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: Alex Holsinger

Conservatory of Music: Andrew Granade

Libraries: Jen Salvo

School of Biological Sciences: Karen Bame

School of Management: Brian Anderson

School of Dentistry: Mary Walker

School of Education: Jacob Marszalek

School of Computing and Engineering: Ken Mitchell

School of Law: Jeff Thomas

School of Nursing & Health Sciences: Laura Thiem

School of Pharmacy: Gerald Wyckoff

School of Medicine: Julie Banderas

Chair: Yusheng (Chris) Liu, Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Administrative Liaison: Nancy Hoover, School of Graduate Studies