The Committee of Graduate Officers is the body which coordinates the procedural aspects of graduate studies on the campus. It implements policies established by the Graduate Council and serves as the day-to-day link between the School of Graduate Studies office and the academic units. The committee is composed of the Graduate Officers of the academic units. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies chairs the Committee and forwards recommendations to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The Committee of Graduate Officers holds regular meetings and determines its own procedures.
Graduate Officers Committee Responsibilities:
• Coordinates procedures and administrative matters among the various academic units offering graduate studies.
• Reviews graduate course additions, changes, and deletions to check for duplications and impact on other programs.
• Approves academic unit standards regarding admission and retention of graduate students.
• Makes recommendations in such other administrative and procedural matters as are referred to it, including such matters as are assigned to the individual Graduate Officers by the respective academic dean or program director.
Committee Meeting Dates
Meeting Dates & Places to be announced
UMKC Graduate Officers Committee Members
College of Arts and Sciences: John Herron
Conservatory of Music: Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Libraries: Steve Alleman
School of Biological Sciences: Karen Bame
School of Management: David Cornell
School of Dentistry: Mary Walker
School of Education: LaVerne Berkel
School of Computing and Engineering: Ken Mitchell
School of Law: Jeff Thomas
School of Nursing & Health Sciences: Joy Roberts
School of Pharmacy: Kun Cheng
School of Medicine: Julie Banderas
Chair: Denis Medeiros, Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Administrative Liaison: Nancy Hoover, Student Services Coordinator II, School of Graduate Studies
UMKC Graduate Officers Subcommittee Members
Natural/Physical Sciences: Karen Bame, Julie Banderas, Mary Walker, Ken Mitchell, Joy Roberts, Jianping Wang
Humanities/Social Sciences: Steve Alleman, Diane Petrella, LaVerne Berkel, John Herron, David Cornell, Jeff Thomas