Faculty Handbook Listing of Committees
and 2007-2008 Committee Members
(current year listing here)

Please Note: This list is subject to change and 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 Student Affairs. This list also does not include committees dealing solely with the School of Law.

For the purposes of this list, Washington and Lee committees have been divided into six categories: those committees created by the Board of Trustees; those committees which administer University or Undergraduate faculty responsibilities; those committees in which the administration asks members of the faculty to join with administrative personnel in making certain decisions; ad hoc committees created for a limited time for a particular purpose; academic-program advisory committees; and administrative committees.

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 about this page to the Secretary of the Faculty, Scott Dittman at sdittman@wlu.edu .

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. Academic Life Renewal Implementation (ad hoc)
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Advanced Placement
. Advising Task Force (ad hoc)
. Advisory
. African-American Studies (program)
. Alumni
. Automatic Rule & Reinstatement
. Budget Advisory (admin)
. Capital Projects Advisory
. Cincinnati Awards
. Courses & Degrees
. East Asian Studies (program)
. Employee Benefits
. Environmental Planning & Management
. Environmental Studies (program)
. Faculty Activity Reporting (ad hoc)
. Faculty Administrators Evaluation
. Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness
. Faculty Executive
. Faculty Handbook Review (ad hoc)
. Faculty Representatives to Board of Trustees
. Faculty Review
. Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
. Gender Equity Study (ad hoc)
. Glasgow Endowment
. Graduate Fellowships
 
. Health Professions Advisory
. Historic Preservation &  Archaeological Conservation Advisory (ad hoc)
. Honorary Degrees
. Information Security
. Information Technology Advisory
. Institute for Honor
. Institutional Animal Care & Use 
. Institutional Research Group
. Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (IRB)
. Intellectual Property
. International Education
. Latin American and Caribbean Studies (program)
. Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
. Minors Task Force (ad hoc)
. Neuroscience (program)
. Oxford Exchange
. President's Council (admin)
. Presidential Task Force: Complaint, Grievance & Resolution Systems (ad hoc)
. Presidential Task Force: Childcare (ad hoc)
. Presidential Task Force: Human Resources (ad hoc)
. Presidential Task Force: Women (ad hoc)

 
. Provost's Working Group (admin)
. Public Functions
. QEP Ideas (ad hoc)
. Radiation Safety
. Registration & Class Schedules
. Review of Student Judicial Policies & Procedures (ad hoc)
. Russian Area Studies (program)
. Science, Society, and the Arts (ad hoc)
. 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 Safety/Environment
. University Scholars Advisory
. Women's Studies (program)
. Writing Program Advisory
. Writing Program Review (ad hoc)
 

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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. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms on the committee.

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." Members of the committee also serve on Honorary Degrees Committee and the president's ad hoc consultative group.

The Advisory Committee shall be provided with three (3) alternates, elected for three-year terms. Two (2) tenured faculty alternates shall be elected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one (1) tenured Law faculty alternate shall be elected from and by the Law faculty. When the Advisory Committee requires a replacement of an undergraduate faculty member, one of the elected alternates shall be chosen by coin toss. If two are needed, both shall be selected. When the Advisory Committee requires a replacement of the Law faculty member, the elected Law alternate shall be chosen. If the supply of alternates in either category should be exhausted in a given year, a special election shall be held to elect alternate(s) for the year.

June Aprille, Provost (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Rod Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
June Aprille, Provost

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

Marc Conner - 2005-2008
Elizabeth Oliver - 2005-2008
Linda Hooks - 2006-2009
Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2006-2009
Marcia France - 2007-2010
Lesley Wheeler - 2007-2010

Alternate: Two Undergraduate, 1 Law, three-year terms each.
Ted DeLaney - 2006-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2006-2009
Ellen Mayock - 2006-2009

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." 

June Aprille, Provost (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Rod Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Philip Norwood, Rector of the Board of Trustees
June Aprille, Provost

Advisory Committee Members
Marc Conner - 2005-2008
Elizabeth Oliver - 2005-2008
Linda Hooks - 2006-2009
Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2006-2009
Marcia France - 2007-2010
Lesley Wheeler - 2007-2010

Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees: The Rector of the Board of Trustees has invited the Faculty to participate in the board sessions and to serve as non-voting participants in all the activities of six standing committees, namely Campus Life, Capital Projects, Development and External Relations, Finance, Law and Undergraduate Academics and Admissions. The faculty will elect eight representatives, with each serving on two committees for a two-year term. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms. To assure representation by the three divisions, two representatives are elected from the Law School, two are elected from the Williams School, and four are elected from the College. Each of the three units should elect their representatives in the manner they deem appropriate. A "year" is defined as an academic year. Terms will normally begin with the October board meeting. The assignment of who serves on which committee, with the exception of the Law Committee, will be determined by discussions between the Rector and the elected members as to where their interests and expertise can best be used. The representatives will make written reports to the faculty after each board meeting, and a spokesperson selected by the group, will make an oral report at the undergraduate and law faculty meetings.

Chris Connors, College, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Campus Life, Development and External Relations)
Lad Sessions, College, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Robert Strong, Williams School, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Mark Grunewald, Law School, 2006-2008
    (Board committees:
Finance, Law School)

Suzanne Keen, College, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, College, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Development and External Relations, Finance)
Scott Hoover, Williams School, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Development and External Relations, Finance)
Joan Shaughnessy, Law School, 2006-2009
    (Board committees:
Capital Projects, Law School
)
 


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 assist the University Registrar in processing applications for such credit. [ This committee is dormant. No new appointments to this committee are being made. Faculty EC has been asked to consider eliminating this committee. Comments should be directed to Larry Peppers, Chair of Faculty EC. ]

??? (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College

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

??? - 2007-2008 (replacing Miriam Carlisle - 2003-2008)
Ellen Mayock - 2004-2009
A G Fralin - 2005-2010
Halford Ryan - 2005-2010
Daniel Kramer - 2006-2011

Automatic Rule and Reinstatement Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the Dean of Student Affairs, 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 reinstated and whether a student who applies to the Committee may receive a leave of absence.

Janet Ikeda (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Dave  Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Freshmen
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for six-year term
Greg Dresden - 2004-2010
Karla Murdock - 2007-2013

Courses and Degrees Committee composed of the Dean of the College and the Dean of 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.

C&D Curriculum Change Form:  MSWord format

Hank Dobin (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

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

Edward Adams - 2002-2008
Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2003-2009
Maryanne Simurda  - 2006-2010 (replacing Lisa Alty)
Rance Necaise - 2007-2008 (replacing Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2005-2011 )
Lucas Morel - 2006-2012
Art Goldsmith - 2007-2013

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Peter Choi '09U
Daniel Thornton '10U

Faculty Administrators Evaluation Committee (FAEC) creates the instruments used for including faculty in the evaluation process for the provost and academic deans, to oversee the administration of the faculty involvement in the evaluation process, and to report the results to the supervisor (President in the case of the Provost and Provost in the case of the Deans). Members of this committee are all tenured faculty, four undergraduate and two law. During their term on the Faculty Review Committee, members or alternates would be ineligible for the FAEC.

Alexandra Brown - 2007-2011
Robin Wilson (L) - 2007-2011
Art Goldsmith - 2007-2010
Julie Woodzicka - 2007-2010
Sam Calhoun (L) - 2007-2009
Brian Richardson - 2007-2009

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.

Brian Murchison (Chair)

Ex officio members

Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students

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

Hongchu Fu - 2006-2009
Paul Cabe- 2007-2008 (replacing Montré Carodine (L) - 2006-2009)
Megan Fulcher - 2007-2010
Louise Halper (L) - 2007-2010
Brian Murchison (L) - 2007-2010
Monica Botta - 2007-2010
Jonathan Eastwood - 2007-2010
Michael Smitka - 2007-2010
Michael Pleva - 2007-2010

Faculty 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 acts as the faculty's "committee on committees;" and it advises the President and Deans on matters not delegated to the Advisory Committee. The committee will be the point of contact between the undergraduate faculty and the Dean of Admissions about policy regarding undergraduate admissions and practices. The committee meets at 3:30 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 Student Affairs, 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."

Those Faculty rotating off the committee each year will be regarded as alternates for the following year. When the Executive Committee requires a replacement, one of the two members rotating off will be chosen by lot to serve as the replacement. If two are needed, then both will be asked. If either or both cannot serve, then the committee would turn to those who rotated off the previous year, etc. until a replacement is found.

Larry Peppers (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Rod Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
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

Roger Crockett - 2006-2008
Mohamed Kamara - 2006-2008
Joel Shinofield - 2006-2008 (replacing Elizabeth Knapp 2006-2008)
Margaret Howard (L) - 2006-2008
Karla Murdock - 2007-2009
Holly Pickett - 2007-2009
David Sukow - 2007-2009

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Allison Gionta '09U
William Larson '08U

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

Neil Cunningham, Director of Physical Education, chair (ex officio)
Wendy Orrison, Member of the Physical Education Faculty
Scott Somerset '08L, Student EC appointment

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the Dean of Student Affairs (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 second-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 Student Affairs.

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 Student Affairs
Dave  Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and 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 three-year term, two every third year

Eduardo Velásquez - 2005-2008
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2005-2008
Julie Woodzicka - 2006-2009
Melina Bell - 2007-2010
Michael Anderson - 2007-2008 (replacing Miriam Carlisle - 2007-2010)

Eight Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Joshua Payne '08L, Student Executive Committee President
Shane Wilson '08U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Margaret Elkins '08U, Student Vice-Chair of Student-Faculty Hearing Board (appointed in May)
Neil Sheaffer '08U, Head Dorm Counselor
Kristina Longo '08L, Student Bar Association President
Jesse Rappole '09L, Second-year Student Bar Association Representative
Christopher Wornom '08U, Interfraternity Council President
Lauren Travis '08U, 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 Provost; one faculty member is designated as Chair.

David Bruck (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Four annually for 2 years

David Bruck (L) - 2006-2008
Teresa Braunschneider - 2006-2008
Mohamed Kamara - 2006-2008
Pamela Luecke - 2006-2008
Michael Anderson - 2007-2009
Timothy Diette - 2007-2009
Julie Woodzicka - 2007-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2007-2009

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

Student Vice Chair - Margaret Elkins '08U

Student Members/Alternates:

Allison Gionta '09U
Sanjay Palakshappa '08U
Charles Persons '09U
Robert Reed '09L

 

Joseph Delk '08L

Marty Kang '08L

Christopher Lauderman '09L

James Wolff '10U

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 and Associate Dean for Academics of the School of Law, the Dean of Student Affairs, 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.

Elizabeth Knapp (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rod Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs

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

Jeffrey Rahl - 2007-2008 (replacing Kenneth Nan Ness - 2004-2008)
William Connelly - 2007-2008 (replacing Ellen Mayock - 2004-2008)
Robert de Maria - 2005-2009
Timothy Lubin - 2005-2009
Pamela Simpson - 2005-2009
David Bello - 2006-2010
Lyman Johnson (L) - 2007-2011
Stephan Fafatas - 2007-2011

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

Grant Russell

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
Genelle Gertz, English Department Representative, 2007-2010
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years

Irina Mazilu - 2005-2008
Molly Michelmore - 2007-2008 (replacing Asali Solomon - 2005-2008)
Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2009
Suzanne Keen - 2006-2009
Paul Bourdon - 2007-2010
Adam Schwartz - 2007-2010
 


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. [ this committee is dormant; waiting on Faculty EC consideration ]

Capital Projects Advisory Committee will act in an advisory role to the president for planning and recommended authorization of all capital projects with an expected cost of $1 million or more. The committee will review and track all projects anticipated within a rolling time frame of five-years. For each project, the Executive Director normally will propose to the Committee a timeline for critical decision points including: concept design to serve a specific program, architectural drawings, construction drawings, bids, financing, construction schedule, etc.) While the university's strategic plan will serve as the primary guide for project authorization and prioritization, other important projects may emerge over time as a result of ongoing planning and evaluation. The Committee will meet at least twice each year to review, prioritize, and coordinate the progress of projects and to update the integrated five year plan. Following each meeting the Committee will provide summary recommendations for the president's review. Annually, the Committee will prepare a report and assist the president with a presentation of the current five-year plan to the Capital Projects and Finance committees of the Board of Trustees.

Ex officio members

June Aprille, Provost (Chair)
To be named, Executive Director for Facilities and Capital Programs
Dennis Cross, Vice President for University Advancement
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Steve McAllister, Vice President for Finance/Treasurer
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rodney Smolla, Dean of the Law School
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs

Faculty representatives to the Capital Projects Committee of the Board of Trustees

Lad Sessions - 2006-2008
Robert Strong - 2006-2008
Joan Shaughnessy - 2006-2009

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

Holt Merchant
William Patch
David Peterson
Taylor Sanders

Employee Benefits Committee is composed of four 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 employee benefits and acts in an advisory capacity to the President. 

Timothy Jost (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Steve McAllister, Interim Director of Human Resources
June Aprille, Provost

Staff members - four-year term
Susan Cunningham - 2004-2008
 - 2007-2008 (replacing Jerry Clark - 2004-2008)
Alex da Silva - 2007-2011
Mark Fontenot - 2007-2011

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

Timothy Jost (L) - 2004-2008
Christopher Connors - 2005-2009
John Gunn - 2006-2010 (retiree member)
Joel Shinofield - 2006-2010
Scott Hoover (W) - 2006-2010

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. The Web site is at http://recycling.wlu.edu .

Morris Trimmer (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Paul Burns, University Safety Officer
James Dick, Director, Outing Club
Lorie Holter, Project Coordinator, Environmental Studies
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
James Kahn, Head, Environmental Studies Program
Chris Wise, Environmental Management Coordinator
Bill Hamilton, Associated Colleges of the South Fellow

Faculty and Staff - 3-year term

David Harbor - 2005-2008
John Knox
- 2007-2008 (replacing Bill Hamilton - 2006-2009)
Wendy Richards - 2006-2009
Brandon Dotson
- 2007-2009 (replacing Tamara Futrell - 2006-2009)
Morris Trimmer - 2007-2010
Sally Wiant (L) - 2007-2010


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

Bonnie Fay '08, ACS Intern
?, Nabors Service League
Meng Wang '11, EC Appointee
Megan Williams '09L, At-large law

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 five alternates, all of whom shall be tenured members of the Faculty. Five members and three alternates shall be elected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one member and two alternates shall be elected from and by the law faculty. Members and alternates of the Advisory Committee and the Faculty Administrators Evaluation 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. Term of membership on the committee is from July to June. The committee's internal procedures are available at http://facultyhandbook.wlu.edu/handbook/FRCprocedures.pdf.

Robert Strong (Chair)

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

Kevin Crotty - 2005-2008
Robert Danforth (L) - 2005-2008
Alexandra Brown - 2006-2009
Matthew Tuchler - 2006-2009
Helen I'Anson - 2007-2010
Robert Strong - 2007-2010

Alternates

John Knox - 2005-2008
Harlan Beckley - 2006-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2006-2009
Mark Drumbl (L) - 2006-2009
Dennis Garvis - 2007-2010

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee

Robert de Maria (Chair)

Dayo Abah - 2007-2008 (replacing Claudette Artwick - 2004-2009 )
Marc Conner - 2004-2009
Bob de Maria - 2004-2009
Taylor Sanders - 2004-2009
Ed Wasserman - 2004-2009

Glasgow Endowment Committee is composed of eight undergraduate faculty members from the humanities, appointed by the President, chiefly from the language arts departments, and the Associate Deans of the College, along with two student appointees. 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."

Lesley Wheeler (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - One or two annually for five-year term

Pamela Luecke - 2005-2008
Cecile West-Settle - 2005-2008
Ted DeLaney - 2004-2009
Marc Conner - 2005-2010
Jeffrey Barnett - 2007-2008 (replacing Deborah Miranda - 2006-2011)
Lesley Wheeler - 2006-2011
Kimberly Jew - 2007-2012
Laura Turner - 2007-2012

Two Students

Erica Carson '09 - 2007-2009
Emily Coyle '10 - 2007-2010

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

Janet Ikeda (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Four-year terms

Roger Crockett - 2004-2008
Christa Bowden - 2007-2008 (replacing Jeff Kosky - 2004-2008)
David Marsh - 2005-2009
Michael Smitka - 2005-2009
Cecile West-Settle - 2005-2009
Rebecca Benefiel - 2006-2010
Marcia France - 2006-2010
Jeffrey Rahl - 2007-2011
Daniel Kramer - 2008-2012
Mark Rush - 2008-2012

Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation Advisory Board (ad hoc, 2006-2008)

The purpose of the HPACA Board is to provide advice to the President on matters related to historic preservation and archaeological conservation. The board's primary responsibility will be to review the University's plans to alter or demolish the interiors or exteriors of historic buildings (over 50 years old) on campus; to preserve and protect archaeological resources on campus; and to provide advice on matters related to historic preservation and archeological conservations.  The board will meet at least three times per year and will work closely with the University Architect and the Vice President for Administration on these issues.

The board is comprised of up to seven appointed members with the University Architect and Vice President for Administration providing staff support. The seven members will include four faculty members, a non-faculty member from the W&L community, and up to two "outside" members who are interested and knowledgeable. The latter members may include alumni and/or respected members of the historic-preservation, archaeological, and professional architectural communities. Members serve staggered, two-year terms and the chair is appointed by the Provost.

Pamela Simpson (Chair)

Ex Officio members

Tom Contos, University Architect
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration

Appointed members - two-year terms
Raymond (Billy) Bryant, Facilities Management
Leslie Cintron, Sociology and Anthropology
Laura Galke, Sociology and Anthropology/Staff Archaeologist
Taylor Sanders, History
Pamela Simpson, Art

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)

Elizabeth Branner, Associate Director, Law School Advancement
Deborah Caylor, Associate Treasurer/University Controller
Tres Mullis, Director of University Development
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
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
Rick Peterson, Chief Technology Officer
Dean Tallman, Central System Software Administrator, University Computing
David Saacke, Director, Enterprise Applications, University Computing

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

Rick Peterson, Chief Technology Officer
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law

Seven Appointed Faculty - One annually for 7-year term

Robert Ballenger - 2002-2009
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2002-2009
John Tombarge - 2002-2009
David Sukow - 2003-2010
Robert Danforth (L) - 2005-2012
Paul Gregory - 2006-2013
Timothy Diette - 2008-2015 (replacing Scott Boylan - 2001-2008) (from March 2008)

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

Two Student representatives

James Collins '10L
Nay Lin '11

Committee on the Institute for Honor administers the program of the Institute for Honor, funded by a gift from the W&L Class of 1960. This is an evolving program which has included an annual symposium on campus for students, faculty, and alumni, and which has undertaken an Initiative for Academic Integrity in Secondary Schools, the latter in cooperation with the Alumni Association. The Committee also explores other ways in which this Class gift can be used to support the culture of honor at Washington and Lee. 

John Gunn , Lew John (Co-Chairs)

Members 

Jessica Carter - 2005-2008
Greg Cooper (ex officio)
Sidney Coulling
Robert Fure (ex officio)
Lewis John
Thomas Lovell (ex officio)
Sarah Wiant - 2005-2008
June Aprille, Provost (ex officio)

Two student representatives, appointed annually by the Student Executive Committee
Jane Ledlie '08L
Joshua Payne '08L

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is composed of four undergraduate faculty members, one student, two non-institutional members, including a veterinarian, and one W&L community representative. All members are appointed by the Provost. 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
Robert Stewart - 2004-2008
Jack Wielgus - 2005-2009
Tyler Lorig - 2006-2010
James Mahon - 2007-2011

One student
Grayson Wallace '08U

One Member from Community - 3-year renewable term
Beverly Bowring -  2005-2008

One Member from University Community - 3-year renewable term
Thomas Baur, VMI - 2005-2008 

The Institutional Research Group, comprised of representatives of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and the offices of the University Registrar,  Institutional Research, and Vice President for Finance/Treasurer, 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. It succeeded the Institutional Effectiveness Committee which was 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 in the past are listed on the Institutional Research page or directly at http://ie.wlu.edu/resources/iecrpts.htm .) 

June Aprille, Provost (Chair)

Ex officio members:
June Aprille, Provost
Deborah Dailey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Steven Desjardins, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
Steven McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (the University's IRB) 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 and forms are available on the Provost's web site.

Wythe Whiting (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services

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

Adedayo Abah - 2003-2008
Leslie Cintron - 2005-2010
Wythe Whiting - 2006-2011
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2007-2012

Non-faculty, non-alumna/alumnus community member
Beth Jewell, nurse

Student
Lauren Fisher '10L

Intellectual Property Committee (charge and terms of service to come)

June Aprille, Provost (Chair)

Ex Officio  Members

June Aprille, Provost
Robert Culpepper
Frank Settle
Kenneth Van Ness
Sally Wiant

International Education Committee reports to the Provost and is composed of five 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 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 Provost. Academic recommendations will be sent to the faculty via C&D. The committee will consider and make recommendations to the faculty, as necessary, on:

Suzanne Keen (Chair) (from March 2008)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education (to March 2008)
Amy Richwine, Associate Director of International Education
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Katherine (Kip) Brooks, Study Abroad Adviser

Five Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 4-year terms

Helen I'Anson - 2007-2008 (replacing Lisa Greer, 2004-2008)
Mohamed Kamara - 2005-2009
Marc Conner - 2007-2010 (replacing Sonia Mereles Olivera - 2006-2010)
Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2010
Kip Pirkle - 2007-2011
Suzanne Keen - 2007-2011

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

Eduardo Rodriguez '09, SAIL
Michael Ooms '10, 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.

Edwin Craun (Chair, 2007-2008)

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

Carl Kaiser - 2005-2008 (Chair, 2008-2011)
Mark Rush - 2005-2008
Darryl Brown - 2006-2009
Edwin Craun - 2006-2009
Timothy Lubin - 2007-2010
James Mahon - 2007-2010

Provost's Working Group is all of the Provost's direct administrative reports (except heads of interdisciplinary programs) and certain other administrators who meet 2-3 times each year to advise and consult on issues related to the academic mission and to share information of broad interest. Two subsets of the Working Group meet more frequently to address issues of more limited scope. The subsets are Group 1: For topics that are mainly faculty work and life issues (includes School Deans, Assoc. Academic Deans; ad hoc might include Directors of Libraries, International Education, and Athletics) and Group 2: For topics that are mainly student academic issues (includes School Deans, Associate Academic and Student Deans, Dean of Student Affairs, Directors of Athletics and International Education)." The President or his delegate is ex officio.

June Aprille, Provost (chair)

Provost's Working Group membership:
Ken Ruscio, President (ex officio)
Deborah Dailey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Robert Danforth, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Mimi Elrod, Director of Summer Scholars
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, School of Law
Peter Grover, Director of University Collections
William Hartog, Dean of Admissions
Janine Hathorn, Director of Athletics
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Rob Mish, Director of the Lenfest Center for the Arts
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rick Peterson, Chief Technology Officer
Rodney Smolla, Dean, School of Law
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Merrily Taylor, University Librarian
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs

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.

Brian Richardson (Chair and Marshal)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant
Brian Richardson, University Marshal

Ten Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for nine-year term

Paul Cabe - 1999-2008
Michael Smitka - 2000-2009
Sandra Reiter - 2007-2008 (replacing Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2010)
Sascha Goluboff - 2002-2011
Larry Stene - 2002-2011
Yolanda Merrill - 2007-2008 (replacing Claudette Artwick - 2003-2012)
Brian Richardson - 2004-2013 
Kimberly Jew - 2005-2014
Brian Snyder - 2006-2015
Wendy Orrison - 2007-2016
Jesse Siehler - 2007-2016

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

James Eason - 2004-2009
Kenneth Van Ness - 2005-2010
Joel Kuehner - 2006-2011

One student appointed by the President

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Registration and Class Schedules Committee is chaired by the Associate University Registrar and consists of the University Registrar, the Associate Deans of the College and the Williams School, the Director of Athletics and Director of Physical Education, 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

Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Janine Hathorn, Director of Athletics
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Neil Cunningham, Director of Physical Education

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

Kary Smout - 2005-2008 (replacing Robin Le Blanc - 2003-2008)
Simon Levy - 2004-2009
Joel Kuehner - 2005-2010
Roger Crockett - 2006-2011 
Scott Boylan - 2007-2012

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

Sarah McCarville '09
Emily Williams '10

Special Collections Committee

Peter Grover (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Peter Grover, Director of Collections
Patricia Hobbs, Director, Lee Chapel
Dinah Ryan, Gallery Director and Visual Resource Curator

Faculty Appointed: Four appointed for three-year terms

Taylor Sanders - 2005-2008
Vaughan Stanley - 2005-2008
Joan O'Mara - 2006-2009
Laura Galke - 2007-2010

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Dean of Student Affairs 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
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
David  Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Freshmen
Steve McAllister, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs

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

Owen Collins - 2003-2008
George Kester - 2005-2009
James Eason - 2005-2010
Melina Bell - 2006-2011
Jane Weiss - 2007-2012

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

Nay Lin '11
Michael Ooms '10

Student Health Committee is chaired by the Director of Student Health and Counseling, and includes a representative of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, 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 Student Health and Counseling
Jan Kaufman, Director of Health Promotion
David  Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Freshmen
Jennifer Sayre, University Counselor

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

Alan McRae - 2005-2008
Lisa Alty - 2006-2009
David Novack - 2007-2010

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

Ali Hillyard '09
Paten Hughes '08
Sean Hurdiss '09

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
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

University Athletic Committee is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Student Affairs, 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.

Ellen Mayock (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
Jan Hathorn, Director of Athletics
Brian Laubscher, Sports Information Director (non-voting)
John Wolf, Board of Trustees Liaison

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

Eduardo Velásquez - 2007-2008 (replacing James Casey - 2002-2008)
Elizabeth Knapp - 2004-2009
Robert Stewart - 2004-2010
Paul Gregory - 2005-2011
Melina Bell - 2006-2012
Ellen Mayock - 2007-2013

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association

Charlie Brown '78 - 2006-2009
Karin Treese Bauer '99  - 2007-2010

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

Peter Blue '09
Whitt Larkin '09
Angela Littlejohn '09L

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.

John Knox (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Merrily Taylor, University Librarian

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

Adedayo Abah - 2005-2008
John Knox - 2005-2008
Mark Carey - 2007-2008 (replacing Asali Solomon - 2005-2008)
Eduardo Velásquez - 2005-2008
Alexandra Brown - 2007-2008 (replacing Claudette Artwick - 2006-2009)
Christopher Connors - 2006-2009
Robert Ballenger - 2007-2010
David Bello - 2007-2010
Maryanne Simurda - 2007-2010

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

Sean Hurdiss '09
Chengpeng Mou '11
Chun-Yi Sum '08

University Safety/Environmental Committee is to provide a safe and secure living and working environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Washington and Lee University. The committee is chaired by the university's Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and acts in an advisory capacity to the University President and Board of Trustees. It is responsible to review, analyze, and plan for the implementation of safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures to be recommended for adoption. Membership includes certain ex officio appointments, along with representatives of the faculty, clerical-support staff, and students. On a rotating basis, members of the committee accompany the Director of Environmental Health and Safety on the semi-annual inspection set forth in the Environmental Management System (EMS) program. Other committee responsibilities include: 

·    discussing and analyzing hazards identified by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety  or submitted by members of the campus community and suggesting appropriate action to eliminate or minimize the hazards.

·    reviewing inspections of work areas and buildings, prioritizing safety discrepancies discovered, and recommending corrective measures.

·    reviewing all accident reports and selected accident investigations, analyzing the reports for trends, and formulating recommendation to eliminate or control specific problems.

·    encouraging feedback from all employees regarding safety, including soliciting possible solutions to identified hazards, ideas for better safety awareness and safer practices, and identification of possible safety hazards.

·    communicating safety policies, training programs, and other safety-related matters to employees.

·    overseeing the EMS program, insuring conformity to the environmental policy of the university. 

Paul Burns (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Stephanie Arbanas, Director of Budgets
Scott Beebe, Director of Facilities Management
Paul Burns, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Alexandre da Silva, Director of Auxiliary Services
Joseph Grasso, Vice President for Administration
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Law Administration and Technology
Chuck O'Connell, Interim Director of Athletics
Jennifer Kirkland, Associate General Counsel
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Steve McAllister, Interim Director of Human Resources
Robert Mish, Director of the Lenfest Center
Dan Roland, Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
Philip Trimmer, Lab Technician, Chemistry
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
Christopher Wise, Environmental Management Coordinator
Michael Young, Director of Public Safety

Appointed Members

Nellie Rice, Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
Larry Stene, Professor of Art
Vacant, student representative


AD HOC COMMITTEES

Academic Life Renewal Implementation Committee (ad hoc, 2007-08)

June Aprille, Provost (chair)

Ex officio members

June Aprille, Provost
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Hank Dobin, Dean of the College
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rob Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School

Faculty Members (Dec.-Feb.)

Alexandra Brown, Religion, At Large
Marc Conner, English, Advisory Committee
Lucas Morel, Politics, Committee on Courses and Degrees
Rance Necaise, Computer Science, Committee on Courses and Degrees

Faculty Activity Reporting Committee (ad hoc, 2007-2008) is charged with working with W&L faculty and administrators and with representatives of Digital Measures to update our faculty activity reporting procedures and implement new software designed to assist in this area. Specifically, the committee will identify reports needed on a regular basis by individual faculty members, department heads, deans, members of the provost's office, and those in institutional research and work with Digital Measures to customize the database software which will generate those reports. These reports will include many which are already widely utilized (e.g., curricula vitae, the annual faculty activity reports) as well as new reports. The committee will begin its work in July 2007 and continue as needed throughout the 2007-08 academic year.

Robert Straughan (Chair)

Deborah Dailey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Robert Danforth, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Law
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Lloyd Goad, Technology Integration Specialist, Williams School
Nicholas Gualtieri, Database Integrator, University Computing
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College (Faculty and Program Support)
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School

Faculty Handbook Review Committee (ad hoc, 2005-2008)

This working group will suggest changes to the Faculty Handbook and present its edits to the Faculty Executive Committee.

Leanne Shank (Chair)

Jennifer Kirkland
Scott Dittman
Mark Grunewald
Elizabeth Knapp
Rob Straughan

Minors Task Force (ad hoc 2007-08) will examine 1) whether interdisciplinary majors may also maintain interdisciplinary programs and 2) whether minors should be established. This study should include information on both the anticipated effects of such actions and on issues related to the implementation, should these options be approved.

George Bent (Chair)

George Bent, Art
Kevin Crotty, Classics
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College and East Asian Languages and Literature
Mohamed Kamara, Romance Languages
Joel Kuehner, Physics and Engineering
Robert Strong, Politics
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Presidential Task Force: Complaint, Grievance & Resolution Systems (ad hoc, 2007-2008) should

1.) consider a form of an ombuds and/or mediator program to supplement current non-student internal grievance and complaint reporting and resolution mechanisms. The group should consider a range of options for such a program, including approaches that have been successful at other higher education institutions, and to make a recommendation by May 31, 2007; and

2.) review and assess the effectiveness of current faculty and staff formal complaint and grievance reporting, investigation, and resolution systems, including: (a) the Designated Officer system for complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation under the University’s Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation; (b) the procedures for reporting, investigation, and resolution of complaints under the University’s Whistleblower Policy; and (c) the Grievance Procedure in place for non-faculty employees. This will not include faculty tenure/promotion review or appeal procedures. This broad study will look at whether faculty and staff are aware of the listed formal University systems in place for complaint and grievance reporting and handling, the degree to which the formal systems are being used, and the effectiveness of those systems. The group will make its report by January 31, 2008, on whether there are aspects of our formal systems that need to be modified and, if so, how they should be modified, beyond adding a form of ombuds and/or mediator program to existing formal systems.

Sidney Evans (Chair)

Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, School of Law
Ted DeLaney, Associate Professor of History
Jennifer Kirkland, Associate General Counsel for Compliance
Nancy Margand, Professor of Psychology
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar
Jennifer Sayre, University Counselor
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean, Williams School

 Presidential Task Force on Childcare (ad hoc, 2007-2008) should 1) summarize the university's current approach and extent of its commitment; 2) summarize the current supply and demand relationship (especially as it relates to university employees); 3) characterize different possible approaches and strategies the university might consider (e.g. subsidies based on income; direct support to parents; direct support to provider(s); other forms of partnerships with providers); 4) identify a set of guiding principles that will shape our strategy and choice of options for the future; 5) recommend an approach (using the current level of resource support as a guideline, identifying and justifying any reallocation or addition of resources); and 6) recommend an assessment strategy that will guide us in future analysis of achievement of our goals.

Elizabeth Knapp (Chair)

Kim Austin, Human Resource Specialist
Kelly Brown, Assistant Manager, Board and Cash Operations
Elizabeth Branner, Assistant Director of Law School Relations
Leslie Cintron, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Lisa Greer, Assistant Professor, Geology
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Professor, Geology; Associate Dean of the College
David  Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Freshmen
Jerry Myers, Associate Director of Choral Activities; Instructor, Music
Margaret Swisher, Administrative Assistant, Geology and Psychology

Presidential Task Force on Human Resources (ad hoc, 2007-2008)

Larry Peppers (Chair)

Lynda Bassett-de Maria, Administrative Assistant, Williams School
Billy Bryant, Assistant Director, Facilities Management
Julie Campbell, Acting Director/Senior Writer/Editor, Communications
Beverly Lorig, Director, Undergraduate Career Services
Pamela Luecke, Reynolds Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Edward Mays, CBORD/Accounts Payable Coordinator, Dining Services
Larry Peppers, Dean, Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
Sherry Wright, Human Resources Representative

Presidential Task Force on Women (ad hoc, 2007-2008) will assess the working environment for women and recommend ways to foster a working environment that fully supports all women-their status, their professional growth, and their ability to advance according to their experience, talents, and achievements. The goal is not only to promote a fair and equitable environment for individuals in various stages of their working lives, but for the University to become a model for best practices. The committee has established a BlackBoard discussion group at

Elizabeth Oliver (Chair)

Chris Connors, Associate Professor of Geology
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, Law School
Lisa Greer, Assistant Professor of Geology
Randolph Hare, Associate Director of Facilities Management
Jan Hathorn, Director of Athletics
Julie Knudson, Project Manager, Technology Integration Group
Erin Hutchinson, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Elizabeth Oliver, Professor of Accounting
Nellie Rice, Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Student Affairs
Shaun Shaughnessy, Professor of Law
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, Professor of Psychology

Quality Enhancement Plan Ideas

Michael Anderson, Professor of Economics (chair)

John Blackburn, Assistant Director, University Computing
Richard Cleary '09
Charles Curry '11
Deborah Dailey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Robert Danforth, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, School of Law
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Marcia France, Professor of Chemistry
Kathryn (Katy) Hall '09L
Joseph Martinez, Professor of Theater
Aubrey Shinofield, Service Learning Coordinator
Robert Strong, Professor of Politics
John Tombarge, Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services, Leyburn Library
Dawn Watkins, Dean of Student Affairs
Elizabeth Ann Wicht, Administrative Assistant, Institutional Effectiveness (secretary)

Review of Student Judicial Policies and Procedures (ad hoc, 2006-2008)

This committee will review the composition and charge of the Student Affairs Committee, and examine the effectiveness and fairness of student judicial practices (exclusive of the Honor System). This examination of judicial practices should include scrutiny of policies and procedures, jurisdictional clarity and appropriateness, and the appeal process. The committee will report to the Faculty Executive Committee and appropriate student body groups as necessary.

Michael Anderson (Chair, 2007-08)

Michael Anderson, Professor of Economics
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean of Students
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law
Bill Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Biology
Kyle Luby '08U
Leanne Shank, General Counsel
Matthew Tuchler, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee (ad hoc, 2007-2009) plans the Winter 2009 multi-disciplinary conference involving Washington and Lee students in the presentation of their academic achievements before an audience of their peers and the faculty. Conference participants may make oral presentations of research papers on traditional academic-conference-style panels, deliver research results in poster sessions, or present creative work. Students may also choose to participate in colloquia organized around common readings proposed by interested students and faculty.

Julie Woodzicka (Chair)

Michael Anderson, Economics
Amanda Bower, Business Administration
Leslie Cintron, Sociology and Anthropology
Owen Collins, Theater
Chris Connors, Geology
Bob Danforth, Law
Bill Hamilton, Biology
Noah Lauricella '09L
Holly Pickett, English
Christine R Robinson '09U
Julie Woodzicka, Psychology

Writing Program Review Committee (ad hoc, 2007-2008) 

Pamela Luecke and Kary Smout (Co-Chairs) 

Richard Bidlack, history
Theresa Braunschneider, English
Jonathan Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Rebecca Harris, politics
Pamela Luecke, journalism and mass communications
Maryanne Simurda, biology
Kary Smout, English
Mary Wall, English
 


ACADEMIC MAJOR / PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Program in African-American Studies Advisory Committee

Marc Conner (Chair)

Faculty
Dorothy Brown, law
Marc Conner, English
Ted DeLaney, history
Mohamed Kamara, Romance languages
Lucas Morel, politics
David Novack, sociology and anthropology
Pam Simpson, art

Student
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Program in East Asian Studies Advisory Committee

Timothy Lubin (Chair)

David Bello, history
George Bent, art
Hugh Blackmer, library
Hongchu Fu, Chinese
Janet Ikeda, Japanese
Tim Lubin, religion
Joan O'Mara, art
Lad Sessions, philosophy
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, Japanese

Environmental Studies Advisory Committee

James Kahn (Chair)

James Casey, economics
Gregory Cooper, Society and Professions/Ethics
Mark Drumbl, law
William Hamilton, biology
James Kahn, environmental studies
Elizabeth Knapp, geology
James Warren, English

Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

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

Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Advisory Committee

Jeff Barnett (Chair)

Jeff Barnett, Romance languages
Monica Botta, Romance languages
Mark Carey, history
Tyler Dickovick, politics
John Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages

Major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

George Bent (Chair, 2007-08)

George Bent, art
Alexandra Brown, religion
Gwyn Campbell, Romance languages
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
David Peterson, history
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages

Major in Neuroscience Advisory Committee

Tyler Lorig (Chair)

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

Major in Russian Area Studies Advisory Committee

Anna Brodsky (Chair)

Anna Brodsky, Russian - 2006-2010
Richard Bidlack - 2007-2011
Sascha Goluboff - 2007-2011

 Shenandoah Advisers Board

R. T. Smith, Editor

Alexandra Brown

Frederic Kirgis

Heather Ross Miller (emeritus)

James Warren

Lesley Wheeler

Thomas Ziegler

Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability Program Faculty/Student Advisory Committee

Harlan Beckley (Chair)

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Three-year terms

Arthur Goldsmith - 2005-2008
Nancy Margand - 2005-2008
Harvey Markowitz - 2005-2008
Erich Uffelman - 2007-2008) (replacing David Millon (L) - 2005-2008)
Leslie Cintron - 2006-2009
Pamela Luecke - 2006-2009
Shaun Shaughnessy (L) - 2007-2010
Brian Murchison (L) - 2007-2010

Students

Dane Boston '08
Melissa Caron '09
Quiana McKenzie '08
Alice Shih '08

Staff

Linda Davis
Frances Elrod
Sandra Hayslette
Aubrey Shinofield

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.

 

Lenna Ojure (Chair)

 

Ex Officio Members

Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Richard Kuettner, Director, Tucker Multimedia Center

Lenna Ojure, Director, Teacher Education

 

Four Appointed Faculty Members – three year terms
Irina Mazilu - 2005-2008
Thomas Whaley - 2005-2008
 
Linda Hooks - 2007-2010
Fred LaRiviere - 2007-2010


One representative of a primary/secondary school system

Paul Leonhard, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Rockbridge County Schools - 2005-2008

University Scholars Advisory Committee     [ no new appointments are being made to this committee pending the outcome of a program review ]

Gregory Cooper (Chair)

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

 - 2007-2008 (replacing Kathleen Olson-Janjic- 2004-2008)
Gregory Cooper - 2005-2009
 - 2006-2010
 - 2007-2011

Program in Women's Studies Advisory Committee

Domnica Radulescu (chair) (Theresa Braunschneider, chairing, Fall 2007)

Leslie Cintron - 2005-2008
Genelle Gertz - 2007-2008 (replacing Deborah Miranda - 2005-2008)
Melina Bell - 2006-2011
Kimberly Jew - 2006-2011
Holly Pickett - 2006-2011
Rebecca Benefiel - 2007-2012
Megan Fulcher - 2007-2012

Students
Paten Hughes '08U
Regina Mills '09U


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