Council of Deans

The Council of Deans will

  • engage in academic strategic planning centered around the University’s mission, vision and values;
  • review and discuss policies and practices related to curricular issues, faculty affairs, and budgetary matters;
  •  make recommendations on issues specific to academic and faculty policies and practices; and
  •  discuss new academic programs and new academic initiatives.


The Council of Deans will

  • communicate details related to the implementation of University-wide decisions related to academic affairs, curricular issues, and faculty affairs;
  • publish its agendas and summaries in a timely fashion so that University stakeholders are aware of ongoing discussions and decisions taken up by the council; and
  •  seek agenda items, advice, and counsel from constituents within line authority.


Members of the Council of Deans serve at the invitation of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald E. Heller. The current roster includes:

  • Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Donald E. Heller
  •  Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs: Shirley McGuire
  •  Vice Provost for Institutional Budget, Planning, and Analytics: Jeff Hamrick
  •  Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Marcelo Camperi
  •  Dean of the School of Education: Shabnam Koirala-Azad
  •  Dean of the School of Law: Susan Freiwald
  •  Dean of Gleeson Library/Geschke Learning Center: Tyrone Cannon
  •  Interim Dean of the School of Management: Charles Moses
  •  Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions: Margaret W. Baker

Agendas & Summaries

September 24, 2019  Agenda  Summary

October 8, 2019  Agenda  Summary

October 22, 2019 Agenda  Summary

November 5, 2019  Agenda  Summary

November 19, 2019  Agenda  Summary

December 3, 2019  Agenda  Summary

December 17, 2019  Agenda  Summary

January 7, 2020  Agenda  Summary