Office of the University Provost

University Graduate Council

Andrew N. Webber, Vice President for Graduate Education

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It is the mission of the vice provost of graduate education to promote and support the integrity, quality, and vitality of ASU graduate programs including master's degrees, professional degrees, and doctoral degrees.  Our goal is to ensure university-wide standards of quality, access, and equity in graduate programs and promote the interests of ASU's graduate students and graduate education within the state, national, and international arenas.  Central to this vision is the enhancement of the diversity of ASU's graduate population as well as the development of a dynamic range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary graduate programs across the university.

The University Graduate Council consists of faculty from each campus who review and make recommendations regarding the quality and nature of programs, policies, and standards related to graduate education. The council serves in an advisory capacity to the vice provost for graduate education.  

Academic Unit Members:

  • Elly Van Gelderen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Patrick Bixby, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Cecilia Menjivar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Timothy Lindquist, College of Technology and Innovation
  • Kevin Corley, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Pauline Komnenich, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Michelle Zandieh, School of Letters and Sciences
  • Frances Matera, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Jitendran Muthuswamy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering   
  • Gyan Nyaupane, College of Public Programs
  • Samuel DiGangi, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Tamara Underiner, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 
  • Juliet Weinhold, College of Health Solutions 

Graduate student member: 

  • Ashley Conway

Ex-officio members:

  • Ajay Vinze, Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Education
  • Amanda Morales-Calderon, Specialist/Catalog Coordinator
  • Kim Naig, Executive Director, Graduate Enrollment Services
  • Andrew Webber, Vice Provost for Graduate Education
  • Eric Wertheimer, Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Academic Programs