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Graduate Council

The  Graduate Council shall be responsible for all matters of policy governing graduate academic standards.  It shall supervise all graduate offerings of the University determining that curricular changes are compatible with existing programs, feasible under given circumstances, and consistent with the educational objectives of Boise State University under state and federal law.  The Council shall be concerned with all matters of policy and procedures of the Graduate College.

The Graduate Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.  The meetings are at 1:30 pm in Riverfront Hall, room 307.

Supporting Information

Deadline Dates for “Request for Curriculum Action” Requests to the University Curriculum Committee and *Graduate Council:

Date Action
November 1 Deadline for submitting changes for the next catalog (printed)
February 15 Deadline for submitting changes to be included prior to summer/fall continuing student registration begins


This table represents the membership of the Graduate Council for 2016-2017 by colleges.  The asterisk(*) represents the Chair of the committee and is the point of contact for matters related to the function of this committee.



Arts & Letters

Janet Holmes

Natural Sciences

Donna Calhoun

Business & Economics

Ryan Baxter


Kerry Rice


Tim Andersen

Health Sciences

Pam Strohfus

School of Public Service

Jen Schneider


Amy Vecchione

Faculty Senate Liaison

Nader Rafla

Student Representative

Desmond Porth

Graduate College Dean (Ex Officio)

Tammi Vacha-Haase

Registrar (Ex Officio)

Dawn Ramirez

Library (Ex Officio)

Tracy Bicknell-Holmes

Senate President (Ex Officio)

Marty Orr