Faculty Handbook Listing of Committees
and 2008-2009 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 Students. 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
. 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 Studies (program)
. Faculty Administrators Evaluation
. Faculty Committee on Inclusiveness
. Faculty Executive
. Faculty Representatives to Board of Trustees
. Faculty Review
. Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
. Glasgow Endowment
. Graduate Fellowships
. Health Professions Advisory
. Historic Preservation &  Archaeological Conservation Advisory
 
. Honorary Degrees
. Information Security
. Information Technology Advisory
. Institute for Honor
. Institutional Animal Care & Use
. Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (IRB)
. International Education
. Latin American and Caribbean Studies (program)
. Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
. Neuroscience (program)
. Oxford Exchange
. President's Council (admin)
. Presidential Task Force: Complaint, Grievance & Resolution Systems (ad hoc)
. Public Functions
. 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)

 
. Socioeconomic Diversity in The Undergraduate Student Body (ad hoc)
. Student Affairs
. Student-Faculty Hearing Board
. Student Financial Aid
. Student Health
. Task Force on The Faculty Handbook (ad hoc)
. Task Force to Advance University Collections (ad hoc)
. Teacher Education Advisory
. University Athletic
. University Board of Appeals
. University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate
. University Lectures
. University Library
. University Safety/Environment
. University Scholars Advisory
. University Scholars Program Review (ad hoc)
. University Sustainability
. Web 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 eight 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.

The election of undergraduate members and alternates will be regulated by the Secretary to the Faculty to insure that A) there will always be at least four active members in the rank of Full Professor with the remainder in the rank of either Associate or Full Professor; and B) there will be no more than one member of any department in the rank of Full Professor. Details for the election procedures necessary to insure the stipulated composition of the Committee are referenced in the minutes of the November 3, 2008, University faculty meeting.

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 eight undergraduate faculty members, who will be elected by the undergraduate faculty 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. Members from the same department as a candidate for tenure and/or promotion will participate in consideration of the case at the departmental level, and must recuse themselves from consideration of the case by the Advisory Committee. Except for recusals, only members in the rank of Full Professor will participate in the consideration of candidates for promotion from Associate to Full Professor; all members will participate in consideration of tenure cases. 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 eight 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 as runners-up in the election of active members, for three-year terms. Two (2) tenured alternates shall be elected from and by the Undergraduate Faculty and one (1) tenured Law alternate shall be elected from and by the Law Faculty. Alternates will be determined as runners-up in the election who are at the rank of Professor and whose department is not the same as any of the elected or current members. Alternates may not join the committee mid-year as occasional replacements or as substitutes for members who recuse themselves from certain tenure and promotion cases; they can serve only as replacements in full-year increments, e.g. when active members are on sabbatical or resign. 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 for a given year, a special election shall be held to elect additional alternate(s) as needed.

June Aprille, Provost
, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Rodney Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
June Aprille, Provost

Six Faculty Members - Two Undergraduate Faculty elected annually for 3-year term; One Law Faculty for three-year term

Linda Hooks, Professor of Economics - 2006-2009
Theodore DeLaney, Professor of History - 2008-2009 (replacing Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009)
Mark Grunewald, Professor of Law (L) - 2006-2009
Marcia France, Professor of Chemistry - 2007-2010
Lesley Wheeler, Professor of English - 2007-2010
Christopher Connors, Associate Professor of Geology - 2008-2011
Suzanne Keen, Professor of English - 2008-2011

Alternate: Two Undergraduate, 1 Law, three-year terms each.
Vacant - 2006-2009
Ann Massie, Professor of Law (L) - 2006-2009
Ellen Mayock, Professor of Romance Languages - 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
Rodney Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
Donald Childress, Rector of the Board of Trustees
June Aprille, Provost

Advisory Committee Members
Linda Hooks - 2006-2009
Theodore DeLaney - 2008-2009 (replacing Jeanine Silveira Stewart - 2006-2009)
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2006-2009
Marcia France - 2007-2010
Lesley Wheeler - 2007-2010
Christopher Connors 2008-2011
Suzanne Keen - 2008-2011

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.

Suzanne Keen, College, 2006-2009
    (Board committees: Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Pamela Simpson, College, 2008-2009 (replacing
Jeanine Silveira Stewart, College, 2006-2009)
    (Board committees: Capital Projects , Law School)
Michael Anderson, Williams School, 2008-2009 (replacing
Scott Hoover, Williams School, 2006-2009)
    (Board committees: Campus Life, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy, Law School, 2006-2009
    (Board committees: Capital Projects, Law School)

Marcia France, College, 2008-2010
    (Board committees: Capital Projects, Undergraduate Academics and Admissions)
Brian Richardson, College, 2008-2010
    (Board committees: Development and External Relations, Finance)
Dennis Garvis, Williams School, 2008-2010
    (Board committees: Development and External Relations, Finance)
Brian Murchison, Law School, 2008-2010
    (Board committees: Finance , 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. ]

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Ex Officio Member

Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College

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

Ellen Mayock - 2004-2009
A G Fralin - 2005-2010
Halford Ryan - 2005-2010
Daniel Kramer - 2006-2011
replace 2008-2013 Vacant

Automatic Rule and Reinstatement Committee is composed of two undergraduate faculty members, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Associate Provost, the Associate Dean of the College, Associate Dean of the Williams School, the Dean of First-Year Students, and the University Registrar as a non-voting consultant. 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

Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
David 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
Robert Strong, Associate Provost
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for six-year term
Gregory Dresden - 2004-2010
Timothy Gaylard - 2008-2009 (replacing Karla Murdock - 2007-2013)

Courses and Degrees Committee (C&D) 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

Howard (Hank) Dobin, Chair

Ex Officio Members

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

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

Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2003-2009
Maryanne Simurda  - 2006-2010 (replacing Lisa Alty)
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 2005-2011
Rance Necaise - 2008-2009 (replacing Lucas Morel - 2006-2012)
Arthur (Art) Goldsmith - 2007-2013
Jeffrey Kosky - 2008-2014

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Michael Gretchen '09U - 2008-2009
Tucker Pribor '12U - 2008-2009

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, Chair

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

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
Megan Fulcher - 2007-2010
David Millon (L) - 2008-2010 (replacing 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
Sara Sprenkle - 2008-2011

Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) 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

Rodney Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and 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

Roger Crockett - 2008-2009 (replacing Karla Murdock - 2007-2009)
Joel Shinofield - 2008-2009 (replacing Holly Pickett - 2007-2009)
David Sukow - 2007-2009
Scott Boylan - 2008-2009 (replacing Rebecca Benefiel - 2008-2010)
Tyler Dickovick - 2008-2010
Genelle Gertz - 2008-2010
Mark Grunewald (L) - 2008-2010

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Christopher Martin '09 - 2008-2009
Daniel Thornton '10 - 2008-2009

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
Chaz Klaes '09U - 2008-2009 Student EC appointment

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the VP for Student Affairs and 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) from among those not already on the University Board of Appeals, 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, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
David Leonard, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of First-Year Students
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

Julie Woodzicka - 2006-2009
William Hamilton - 2008-2009 (replacing Melina Bell - 2007-2010)
Miriam Carlisle - 2007-2010
Joel Shinofield - 2008-2011
Elizabeth (Beth) Belmont (L) - 2008-2011

Eight Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Richard Cleary '09U, Student Executive Committee President
Riley Barnes '09U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Alison Gionta '09, Student Vice-Chair of Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Wesley O'Dell '09U, Head Dorm Counselor
Kathryn (Katy) Hall, '09L, Student Bar Association President
Jesse Rappole '09L, Second-year Student Bar Association Representative
Harry Johnson '09U, Interfraternity Council President
Jacqueline DiBiasie '09U, 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. The Student Affairs site for the Board is at http://www.wlu.edu/x10182.xml.

Michael Anderson, Chair

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - Four annually for 2 years

Michael Anderson - 2007-2009
Timothy Diette - 2007-2009
Julie Woodzicka - 2007-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2007-2009
David Novack - 2008-2010
Wendy Orrison - 2008-2010
Edward Wasserman - 2008-2010
Robin Wilson (L) - 2008-2010

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

Student Vice Chair - Alison Gionta '09

Other Student Members:

Lindsey Crawford '11U
Andrew Fadale '10L
Jennifer Janes '09U
Robert Reed '09L
Tracy Richardson '11U
Patrick Rowe '10L
James Wolff '10U

University Board of Appeals is chaired by the Associate Dean of Students and hears all appeals from the student conduct process filed by individuals, groups, or the University Official, with the exception of appeals from the Executive Committee of the Student Body. Two Undergraduate Faculty and two Law Faculty are elected for two-year terms, from among those not on the Student Affairs Committee, with initial faculty appointments staggered to assure that no more than one of each will rotate off in a particular year. Six student representatives (one undergraduate junior, two undergraduate seniors, one second-year law, two third-year law) are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Student Body each year for a one-year term. The Student Affairs site for the board is at http://www.wlu.edu/x30494.xml.

Brandon Dotson, Chair

Four Faculty representatives - Elected annually for two-year terms

Michael Anderson - 2008-2010
Ben Spencer (L) - 2008-2010
Leslie Cintron - 2008-2011
Margaret Howard (L) - 2008-2011

Student representatives - Appointed annually for a one-year term

Meredith Brebner '10L
Eric Flynn '09L
Taylor Lawch '09U
Christopher Martin '09U
Andrew Morton '09L
Denis O'Leary '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 VP for Student Affairs and 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.

Elizabeth Knapp, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rodney Smolla, Dean of the School of Law
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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

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
William Connelly - 2008-2012
Jeffrey Rahl - 2008-2012

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

Jared Brotzman '11U - 2008-2009

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

Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2009
Suzanne Keen - 2006-2009
Paul Bourdon - 2007-2010
Adam Schwartz - 2007-2010
Paul Cabe - 2008-2011
Molly Michelmore - 2008-2011
 


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.

June Aprille, Chair

Ex officio members

June Aprille, Provost
Michael Carmagnola, Chief Facilities Officer
Dennis Cross, VP for University Advancement
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of the College
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Rodney Smolla, Dean of the Law School
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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

Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy - 2006-2009
Marcia France - 2008-2010
Pamela Simpson - 2008-2010

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

June Aprille, Provost
Amy Barnes, Executive Director of Human Resources
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer

Staff members - four-year term

Alexandre da Silva - 2007-2011
Mark Fontenot - 2007-2011
Cree Sherrill - 2008-2012

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

Christopher Connors - 2005-2009
John Gunn - 2006-2010 (retiree member)
Linda Hooks (W)- 2008-2009 (replacing Scott Hoover - 2006-2010)
Joel Shinofield - 2006-2010
Timothy Jost (L) - 2008-2012

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.

Helen I'Anson, Chair - (elected by the committee each fall)

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

Harlan Beckley - 2008-2009 (replacing Alexandra Brown - 2006-2009)
Matthew Tuchler - 2006-2009
Helen I'Anson - 2007-2010

Dennis Garvis - 2008-2010 (replacing Robert Strong - 2007-2010)

Doug Rendleman (L) -
2008-2011

James Warren - 2008-2011

Alternates

Vacant - 2006-2009
Ann Massie (L) - 2006-2009
Mark Drumbl (L) - 2006-2009
Vacant - 2007-2010
Sascha Goluboff - 2008-2011

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee

Robert de Maria, Chair

Dayo Abah - 2008-2009 (replacing Marc Conner - 2004-2009)
Claudette Artwick - 2004-2009
Robert de Maria - 2004-2009
Kimberly Jew - 2008-2009 (replacing Edward Wasserman - 2004-2009)
Taylor Sanders - 2004-2009

Glasgow Endowment Committee
is composed of five 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

Five Appointed Faculty Members

Deborah Miranda - 2006-2011
Lesley Wheeler - 2006-2011
Kimberly Jew - 2007-2012
Laura Turner - 2007-2012
Robin Le Blanc - 2008-2013

Two Students

Maria Albuja Bucheli '11U
Carson Haddow '11U

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, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Four-year terms

David Marsh - 2005-2009
Michael Smitka - 2005-2009
Cecile West-Settle - 2005-2009
Shawn Paul Evans - 2008-2009 (replacing Rebecca Benefiel - 2006-2010)
Marcia France - 2006-2010
Mark Rush - 2007-2011
Christa Bowden - 2008-2012
Daniel Kramer - 2008-2012
Deborah Miranda - 2008-2012

Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation Advisory Board

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
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer

Appointed members - two-year terms

Raymond (Billy) Bryant, Facilities Management - 2007-2009
Pamela Simpson, Art - 2007-2009
Alison Bell, Sociology and Anthropology - 2008-2010
Leslie Cintron, Sociology and Anthropology - 2008-2010
Taylor Sanders, History - 2008-2010

Information Security Program Committee is charged with overseeing the security of the University’s non-public information (including information that is designated as confidential and/or sensitive either by applicable law, by University policy, or by the Committee) through development and implementation of an overall Information Security Program (“Program”). This Program includes, but is not limited in scope to, the Financial Information Security Program previously adopted in response to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2003 ("GLBA"). In accordance with the GLBA, the Program will be subject to periodic review and adjustment by the Committee to assure ongoing compliance with the GLBA and the Federal Trade Commission Safeguards Rule, and other existing and future laws and regulations, as well as to evaluate consistency with other University policies and practices.

The Committee reports to the Provost and includes an administrator from each of the following offices and departments whose operations are likely to be most significantly affected by the Program: Business, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law School Records, Law School Technology, Student Affairs, University Advancement, University Registrar, and University Treasurer. The Provost may add representatives from other offices and departments as s/he deems appropriate.

The Provost designates the Information Security Program Coordinator, who serves as the chair of the Committee. The Office of General Counsel works closely with the Coordinator and the Committee and serves as a resource on all elements of the Information Security Program.

Scott Dittman, Chair

Amy Barnes, Executive Director of Human Resources
Elizabeth Branner, Director, Law School Advancement
Deborah Caylor, Associate Treasurer/University Controller
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean of Students
Cassie Hunt, Director of Advancement Services
Linda Johnson, Director of Law Records
James Kaster, Associate Director of Financial Aid
John Keyser, Associate Dean of the Law School for Administration and Technology
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer
Richard (Rick) Peterson, Chief Technology Officer
David Saacke, Director, Enterprise Applications, University Computing
Dean Tallman, Information Security Officer and Enterprise Systems Administrator, Information Technology Services

Consulting from the General Counsel's Office

Leanne Shank, General Counsel
Jennifer Kirkland, Associate General Counsel for Compliance
Justin Smith, Staff Attorney

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.

Robert Ballenger, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Richard (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

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

Two Student representatives

Greg Lennon '11
Daniel Thornton '10

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

Ex officio Members 

June Aprille, Provost
Gregory Cooper, Director, Society and Professions
Robert Fure, Director, Special Programs
Thomas Lovell, Associate Director, Alumni Affairs

Emeritus faculty

Sidney Coulling
John Gunn
Lewis John

Term appointments, three years

Julie Campbell - 2008-2011
Robert Strong - 2008-2011

Two student representatives, appointed annually by the Student Executive Committee
Alicia Buddich '11 - 2008-2009
John Ehrhardt '11 - 2008-2009

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

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

Jack Wielgus - 2005-2009
Tyler Lorig - 2006-2010
James Mahon - 2007-2011
Robert Stewart - 2008-2012

One Member from University Community - 3-year term
Beverly Bowring - 2008-2011

One Member from Community - 3-year term
Wade Bell (Professor of Biology, VMI) - 2008-2011 

One Veterinarian - 3-year term

Philip E. Bailey DVM - 2008-2011

One student
Sarah Jo Trimble '10 - 2008-2009

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.

Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Chair, 2008-2009

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services

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

Leslie Cintron - 2005-2010
Nancy Margand - 2008-2009 (replacing Wythe Whiting - 2006-2011)
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2007-2012
Claudette Artwick - 2008-2013

Non-faculty, non-alumna/alumnus community member
Vicki Langdon, RN, MSN - 2008-2013

Student
Andrew Gerrish '09 - 2008-2009

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:

Jeffrey Barnett (Interim Chair, January-June 2009)
Suzanne Keen (Chair, Fall 2008)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, Interim Director of International Education
Katherine (Kip) Brooks, Study Abroad Adviser
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College
Amy Richwine, Associate Director of International Education
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School

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

Jeffrey Barnett - 2008-2009 (replacing Mohamed Kamara - 2005-2009)
James Casey - 2008-2009 (replacing Marc Conner - 2007-2010 and Sonia Mereles Oliviera - 2006-2010)
Tyler Dickovick - 2006-2010
Hugo Blunch - 2008-2011 (replacing Kip Pirkle - 2007-2011)
Suzanne Keen - 2007-2011
Harvey Markowitz - 2008-2012

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

Mercy Kibe '11 - 2008-2009, SAIL
Ronald Bruckmann '10L - 2008-2009, EC appointment

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

James Mahon, Chair

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

Sarah (Sally) Wiant - 2008-2009 (replacing Darryl Brown - 2006-2009)
Edwin Craun - 2006-2009
Timothy Lubin - 2007-2010
James Mahon - 2007-2010
Carl Kaiser - 2008-2011
Scott Johnson - 2008-2011

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 University Marshal

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant

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

Michael Smitka - 2000-2009
Gwyn Campbell - 2001-2010
Sascha Goluboff - 2002-2011
Larry Stene - 2002-2011
Claudette Artwick - 2003-2012
Brian Richardson - 2004-2013 
Kimberly Jew - 2005-2014
Brian Snyder - 2006-2015
Wendy Orrison - 2007-2016
Jacob (Jesse) Siehler - 2007-2016
Theodore (Ted) DeLaney - 2008-2017

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

Frederick LaRiviere - 2008-2009 (replacing James Eason - 2004-2009)
Kenneth Van Ness - 2005-2010
Joel Kuehner - 2006-2011

One student appointed by the President

Rogers Crane '09 - 2008-2009

Registration and Class Schedules Committee (RCSC) 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, Athletics Director
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

Simon Levy - 2004-2009
Joel Kuehner - 2005-2010
Roger Crockett - 2006-2011 
Scott Boylan - 2007-2012
Kimberly Jew - 2008-2013

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

Phillip Graham '10 - 2008-2009
Cyrus Moshiri '11 - 2008-2009

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Student Affairs staff, 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 who participate in policy discussions only. The Committee considers applications and establishes policy for awarding financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

John DeCourcy, Chair

Ex Officio Members

William 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 First-Year Students
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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

George Kester - 2005-2009
Ayse Zarakol - 2008-2010 (replacing James Eason - 2005-2010)
Melina Bell - 2006-2011
Jane Weiss - 2007-2012
Carrie Finch - 2008-2013

Two students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President, for policy discussions only

Nay Lin '11 - 2008-2009
Shiri Yadlin '12 - 2008-2009

Student Health Committee is chaired by the Director of Student Health and Counseling, and includes a representative of the Student Affairs staff, 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
Janis 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

Neil Cunningham - 2008-2009 (replacing Lisa Alty - 2006-2009)
David Novack - 2007-2010
Molly Michelmore - 2008-2011

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

Ross Isbell '10 - 2008-2009
Cera-Jann Joseph-Guevara '09 - 2008-2009
Caitlin McCurdy '11 - 2008-2009

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

Ellen Mayock, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Janine Hathorn, Athletics Director
Brian Laubscher, Sports Information Director (non-voting)
Shana Levine, Associate Athletics Director
John Wolf, Board of Trustees Liaison

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

Elizabeth Knapp - 2004-2009
Robert Stewart - 2004-2010
Paul Gregory - 2005-2011
Melina Bell - 2006-2012
Ellen Mayock - 2007-2013
Debra Prager - 2008-2014

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association - Two-Year terms
Karin Treese Bauer '99  - 2007-2009
McGuire Boyd '97U '06L - 2008-2010

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

Angie Littlejohn '09L - 2008-2009
Marissa Van Brunt '09 - 2008-2009
Megan Weinlein '11L - 2008-2009

University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate reports to the president and is charged to
• produce an annual report on our campus climate, especially with respect to inclusiveness and diversity, that charts the University's progress on key longitudinal measures;
• advise the president on matters related to inclusiveness and campus climate;
• address from time to time particular issues of concern, such as gender or racial relations across campus, through focused study and analysis, and make recommendations to the President for further action by appropriate University officials, committees or administrative bodies; and
• provide an institutional platform to address issues of inclusiveness and diversity, in response to concerns within the campus community.

Robert Strong, Chair, 2008-2010
Amy Barnes, Chair, 2010-2012

Ex officio members

Amy Barnes, Executive Director, Human Resources
Larry Boetsch, Interim Director, International Education
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, School of Law
Robin LeBlanc, Acting Director, Women's Studies (replacing Domnica Radulescu),
Jan Hathorn, Professor of Physical Education and Athletics Director
Robert Strong, Associate Provost

Faculty and Staff

Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Professor of English
Marquita Dunn, Cashier, Dining Services
Tracey Mason, Administrative Assistant, Special Programs
Megan Fulcher, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Tammy Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Joseph Guse, Assistant Professor of Economics
Brian Murchison, Professor of Law

Students

Agharese Emokpae '10U
Caroline Bovay '11U
Kamyle Griffin '10L

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.

Maryanne Simurda, Chair

Ex Officio Member

Merrily Taylor, University Librarian

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

Christopher Connors - 2006-2009
Robert Ballenger - 2007-2010
David Bello - 2007-2010
Maryanne Simurda - 2007-2010
Claudette Artwick - 2006-2009
Robert de Maria - 2008-2011
Dennis Garvis - 2008-2011
Scott Johnson - 2008-2011
Kary Smout - 2008-2011

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

Chris Browning '11 - 2008-2009
Ross Isbell '10 - 2008-2009
Andrea Null '10 - 2008-2009

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

Amy Barnes, Executive Director of Human Resources
Scott Beebe, Director of Facilities Management
Paul Burns, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Alexandre da Silva, Director of Auxiliary Services
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law
Jennifer Kirkland, Associate General Counsel
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Dean of the College
Dan Roland, Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Michael Young, Director of Public Safety

Appointed Members (no specific term)

Nellie Rice, Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Professor of Geology

Student representatives
Cara Regan '11 - 2008-2009
Sarah Scully '12 - 2008-2009

University Sustainability Committee will advise the president on matters related to sustainability efforts of Washington and Lee. The committee will report to the President of the University and will periodically report to the President's Council. The committee may establish task forces or subcommittees on specific topics or issues to report directly to the committee. Financial support for programs developed by the committee or for the committee's operations will be determined on an annual basis and within the University's regular budgeting process. Specifically, the committee will:

William Hamilton, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Michael Carmagnola, Executive Director of Facilities and Capital Planning
Valerie Cushman, Executive Assistant to the President
Lorie Holter, Coordinator of Environmental Studies
Robert Strong, Dean's Council Representative (one-year rotating appointment)
John (Chris) Wise, Environmental Management Coordinator

Three-year faculty appointments

David Harbor, Geology - 2008-2009
James Kahn, Williams School faculty - 2008-2010
William Hamilton, Environmental Studies and biology - 2008-2011
Hari Osofsky, Law faculty - 2008-2011
James Warren, College faculty - 2008-2011

Three-year staff appointments

James Dick, Student Affairs - 2008-2010
Alexandre da Silva, Auxiliary Services - 2008-2011

Student members

Mackenzie Brown '09U
Joseph Champion '11U
Megan Williams '09L

Web Advisory Committee advises the core Web Services team and meets monthly to discuss the following:

Valerie Cushman, Chair

Ex Officio Members

June Aprille, Provost
Jessica Carter, University Web Editor
Dennis Cross, Vice President for University Advancement
Valerie Cushman, Executive Assistant to the President
William Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration & Technology, School of Law
Eric Owsley, University Web Developer
Rick Peterson, Chief Technology Officer
David Saacke, Director of Enterprise Applications
Dawn Watkins, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students


AD HOC COMMITTEES

Academic Life Renewal Implementation Committee (ad hoc, 2007-09)

June Aprille, Provost, Chair

Ex officio members

June Aprille, Provost
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Howard (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
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School

Faculty Members (Dec. 2007-Feb. 2008)

Alexandra Brown, religion
Marc Conner, English and Latin American and Caribbean studies
Lucas Morel, politics
Rance Necaise, computer science

Faculty Members (Feb. 2008-May 2008)

George Bent, art and Medieval and Renaissance studies
Marc Conner, English and Latin American and Caribbean studies
Marcia France, chemistry
Arthur (Art) Goldsmith, economics
Rance Necaise, computer science

Faculty Members (Sep. 2008-Dec. 2008)

Niels-Hugo Blunch, economics
Neil Cunningham, physical education
James Mahon, philosophy
Florinda Ruiz, Romance languages

Presidential Task Force: Complaint, Grievance & Resolution Systems (ad hoc, 2007-2009) 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
Theodore 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

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

Michael Anderson, Professor of Economics
Robert Danforth, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Law
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean of Students
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law
William 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
Christopher Connors, Geology
Robert Danforth, Law
William Hamilton, Biology
Noah Lauricella '09L
Holly Pickett, English
Christine R Robinson '09U
Julie Woodzicka, Psychology

Committee on Socioeconomic Diversity in The Undergraduate Student Body (ad hoc, 2008-2009) will "review our goals and objectives for achieving socioeconomic diversity in our student body, and … recommend to the President strategies for the University to recruit, support, and retain students from low and middle-income families." The committee will address two related sets of questions. 

1.       What is our current strategy to recruit students from the lower and middle-income groups? What is our current strategy for allocating financial aid? How can the recruiting be even more effective? Do we, for example, need to affiliate with a national program to help us identify and recruit students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds? Do we need to modify how we assess need and allocate financial aid to ensure the recruitment of students from lower and middle-income backgrounds? Is the financial aid application process itself a deterrent?

2.       For students we enroll from lower and middle-income groups, what strategies will ensure they have successful careers at Washington and Lee? Do we need to augment our administrative or support systems and in what ways? What financial resources and programs will be necessary to ensure that the defining academic and social experiences of Washington and Lee are not beyond the reach of students with limited financial means?

The committee should have access to historical and current data on the economic backgrounds of the student body and should also review national reports, such as the College Board analysis and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation study, to understand broad trends and demographic patterns. The committee is encouraged to consult with individuals on campus, on the faculty and in the administration, who by virtue of their experience or position have dealt with these questions and can bring a wealth of knowledge to the discussions, and to meet with students and obtain their insights, especially with respect to the second set of questions posed to the committee.

Recommendations that require additional resources or personnel should be made with a practical awareness of constrained budgets. The committee should offer recommendations with a sense of prudence and practicality.

The report should be submitted to the President by February 15, 2009. The president will report the findings and recommendations to the University community and the Board of Trustees.

Dennis Garvis and Pamela Luecke, Co-Chairs

Waller (Beau) Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Paul Gregory, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Erin Hutchinson, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Fred LaRiviere, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Robert Strong, Associate Provost

Task Force on The Faculty Handbook (ad hoc, 2008-2009) is charged by the Provost to review the current handbook; compare it to those published by peer institutions; identify errors, inconsistencies and ambiguities; and look for ways to simplify and clarify handbook language without changing the substance of existing policies and procedures.

Robert Strong, Chair

Members

Michael Anderson
Gwyn Campbell
Steven Desjardins
Suzanne Keen
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy
Robert Strong

Task Force to Advance University Collections (ad hoc, 2008-2009) will develop a long-range plan for optimum development of University Collections as an institutional resource.

The task force should generally:

The work should conclude with a report to the provost by the end of March 2009. The final report should include specific recommendations and a general "roadmap" for ongoing development of University Collections.

Pam Simpson, Chair

Members
Alison Bell, Sociology and Anthropology
Janet Ikeda, Associate Dean of the College and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Joan O'Mara, Art
Pamela Simpson, Art
Erich Uffelman, Chemistry
Sarah (Sally) Wiant, Law

Consulting to the committee:
Peter Grover, Director, University Collections
Patricia Hobbs, Associate Director, University Collections
Ronald Fuchs, Ceramics Consultant

University Scholars Program Review Committee (ad hoc, February to June, 2009) will conduct a careful, but expeditious, review and will report to the Dean of the College by the end of the academic year. The University Scholars Program was designed with three key goals: first, to identify our most successful students and provide them an enriched set of academic courses and an additional credential of having completed the program; second, to be an incubator for new, often interdisciplinary, courses; and third, to create a community of University Scholars who govern themselves, hold special events, and select new classes of scholars.

Among the questions to be answered are:

• Does the program fulfill its original purposes and goals? How well?
• Are those purposes and goals still necessary and important for W&L twenty-five years after the program’s inception? Have any of those purposes of goals been supplanted by developments in the curriculum or student population? Are there other important goals the program might serve?
• What are the benefits of the program, and how do we measure them? Are those benefits sufficient to justify the costs of the program (in money, course relief, curriculum, time, administrative support, etc)?
• How well does the new scholar selection process work to identify students? Are there changes in this or other operational aspects of the program that would make it more effective?
• What is the retention rate of students who join the program? If some proportion do not complete the program, why not?
• Are enrollment patterns, student feedback, and the selection of courses offered indicators of a successful, robust program?
• Are there unintended consequences of the program—student, curricular, budgetary, other—that deserve attention?

H. Thomas Williams, Chair

Members:

Françoise Frégnac-Clave
Kimberly Jew
Robert Strong

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
Marc Conner, English
Theodore DeLaney, history
Mohamed Kamara, Romance languages
Lucas Morel, politics
David Novack, sociology and anthropology
Pamela Simpson, art

Student
student? - 2008-2009

Program in East Asian Studies Advisory Committee

David Bello, Chair

David Bello, history
Hongchu Fu, East Asian languages and literatures
Janet Ikeda, East Asian languages and literatures
Timothy Lubin, religion
Joan O'Mara, art
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, East Asian languages and literatures

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

Michael Pleva, Chair

Lisa Alty (on sabbatical, 2008-2009)
Michael Pleva
Helen I'Anson
Erich Uffelman
Jack Wielgus

Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Barnett, Chair

Jeffrey Barnett, Romance languages
Monica Botta, Romance languages
Mark Carey, history
Tyler Dickovick, politics
John Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Andrea Lepage, art
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages

Major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

David Peterson, Chair

George Bent, art
Alexandra Brown, religion
Gwyn Campbell, Romance languages
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
David Peterson, history
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages (on sabbatical, 2008-2009)

Major in Neuroscience Advisory Committee

Tyler Lorig, Chair

Lisa Alty, chemistry (on sabbatical, 2008-2009)
Helen I'Anson, biology
Tyler Lorig, psychology
Robert Stewart, psychology
Wythe Whiting, psychology (on sabbatical, 2008-2009)
John (Jack) Wielgus, biology

Major in Russian Area Studies Advisory Committee

Anna Brodsky, Chair

Anna Brodsky, Russian - 2006-2010
Patrick Hatch - 2008-2009 (replacing Richard Bidlack - 2007-2011)
Sascha Goluboff - 2007-2011

Shenandoah Advisers Board

R. T. Smith, Editor

Alexandra Brown

Frederic Kirgis (emeritus)

Heather Ross Miller (emeritus)

James Warren

Lesley Wheeler

Thomas Ziegler (emeritus)

Shepherd Program Faculty-Student Advisory Committee

Harlan Beckley, Chair

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - some permanent appointments, some for three-year terms

Leslie Cintron
Tyler Dickovick
Arthur Goldsmith
Nancy Margand  
Pamela Luecke - 2006-2009
Brian Murchison (L) - 2007-2010
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy (L) - 2007-2010
Erich Uffelman - 2007-2010

Students

Melissa Caron '09U - 2008-2009
Casidhe Horan '09U - 2008-2009
Christopher Martin '09U - 2008-2009
Pakapon Phinyowattanachip '10L - 2008-2009
Cristin Quinn '10U - 2008-2009

Staff

Francile Elrod
Derek Pinkham
Jennifer Sproul
Robert Turner

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
Linda Hooks - 2007-2010
Frederick LaRiviere - 2007-2010
Megan Fulcher - 2008-2011
Ken'ichi Ujie - 2008-2011 

One representative of a primary/secondary school system

Randy Walters, Assistant Principal for Rockbridge County High School - 2008-2011

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

Gregory Cooper - 2005-2009
Vacant - 2006-2010
Vacant - 2007-2011
replace 2008-2012 Vacant - 2007-2008 (replacing Kathleen Olson-Janjic- 2004-2008)

Program in Women's Studies Advisory Committee

Robin Le Blanc, Chair

Melina Bell - 2006-2011
Kimberly Jew - 2006-2011
Catherine Crowley - 2008-2009 (replacing Holly Pickett - 2006-2011)
Robin Le Blanc - 2008-2009 (replacing Domnica Radulescu - 2007-2012)
Mary (Molly) Michelmore - 2008-2009 (replacing Rebecca Benefiel - 2007-2012)
Megan Fulcher - 2007-2012
Theresa Braunschneider - 2008-2013
Deborah Miranda - 2008-2013
David Novack - 2008-2013

Student
Regina Mills '09 - 2008-2009


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