Minutes of the Eighth Meeting of
Date and Time: Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 2:30 p.m.
Place: Provost’s Conference Room, 104 Administration
Attendance: Ronald Anderson (presiding), Roger Barnard, Lora Deahl, Phil Dennis, Tim Dodd, Cary Green, Fred Hartmeister, Karlene Hoo, William Maki, Bill Pasewark, Michael Peters, and John Stinespring
Ex-officio: Wendell Aycock, Ralph Ferguson, Ann McGlynn, Liz Hall, and Deidre Parish
Guests: Amy Fox, Peggy Johnson, Marlene Kenady, Dustin McAfee, Donna Rogers, Gerald Skoog, and Brian Steel
The Graduate Council Minutes are distributed to the Graduate Council and are posted to the Graduate School website.
1. Minutes of the seventh meeting, held on April 3, 2003, were approved as distributed.
2. The following students were admitted to candidacy for the doctorate on the
recommendation of their departments:
Armando Arciniega (Mathematics)
William David Becker (Agronomy)
Mickey D. Best (Fine Arts – Theatre)
Jeffrey Ludwig Boss (Instructional Technology)
James Harold Campbell (Biology)
Lloyd Steve Chambers (Higher Education)
Vickie Fix-Turkowski (Educational Leadership)
Mark Frandsen (Fine Arts – Music)
Srinivas Gampala (Biology)
Anna En-chi Ho (Music – Performance)
Pearl Merritt (Higher Education)
Victor Naranjo (Music – Performance)
Channa Navaratna (Mathematics)
Pantaleon Perera (Mathematics)
Alan Peters (Agronomy)
Jeffrey Howard Rhodes (Higher Education)
Irma Sanchez (Higher Education)
Kenneth Wayne Schuepbach (Higher Education)
Heather Ann Vartorella (Animal Science)
Chun-Hsien Su (Electrical Engineering)
Qiumei Zeng (Chemical Engineering)
3. Academic Requests:
a. a. Graduate Council considered and approved 6 applicants for Graduate Faculty. The new members
Dakshina DeSilva (Economics and Geography)
Waylon V. House (Petroleum Engineering)
Keith S. Jones (Psychology)
Christopher Monico (Mathematics and Statistics)
Victor Patrangenaru (Mathematics and Statistics)
Brent Reeves (Computer Science) (Adjunct)
b. b. Graduate Faculty from the College of Architecture were considered for reappointment.
Seventeen were reappointed to six-year terms and two were appointed to three-year provisional
c. Graduate Faculty from Landscape Architecture were considered for reappointment. All were
reappointed to six-year terms.
d. The Chemistry Graduate Faculty review continued with the discussion of one member’s
credentials. A recommendation by the Graduate Faculty Committee to grant a three-year
provisional term was approved.
5. The Development Office is receiving thank-you notes from fellowship recipients, which will be hand-
delivered to the donors.
6. Deidre Parish, GPSGA President, who will graduate this month, introduced Dustin McAfee, the new
president for the academic year 2003-2004. Dustin is in the Masters’ program in Public Administration
and holds a teaching assistantship in Political Science. The other new officers are: Catherine Polydore,
Vice President; Kelly Jones, Treasurer; and Adrienne Foose, Secretary.
i. The GPSGA has given $20,000 in student grants for recruitment and retention.
ii. The number of Graduate Student Organizations supported by the GPSGA has grown from 10-18.
iii. Subsidized childcare sponsored by the GPSGA is a success with fourteen children enrolled.
7. Admissions Report:
8. 8. Announcements:
a. a. Graduation will be May 17. The times are as follows: 9:00 a.m. (Architecture, Engineering, Visual
and Performing Arts, and Arts and Sciences) and 1:30 p.m. (Human Sciences, Agricultural Sciences
and Natural Resources, Business Administration, and Education)
b. b. The summer Graduate Council meeting will be in 129 Holden Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June
c. c. The Academic Program Committee will meet concerning the GPIDEA Proposal in Gerontology,
which will be presented at the summer Graduate Council meeting.
d. d. A screening committee has been appointed and applications are being received for the next Graduate
Dean. The Graduate Dean currently reports to the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies
and Technology Transfer. However, the new dean will report to the Provost.
9. 9. Other Business
a. Following the Graduate Council meeting, the members gave a surprise reception to Ronald M.
Anderson, who will retire as Graduate Dean on May 31, 2003. Dean Anderson has done
an exemplary job presiding over the Graduate Council meetings since the summer of 1999, and
will be missed. The Graduate Council wishes him an enjoyable, well-deserved retirement.
The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.