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Graduate School

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.

» Graduate Council Charter [pdf]

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 Associate Vice President 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 Associate Vice President 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 Associate Vice President 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.

Graduate Council Members

Department Member Term
Communication Disorders Dr. Ann Beste-Guldborg 2016-2019
Education Dr. Daniel Conn 2015-2018
Information Systems Dr. Lori Willoughby 2017-2020
Management Dr. Megan Fixen 2017-2020
Music Dr. Jon Rumney 2015-2018
School Psychology Dr. Joseph Engler 2016-2019
Science Dr. Robert Crackel 2014-2017
Special Education Dr. Holly Pedersen 2015-2018
Sports Management Dr. Linda Cresap 2016-2019
At-Large Position Dr. Evan Borisinkoff 2016-2018
At-Large Position 2016-2018
Graduate Student Representative Maleeha Latif, MSM 2017-2018
Graduate Student Representative Ashley Lanz, SPED 2017-2018
Graduate Student Representative Juria Weichmann, MED 2017-2018
VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Laurie Geller Ex-officio

Associate VP Graduate, Online, Distance
and Continuing Education

Dr. Jacek Mrozik Chair
Registrar Rebecca Ringham

Ex-officio