 (replacing Timothy Lubin - 2002-2005)
Suzanne Keen - 2003-2006
Simon Levy - 2003-2006
 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

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

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

Peter Cronin, Director of Development
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

James Casey - 2001-2004
Matthew Tuchler - 2001-2004
Charles Boggs - 2002-2005
Paul Bourdon - 2002-2005
Alison Bell - 2003-2006
Elizabeth Knapp - 2003-2006

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

Committee on a More Inclusive Community is composed of ...? charge?

Tamara Futrell (Chair)

Ex officio members

Tamara Futrell, Assistant Dean of Students
Theodore DeLaney, Chair, Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness
Scott Dittman, University Registrar/Director of Institutional Research
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education
Beverly Lorig, Director of Career Services
Deloris Richardson, Assistant Director of Admissions
Joan Robins, Director of Hillel
Anne Schroer-Lamont, Associate Dean of Students/University Counseling
Katherine McGuire, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students

Faculty members

Robert McAhren
Matthew Tuchler

Student members 

Devin Dickson, '04  
Sarah Grigg, ‘04  
Tran Kim, ‘05  
Elizabeth Meehan, ‘05
Shellie Sewell, ‘04L  
Jonathan Wortham, ‘04  
Ahmed Younis, ‘04L

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)

Standing Members

Paul Burns, Safety Officer, Physical Plant

James Dick, Director, Outing Club

Helen Downes, Project Coordinator, Environmental Studies

Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Teresa Hanlon, Associated Colleges of the South Fellow

James Kahn, Head, Environmental Studies Program


Faculty and Staff - 3-year term

Chris Wise - 2001-2004
Robert Akins - 2002-2005
Morris Trimmer - 2002-2005
Bill Hamilton - 2003-2006 
Tamara Futrell - 2003-2006

Students - one appointed by the Student EC, one from Nabors Service League, one from the School of Law, others from the Environmental Citizenship Initiative

Graham Milam '04U, ACS Intern
Niquole Esters '05U, Nabors Service League
Michael Kvistad, '04L At-large law
Leigh Otey '06U, EC Appointee
Jeffrey Scott '04L

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee is composed of three university faculty members, one retired faculty member, and one or more staff members (all appointed by the President), the University Treasurer, and the Provost. It periodically reviews programs relating to faculty and staff benefits and acts in an advisory capacity to the President.

Kevin Green (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of the Physical Plant
Robert W. Fox, Jr., Director of Personnel
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
H. Thomas Williams, Provost

One Support Staff member - four-year term
Loretta Persinger - 2003-2007

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

Maureen Cavanaugh (L) - 2000-2004
Kevin Green - 2000-2004 (position ends 2004)
Linda Hooks - 2000-2004 (position ends 2004)
John Gunn - 2002-2006 (retiree member)
Robert Akins - 2002-2006
Kip Pirkle - 2002-2006

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.

Cecile West-Settle (Chair)

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

Nancy Margand - 2001-2004
Eduardo Velásquez - 2001-2004
Cecile West Settle - 2002-2005
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2002-2005

Ellen Mayock - 2003-2006
Mark Rush - 2003-2006

Alternates

Steven Desjardins - 2001-2004
Ted DeLaney - 2002-2005
Paul Bourdon - 2003-2006
Sam Calhoun (L) - 2003-2006

Information Security Program Committee, advised by the Office of the General Counsel, works closely with the Coordinator of the Information Security Program (ISP) to carry out the elements of the ISP including an annual review of the Program to ensure the University's ongoing compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2003 and the Federal Trade Commission Safeguards Rule, as well other laws and regulations. The Committee includes representatives appointed by the Provost from each of the following administrative units. Representatives of additional offices or departments may be added as needed.

Scott Dittman (Chair)

Deborah Caylor, University Controller (Business Office)
Peter Cronin, Director of University Development (University Relations)
Scott Dittman, University Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
James Kaster, Associate Director of Financial Aid
John Keyser, Associate Dean of the Law School for Administration and Technology
Steve McAllister, Vice President for Finance/University Treasurer
Dean Tallman, Central System Software Administrator, University Computing
Bill Todd, Assistant Director, University Computing
Lisa Turley, Director of Law School Relations

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

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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
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
Tamara Futrell, Assistant Dean of Students
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen

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

Claudette Artwick - 2001-2004
Maryanne Simurda - 2001-2004
Terry Vosbein - 2001-2004
Richard Kuettner - 2002-2005
David Marsh - 2002-2005
Frank Miriello - 2002-2005
George Bent - 2003-2006
Alan McRae - 2003-2006
James Eason - 2003-2006

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

Charles L. Anderson '06U
E'Lon Cohen '07U
Brian Dieter '06U

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)

Ex Officio Member

George Bent, Associate Dean of the College

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

Dominica Radulescu - 1999-2004
Edward Adams - 2000-2005
Miriam Carlisle - 2001-2006
Roberta Senechal - 2002-2007
Brendan Weickert - 2002-2007
Kirk Follo - 2003-2008
Eric Wilson - 2003-2008

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.

Robert Strong (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
George Bent, Associate Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students

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

Edward Adams - 2000-2004
Robert Strong - 2000-2004
Bill Connelly - 2001-2005
Erich Uffelman - 2001-2005
Lawrence Hurd - 2002-2006
Kenneth Lambert - 2002-2006
Sascha Goluboff - 2003-2007
Roberta Senechal - 2003-2007

Information Technology Advisory Committee is composed of faculty, administrative, and student members appointed by the Provost. The Director of University Computing is an ex-officio member. The Committee advises the Provost on matters regarding information technology for the academic program of the University and its administration.

John Tombarge  (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John Stuckey, Director of University Computing
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law

Seven Appointed Faculty - One annually for 7-year term

Mark Grunewald (L) - 1998-2005
Janet Ikeda - 2001-2006
Scott Boylan - 2001-2008
Robert Ballenger - 2002-2009
John Tombarge - 2002-2009
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2009
David Sukow - 2003-2010

Two Administrative Representatives
Deborah Caylor - 2002-2009
Barbara Rowe - 2002-2009

Student representatives

Ricky Busby '05U
Alexander Miltenberger '07U

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

Jack Wilson - 2000-2004
Jack Wielgus - 2001-2005
Helen I'Anson - 2002-2006
Gregory Cooper - 2003-2007

One Member from Community - 3-year renewable term

Tom Baur -  2002-2005

One Member from University Community - 3-year renewable term

Beverly Bowring - 2002-2005
 

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. Current policy statement: http://library.wlu.edu/Science_Library/Human_Subjects/ .

Nancy Margand (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services

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

Sascha Goluboff - 2000-2005
Julie Woodzicka - 2001-2006
Nancy Margand - 2002-2007
Adedayo Abah - 2003-2008

Non-faculty
Kelly Shifflett '90U

Student
Heather Niesman '04U

The Institutional Research Group, comprised of representatives of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and the offices of the University Registrar,  Institutional Research and the University Treasurer Office, the group directs efforts to compile and disseminate institutional statistical and assessment data for use in administrative and programmatic analysis and planning.  The committee reports to the Provost. 

H. Thomas Williams (Chair)

Ex officio members:
H. Thomas Williams, Provost
Steven G. Desjardins, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee
D. Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Director of Institutional Research
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Steven G. McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Katherine A. McGuire, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Larry C. Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Jeanine S. Stewart, Interim Dean of the College

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 EC (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 & Dir. of Institutional Research
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
Marcia France - 2001-2004
George Kester - 2001-2005
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2006
James Kahn - 2003-2007

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

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Reid Thompson '04U, EC appointment

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.

Krzysztof Jasiewicz (Chair)

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

Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2001-2004
Pamela Luecke - 2001-2004
Lewis John - 2002-2005
Carl Kaiser - 2002-2005
Owen Collins - 2003-2006
James Mahon - 2003-2006

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

Cinda Rankin - 1995-2004
Holt Merchant - 1996-2005
Kary Smout - 1997-2006
Erich Uffelman - 1998-2007
Paul Cabe - 1999-2008
Michael Smitka - 2000-2009
Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2010
Sascha Goluboff - 2002-2011
Larry Stene - 2002-2011
Claudette Artwick - 2003-2012

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 is chaired by the Associate University Registrar and consists of the University Registrar, the Associate Dean of the College, the Director of Athletics and five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President and two student representatives appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee. 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's Office.

Barbara Rowe (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
George Bent, Associate Dean of the College
Scott Dittman, University Registrar & Dir. of Institutional Research
Janine Hathorn, Director of Physical Education/Assistant Director of Athletics
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
Michael Walsh, Director of Athletics

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

Teresa Hanlon  - 1999-2004
Barry Kolman - 2000-2005
David Sukow - 2001-2006
David Harbor - 2002-2007
Robin LeBlanc - 2003-2008

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

Bree Melton '07U
Elizabeth McCracken '05U

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

Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Students
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Tamara Futrell, Assistant Dean of Students
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen

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

Michael Pleva - 2000-2005
Kenneth Lambert - 2003-2005
Nathan Feldman - 2001-2006
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2007
Owen Collins - 2003-2008

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

Erin Coughlin '06U
Tiffany Jenkins '05U

Student Health Committee is chaired by the Director of Health and Counseling Services, and includes a representative of the Office of the Dean of Students, the Director of Health Promotion, and another member of the health and counseling staff, 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 W&L's health and counseling services.

Jane Horton (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services
Jan Kaufman, Director of Health Promotion
David Leonard, Dean of Freshmen
Anne Schroer-Lamont, Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Three Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for three-year term

Bryan Snyder - 2002-2004
John Knox - 2002-2005
Alexandra Brown - 2003-2006

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

Andrew Griffin '07U
Meghan Joss '07U
Olivia Mansfield '05U

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
Jeanine Stewart, Interim Dean of the College
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
George Bent, Associate Dean of the College

University Athletic Committee is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, the Sports Information Director, 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

Dawn Watkins, 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)

Helen I'Anson - 1998-2004
David Badertscher - 1999-2005
David Elmes - 2000-2006
David Millon (L) - 2001-2007
James Casey - 2002-2008
Ellen Mayock - 2003-2009

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association

John Scott Fechnay '69

Sara Aschenbach '95

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

Bethany Dannelly '05U
Meghan Hayde '04U
Marc Granger '05L

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.

Tim Gaylard (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

David Badertscher, Acting University Librarian

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

Pamela Luecke - 2003-2004 (replacing Timothy Lubin - 2001-2004)
James Mahon - 2001-2004
David Peterson - 2003-2004 (replacing Lucas Morel - 2001-2004)
Edward Adams - 2002-2005
Timothy Gaylard - 2002-2005
David Novack - 2002-2005
Teresa Braunschneider - 2003-2006
Eduardo Velásquez - 2003-2006
Brendan Weickert - 2003-2006

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

Elizabeth Crawford '05U
Corey Harmon '05U
Bree Melton '07U

Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

Lisa Alty
Mike Pleva
Helen I'Anson
Erich Uffelman
Jack Wielgus

Special Collections Committee

Peter Grover (Chair)

Four-year terms
David Peterson - 2000-2004
Larry Stene - 2000-2004
Peter Grover - 2003-2007
Pam Simpson - 2003-2007
Ann Massie (L) - 2003-2007

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

Two-year term
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Watson Fellowship Committee

Jeffrey Barnett (chair)

Jeffrey Barnett - 2002-2005
Elizabeth Cox - 2002-2005
John Lambeth - 2003-2006
Art Goldsmith - 2003-2006
Terry Vosbein - 2003-2006

General Education Review Steering Committee (ad hoc) will familiarize itself with the theoretical issues regarding general education, some of the "best practices" at peer institutions, and some of the lessons that might be learned from other schools that have recently conducted general education reviews. In addition, the committee will collect information about how Washington and Lee students currently complete their general education requirements and consult with the faculty and other members of the university community before making recommendations to the Provost about a strategy for bringing general education curricular issues before the appropriate committees and decision-making bodies.

Michael Evans (co-chair)
Robert Strong (co-chair)

Lisa Alty, Chemistry and Chair of Health Professions Advisory Committee
George Bent, Art and Associate Dean of the College
Gwyn Campbell, Romance Languages
Scott Dittman, University Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
Michael Evans, Mathematics
Robert Straughan, Management and Associate Dean of the Williams School
Robert Strong, Head of Politics Department
Lesley Wheeler, English and Head of Women's Studies Program

 


PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

East Asian Studies Committee

Joan O'Mara (Chair)

Janet Ikeda, Japanese
Roger Jeans, history
Robin Le Blanc, politics
Tim Lubin, religion
Joan O'Mara, art
Lad Sessions, philosophy
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, Japanese

Environmental Studies Committee

James Kahn (Chair)

Gregory Cooper, Society and Professions/Ethics
Mark Drumbl, law
Kirk Follo, German/Italian
Teresa Hanlon, biology
James Kahn, environmental studies
Elizabeth Knapp, geology
James Warren, English

Global Stewardship Advisory Committee

Jeffery Barnett (Chair)

Hugh Blackmer - 2001-2004
Ted DeLaney - 2001-2004
James Kahn - 2001-2004
Helen I'Anson - 2003-2006
Mohamed Kamara - 2003-2006
Mark Rush - 2003-2006

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

David Peterson (Chair)

Alexandra Brown, religion
Gwyn Campbell, Romance languages
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
David Peterson, history

Neuroscience Committee

Tyler Lorig (Chair)

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

Russian Area Studies Committee

Anna Brodsky (Chair)

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

 Shenandoah University Advisors Board

R. T. Smith, Editor

Alexandra Brown

Frederic Kirgis

Heather Ross Miller (emeritus)

James Warren

Lesley Wheeler

Thomas Ziegler

Shepherd Poverty Program Faculty/Student Advisory Committee

Harlan Beckley (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Three-year terms

James Casey - 2002-2005
Mark Conner - 2002-2005
Ellen Mayock - 2002-2005
David Millon (L) - 2002-2005
Julie Woodzicka - 2002-2005
Alison Bell - 2003-2006
Pamela Luecke - 2003-2006
Michael Pleva - 2003-2006

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

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Teacher Education Advisory Committee is chaired by the Director of Teacher Education, and is composed of four university faculty members and one representative of a local primary/secondary school system, appointed by the Provost; and the Associate Dean of the College. The committee defines and regularly reviews the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Teacher Education at Washington and Lee, examines the relevant coursework in teacher preparation offered to W&L students, advises the Director about the efficacy of the existing program, and recommends improvements to the current program, including both curricular and co-curricular components.

 

Nannette Partlett (Chair)

 

Ex Officio Members

Nannette Partlett, Director of Teacher Education

George Bent, Associate Dean of the College

 

Four Appointed Faculty Members – three year terms

Gregory Dresden - 2002-2004

Lucas Morel - 2002-2004

David Peterson - 2002-2005

David Sukow - 2002-2005

 

One representative of a primary/secondary school system

Paul Leonhard, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Rockbridge County Schools - 2002 - 2005

University Scholars Advisory Committee

Gregory Cooper (Chair)

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

Anna Brodsky - 2000-2004
Gregory Cooper - 2001-2005
Paul Cabe - 2002-2006
Robert Strong - 2003-2007

Women's Studies Advisory Committee

Lesley Wheeler (chair)

Pam Simpson - 2000-2004
Eric Wilson - 2000-2004
Sascha Goluboff - 2001-2005
Lesley Wheeler - 2001-2005
Robin LeBlanc - 2002-2006
Ellen Mayock - 2002-2006
Domnica Radulescu - 2002-2006
Julie Woodzicka - 2002-2007
Teresa Braunschneider - 2002-2007

Natalie Deibel '04U


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