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Graduate Council

Mission Statement
The Graduate Council is the policy and governance body dealing with all graduate education issues according to the duties outlined in the Graduate Council Charter. As the representative governance unit of the Graduate faculty at Minot State University. The Graduate Council considers policy recommendations that govern graduate programs. It supports programs developed in accordance with the vision statement for Graduate Education.

Vision of Graduate Education at Minot State University
Minot State University is recognized as a regional leader for high quality graduate programs. MSU prepares graduates who have the knowledge and skills to make significant contributions in their chosen professions.

Composition of the Graduate Council
The Graduate Council consists of the Dean of the Graduate School, one elected graduate faculty member from each graduate program (not including separate track within programs), two graduate faculty members appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School, and three graduate students who are enrolled and in good standing. Faculty are elected by the graduate faculty from their own programs, and both they and faculty appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School serve for three year terms. Student members are elected from the Graduate Student Advisory Council and serve one-year terms. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is an ex-officio non-voting member.

2014-2015 Graduate Council Members
Communication Disorders Dr. Cheryl Gilson 2014-2017
Education Dr. Deb Jensen 2013-2016
Information Systems Dr. Lori Willoughby 2014-2017
Management Dr. Gary Ross 2011-2014
Mathematics Dr. Narayan Thapa 2011-2014
School Psychology Dr. Darren Dobrinski 2014-2017
Science Dr. Robert Crackel 2014-2017
Special Education Dr. Johnna Westby 2014-2017
At-Large Position Dr. Harry Hoffman 2011-2014
At-Large Position Dr. Thomas Seymour 2013-2016
Graduate Student Representative TBD
Graduate Student Representative TBD
Graduate Student Representative TBD
VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Lenore M. Koczon Ex-officio
Dean of the Graduate School Dr. Neil T. Nordquist Chair
Graduate School Coordinator Ms. Linde L. Paige Ex-officio