Faculty Handbook Listing of Faculty Committees
and 1998-99 Committee Members
Please Note: This list does not include committees created by the student body; nevertheless, the student body plays an important role in the governance of Washington and Lee, as indicated by student membership on some of the committees listed here and by the authority which the Trustees have delegated to the student body to "determine the circumstances under which and the cause for which a student is to be dropped from the rolls of the University for matters involving violation of honor. In the fulfillment of this responsibility, the student body may create such student organizations and adopt such procedures as may be appropriate." (Taken from the by-laws of Washington and Lee University.) For further information on student body committees, see the "Student Handbook," which is available from the Office of the Dean of Students.
This list also does not include committees dealing solely with the School of Law.
The first person named under each committee serves as the chair;
all inquiries relating to committee business should be addressed to the chair.


Academic Computing Advisory
Administrative Systems Advisory
Advanced Placement
Advisory
Alumni 
Automatic Rule & Readmissions
Cincinnati Awards
Cognitive Science
Courses and Degrees
East Asian Studies
Environmental Studies
Faculty Executive
Faculty & Staff Fringe Benefits
Faculty Review
Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers
Freshman Admissions 
Glasgow Endowment 
Graduate Fellowships 
Health Professions Advisory 
Honorary Degrees 
Institutional Animal Care & Use 
Institutional Effectiveness 
Inst. Human Subjects Research
Institutional Research Group
International Education
Medieval & Renissance Studies
Neuroscience
Oxford Exchange
Public Functions
Radiation Safety
Registration & Class Schedules 
Russian Studies
Special Collections 
Student Affairs 
Student-Faculty Hearing Board
Student Financial Aid 
Student Health 
Transfer Admission 
University Athletic 
University Lectures 
University Library 
University Scholars Advisory 
Writing Program Advisory
 

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

For the purposes of this list, Washington and Lee committees have been divided into three categories: those committees created by the Board of Trustees, those committees which administer faculty responsibilities, and those committees in which the administration asks members of the faculty to join with administrative personnel in making certain decisions. A current list of committee members is kept by the Office of the Dean of the College.

COMMITTEES CREATED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Advisory: The By-Laws of the University describe the Advisory Committee as follows: "To the end that the knowledge and views of the faculty may be appropriately represented and understood in connection with certain important appointments, there shall be an Advisory Committee consisting of the Deans of the college and schools, ex officio, and of six faculty members selected from and by the undergraduate faculty and one faculty member selected from and by the law faculty. The Board shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a President of the University. The President shall consult with the Committee in considering the selection of a Department Head or Dean, and may consult with the Committee and with the appropriate Department Head or Dean in considering appointments of persons to the Faculty."
When the Advisory Committee is dealing with undergraduate promotion and tenure review recommendations; reviewing undergraduate Glenn and R.E.Lee Grant proposals; and reviewing department head recommendations, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, who will be elected by the undergraduate faculty (two annually to serve three-year terms) and, ex officio, the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics.

When the committee is dealing with undergraduate and law faculty leave proposals; consulting with the president re decanal appointments; recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for honorary degrees; and consulting with the president on matters of University-wide importance where faculty and decanal advice is needed, or other University matters, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six undergraduate faculty; one law faculty member, elected by the law faculty to serve a three-year term; and, ex officio, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law."

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Barry Sullivan, VP & Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Six Faculty Members Elected - 2 annually for 3-year term
One Law Faculty for three year term

Edwin Craun - 1996-1999
Nancy Margand - 1996-1999
Mark Grunewald - 1997-2000
Len Jarrard - 1997-2000
Art Goldsmith - 1997-2000
Harlan Beckley - 1998-2001
Ken Ruscio - 1998-2001

Honorary Degrees: The By-laws define the duties and composition of the committee as follows: "There shall be a committee on honorary degrees composed of the Deans of the college and schools, a Trustee appointed by the Board, and six other persons selected from and by the Faculty. The Board, on its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Committee, may from time to time grant such honorary degrees as it may deem proper." The university faculty has determined that its six elected undergraduate members to the Advisory Committee shall also serve as its six elected members on the Honorary Degrees Committee.

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Frank Surface, Rector of the Board of Trustees
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Barry Sullivan, VP and Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

Advisory Committee Members
Edwin Craun - 1996-1999
Nancy Margand - 1996-1999
Len Jarrard - 1997-2000
Art Goldsmith - 1997-2000
Harlan Beckley - 1998-2001
Ken Ruscio - 1998-2001

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 and to help process applications for such credit.

Kathy Koberstein (Chair)

Five Appointed Faculty - 1 annually for a 5-year term

Mark Rush - 1994-1999
Kathy Koberstein - 1995-2000
Maryanne Simurda - 1996-2001
Pam Vermeer - 1997-2002
Wayne Dymacek - 1998-2003

Automatic Rule and Readmissions Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of the College, the Dean of Freshmen, two undergraduate faculty members, and such other administrative personnel as the President may appoint. It administers faculty regulations concerning undergraduate academic probation and the automatic rule which govern a student's academic eligibility to continue enrollment at Washington and Lee. The Committee also determines whether an undergraduate student who has withdrawn from the University may be readmitted and whether a student who applies to the Committee may receive a leave of absence.

Steven G. Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Mark Dalhouse, Dean of Freshmen
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar (non-voting)

Two Appointed Faculty Members - 1 triennially for 6 year term
Bob Johnson - 1995-2001
Tim Gaylard - 1998-2004

Courses and Degrees Committee is composed of the Deans of the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, six undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee; the University Registrar serves as the non-voting secretary. The committee is charged with the general supervision and development of policies concerning undergraduate entrance requirements, courses of study, curricular standards, and degrees. More specifically, its functions, subject to review and final action by the undergraduate faculty, are: (a) to make suggestions concerning entrance requirements as they relate to the curriculum of the University; (b) to study and consider the change and improvement of undergraduate curricula and requirements for degrees, and to recommend such changes; (c) to determine questions concerning the introduction, substitution, and evaluation of individual courses of study, and also the policy governing credit for work offered by transfer students from other institutions; (d) to consider methods and standards of instruction including the matter of duplication of courses.

Laurent Boetsch (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

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

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 6 year term

Paul Bourdon - 1993-1999
Cecile West-Settle - 1994-2000 (Campbell replacing West-Settle for 1995-1999)
Bob Akins - 1995-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1996-2002
Michael Anderson - 1997-2003
Lisa Alty - 1998-2004

Two Students appointed by EC

Courtney Emich
John Freyer

Executive Committee acts ad interim for the university and undergraduate faculties when they faculty cannot meet; it receives student, faculty, and departmental petitions requesting exceptions to University regulations on matters not delegated to other University Committees; it originates recommendations to the university and undergraduate faculties relating to matters not delegated to other University committees; it receives a suggested oneand five-year undergraduate calendar from the Registration and Class Schedules Committee and recommends a calendar to the undergraduate faculty; it advises the President and Deans on matters not delegated to the Advisory Committee.

When the Faculty Executive Committee is dealing with strictly undergraduate matters, it will function as an undergraduate committee. Its membership will include six undergraduate faculty members, elected by the undergraduate faculty (three annually to serve two-year terms); two student representatives, appointed annually by the President upon recommendation of the Student Executive Committee; and, ex officio, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, the Dean of Students, and the University Registrar as the non-voting Secretary.

When the committee is dealing with matters of interest to both the undergraduate and law faculties, it will function as a University committee. Its membership will include the same six faculty members, the student representatives, and ex officio members, the Dean of the School of Law, and one law faculty member elected by the law faculty to serve a two-year term."

Larry Peppers (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
Barry Sullivan, VP and Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Six Faculty Members Elected - 3 annually for 2-year terms
One Law Faculty for 2 year term

Steve Desjardins 1997-1999 (replaced by Suzanne Keen - 1998-1999)
Marcia France - 1997-1999
David Harbor - 1997-1999 (on leave 1998-99)
Roger Groot (L) - 1998-2000
Linda Hooks - 1998-2000
Helen I'Anson - 1998-2000
Jack Wilson - 1998-2000 (replaced by Erich Uffelman - 1998-1999)

Two Students (appointed by EC)

Michele Connors
Caroline Sozzi

Institutional Effectiveness Committee is composed of five members of the university faculty appointed by the President; two students; a representative from the Dean of Students Office; the first-year faculty member serving on the Courses and Degrees Committee; and the University Registrar. The committee is charged to assist the faculty and the administration in developing means of assessing the effectiveness of programs that fall under the supervision of standing faculty committees. (The reports published by the committee are listed on the Institutional Research page or directly at http://ie.wlu.edu/iecrpts.htm.)

Robert W. McAhren (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Dittman, University Registrar

Dean of Students Representative (appointed for one year by Dean of Students)
Beverly Lorig - 1998-1999

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5-year term

David Novack- 1994-1999
Jeff Barnett - 1996-2000
Robert W. McAhren- 1996-2001
Paul Bourdon - 1997-2002
Carl Kaiser - 1998-2003

Two Students - 1 annually for 2-year term

Jason Hahn - 1997-1999
Michael Kim - 1998-2000

International Education Committee is composed of undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. The University Registrar serves as the non-voting secretary. Its responsibilities include disseminating general information about other institutions' foreign study programs, approving programs of study for individual undergraduate students interested in participating in other institutions' programs, advising the Courses and Degrees Committee on the University's own foreign study programs, and coordinating and evaluating those programs once they are in operation.

Kirk Follo (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
William Klingelhofer, Director of International Education
Scott Dittman, University Registrar - Secretary (non-voting)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4 year terms

Michael Anderson - 1996-2000
John Knox - 1996-2000
Joan O'Mara - 1997-2001
John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Kevin Green - 1998-2002
Kirk Follo - 1998-2002

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the Dean of Students (chair), an Associate Dean of Students, four members elected from and by the university faculty, the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Conduct Committee, the President of the Interfraternity Council, the President of the Panhellenic Council, the Head Dormitory Counselor, and the President of the Student Bar Association. SAC is responsible for establishing parietal rules in residence halls, for all matters relating to fraternities and sororities, and for supervising judicial procedures for the student disciplinary bodies (SCC, IFC, PC, and residence halls). SAC also serves as University forum for issues affecting student life, and it may recommend changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the faculty.

SAC takes action on individual discipline and fraternity cases at times when the Student Conduct Committee and the Judicial Board cannot meet, aids in the planning of freshman orientation, and assumes jurisdiction over all student affairs not covered by other committees. It is also an advisory board to the Office of the Dean of Students.

David Howison (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Howison, Dean of Students
Leroy Atkins, Associate Dean of Students

Four Elected Faculty Members - 1 annually for 3-year term, 2 every 3rd year

Ted DeLaney - 1996-1999 (replaced by Bob de Maria - 1998-1999)
George Bent - 1997-2000
Jeff Barnett - 1998-2001
Kathy Koberstein - 1998-2001

Six Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held.
Elizabeth Formidoni, Student EC President
Mikel Parker, IFC President
Sara McCrone, Panhellenic President
Greta Richter, Student Judicial Council Chair
Morgan D. Meyer, Student Bar Association President
David Lehman, Head Dorm Counselor

Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) is authorized to hear and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct involving Washington and Lee students. It is composed of four student members appointed by the Executive Committee of the student body and four university faculty members appointed by the Dean of the College; one faculty member is designated as Chair. In addition, two student and two university faculty alternate members are available to serve on the SFHB should a regular member be unable to serve.

Barbara Brown (Chair)

2 Faculty Members annually for 2 years and 2 alternates

Barbara Brown - 1997-1999
Nancy Margand - 1997-1999
John Knox - 1998-2000
Cynthia Mabry (L) - 1998-2000

Faculty Alternates:
Maryanne Simurda - 1997-1999
David Wirth (L) - 1997-1999 (replaced by Jim Phemister 1998-1999)

4 Students elected by EC - no term length specified:

Sean Eddy
James Haslam
Veronica Langhofer
Stephie Wolfe

Student Alternates:
Jason David Miller
Kelly Stewart
Drew Wendelken
Alexis Yee-Garcia

University Lectures Committee is composed of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Dean of the School of Law, the Dean of Students, university faculty members appointed by the President, and one student member appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee assists the various departments of the University in their plans to bring suitable speakers to the campus and approves all expenditures for the same. Proposals for speakers to be invited to the campus made by student and faculty groups (with the exception of ODK, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Tucker Lecture Committee, which proposals shall go directly to the President) may be referred to the committee for approval, or for recommendation to the President.

Timothy Gaylard (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
David Howison, Dean of Students
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Barry Sullivan, VP and Dean of the School of Law

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4 year terms

Marshall Jarrett - 1995-1999
Mike Smitka - 1995-1999
Barry Kolman - 1996-2000
Adam Scales - 1996-2000 (replacing Steve Hobbs)
Timothy Gaylard - 1997-2001
Francoise Fregnac-Clave - 1997-2001
Halford Ryan - 1998-2002
Winston Davis - 1998-2002

1 Student appointed by the EC

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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.

George Ray (Chair)

Ex Officio Voting Members
Kary Smout, Writing Program Coordinator
George Ray, English Department Representative
Steven Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
Elizabeth Oliver, Associate Dean of the Williams School

Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 3 years

Kathy Koberstein - 1996-1999
Joseph Martinez - 1997-2000
Ron Reese - 1997-2000
Mark Rush - 1998-2001
Jack Wielgus - 1998-2001
Robert Youngblood - 1998-2001

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

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

Academic Computing Advisory Committee is composed of seven university faculty members, appointed by the President, and the Director of University Computing. The members advise the Dean of the College on all matters pertaining to the ways in which university computing interacts with the academic program of the University and its administration; provide long-range planning for the development of university computing, its proper housing, and the purchase of equipment; assist in the selection of the Director; and provide consultative and advisory services in the formulation of operating policies.

Robert Akins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John Stuckey, Director of University Computing
Ruth Floyd, Director of Academic Computing

Seven Appointed Faculty - 1 annually for 7 year term
Bob Akins - 1992-1999
Ken Ujie - 1993-2000 (replaced by Jeff Barnett for 1998-1999)
Bill King - 1994-2001
Mike Evans - 1995-2002
Tom Whaley - 1996-2003
John Tombarge - 1997-2004
Mark Grunewald - 1998-2005

Administrative Systems Advisory Committee is composed of administrative computing users appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President. It has responsibility for recommending improvements for the storage, use, dissemination and general management of the records of the University, including access, retention and disposition policies, incorporating these tasks, as much as possible, into the the normal computer systems operations. It is charged to promote continued education and training for University staff and faculty to enable them to use administrative electronic informaiton in the most efficient way possible.

Scott Dittman (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

John Stuckey, Director of University Computing
Bill Todd, Director of Administrative Computing - Secretary

Members (3-year term):

Flash Floyd - 1996-1999
Rob Mish - 1996-1999
Julia Kozak - 1997-1999
Scott Dittman - 1997-2000
John Jacob - 1997-2000
Vaughan Stanley - 1997-2000
Deborah Caylor - 1998-2001
Peter Cronin - 1998-2001
Steve McAllister - 1998-2001
Tom Tinsley - 1998-2001

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.

Lewis John (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Jim Farrar, Jr., Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association
Farris Hotchkiss, Vice President of University Relations/Development
Frank Parsons, Coordinator of Facilities Planning
Dick Sessoms, Senior Director of Major Gifts

Six Appointed Faculty members - 2 annually for 3 year term

Ted DeLaney - 1996-1999
Holt Merchant - 1997-1999 (replaces Sam Kozak)
Lewis John - 1997-2000
Cinda Rankin - 1997-2000 (replaces Darcy Russell)
Roger Crockett - 1998-2001
Elizabeth Knapp - 1998-2001

Cincinnati Awards Committee is composed of undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President. It annually confers the Virginia Cincinnati Society award upon the author of the best essay in American military history or some other subject in colonial, revolutionary, or Civil War history of the United States.

Taylor Sanders (Chair)

Four Faculty Members - No Rotation

Barry Machado
Bob McAhren
Holt Merchant
Taylor Sanders

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee is composed of four university faculty members and one or more staff members (all appointed by the President), the University Treasurer, and the three academic deans. It acts in an advisory capacity with regard to all fringe benefit areas including insurance. The Committee reviews programs relating to faculty children's educational grants and faculty housing loans.

Kevin Green (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Robert W. Fox, Jr., Director of Personnel
Scott Beebe, Director of the Physical Plant
Larry Broomall, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Barry Sullivan, VP and Dean of the School of Law
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School

One Support Staff member - 4 year term

Loretta Persinger - 1995-1999

Four Appointed Faculty Members and One Appointed Retiree Faculty Member - 2 biennially for 4 year terms

Kevin Green - 1996-2000
Ann Massie - 1996-2000
Joe Goldsten - 1997-2001
Henry Sharp - 1998-2002 (retiree member)
Tom Vinson - 1998-2002
Lyn Wheeler - 1998-2002

Freshman Admissions Committee is composed of nine undergraduate faculty members and six admissions staff members. Two student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee vote with the Committee on policy matters but not on individual admissions decisions. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the undergraduate faculty about policy regarding undergraduate admissions and practices. The Committee also determines the scope of recruiting efforts; participates in those efforts; and assists in the review of Honor Scholarship applicants.

Bill Hartog (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Julia Kozak. Associate Dean of Admissions
Dan Murphy, Associate Dean of Admissions
David Howison, Dean of Students
Anece McCloud, Associate Dean of Students
Mark Dalhouse, Dean of Freshmen

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - 3 annually for 3 year term)

Tim Gaylard - 1996-1999
Larry Hurd - 1996-1999
Mark Rush - 1996-1999
Brian Richardson - 1997-2000
Jeff Barnett - 1997-2000
Suzanne Keen - 1997-2000
Bill Connelly - 1998-2001
Joseph Martinez - 1998-2001
John Tucker - 1998-2001

Two students appointed by EC

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Glasgow Endowment Committee is composed of seven undergraduate faculty members from the humanities, appointed by the President, chiefly from the language arts departments, and the Associate Dean of the College. It controls the funds of the Glasgow Endowment, a bequest by Arthur Graham Glasgow "to promote the art of expression by pen and tongue, including voice production and delivery." It plans and produces public programs involving language artists/poets, dramatists, and fiction writers, as well as others whose work can be characterized as "artful expression."

Rod Smith (Chair)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for five year term

Bob Youngblood - 1994-1999
John Evans - 1995-2000
John Lambeth - 1996-2001
Cecile West-Settle - 1997-2002
Art Goldsmith - 1997-2002
Lesley Wheeler - 1998-2003

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

Steve Desjardins (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
David Howison, Dean of Students
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College

Eight Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 4 year terms

Anna Brodsky - 1995-1999
Winston Davis - 1995-1999
Suzanne Keen - 1996-2000
Bob Youngblood - 1996-2000
John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Marc Conner - 1997-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1998-2002
Robert Stewart - 1998-2002

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is composed of five undergraduate faculty members, two students, and one non-institutional member. All members are appointed by the President. The committee is charged to create and monitor protocols for all research and instructional use of vertebrate animal species. These protocols should comply with relevant federal and state regulations; public concerns about the humane treatment of animals; veterinary expertise in laboratory animal care; accepted standards of appropriate facilities; and protection against unsubstantiated allegations against investigators.

John S. Knox (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Edward Showalter DVM

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 4 year term

Ann Massie - 1995-1999
Helen I'Anson - 1996-2000
Jeanine Stewart - 1997-2001
John Knox - 1998-2002

One Member from Community - 3 year renewable term

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One Student - 2 year term

student1 - 1998-2000

Institutional Human Subjects Research Committee is composed of four members of the Washington and Lee community and one non-institutional member. The primary purpose of the committee is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects according to federal and state regulations and guidelines. The committee will review institutional or university faculty research proposals which would involve the use of human subjects and assure their compliance with appropriate protocols.

Tom Nye (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Dr. Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and University Physician

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5-year terms

Tom Nye - 1994-1999
John DeVogt - 1995-2000
Tyler Lorig - 1997-2002
David Novack - 1998-2003

Non-faculty:
Beverly Lorig - 1996-2001
Michael Gilmore - 1996-2001

The Institutional Research Group, comprised of representatives of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the University Registrar's Office and the Treasurer's Office, compiles and disseminates institutional statistical and assessment data (see the Institutional Research page) for use in administrative and programmatic analysis and planning.  The committee reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College (Chair)

Ex officio members:
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Lawrence W. Broomall, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
D. Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Robert W. McAhren, Professor of History and Chair of the Insititutional Effectivenss Committee
Steven G. McAllister, Director of Budgets and Planning
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
 

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

Carl Kaiser (Chair)

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 2 annually for 3 year terms, 1/2 must be Oxford Fellows

Carl Kaiser - 1996-1999
Ed Spencer - 1996-1999
Roger Jeans - 1997-2000
Ed Yoder - 1997-2000
Ron Reese - 1998-2001
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 1998-2001

Public Functions Committee is composed of the Marshal of the University, ten university faculty members appointed by the President, and one member of the Buildings and Grounds staff. It supervises arrangements for University assemblies and for official appearances of the faculty and students on Opening Day, Founders' Day, Baccalaureate Day, Commencement Day, and other official occasions.

Holt Merchant (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant
Holt Merchant, University Marshal

Nine Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 9 year term

Kathy Koberstein - 1990-1999
Kenneth A. Lambert - 1991-2000
William King - 1992-2001
Richard Bidlack - 1993-2002
Maryanne Simurda - 1994-2003
Cinda Rankin - 1995-2004
Holt Merchant - 1996-2005
Kary Smout - 1997-2006
Erich Uffelman - 1998-2007

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.

Barlow Newbolt (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Scott Beebe, Director of Physical Plant

3 Appointed Faculty Members - 5 year term

Jim Donaghy - 1994-1999
Brown Goehring - 1994-1999
Barlow Newbolt - 1998-2003

Student Member:
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Registration and Class Schedules Committee consists of the University Registrar and five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, two student representatives appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee, the Associate Dean of the College, and the Director of Athletics. It deals with the undergraduate program. It annually recommends a five-year undergraduate academic calendar to the Executive Committee of the Faculty, considers and recommends changes related to the scheduling of courses and registration of undergraduate students, and serves as an advisory committee to the University Registrar.

Scott Dittman (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Scott Dittman, University Registrar
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College
Chuck O'Connell, Director of Physical Education/Assistant Director of Athletics

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5 year term

Gwyn Campbell - 1994-1999
Richard Marks - 1995-2000
Mark Rush - 1996-2001
Marcia France - 1997-2002
Alan McRae - 1998-2003

Two Students (appointed by EC)
Heather Howard
Steven Straub

Student Financial Aid Committee consists of the Director of Financial Aid, two representatives from the Dean of Students Office, two representatives from the Admissions Office, five undergraduate faculty members appointed by the President, and two students appointed by the President upon nomination of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Committee considers applications and establishes policy for awarding financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

John DeCourcy (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

Larry Broomall, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
John DeCourcy, Director of Financial Aid
Julia Kozak, Associate Dean of Admissions
Dan Murphy, Associate Dean of Admissions
David Howison, Dean of Students
Anece McCloud, Associate Dean of Students

Five Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 5 year term

Dennis Manning - 1994-1999 (replaced by Mark Dalhouse for 1998-1999)
Kevin Green - 1995-2000
Harry Porter - 1996-2001
Ken Lambert - 1997-2002
Greg Dresden - 1998-2003

Two Students Appointed by EC

Heather Howard
Rob Hendricks

Student Health Committee consists of the Dean of Students, an Associate Dean of Students, three university faculty members appointed by the President, and three students appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to the scope and effectiveness of Washington and Lee's Student Health Services.

Jane Horton (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Jane Horton, Director of Student Health and University Physician
Anne Schroer-Lamont, Associate Dean of Students and Counseling Psychologist
Jan Kaufman, Health Educator

Three Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 3 year term

Jan Hathorn - 1996-1999
Ellen Mayock - 1997-2000 (replacing Darcy Russell)
Patti Colliton - 1998-2001

Three Students Appointed by EC

Shannon Bell
Heather Reid
Tim Showalter
LeeAnn Gschwind
Susan Terzian

Transfer Admission Committee includes the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the Associate Dean of the College. It determines efforts to be made in encouraging undergraduate transfer candidates and establishes admissions requirements for those who have previously attended college. Changes in policy are recommended to the undergraduate faculty by the Committee. The members also determine, by review of individual dossiers, those candidates to be admitted or rejected.

Bill Hartog (Chair)

Ex Officio Members
Laurent Boetsch, VPAA and Dean of the College
Bill Hartog, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Larry Peppers, Dean of the Williams School
Steve Desjardins, Associate Dean of the College

University Athletic Committee is composed of six university faculty members appointed by the President, the Dean of Students, two alumni members chosen by the Alumni Association, and three student members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Student Body Executive Committee. The Athletic Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Athletic Director, the administration, and the university faculty with regard to all aspects of the athletic program -- intercollegiate, intramural, curricular, and recreational.

Lewis John (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

David Howison, Dean of Students
Mike Walsh, Director of Athletics

Six Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 6-year term (Chair selected by members for 3-year term)

Barbara Brown - 1993-1999
Lew John - 1994-2000
Mike Pleva - 1996-2002
David Millon - 1997-2001 (replaces Alan Ides)
Barry Machado - 1997-2003
Pamela Vermeer - 1998-2004

Two Alumni selected by Alumni Association

John G. Berry
John S. Hudson

Three Students appointed by EC

James Browne
Daniel Grattan
Lauren Harris
Bob Weston

University Library Committee consists of nine university faculty members (appointed by the President), the University Librarian, and three student representatives appointed by the President upon nomination by the Student Body Executive Committee. It acts as an advisory board to the Librarian, the President, and the Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to the maintenance and development of the library. The problems the Committee usually considers concern public and technical services but may include other areas in which the Librarian seeks advice.

John Lambeth (Chair)

Ex Officio Member

Barbara Brown, University Librarian

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

Louise Halper - 1996-1999
Roger Jeans - 1996-1999
Bill Connelly - 1996-1999
Krzysztof Jasiewicz - 1997-2000
Jack Wilson - 1997-2000
Robert Danforth - 1997-2000
Claudette Artwick - 1998-2001
Marcia France - 1998-2001
John Lambeth - 1998-2001

Three Students appointed by EC

Elizabeth Holleman
Armistead Lemon
Emily Whitmire

Faculty Review Committee
Ned Henneman (Chair)

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

Ned Henneman (L) - 1996-1999
Pamela Simpson - 1998-1999 (replacing Darcy Russell, 1996-1999)
Lad Sessions - 1997-2000
Tyler Lorig - 1997-2000
Alexandra Brown - 1998-2001
Hugh Blackmer, 1998-2001

Alternates

Kathy Koberstein - 1996-1999
Maryanne Simurda - 1997-2000
Jim Phemister (L) - 1998-2001

Fishback Fund for Visiting Writers Committee
John Jennings (Co-Chair)
Brian Richardson (Co-Chair)

Chuck Boggs - 1994-1999
Lamar Cecil - 1994-1999
Al Gordon - 1994-1999
John Jennings - 1994-1999
Brian Richardson - 1994-1999
Ken Ruscio - 1994-1999

Two Students appointed by the EC
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Health Professions Advisory Committee
Lisa Alty (Chair)

Lisa Alty
Tom Nye
Mike Pleva
Helen I'Anson

Special Collections Committee
Tom Litzenburg (Chair)

Four-year terms
Tom Litzenburg - 1995-1999
Barbara Brown - 1995-1999
Sally Wiant - 1995-1999
Joan O'Mara - 1996-2000
Harry Pemberton - 1996-2000

Three-year terms
Kathleen Olson-Janjic - 1998-2001
Patricia Hobbs - 1998-2001

Two-year terms

Edward Adams - 1997-1999 


PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Cognitive Science Committee
Joseph Thompson (Chair)

Kenneth Lambert, computer science
Harrison Pemberton, philosophy
David Elmes, pscyhology
Leonard Jarrard, psychology
Tyler Lorig, psychology
Nancy Margand, psychology
Joseph Thompson, psychology

East Asian Studies Committee
Joan O'Mara (Chair)

Joan O'Mara, art
Harold Hill, Chinese
Michael Smitka, economics
Roger Jeans, history
Ken'ichi Ujie, Japanese
Leslie Williams, Japanese (1998-1999 only)
W. Lad Session, philosophy
Robin Le Blanc, politics
Winston Davis, religion

Environmental Studies Committee
Ken Ruscio (Chair)

Charles Boggs, philosophy
Bob Akins, physics and engineering
Louise Halper, law
David Harbor, geology
Kirk Follo, German/Outing Club
Larry Hurd, biology
Ken Ruscio, politics
David Wirth, law
Elizabeth Knapp, geology (1998-1999 only)
Jim Casey, economics (1998-1999 only)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee
Edwin Craun (Chair)

George Bent, art
Edwin Craun, English
Roger Crockett, German
Richard Marks, religion
Gwyn Campbell, Spanish

Neuroscience Committee
Leonard Jarrard (Chair)

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

Russian Studies Committee
Richard Bidlack (Chair)
 
 
 
 

University Scholars Advisory Committee
 John Lambeth (Chair)

Four Appointed Faculty Members - 1 annually for 4 year term

Bill Connelly - 1995-1999
Tyler Lorig - 1996-2000
John Lambeth - 1997-2001
Marc Conner - 1998-2002 


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