College Governance

Bylaws


The College of Communication and Information operates under a set of bylaws, created and approved by the college faculty. Read the bylaws >>

Each of the four schools of the college also operates under a set of bylaws.

Additional Information:

Administrators

Michael Wirth, Dean
Catherine Luther, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Carol Tenopir, Director of Research and Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies
Sam Swan, Director, Internationalization and Outreach
Peter Gross, Director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Virginia Kupritz, Acting Director of the School of Communication Studies
Edwin Cortez, Director of the School of Information Sciences
John Haas, Interim Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations

College of Communication and Information Committees 2013-14

STANDING COMMITTEES

Faculty Affairs – 2 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School.  Two-year term staggered within School.
  • Mark Harmon, Chair (2015)
  • Ben Bates (2014)                               
  • Eric Haley (2014)      
  • Mike Kotowski (2015)
  • Bharat Mehra (2014)   
  • Michael Palenchar (2015)
  • Joan Rentsch (2014)                                                  
  • Peiling Wang (2015)
Graduate Studies - 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected from each School. Staggered two-year terms.
  • Suzie Allard, Chair (2014)
  • Lisa Fall (2014)
  • Mike Martinez (2015)
  • Joan Rentsch (2015)
  • Betsy Dalton (Ph.D. student rep)
  • Elizabeth Frakes (M.S. IS student rep)
  • Yusheng Mei (M.S. C&I student rep)
  • Ex-Officio:  Catherine Luther
Undergraduate Committee - 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected from each School. Staggered two-year terms.
  • Michelle Violanti, Chair (2015)
  • Roxanne Hovland (2014)
  • Devendra Potnis (2014)
  • Barb Kaye (2015)
  • Ex-Officio:  Catherine Luther and Betty Bradley

Departmental Review Committee (DRC) for Human Subjects Research (1 rep from AdvPR, CS and JEM; 2 reps from IS; 1-year terms)

  • Candace White - Chair
  • Ben Bates
  • Kimberly Douglass
  • Nick Geidner
  • Mike Kotowski
  • Awa Zhu

Research Advisory Committee

  • Carol Tenopir – Chair
  • Suzie Allard
  • Rachel Fleming-May
  • Mark Harmon
  • Jonathan Pettigrew
  • Candace White
  • Awa Zhu
  • Ivonne Ramirez (Ph.D. student rep)
  • Administrative:  Diana Hall and Bobbie Suttles 

Advisory Councils

Dean's Advisory Council - 1 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School; 1 exempt staff/1 non-exempt staff/1lecturer appointed by Dean. One year term.
  • Mike Martinez (JEM faculty) - Chair
  • Robyn Blakeman (AdvPR faculty)
  • Laura Miller (CS faculty)
  • Wade Bishop (IS faculty)
  • Tanya Arnold (Exempt Staff)
  • Deborah Douglas (Non-Exempt Staff)
  • Annette Winston (Lecturer)
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Wirth

Dean's Undergraduate Student Advisory Council

  • Hannah Ruth Cather (SPJ)
  • Julia Mangin (PRSSA)
  • Ryan McPherson (Ad Club)
  • Brittany Singh (DSLS)                                                                       
  • Samantha Smoak (Com Studies Club)
 
Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council
  • Lauren Macher (C&I MS)
  • Joshua Frye (C&I MS)
  • April Akins (IS-MS)
  • Erin Upshaw (IS-MS)
  • Michelle Garland (2nd year C&I PhD)
  • Ivonne Ramirez (1st year C&I PhD)
 

Ad Hoc Committees

 
Strategic Planning
  • Mike Wirth – Chair
  • Suzie Allard                                       
  • Ed Cortez                                                       
  • Peter Gross                                                    
  • John Haas                                                      
  • Virginia Kupritz
  • Catherine Luther                                            
  • John McNair                                                  
  • Patrick Powell                                    
  • Sam Swan                                                       
  • Carol Tenopir
 
CCI Diversity Committee
  • John Haas - Chair
  • Suzie Allard
  • Miriam Davis
  • Catherine Luther
  • Bharat Mehra
  • Gary Peterman
  • Suzy Prentiss
  • Alice Wirth
  • Mike Wirth
  • Courtney Wright
 
CCI Internationalization Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Ed Cortez
  • Bob Legg
  • Ken Levine
  • Candace White
 
CCI Outreach Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Lisa Fall
  • Lisa Gary
  • John Haas
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson
  • Bharat Mehra
 
CCI Technology Committee
  • John McNair - Chair
  • Anne Hensley
  • Cindy Lancaster
  • Mike Wiseman
  • Courtney Childers
  • Rob Heller
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson
  • Virginia Kupritz
  • Bob Legg
  • Devendra Potnis
  • Sam Swan
 

University-wide Service Responsibilities

Faculty members serve on mayn committees and councils throughout the university as part of their service and/or administrative responsibilites. The following three commitments require the college to elect representatives on a regular basis.
 
Faculty Senate - Our College has four senators. Senators serve three-year terms.
  • Bharat Mehra (2014) - CCI Senate Caucus Chair & Member of Senate Executive Committee
  • Courtney Childers (2016)
  • John Haas (2015)
  • Bob Legg (2015)
  • Suzy Prentiss (2016)
Graduate Council - 2 year terms. One representative and one proxy.
  • Candace White (2014)      
  • Ben Bates – proxy (2014)
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson (2016)
Undergraduate Council - 3 year terms. Dates shown are when the term expires.
  • Jonathan Pettigrew (2016)
  • Amber Roessner (2014)

(NOTE: Michael Palenchar is Vice Chair of the UG Council for 2013-14).