TYPE C: INSTITUTIONAL POLICY OR GOVERNANCE

C-3 Commencement and Academic Ceremonies Committee1

Chair: Cynthia S. Salinas
Vice Chair: TBD
Chair Elect: TBD

Minutes (PDF): October 26
Suggested Speakers List

Unless notified otherwise, the first meeting of the committee will be held on September 14, 2009, at 2:15 pm in the Texas Union Ballroom 3.202.

Member E-mail Address Book (comma delimited)
Member E-mail Address Book (semi-colon delimited)

2008-09 Annual Report

FUNCTION: FUNCTION: To advise the Faculty Council, the president, and academic deans on policy matters, including selection of speakers, in planning graduation, Honors Day, and other formal academic ceremonies.

COMPOSITION: Four members of the General Faculty, two staff members, one graduate student, and two undergraduate students. Student members shall be appointed by the president in the fall from a panel of names submitted by the Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty. A representative of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the director of the Department of Facilities Services, the director of University Bands, and the executive director of the Ex-Students' Association shall serve as administrative advisors without votes.


1Committee Disbanded by the Faculty Council (D 7436-7437) on November 16, 2009, and approved by the president on January 11, 2010.

Members, 2009-10:
High, Timothy G. 2009-2010 associate professor, art and art history
Mosadomi, Fehintola A. 2008-2010 professor, Middle Eastern studies
  Salinas, Cynthia S. 2009-2011 associate professor, curriculum and instruction
  Starbird, Michael P. 2009-2011 professor, mathematics

Faculty Council Appointees:
  TBD 2009-2010 Faculty Council Member
  TBD 2009-2010 Faculty Council Member

Two Staff:
  Kline, Dianne R. 2008-2010 senior administrative associate, instructional innovation and assessment
  Lindahl, Melanie D. 2009-2011 senior administrative associate, fine arts

Three Students:
  Jung, Sally 2009-2010 Student Government representative
  Phalon, Erin M. 2009-2010 Graduate Student Assembly representative
  Townsell, Andrew Joseph 2009-2010 Student Government representative

Administrative Advisors:
  Airaudi, Whitney F. ex officio director of events and awards, Ex-Students’ Association
  Clagett, Susan W. ex officio associate vice president, relationship management and university events
  Graham, John M. ex officio director, Erwin Special Events Center
  Junkin, Jerry F. ex officio director of UT Bands, professor, music
  Miller, Michael A. ex officio interim director, facilities services
  Reagins-Lilly, Soncia ex officio senior associate vice president and dean of students