Graduate Council
Committee reports to: Provost and Executive Vice President

The Graduate Council is the executive committee of the Graduate Faculty and is responsible for the formulation of academic policy and programs related to graduate study at Mississippi State University. In addition, the Council may advise the Dean of the Graduate School on any matter they or the Dean feel is appropriate. The Chairperson of the Graduate Council is elected by and from the members of the Council. The Council consists of one elected member from each of the eight academic colleges offering graduate study (programs), and one less in number (seven) appointed by the Provost and Executive Vice President. Not more than two appointed faculty members may be from the same college or school. To be eligible for membership on the Council, appointed or elected members must have Level 1 status on the Graduate Faculty. The term of office is three years. A vacancy on the Council is filled in the same manner in which the member vacating the position was selected. In addition to the faculty, the Council has one graduate student representative who is usually the president of the Graduate Student Association. She/he is a voting member, and the term of office is one year. Ex officio members of the Graduate Council include the Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Provost and Executive Vice President, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Dean of University Libraries, Director of Center for Distance Education, Associate Vice President & Executive Director of the International Institute, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Chairman of the University Committee on Courses and Curricula, and Associate Registrar.

Name Title / Dept. Position Elected / Appointed Term Expires
Adkerson, Amy Associate Registrar Ex-Officio
Armstrong, Kevin College of Arts & Sciences E 2021
Arnoldus, Henk College of Arts & Sciences A 2019
Bian, Linkan Bagley College of Engineering A 2021
Brown-Johnson, Ashli College of Agriculture & Life Sciences A 2022
Carr, Russell College of Veterinary Medicine Vice Chair E 2022
Chamblee, Tim Director, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Ex-Officio
Coleman, Frances Dean of University Libraries Ex-Officio
Collier, Joel College of Business E 2022
Franz, Dana Chair UCCC Ex-Officio
Grebner, Donald College of Forest Resources E 2021
Hanson, Larry College of Veterinary Medicine A 2020
Harkess, Richard College of Agriculture & Life Sciences E 2020
Henry, Brien Interim Associate Dean, Graduate School Ex-Officio
Hill, Priscilla Bagley College of Engineering E 2021
Hoffman, David College of Arts & Sciences A 2022
Hunt, Kevin College of Forest Resources A 2022
Jordan, Julie Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development Ex-Officio
Marler, Laura College of Business A 2021
Miller, Beth College of Architecture, Art & Design E 2020
Parson, Ira President, Graduate Student Association A 2020
Robichaux-Davis, Rebecca College of Education Chair A 2022
Ryan, Peter Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Graduate School Ex-Officio
Seal, Susan Center for Distance Education Ex-Officio
Shaw, David Provost and Executive Vice President Ex-Officio
Wright, Lauren Director, International Institute Ex-Officio
Yu, Chien College of Education E 2020