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Provost's Council of Deans

The Provost convenes the Council of Deans (COD) the first and third Fridays of every month and expands the COD meeting with AA staff monthly in order to set/review the agenda for Academic Affairs.  The Council considers a broad array of areas including strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, budgeting, curricular and administrative issues, academic policies, and college/AA initiatives aimed at enhancing both faculty and student life on campus. 

Council of Deans Members

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs: Dr. Karen Patterson (chair)


Academic College Deans:

Brooks College of Health: Dr. Curt Lox

Coggin College of Business: Dr. Richard Buttimer

College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. James Garner, Interim 

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction: Dr. William Klostermeyer 

College of Education and Human Services: Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey

Hicks Honors College: Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain


Other Deans:

Continuing Education: Dr. Edythe Abdullah

Graduate School: Dr. John Kantner

Thomas Carpenter Library: Dr. Brent Mai

Council of Deans Meeting (Expanded)
Chair of the Council of Chairs: Dr. Liz Gregg


Faculty Association President: Dr. John White


Academic Affairs Staff:

Associate VP for Research: Dr. John Kantner

Associate VP for Faculty Excellence & Academic Engagement: Dr. Gordon Rakita

Interim Associate Provost: Dr. John Kantner

Associate VP for Enrollment Services: Dr. Terrence Curran

Assistant VP for Student and International Affairs: Ms. Ruth Lopez

Assistant VP for Budgets: Ms. Christine Malek-Richard

Dean of Students: Dr. Andrea Adams-Manning

Director for Academic Affairs - Budgets: Ms. Anne Hoover

Director for Academic Affairs - Director for Academic Programs and SACSCOC Liaison: Dr. Shawn Brayton

Executive Assistant to the Provost  and Director of Planning: Ms. Marianne Jaffee

Director for Assessment: Dr. Amanda Kulp

Scheduled Meetings

Last Tuesday of every month