Graduate Committee

The Graduate Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed graduate programs and program revisions and recommending acceptance or rejection prior to submission to the Academic Affairs Committee. The Committee also recommends revisions to the faculty manual regarding policies related to graduate programs and faculty. The Committee assists in the development of a university-wide strategic plan for graduate studies. It also recommends standards for graduate admission, reviews appeals regarding admission decisions, degree requirements, or course credit, and recommends policies regarding graduate assistantships.

The Graduate Committee consists of one faculty member elected from each academic unit with a graduate program, plus two additional faculty members. These two faculty members will be elected from units without a graduate program. The Director of Graduate Studies, a librarian, and the Registrar serve as ex-officio members.

Committee Members


 21 Refika Turgut
(SOE) 
864-503-5520

21 Toshua Kennedy
(SON)
864-503-4256

23 Deshia Breaux 
(IES)*
864-503-5920

23 Elham Sohrabi
(MCS)(non-graduate)
864-503-5290 

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23 Jeff Edwards
(PSY)(non-graduate)
864-503-5908 

Uma Gupta
(JCBE-MEM)
864-503-7199

Ex-Officio


Derham Cole
Interim Chancellor 
864-503-5200


David Schecter
Provost
864-503-5702

Pamela Steinke

Pam Steinke
Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
864-503-5005


Katherine Gibb
Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing
864-503-5444