Stephen F. Austin State University

Graduate Council

Graduate Council Committee (2013/2014)


Ten elected and appointed full members of the graduate faculty. Six of the members of the Council, one each from the academic colleges of the Univesity, are elected from the full members of the graduate faculty. Three members are appointed by the Chair of the Council, subject to the principle of proportionate representation from each academic college on the basis of full and associate members of the graduate faculty in the respective colleges and subject further to the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Serving as ex officio are the Dean of Library, Registrar, Chair Elect of the Faculty Senate and a Graduate Student. Appointed members of the Council serve three year terms. Upon expiration of a term, the Council member is ineligible for re-election or reappointment to the Council until the lapse of three years. A vacancy on the Council is filled either by election or appointment, whichever is applicable to the position vacated.


Dean of Graduate School chairs the committee and convenes meetings as needed.




To recommend policies and procedures relative to graduate student admission and programs, graduate faculty membership, graduate curriculum, graduate theses and dissertations, and other matters pertaining to graduate education at the University level.

Name Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Deb Scott Fine Arts 2011/2012 *
Janah Nerren Chair Elect Faculty Senate ex officio
Greg Miller Sciences & Mathematics 2012/2013 **
Shirley Dickerson Steen Library ex officio
Jeanie Gresham Education 2012/2013*
Joe Musser Sciences & Mathematics 2012/2013*
Mary Nelle Brunson
Graduate School
Kevin West Liberal & Applied Arts 2012/2013 **
Brittany Peden Graduate Student Representative ex officio
Ms. Lynda Langham Registrar ex officio
DawnElla Rust Education 2012/2013 **
Dr. Jack Etheridge Accounting 2013/2014 *
Perky Biesel Liberal & Applied Arts 2013/2014 *
Joyce Johnston Liberal & Applied Arts 2011/2012*
Erin Brown Forestry & Agriculture 2013/2014*

* elected
** appointed