The Graduate School

Council & Cabinet

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the governing body of the Graduate School and consists of the Dean of the Graduate School, faculty members elected from the graduate faculty and graduate students designated annually by the Graduate Student Organization. The Graduate Council establishes regulations for the Graduate School; reviews and approves proposed graduate courses and programs; develops standards for the admission and matriculation of graduate students; and recommends priorities for the allocation of graduate support resources.

Graduate Council Members

Susan Strehle, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Faculty Representatives: Terms:
Daryl Santos, SSIE 2014-2017
Ricardo Laremont, Political Science 2014-2017
Rosemarie Morewedge, German and Russian Studies 2014-2017
Fernando Guzman, Mathematical Sciences 2014-2017
Alistair Lees, Chemistry 2014-2017
Michael Lewis, Computer Science 2014-2017
Patrick Madden, Computer Science 2014-2017
Kevin Hatch, Art History 2014-2017
Elizabeth Mellin, CCPA 2015-2018
Libby Tucker, English 2015-2018
Ann Clark, Biology 2015-2018
Pamela Sandoval, SOE 2015-2018
Pamela Mischen, CCPA 2015-2018
Subimal Chatterjee, School of Management 2015-2018
Heather DeHaan, History 2015-2018
Mohammad Khasawneh, SSIE 2015-2018
Shelley Dionne, School of Management 2016-2019
Adam Laats, School of Education 2016-2019
Gale Spencer, Decker School of Nursing 2016-2019
Leigh Ann Wheeler, History 2016-2019
Vicky Rizzo, CCPA 2016-2019

Graduate Student Representatives:
Plash Sachdeva-GSO President
Abdulrahman Alwuhayb-Watson
Kendall Geed-Harpur                                                                                                                                                 Jenn Dum-Harpur


Ex Officio Members:
Sarah Lam, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Paul Parker, Associate Vice President for Research
Mary Beth Curtin, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives
Cindy Olbrys, University Library Representative

Graduate Cabinet

The Graduate Cabinet, an informal body comprised of the graduate associate deans of the schools and colleges, the chairs of departments, directors of graduate programs and representatives of the Graduate School, convenes as needed in order to discuss important issues relevant to graduate education. Although the Graduate Cabinet has no bylaws or legislative authority, its discussions contribute greatly to the excellence of Binghamton University.

Topics of past meetings have included:

  • "Alumni Development" led by Mary Woolson, Associate Vice President for Development
  • "Leadership Workshop" led by Dr. Brent Ruben, Director of the Center for Organizational Development & Leadership, Rutgers University
  • "Career and Professional Development" with a panel representing the Career & Development Center, Center for Quality, Technology Training Center and Library Services
  • "Sharing Best Practices About Recruitment" led by Dean Nancy Stamp

Graduate Council Minutes

2016-17 Graduate Council Minutes:

2015–16 Graduate Council Minutes:

2014–15 Graduate Council Minutes:

2013–14 Graduate Council Minutes:

2012–13 Graduate Council Minutes:

2011–12 Graduate Council Minutes:

2010–11 Graduate Council Minutes:

2009–10 Graduate Council Minutes:

2008–09 Graduate Council Minutes:

2007–08 Graduate Council Minutes:

2006–07 Graduate Council Minutes:

Last Updated: 3/1/17