Graduate Faculty and Council
Graduate Studies Faculty Structures
All units that offer a graduate program must have a Program Committee on Graduate Studies that oversees their respective graduate program. Graduate Program Committees must also identify a Graduate Program Director to represent the program (see Graduate School By-Laws for responsibilities of Graduate Program Committees and Directors).
The Graduate Council serves as the administrative arm for the regular members of the Graduate Faculty and guides university policies for graduate education. The Graduate Council is comprised of 20 members:
- Chair of the Graduate Council
- Two members each from the College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, and the Woody L Hunt Colleges of Business Administration;
- Four at-large members
- President of the Faculty Senate
- The Dean of the Graduate school (ex-officio)
- A student representative (non-voting)
Proposals and Procedures
UTEP encourages progressive and continuous improvement of its academic programs. Each Department assumes responsibility for all graduate programs within its area or interdisciplinary program unit. All official communication and information concerning application for new graduate degree programs and program revisions approved by Department Committees and Chairs go through the Academic Dean to the Head of Graduate School and the Graduate Council. The Graduate School office steers all administrative tasks of the Graduate Council including procedures and communication concerning new graduate programs and program/curriculum revisions.
Current Graduate Council Members
|Faculty Member||Representing||Term Exp.|
|ALARID, LEANNE F.
|Student Representative from the Graduate Student Assembly||08/31/2024|
|College of Health Sciences||08/31/2026|
|BOYLE, JASON B.
|College of Health Sciences||08/31/2025|
|CEBERIO, MARTINE C.
|Chair of the Graduate Council||08/31/2024|
|College of Education||08/31/2025|
Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
|College of Liberal Arts||08/31/2025|
|EL-GENDY, AHMED A.
|College of Science||08/31/2024|
|ESPLIN, ADAM M.
Accounting and Information Systems
|President of the Faculty Senate||Voting|
Marketing and Management
|College of Business||08/31/2025|
| IBARRA-MEJIA, GABRIEL
Health Promotions and Public Health
Metallurgical, Mat. & Biomed. Engineering
|College of Engineering||08/31/2025|
|JOHNSON, SARAH JEAN
|College of Education||08/31/2026|
Marketing & Mgmt.
|College of Business Administration||08/31/2024|
|College of Science||08/31/2026|
Material Science and Engineering
|ORTIZ, JOSEPH M.
|College of Liberal Arts||08/31/2024|
|SMITH, Eric D.
Industrial,Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
|College of Engineering||08/31/2026|
Graduate Council Meeting Schedule 2023-2024
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