Faculty Handbook Listing of Committees
and 2011-2012 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. A summary of the faculty's elected committees, including the schedule of the elections, is available here.

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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. African-American Studies (program)
. Automatic Rule & Reinstatement  
. Budget Advisory (admin)
. Capital Projects Advisory
. Center for Global Learning Planning (ad hoc)
. Cincinnati Awards
. Courses & Degrees
. East Asian Studies (program)
. Employee Benefits and Investment Committee
. 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
. Internships (ad hoc)
. Latin American & Caribbean Studies (program)
. Medieval & Renaissance Studies (program)
. Neuroscience (program)
. Planning Committee for the Roger Mudd Center for the Study of Professional Ethics (ad hoc)
. President's Council (admin)
. Public Functions
. Registration & Class Schedules
. Residential Life Task Force (ad hoc)
. Russian Area Studies (program)
. Science, Society, and the Arts (ad hoc)
. Search: Dean of the School of Law (ad hoc)
. Shenandoah Advisory Board
 
. Shepherd Poverty Advisory (program)
. Spring Term Coordinating
. Strategic Communications
. Student Affairs
. Student-Faculty Hearing Board
. Student Financial Aid
. Student Health
. Teacher Education Advisory
. Undergraduate Tenure and Promotion Review (ad hoc)
. University Athletic
. University Board of Appeals
. University Collections of Art and History Advisory
. University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate
. University Library
. University Safety
. University Sustainability
. Women's & Gender Studies (program)
. Writing Program Advisory

 

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COMMITTEES CREATED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Advisory:  The By-Laws of the University describe the Advisory Committee as follows: "So that the knowledge and views of the Faculty may be appropriately represented in important decisions facing the University, 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 Committee shall make recommendations to the President concerning cases of undergraduate tenure and promotion summer grant applications; sabbatical applications; honorary degree nominations; other matters of University-wide importance; and the processes by which these decisions should be reached. 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 Provost and the Provost shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of an academic Dean."

When the Advisory Committee is considering undergraduate promotion and tenure cases, undergraduate sabbatical applications, and undergraduate Lenfest and R. E. Lee Grant proposals, 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. Advisory Committee members from the same department as a candidate for tenure and/or promotion, or who serve as an external member of the candidate’s departmental committee, will participate in consideration of the case at the departmental level, and will not consider the case with the Advisory Committee. Only faculty 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.

When the committee is recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for honorary degrees and consulting with the president on matters of University-wide importance, 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.

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. Election is to proceed according to the faculty handbook, with additional stipulations as follows: Staggered three-year terms will be maintained on a cycle of electing two or three members every year. Rank and department must be listed on the election eligibility roster and on all ballot iterations. A lapse of one year is required between elected terms on the committee. Those ineligible because of department and rank overlap with current members, or recent membership on the committee will not be on the ballot. If more than one person from any department at the same rank is among the number of top vote-getters needed for election that year, only the one with the most votes will be declared elected.

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).

Robert Strong, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Mark Grunewald, Interim Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of The College
Robert Strong, Interim Provost

Nine Faculty Members, Eight Undergraduate, One Law - Two or Three Undergraduate Faculty elected annually for 3-year term; One Law Faculty for three-year term

Pamela Luecke, Professor, Journalism & Mass Communications - 2009-2012
Elizabeth Oliver, Professor of Accounting - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Mark Rush, Professor, Politics - 2009-2012)
Joan Shaughnessy, Professor of Law (L) - 2009-2012
Julie Woodzicka, Associate Professor, Psychology - 2009-2012
Alexandra Brown, Professor, Religion - 2010-2013
Angela Smith, Associate Professor, Philosophy - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Ellen Mayock, Professor, Romance Languages - 2010-2013)
Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Professor, English - 2011-2014
Tyler Dickovick, Associate Professor, Politics - 2011-2014
Arthur Goldsmith, Professor of Economics - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Jonathan Eastwood, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology - 2011-2014)

Alternates: Two Undergraduate, One Law

Elizabeth Oliver, Professor of Accounting - 2009-2012 (replacing Mark Rush, 2011-2012)
Angela Smith, Associate Professor, Philosophy - 2011-2012 (replacing Ellen Mayock, 2011-2012)
Samuel Calhoun, Professor of Law (L) - 2009-2012
Arthur Goldsmith, Professor of Economics - 2011-2012 (replacing Jonathan Eastwood, 2011-2012)

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."

Robert Strong, Chair

Ex Officio Members
Donald Childress, Rector of the Board of Trustees
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of The College
Mark Grunewald, Interim Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Robert Strong, Interim Provost 

Advisory Committee Members
Pamela Luecke, Professor, Journalism & Mass Communications - 2009-2012
Elizabeth Oliver, Professor of Accounting - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Mark Rush, Professor, Politics - 2009-2012)
Joan Shaughnessy, Professor of Law (L) - 2009-2012
Julie Woodzicka, Associate Professor, Psychology - 2009-2012
Alexandra Brown, Professor, Religion - 2010-2013
Angela Smith, Associate Professor, Philosophy - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Ellen Mayock, Professor, Romance Languages - 2010-2013)
Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Professor, English - 2011-2014
Tyler Dickovick, Associate Professor, Politics - 2011-2014
Arthur Goldsmith, Professor of Economics - 2011-2012 (alternate replacing Jonathan Eastwood, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology - 2011-2014)

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.

Helen I'Anson, College, 2010-2012
    (Board committees: Undergraduate Academics and Admissions, Finance)
Tyler Lorig, College, 2010-2012
    (Board committees: Undergraduate Academics and Admissions, Capital Projects)
James Casey, Williams School, 2010-2012
    (Board committees: Development and External Relations, Campus Life)
Margaret Howard, Law School, 2010-2012
    (Board committees: Development and External Relations, Capital Projects)

Suzanne Keen, College, 2011-2013
    (Board committees: Undergraduate Academics and Admissions, Campus Life)
David Sukow, College, 2011-2013
    (Board committees: Development and External Relations, Campus Life)
Tyler Dickovick, Williams School, 2011-2013
    (Board committees: Law School, Finance)
Christopher Bruner, Law School, 2011-2013
    (Board committees: Law School, Finance, Investment Subcommittee of Finance)
 


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."

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.

Alison Bell, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of The College
Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Provost
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Two Appointed Faculty Members - One triennially for six-year term
Karla Murdock - 2007-2013
Alan McRae - 2010-2016

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 aculty 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

Lucas Morel - 2006-2012
Arthur (Art) Goldsmith - 2007-2013
Jeffrey Kosky - 2008-2014
Gwyn Campbell - 2011-2015 (replacing Gregory Dresden - 2009-2015)
Robert Stewart - 2010-2016
Suzanne Keen - 2011-2017

Two Students nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President
Julia McCormick '13 - 2011-2012
Alfredo (Freddy) Tovo '13 - 2011-2012

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, serving three-year terms. During their term on the Faculty Review Committee, members or alternates would be ineligible for the FAEC.

Brian Murchison, Chair

Ellen Mayock - 2009-2012
Brian Murchison (L) - 2009-2012
George Bent - 2010-2013
Elizabeth Oliver - 2010-2013
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2011-2014
Michelle Drumbl (L) - 2011-2014

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. [ 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. ]

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.

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

Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of The College
Mark Grunewald, Interim Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Barbara Rowe, Associate University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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

Paul Gregory - 2010-2012
Fred LaRiviere - 2010-2012
Deborah Miranda - 2010-2012
Brian Murchison (L) - 2010-2012
Alexandra Brown - 2011-2013
Harvey Markowitz - 2011-2013
Molly Michelmore - 2011-2013


Two students nominated by the Student EC (preferably one junior and one senior), appointed by the President

Tyler Gehrs '13 - 2011-2012
Megan Smith '12 - 2011-2012

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)
Eugene McCabe, Member of the Physical Education Faculty, 2011-2012

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. January 2012: The University Faculty approved adding two members to SAC, a physical education faculty member to be elected by the University Faculty and a student representative elected from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

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 new-student 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.

Sidney Evans, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Beverly Kalasky, Law Student Affairs Coordinator
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Six Elected Faculty Members - Four University Faculty, One Law Faculty, One Physical Education Faculty - One annually for three-year term, two every third year

Robin Le Blanc - 2009-2012
Karla Murdock - 2010-2013
Wendy Orrison - 2010-2013
Timothy Diette - 2011-2014
Susan Franck (L) - 2011-2014
to be elected (PE) - Spring 2012-2015 (from January 2012 faculty action)


Nine Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Scott McClintock '12U, Student Executive Committee President
Matthew Simpson '12U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Nathaniel
Reisinger '12U, Student Vice-Chair of Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Alexandra Shabo '12U, Head Resident Assistant
Gregory (Woodie) Hillyard '12U, Interfraternity Council President
Mackenzie Doss '12U, Panhellenic President
Kahena (Kiki) Joubert - 2011-2012, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (beginning January 2012)
Negin Farahmand '12L, Student Bar Association President
James Bailey '13L, Second-year Student Bar Association Representative

Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) is authorized to hear and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct involving Washington and Lee students. It is chaired by an administrator with appropriate professional training and experience appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and drawn from the administrative staff of the Division of Student Affairs. The chair will be well-versed in W&L policies and procedures, and have primary responsibility for managing the SFHB itself as well as the adjudication process, but shall not participate in deliberation or voting on matters before the Board. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall serve as chair in the event that recusal or some other circumstance prevents the board chair from serving in a specific case. The Chair who presides in any specific case shall not be permitted to serve on the University Board of Appeals in any appeal arising from that case.

Four faculty members shall be appointed by the Provost, for three-year staggered terms, after consultation with the Student Affairs Committee (SAC). The four will serve as a "pool" from which two shall be drawn to serve on any one case. 

The procedure for selecting four student representatives, shall involve a process in which the Executive Committee of the Student Body (EC) and the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) participate. The EC shall elicit the participation of stakeholder groups on campus that may not be represented on the EC, including sexual assault prevention and response groups, and groups representing women and minorities. Additionally, the appointment procedures of the EC shall be reviewed by SAC prior to the application process. The EC shall appoint four student Board members, representative of the student body and qualified to adjudicate the sensitive cases heard by the Board. In selecting members and later constituting the panel to hear a specific case, every effort shall be made to strive for gender balance and/or other kinds of important diverse representation.

The EC shall require applications and conduct interviews of applicants for the board positions apart from other spring appointments. Applications shall include discussion of knowledge or experience relevant to the mission of the board and confidentially sent recommendations of two non-student members of the Washington and Lee community. After receiving applications, but prior to the interview process, the EC shall send the list of applicants to the VPSA to gather additional information on each applicant for the EC's consideration in deciding which applicants to interview. Student board members shall be trained at the same time as faculty board members. Only two student members from the pool of four members will hear each case; a pool of four ensures that a case panel can be constituted in the event that recusal or some other circumstance prevents a student Board member from serving in a specific case. 

The Student Affairs site for the Board is at www.wlu.edu/x25918.xml.

Jason Rodocker, Chair

Ex Officio member

Jason Rodocker, member of the Student Affairs staff

Four Faculty appointed by the Provost, on staggered three-year terms:

David Millon - 2011-2012
Wendy Orrison - 2011-2012
Adedayo Abah - 2011-2013
Toni Locy - 2011-2013

Four Students appointed by the Student EC:

Katherine Michelini '12U
Catherine (Lule) Rault '12U
Nathaniel Reisinger '12U
Caroline Schmidt '13U

University Board of Appeals is chaired by the 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. Alternate members for University Board of Appeals shall be elected at the same time as members are elected. There shall be two alternates, decided as the first runners-up in the election of members, one from the undergraduate faculty and one from the law faculty. Alternates will serve in the event a board member needs to resign or recuse, or cannot participate in a hearing due to unforeseen circumstances. 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/x36850.xml.

Sidney Evans, Chair

Ex Officio Member

Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Four Faculty representatives - Elected annually for two-year terms

Matthew Tuchler - 2010-2012
David Bruck (L) - 2010-2012
Mohamed Kamara - 2011-2013
John (J.D.) King (L) - 2011-2013

Two Faculty alternates - Elected for two-year terms

Theresa Braunschneider - 2010-2012
Ann Massie (L) - 2010-2012

Student representatives - Appointed annually for a one-year term

Law 3rd-year representative: Parker Kasmer '12L
Law 3rd-year representative: Ellis Pretlow '12L
Law 2nd-year representative: Joshua Verkerk '13L
Undergraduate senior representative: Austin Branstetter '12U
Undergraduate senior representative: Stephen Wilson '12U
Undergraduate junior representative: Thomas Sanford '13U

Writing Program Advisory Committee
consists of six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, the coordinator of the writing center, 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.

James Warren, Chair and Acting Director of the Writing Program

Ex Officio Voting Members
Edward Adams, English Department Representative, 2010-2013
Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Kary Smout, Writing Center Coordinator

Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for 3 years

Steve Desjardins - 2009-2012
Jeff Kosky - 2009-2012
Mary Abdoney - 2010-2013
James Warren - 2010-2013
Genelle Gertz - 2011-2014
Eduardo Velásquez - 2011-2014
 


ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

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

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.

Robert Strong, Chair

Ex officio members

Scott Beebe, Director, Facilities Management
Dennis Cross, VP for University Advancement
Howard (Hank) Dobin, Dean of The College
Mark Grunewald, Interim Dean of the Law School
Steven McAllister, Treasurer and VP for Finance
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Robert Strong, Interim Provost
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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

Margaret Howard, 2011-2012
Tyler Lorig, 2011-2012

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

Theodore DeLaney
Holt Merchant
William Patch
David Peterson

Employee Benefits Committee (EBC) 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.    (See also, Investment Committee.)

Christopher Connors, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Robert Strong, Interim Provost
Amy Barnes, Executive Director of Human Resources
Steven McAllister, Treasurer and VP for Finance

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

Florentien Verhage - 2011-2012 (replacing Timothy Jost (L) - 2008-2012)
Joshua Fairfield (L) - 2011-2013
Christopher Connors - 2009-2013
Roger Dean - 2010-2014
John Gunn (retiree) - 2010-2014
Nathan Feldman - 2010-2014

Staff members - four-year term

Cree Sherrill - 2008-2012
David Leonard - 2011-2015
Christine Burkett - 2011-2015

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://counsel.wlu.edu/policy/ under Faculty Review Committee.

Jeffrey Barnett, 2011-12 Chair (through May 31, 2012)
Suzanne Keen, 2012-13 Chair (beginning June 1, 2012)

Elected, as needed, for 3-year terms

Mohamed Kamara - 2009-2012
Karla Murdock - 2009-2012
Jeffrey Barnett - 2010-2013
Amanda Bower - 2010-2013
Suzanne Keen - 2011-2014
Eric Luna (L) - 2011-2014

Alternates

Linda Hooks - 2009-2012
Margaret Howard (L) - 2009-2012
James Moliterno (L) - 2010-2013
James Casey - 2011-2013
Gregory Dresden - 2011-2014

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee

Adedayo Abah, Chair

Faculty Members

Adedayo Abah, Journalism and Mass Communications - 2009-2014
David Bello, History - 2009-2014
Robert de Maria, Journalism and Mass Communications - 2009-2014
Steve Desjardins, Chemistry - 2009-2014
Holly Pickett, English - 2009-2014
Indira Somani, Journalism and Mass Communications - 2009-2014
Eduardo Velásquez, Politics - 2009-2014

Student Members

? - 2011-2012
? - 2011-2012

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."

?, Chair

Ex Officio Member

Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Robert Strong, Interim Provost

Five Appointed Faculty Members

Kimberly Jew - 2007-2012
Laura Turner - 2007-2012
Robin Le Blanc - 2008-2013
Mónica Botta - 2011-2016
Lesley Wheeler - 2011-2016

Two Students

? - 2011-2012
? - 2011-2012

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.

Alison Bell, Chair

Ex Officio Members
Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - Four-year terms

Daniel Kramer - 2008-2012
Sarah Horowitz - 2011-2012 (replacing Christa Bowden - 2008-2012)
Deborah Miranda - 2008-2012
Matthew Bailey - 2009-2013
Shawn Paul Evans - 2009-2013
John Lambeth - 2011-2012 (replacing Holly Pickett - 2009-2013)
Craig McCaughrin - 2010-2014
Mónica González García - 2011-2012 (replacing Kevin Crotty - 2010-2014)
Martin Davies - 2011-2015

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.

Alison Bell, Chair

Ex Officio members

Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Tom Contos, University Architect
Steven McAllister, Treasurer and VP for Finance
Wendy Price, Assistant Dean of The College

Appointed members - two-year terms

Nathan Goldberg - 2010-2012
Robin Le Blanc - 2010-2012
Erich Uffelman - 2011-2012 (replacing Andrea Lepage - 2010-2012)
Christian Jennings - 2011-2013
Ronald Fuchs - 2011-2013
Donald Hasfurther, Executive Director, Historic Lexington Foundation - 2011-2013

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, Information Security Program Coordinator and Chair

Kimberly Austin, Assistant Director of for Operations, Human Resources
Deborah Caylor, Associate Treasurer/University Controller
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Linda Johnson, Director of Law Records
James Kaster, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Monica Keith, Director of Advancement Services
John Keyser, Associate Dean of the Law School for Administration and Technology
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer
Paul Renzi, Director of Auxiliary Services
David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer
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 (ITAC) is composed of faculty, administrative, and student members appointed by the Provost. The Chief Technology Officer 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

David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law

Seven Appointed Faculty - One annually for 7-year term

Robert Danforth (L) - 2005-2012
Paul Gregory - 2006-2013
Timothy Diette - 2008-2015
Robert Ballenger - 2009-2016
Hongchu Fu - 2009-2016
Mary Abdoney - 2009-2016
Joshua Stough - 2010-2017

Administrative Representatives
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - 2009-2016
Natalie Garvis, Associate Controller - 2009-2016

Two Student representatives

Garrett Koller '14U - 2011-2012
David Margolies '12U - 2011-2012

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. 

Lewis John, Chair

Ex officio Members 

Robert Strong, Interim 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

Faculty Term appointments, three years

Stephan Fafatas - 2011-2014
? - 2011-2014

Two student representatives, appointed annually by the Student Executive Committee
Nathan Schnetzler '13L - 2011-2012
Katherine Strickland '15 - 2011-2012

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.

Robert Stewart, Chair

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

Robert Stewart - 2008-2012
Nadia Ayoub - 2011-2013 (replacing Jack Wielgus - 2009-2013)
Jonathan Erickson - 2011-2015
Nathan Goldberg - 2011-2015

One Member from University Community - 3-year term
Beverly Bowring - 2011-2014

One Member from Community - 3-year term
Wade Bell - 2011-2014 

One Veterinarian - 3-year term
Phillip Bailey, DVM - 2011-2014

One student
? - 2011-2012

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 website.

Claudette Artwick, Chair

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Health and Counseling Services

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

Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2007-2012
Claudette Artwick - 2008-2013
Angela Smith - 2010-2015
Dan Johnson - 2011-2016

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

Student
? - 2011-2012
 

International Education Committee reports to the Provost and is composed of seven voting members appointed by the Provost as follows: five undergraduate faculty members (three from the College, including one from the departments teaching modern foreign languages, and two from the Williams School); two undergraduate students recommended by the Student EC (including one international student recommended by SAIL); and appropriate non-voting ex officio members (Associate Dean of the College, Associate Dean of the Williams School, Director of the Spring Term, Director of International Education, Associate Director of International Education, University Registrar, Study Abroad Adviser, and Spring Term Coordinator). 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 up by the Director, the Deans, and the Provost. Academic and policy recommendations will be sent to the faculty and/or administration through the usual process on:

Suzanne Keen, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, Director of International Education
Katherine (Kip) Brooks, Study Abroad Adviser and committee secretary
Marc Conner, Director of the Spring Term
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Alison Bell, 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

Lawrence Hurd - 2011-2012 (replacing Harvey Markowitz - 2008-2012)
Ayse Zarakol - 2009-2013
Matthew Bailey - 2010-2014
Roger Dean - 2011-2015
Suzanne Keen - 2011-2015

Two Students (one an international student recommended by SAIL) nominated by the Student EC, appointed by the President

Upol Ehsan '13 - 2011-2012, SAIL
Merve Mahmutoglu '13- 2011-2012, EC appointment

Investment Committee is a subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee, with responsibility for reviewing and recommending employee options for individual investment of retirement fund contributions. The committee relies on a Statement of Investment Principles to guide the selection, monitoring, and performance evaluation of investment options offered under the university retirement plans.

Steven McAllister, Chair

Amy Barnes, Executive Director of Human Resources
Christopher Connors, Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee and Associate Professor of Geology
Scott Hoover, Lawrence Professor of Business Administration
Steven McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Robert Strong, Interim Provost

Public Functions Committee is composed of ten university faculty members, appointed by the Provost for five-year terms, and the University Marshal who chairs the committee. It supervises appearances of the Faculty and students at Fall Convocation, Founders' Day, Law Commencement, Undergraduate Baccalaureate and Commencement, and other official occasions such as presidential inaugurations.

Maryanne Simurda, Chair and University Marshal, 2009-2014

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director, Facilities Management

University Marshal and Ten Appointed Faculty Members - Two annually for five-year term

Wendy Orrison - 2007-2012
Jacob (Jesse) Siehler - 2007-2012
Theodore (Ted) DeLaney - 2008-2013
Mohamed Kamara - 2009-2014
Maryanne Simurda - 2009-2014
Sara Sprenkle - 2011-2012 (replacing Katherine Crowley - 2010-2015)
Nathan Feldman - 2010-2015
Mónica González - 2010-2015
Joseph Guse - 2011-2012 (replacing Fiona Watson - 2010-2015)
Stephan Fafatas - 2011-2015 (replacing Lyn Wheeler - 2010-2015)
Doug Cumming
- 2011-2016

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

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

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

Scott Boylan - 2007-2012
Kimberly Jew - 2008-2013
Jenefer Davies - 2011-2012 (replacing Alan McRae - 2009-2014)
Gwyn Campbell - 2010-2015
Kary Smout - 2011-2016

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

Mary Elizabeth Bush '13 - 2010-2012
Johnny Gragg '13 - 2011-2012

Spring Term Coordinating Committee advises and assists the Director of the Spring Term for effective implementation of the plan for a four-week Spring term, called "Revitalization of the Spring Term." The new Spring term is also the university's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), approved in the reaffirmation of accreditation in 2008. This committee will work to integrate the QEP with the broader aims of the Academic Life Renewal Initiative and to guide the effective implementation and assessment of the new Spring term. The committee reports to the Provost.

Marc Conner, chair

Ex officio
Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College (as needed)
Marc Conner, Director of the Spring Term/QEP
Debbie Dailey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (or designee)
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (or designee)
Francile Elrod, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Education (service-learning/internships liaison from staff or faculty)
Jeff Overholtzer, ITS Director of Strategic Planning and Communication (as needed)
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School (as needed)

Undergraduate faculty members appointed by the Provost: four from the College, two from the Williams School, one from physical education.

Steve Desjardins, chemistry
Scott Hoover, business administration
Joel Kuehner, physics and engineering
James Mahon, philosophy
Karla Murdock, psychology
Joel Shinofield, physical education
Robert Straughan, business administration

Two student representatives appointed by the Provost

Paige Gance '13
Jake Struebing '14

Strategic Communications Committee will unify the key themes and messages that define Washington and Lee for its various audiences; gain greater appreciation for Washington and Lee's distinctive characteristics; maximize use of available research and resources; and identify and utilize best practices and the most cost-effective communications strategies.

Jeffrey Hanna, Chair

Amanda Bower, Associate. Professor of Business Administration - 2010-2013
Julie Campbell, Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Jessica Carter, Director of Web Communications
Waller (Beau) Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, Law School
James Farrar, Senior Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Hanna, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Janine Hathorn, Director of Athletics
Erin Hutchinson, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Peter Jetton, Director of Law School Communications
C. E. (Tres) Mullis, Executive Director of Development
Karla Murdock, Associate Professor of Psychology -2010-2012
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Wendy Price, Assistant Dean of the College
Robert Strong, Interim Provost
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions
? - 2011-2013
 

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Student Affairs staff, three 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.

James Kaster, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
James Kaster, Director of Financial Aid
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
William Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Erin Hutchinson, Senior Associate Director of Admissions
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Steven McAllister, VP for Finance and Administration/University Treasurer
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Jonathan Webster, Associate Dean of Admissions

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

Alan Marco - 2011-2012 (replacing Jane Weiss - 2007-2012)
Carrie Finch - 2008-2013
William King - 2009-2104
Timothy Diette - 2010-2015
Afshad Irani - 2011-2016

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

Elizabeth (Bess) Ruff '13 - 2011-2012
Yates Wilburn '14 - 2011-2012
 

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, Dean of Student Life
Elizabeth Curry, University Counselor

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

Steve Desjardins - 2009-2012
Karla Murdock - 2010-2013
Joel Kuehner - 2011-2014

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

Matthew Bittner '14 - 2011-2012
Monette Veral '15 - 2011-2012
Joseph Yankelowitz '15 - 2011-2012
 

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.

Paul Gregory, Chair, 2011-2012

Ex Officio Members

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

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

Melina Bell - 2006-2012
Paul Gregory - 2011-2012 (replacing Ellen Mayock - 2007-2013)
Debra Prager - 2008-2014
Wayne Dymàček - 2009-2015
Robert Stewart - 2010-2016
Megan Fulcher - 2011-2017

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association - Two-Year terms

Hamill D. Jones III '04U - 2010-2012
Fontaine Marcoux Haskell '04U - 2011-2013

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

Jonathan Guest '13U - 2011-2012
Bradley Harder '12U - 2011-2012
Chelsea Stevenson '13U - 2011-2012

University Collections of Art and History (UCAH) Advisory Committee is typically composed of the Director of UCAH, the Curators of Ceramics and UCAH, a faculty representative form the Department of Art and Art History, and other appropriate members designated by the Provost, which may include the Dean of The College or his designee, the Vice President for University Advancement or his designee, representatives from both Law and the Undergraduate Libraries, and other faculty representatives as required from relevant disciplines. Duties include:

• Assist with oversight of the mission and scope of collections
• Recommend policy and practice for collections development and collection management.
• Review objects proposed for acquisition and make recommendations regarding acceptance and disposition.
• Review all objects recommended for deaccession and formally recommend deaccessions to the Provost or President for final approval, as directed in the Collections Policy.
• Review proposed incoming and outgoing loans
• Advise on educational programming
• Advocate on behalf of UCAH as an academic resource within the university community.


Alison Bell, Chair

Ex Officio Members

Ronald Fuchs, Curator, Reeves Collection
Peter Grover, Director, University Collections of Art and History
Patricia Hobbs, Associate Director, University Collections of Art and History
Nancy McIntyre, Director of Development for the College
Alison Bell, Associate Dean of The College
Yolanda Merrill, Humanities Librarian
Caroline Osborne, Director of the Law Library

Members, alternating two-year appointments

Clover Archer, Director, Staniar Gallery - 2010-2012
Erich Uffelman, Chemistry - 2010-2012
Yanhong Zhu - 2011-2012 (replacing Christa Bowden, Art and Art History - 2010-2013)
Molly Michelmore - 2011-2012 (replacing Andrea Lepage, Art and Art History - 2010-2013)
Larry Stene, Art and Art History - 2010-2013

University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) 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.

Amy Barnes, Chair, 2010-2012
Elizabeth Knapp, Chair, 2012-2014

Ex officio members

Amy Barnes, Executive Director, Human Resources
Laurent Boetsch, Director, International Education
Sidney Evans, Associate Dean for Student Services, School of Law
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Janine Hathorn, Professor of Physical Education and Athletics Director
Elizabeth Knapp, Associate Provost
Robin Le Blanc - Fall 2011 (replacing Domnica Radulescu, Director, Women's and Gender Studies)

Faculty and Staff (now three-year terms for seven people, beginning in 2012-13)

Marquita Dunn, Cashier, Dining Services - 2008-2012
Theresa Braunschneider, Associate Professor of English - 2008-2012
Brian Murchison, Professor of Law - 2008-2012
Shawn Paul Evans - 2011-2012 (replacing David Novack, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology - 2010-2012)
Larry Stuart, Public Safety - 2009-2013
Carole Bailey - 2011-2014
Janet Ikeda - 2011-2014
Renée Pratt - 2011-2014

Students nominated by the EC and approved by the president (two-year terms)

Lisa Stoiser '15 - 2011-2013
Brandy Cannon '13L - 2010-2012
William Fulwider '14U - 2010-2012
Yates Wilburn '14U - 2010-2012

University Library Committee consists of nine university faculty members (appointed by the Provost), the University Librarian, and three student representatives (one each from sophomore, junior, and senior classes with multi-year appointments encouraged), appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts as an advisory board to the librarians and the Provost 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.

Françoise Frégnac-Clave, Chair

Ex Officio Member

Terrance Metz, University Librarian

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

Françoise Frégnac-Clave - 2009-2012
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2011-2012 (replacing Harvey Markowitz - 2009-2012)
Barry Kolman - 2011-2012 (replacing William Connelly - 2010-2013)
Angela Smith - 2010-2013
Edward Adams - 2011-2012 (replacing Michael Smitka - 2010-2013)
Kenneth Lambert - 2011-2014
Richard Marks - 2011-2014
Adam Schwartz - 2011-2014
Yanhong Zhu - 2011-2014

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

Shaun Devlin '14 - 2011-2012
Michael Doobin '14 - 2011-2012
Julia McCormick '13 - 2011-2012

University Safety Committee is charged with providing 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. It is responsible to review, analyze, and plan for the implementation of safety and health 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. 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 recommendations 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.

The committee shall meet quarterly.

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
Brandon Dotson, Associate Dean for Residential Life and Conduct
John Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology, School of Law
John Lindberg, Assistant Director for Production, Lenfest Center for the Arts
Wendy Price, Assistant Dean of The College
Paul Renzi, Director of Auxiliary Services
Daniel Roland, Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
Justin Smith, Office of General Counsel

Michael Young, Director of Public Safety

Appointed Members (Two-year terms)

Randolph Hare - 2011-2013
Larry Stene - 2011-2013

Student representative
? - 2011-2012

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

Valerie Cushman, Executive Assistant to the President
Lorie Holter, Coordinator of Environmental Studies
John Hoogakker, Executive Director of Facilities and Capital Planning
Wendy Price, Dean's Council Representative (one-year rotating appointment)
Paul Renzi, Director of Auxiliary Services
Jane Stewart, Energy Education Specialist

Morris Trimmer, Energy Education Specialist
John (Chris) Wise, Environmental Management Coordinator

Three-year faculty appointments

William Hamilton - 2011-2012
Robert Humston, College faculty - 2010-2012 (replacing Mark Carey - 2009-2012)
David Marsh - 2011-2012 (replacing James Casey, Williams School faculty - 2010-2012)
Jill Fraley (L) - 2011-2014
Lisa Greer - 2011-2014
David Harbor - 2011-2014

Three-year staff appointments

James Dick, Student Affairs - 2010-2013
? - 2011-2014

Student members nominated by the EC and approved by the president

Burke Anderson '13 - 2011-2012
Kerriann Laubach '13 - 2011-2012
Nathan Schnetzler '13L - 2011-2012
 


AD HOC COMMITTEES

Center for Global Learning, Planning and Design Group (ad hoc, 2011-2012): This group is charged with the task of developing detailed plans for the Center for Global Learning in a remodeled and expanded duPont Hall. The new group will use the “Global Learning Vision” and build on the work done last year by a program planning committee that visited other campuses and outlined ideas for a Center for Global Learning. The group will work with professionals on our facilities staff, consult with relevant individuals and groups across campus, and meet with outside architects to create conceptual designs. The Center for Global Learning, like most of the buildings in the academic core of the campus, will house offices and classrooms. It will also have the unique programmatic mission of providing attractive and appropriate spaces for curricular and extra-curricular activities that integrate global perspectives and international experiences with learning in Lexington.

Laurent Boetsch, Director International Education (Chair)
Matthew Bailey, Department Head and Professor, Romance languages
Alexandra Brown, Professor, religion
Janet Ikeda, Associate Professor, East Asian languages and literatures
Mary (Molly) Michelmore, Assistant Professor, history
Jeffrey Overholtzer, manager of Strategic Planning and Communication, Information Technology Services
Wendy Price, Assistant Dean of The College
Robert Straughan, Associate Dean of the Williams School and Professor, business administration

 Internships Committee (ad hoc 2011-2012) will submit a policy recommendation to Courses and Degrees on how the University should handle the granting/transcribing of undergraduate credit for summer internships.

Robert Ballenger (Chair)

Lisa Alty, Chemistry and Health Profession Advisory Committee
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Amy Perkins, Career Services
Kimberly Phillips, Career Services
Brian Richardson, Journalism and Mass Communications

Planning Committee for the Roger Mudd Center for the Study of Professional Ethics (ad hoc 2011-2012): This committee was appointed by the University President who serves as the committee's coordinator. Among the tasks for this group are the following:

Kenneth Ruscio, Chair

Members:
Gregory Cooper, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Dennis Garvis, Associate Professor, Business Administration
Linda Hooks, Professor, Economics
Simon Levy, Associate Professor, Computer Science
James Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor, Law
Sandy Reiter, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Kenneth Ruscio, President
Angela Smith, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Robert Strong, Interim Provost and Professor, Politics
Edward Wasserman, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor, Journalism Ethics

Science, Society, and the Arts Planning Committee (ad hoc, 2011-2013) plans the March 8, 2013, 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.

Lisa Greer, Chair

Claudette Artwick - 2011-2013
Richard Bidlack - 2011-2013
Emma Busse '15 - 2011-2013
Owen Collins - 2011-2013
Sacha Goluboff - 2011-2013
Peter Grajzl - 2011-2013
Lisa Greer - 2011-2013
Peter Jetton (L) - 2011-2013
Simon Levy - 2011-2013
Tim Lubin - 2011-2013
Richard Marmorstein '14 - 2011-2013
Jeffrey Rahl - 2011-2013
Kary Smout - 2011-2013
Lisa Stoiser '15 - 2011-2013
Julie Woodzicka - 2011-2013

Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Law (ad hoc for 2011)

Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy, Chair

Law Faculty
Johanna Bond, Associate Professor of Law
Christopher Bruner, Associate Professor of Law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow
Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law & Director, Transnational Law Institute
David Millon, J. B. Stombock Professor of Law
Mary Natkin '85L, Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Clinical Education & Public Service
Joan Shaughnessy, Professor of Law

Staff
Sidney S. Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
John G. Keyser, Associate Dean for Administration and Technology

Trustees
Robert J. Grey Jr. '76L
John W. Vardaman Jr. '62

Law Council President
Stacey Van Goor '95L

Residential Life Task Force (ad hoc 2011-2012). Appointed by the Rector and the President of the University, this task force is charged to explore and propose the next stages in the University's approach to residential life. This is an outgrowth of the University's 2007 Strategic Plan, which, among other things, specified improvements and enhancements to first-year residential facilities and programs, and consideration of upper-class alternatives. In the intervening years, situations have brought to light additional questions and issues about the options available for upper-class students, on and off campus, and the University's role in ensuring affordable, high-quality housing for its students as a means of promoting a vibrant and supportive academic community. The Task Force will begin its work as soon as possible and report to the Rector and the President by January 15, 2012.

Specific Tasks (see the full charge to the task force at http://www.wlu.edu/x55225.xml):
1. Clarify and refine the plan for first-year residential life. The Task Force should analyze the current housing stock, review and refine design concepts for facilities, determine optimal capacities, conduct a cost analysis, form a financing plan, and propose a timetable for implementation of the recommendations.

2. Analyze current living patterns of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, including data on where students live; demand, supply and long-term sustainability for Greek housing as it is currently configured; off-campus housing of juniors and seniors; and an overview of market pricing in city and county properties including qualitative assessments and local governments' enforcement of existing codes and regulations.

3. Assess options for on-campus housing for upper-class students, including capacity, careful consideration of broader policy questions, financial resources, and philosophical consideration of the educational strengths and weaknesses of current living patterns versus the proposed alternatives. Other considerations include the programmatic focus for any upper-class housing and the location for new facilities.

4. Submit recommendations to the Rector and the President for consideration by the Board of Trustees, taking into account financial feasibility; existing stock; and staffing, programming, and best practices for housing young adults in a collegiate and academic environment. The Task Force should take a long-term view, envisioning what residential patterns would be optimal and attractive to students and parents five, ten and even twenty years from now. Most important the Task Force should project a view of how student living patterns will support and enhance a vibrant academic community traditionally known for developing life-long friendships and preparing students for lives of independence and responsibility.

Committee Co-Chairs
Dallas Wilt '90, Trustee and Chair of the Campus Life Committee of the Board of Trustees
Sidney Evans, Vice-President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Committee Members
Deborah Dailey, Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Benjamin Gambill '67, Trustee
Elizabeth Knapp '90, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Geology
Joel Kuehner, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering

Sally Lawrence, Trustee
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Pamela Luecke, Department Head and Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Brooke Diamond O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Robert Sadler '67, Trustee

Student Advisory Committee
Caitlin Edgar '12
Taylor Gilfillan '13
Kathryn Salvati '12
Jarrett Smith '12
John Wells '12

Undergraduate Faculty Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (ad hoc, 2011-2012) This committee will look carefully at undergraduate tenure and promotion at Washington and Lee. (A longer statement of the charge to this committee is posted on the Provost's webpage.) 

The committee will proceed in the following fashion:  

·         Listen. Your initial task is to listen to colleagues across campus, in all ranks, in many disciplines and in both undergraduate schools. Determine if there are common themes, conclusions or perceptions about our tenure and promotion process. In your discussions, you will, of course, respect the confidentiality that necessarily surrounds individual cases.

·         Compare. Examine what other colleges and universities are doing in connection with tenure and promotion, without assuming that they are better than we are in these matters. Look for best practices, useful ideas, and/or errors we might wish to avoid.

·         Report. Prepare a report to the Provost during the 2011-12 academic year that will be distributed to the full undergraduate faculty. Your report should summarize what you have learned from listening to colleagues and examining other institutions.

·         Recommend. After the undergraduate faculty has received your report, you may prepare recommendations, if you deem them advisable, for consideration by the undergraduate faculty or by appropriate administrative officers. Any substantive recommendations for changes to tenure and promotion guidelines, standards or procedures will not be entertained unless they are accompanied by provisions that provide for their gradual introduction. No changes will be introduced that would add burdens or new sources of uncertainty to candidates for tenure and promotion in the near term. Adequate notice will be necessary before any changes can be implemented. Submit recommendations for consideration, should there be any, at the end of the 2011-12 academic year or early in the fall term, 2012.  

Lesley Wheeler, Chair

Members

Laurent Boetsch, Professor, Romance Languages
Scott Boylan, Professor, Accounting
Marcia France, Professor, Chemisty
Lesley Wheeler, Professor, English

 


ACADEMIC MAJOR / PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

African-American Studies Program 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 and art history

Student
? - 2011-2012
 

East Asian Studies Program 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
Michael Smitka, economics
Ken'ichi Ujie, East Asian languages and literatures
Yanhong Zhu, 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

Lisa Alty, Chair

Lisa Alty, chemistry
Paul Cabe, biology
Michael Pleva, chemistry
Helen I'Anson, biology
Erich Uffelman, chemistry

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Barnett, Chair

Jeffrey Barnett, Romance languages
Mónica Botta, Romance languages
Tyler Dickovick, politics
John Eastwood, sociology and anthropology
Mónica González, Romance languages
Andrea Lepage, art
Ellen Mayock, Romance languages

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

David Peterson, Chair

Alexandra Brown, religion
Curtis Jirsa, English
David Peterson, history
Holly Pickett, English
Debra Prager, German
Domnica Radulescu, Romance languages

Neuroscience Advisory Committee

Tyler Lorig, Chair

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

Russian Area Studies Advisory Committee

Anna Brodsky, Chair

Anna Brodsky, Russian - 2010-2014
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 2011-2015
? - 2011-2015
 

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, sociology and anthropology
Tyler Dickovick, politics
Arthur Goldsmith, economics
?, psychology  
Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy, law

Jonathan Eastwood - 2009-2012
John D. King (L) - 2010-2013
Karla Murdock - 2010-2013
Timothy Diette - 2011-2014
Deborah Miranda - 2011-2014

Students

? - 2011-2012
? - 2011-2012
?
?
?

Staff

Jennifer Davidson, Coordinator for Campus Kitchen and Volunteer Venture
Francile Elrod, Coordinator of Cocurricular Education
Wendy Lovell, Assistant Director
Melissa Medeiros '09, Coordinator of Service Leadership

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

 

Alison Bell, 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 - 2010-2013
Frederick LaRiviere - 2010-2013
Andrea Abry
- 2011-2014
Mónica Botta - 2011-2014

One representative of a primary/secondary school system

? - 2011-2014
 

Women's and Gender Studies Program Advisory Committee

Robin Le Blanc, Chair

Domnica Radulescu - 2007-2012
Rebecca Benefiel - 2007-2012
Megan Fulcher - 2007-2012
Theresa Braunschneider - 2008-2013
Deborah Miranda - 2008-2013
David Novack - 2008-2013
Johanna Bond - 2009-2014
Sarah Horowitz - 2009-2014
Ellen Mayock - 2009-2014
Sara Sprenkle - 2009-2014
Florentien Verhage - 2009-2014
Julie Woodzicka - 2009-2014
Robin Le Blanc - 2010-2015
? - 2011-2016
? - 2011-2016
? - 2011-2016

Student
Cynthia Lam '15 - 2011-2012


 


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