Graduate Council - Coastal Carolina University
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The Graduate Council considers any academic matters related to graduate education at Coastal Carolina University.

Dr. Wes E. Fondren
Associate Dean
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Kristin Olsen
Operations Coordinator
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies


Specific areas of consideration for the Graduate Council include new degree program proposals and new graduate courses; changes in degree programs or courses; new and existing policies, procedures, and assessment related to graduate study. Actions taken by the council related to these matters are forwarded to the Faculty Senate for consideration.

Graduate Council Membership

The Graduate Council comprises eight elected faculty members (two elected from each college) with voting powers. The elected members serve for three-year terms. Non-voting members of the Graduate Council include one representative from Kimbel Library and one from Faculty Senate, and graduate program coordinators/directors. The Associate Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (who serves as chair of the council) and the registrar both serve as ex officio members. 

2022-2023 Graduate Council Meetings

All meetings are held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Edwards (EHFA) 164. If meeting virtually, a Zoom link will be sent to the committee.

Sept. 7 | Submission deadline Aug. 24
Oct. 5
 | Submission deadline Sept. 21
Nov. 2 | Submission deadline Oct. 19
Dec. 7 
| Submission deadline Nov. 16
Jan. 4 | Submission deadline Dec. 21
Feb. 1
 | Submission deadline Jan. 18
March 1 | Submission deadline Feb. 15
April 5
 | Submission deadline March 15
May 3 | Submission deadline April 19

Graduate Council Roster
Wall College of Business Administration

Leann Mischel (term begins 2021-2022)
Sourav Batabyal (term begins 2020-2023)

Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences

Hsing-Wen Hu (term begins 2022-2023)
Anthony Setari (term begins 2021-2022)

College of Health and Human Performance

Kelly Elliot (term begins 2022-2023)
Amanda Siegrist (term begins 2022-2023)

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Emma Howes (term begins 2022-2023)
Elizabeth Baltes  (term begins 2022-2023)

Gupta College of Science

Erin Hackett (term begins 2021-2022)
Roi Gurka (term begins 2022-2023)

HTC Honors College 

Jennifer Mokos (term begins 2020-2021)

Facuty Senate Representative


Kimbel Library Representative

Eric Resnis (term begins 2019-2020)

Graduate Program Coordinators/Directors

Not assigned

Ex officio

Stacy Wyeth, Registrar
Wes E. Fondren, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies