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Graduate School

Graduate Council

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The Graduate School provides a framework for supporting excellence in graduate research, scholarship, teaching, and mentorship in accordance with Columbus State University's mission and consistent with the mission of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The Graduate School is administered by a Graduate School Director who is assisted by a representative body, the Graduate Council. Among its other responsibilities, the Graduate Council approves new and revised graduate programs and certificates, develops policies and processes related to graduate studies, and reviews and approves faculty for teaching at the graduate level.

The Graduate Council meetings are usually held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 12:00pm in the VPAA conference room.

Graduate Council Membership 2020-2021

Year 3

Saoussan Maarouf, COEHP, Chair
Shamim Khan, TCOB, Chair-elect
Lisa Oberlander, COA
Kevin Burgess, COLS, Past Chair

Year 2

Bryan Tyo, COEHP
Kimberly Gill, COLS
Ryan Lynch, COLS

Year 1

Sarah Gravel, COEHP
John Finley, TCOB

Ex-Officio Members:
Dr. Margie Yates, Interim Associate Provost and Director of the Graduate School
Dr. Tim Howard, SACSCOS Liaison
Ms. Kristin Williams, Graduate Admission Liaison

Meeting Dates and Minutes


Graduate Council Bylaws Revised 7-16-2015 (PDF)

Graduate Council Archives