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Commencement Committee

Membership: Academic Affairs Director of Special Projects (Chair), Registrar (co-chair) Provost or designee, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Athletics Facilities and Equipment Coordinator, Assistant Vice President of Public Safety, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, ROTC representative, 4 Department of Communications representatives, Department of Music representative, Director of University Facilities, SGA President or designee, Assistant to the Provost,  ADA Coordinator, 2 Faculty representing different academic colleges 1 representative from Alumni Relations, 1 Student Affairs representative.

Description: The committee has the responsibility for assisting the president and provost in the planning and implementation of commencement exercises at the university.

(Approver: Provost/SVPAA)

 2021-2022 Membership

Name Area Department Service Term
Kyle Christmas, Chair Academic Affairs Director of Special Projects Academic Affairs 2021-2022
Nancy KingSanders Interim Registrar - co-chair Registrar’s Office 2021-2022
Maria Cronley Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs 2020-2022
Carol Clark Chief Government and Community Relations Officer Community and Government Relations 2020-2022
Bud Jenkins Athletics Facilities and Equipment Coordinator Athletics 2020-2022
Tara Adams Physical Plant Manager Physical Plant 2020-2022
Michael Kasitz Asst. VP for Public Safety Public Safety 2020-2022
Bill Persinger Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing Public Relations and Marketing 2020-2022
Mark Barton ROTC Representative Military Science 2020-2022
Rob Baron Communication Representative Communication, Dept. Chair 2020-2022
Charles Sawyer Communication Representative Communication, Video Coordinator 2020-2022
David Ellison Communication Representative Communication 2020-2022
Barry Gresham Communication Representative Communication Instructor 2020-2022
Greg Wolynec Music Representative Music 2020-2022
Andy Kean Director of University Facilities University Center 2020-2022
Lacey Dillon Asst. Director for Alumni Relations Alumni Relations 2021-2022
Kito Aruh Student Government Association President Student Representative 2020-2022
Debbie Shearon Assistant to the Provost Academic Affairs 2020-2022
Sheila Bryant ADA Coordinator Office of Equity, Access & Inclusion 2020-2022
Karen Sorenson Faculty, (CoAL or CoSTEM) Languages and Literature (Reader or Marshal) 2021-2022
Kim Coggins Faculty, (CoBHS, CoE, or CoB) Psychological Science and Counseling 2021-2022
Victor Felts Associate Dean of Students/Director, SLC Student Life and Engagement 2021-2022

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the Commencement Committee, please contact:

Kyle Christmas, Chair