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
Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the 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 2014-15

STANDING COMMITTEES

Faculty Affairs – 2 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School.  Two-year term staggered within School.
  • Mark Harmon, Chair (2015)
  • Julia Andsager (2016)
  • Lisa Fall (2016)
  • Mike Kotowski (2015)
  • Vandana Singh (2016)  
  • Michael Palenchar (2015)
  • Peiling Wang (2015)
Graduate Studies - 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected from each School. Staggered two-year terms.
  • Joan Rentsch, Chair (2015) 
  • Suzie Allard, (2016)
  • Eric Haley (2016)
  • Mike Martinez (2015)
  • Ivonne Ramirez (Ph.D. student rep) 
  • Taylor Hixson (M.S. IS student rep) 
  • Dustin Mills(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)
  • Beth Avery (2016)
  • Devendra Potnis (2016)
  • Barb Kaye (2016)
  • 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
  • Laura Miller
  • Wade Bishop

 
Research Advisory Committee
  • Suzie Allard – Chair
  • Devendra Potnis
  • Amber Roessner
  • Mike Kotowski
  • Mariea Hoy
  • Vandana Singh
  • Jackie Cameron (Ph.D. student rep)
  • Katherine Chyka (U.G. 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.
  • Wade Bishop – Chair (IS faculty)
  • Mike Kotowski (CS faculty)
  • Mike Martinez (JEM faculty)
  • Jin Seong Park (AdvPR faculty)
  • Cindy Lancaster (Exempt Staff)
  • Deborah Douglas (Non-Exempt Staff)
  • Megan Fields (Lecturer) 
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Wirth

Dean's Undergraduate Student Advisory Council

  • Katherine Chyka (Com Studies Club)
  • Kathleen Duff (DSLS)
  • Melodi Erdogan (SPJ)
  • Will Jellicorse (Ad Club)
  • Kristin Knight (PRSSA) 
 
Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council
  • Paisleigh Kelley (C&I MS)
  • Alexandra Rodriguez (C&I MS)
  • Danny Hussey (IS-MS)
  • Elizabeth Wilson (IS-MS)
  • Alicia Ransom (2nd year C&I PhD) 
  • Bingqing Wang (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
 
CCI Diversity Committee
  • John Haas - Chair
  • Suzie Allard
  • Catherine Cuevas
  • Catherine Luther
  • Mike Martinez 
  • Bharat Mehra
  • Rochelle Nelson
  • Gary Peterman
  • Suzy Prentiss
  • Alice Wirth
  • Mike Wirth
  • Awa Zhu
 
CCI Internationalization Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Ed Cortez  
  • Mark Harmon
  • Ken Levine
  • Candace White
 
CCI Outreach Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Robyn Blakeman
  • Lisa Fall 
  • Lisa Gary
  • John Haas
  • Roxanne Hovland
  • Bharat Mehra 
 
CCI Technology Committee
  • John McNair – Chair  
  • Anne Hensley 
  • Cindy Lancaster
  • Mike Wiseman 
  • Courtney Childers
  • Rob Heller
  • Bob Legg 
  • Jonathan Pettigrew
  • 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.
  • John Haas (2014) - CCI Senate Caucus Chair & Member of Senate Executive Committee
  • Courtney Childers (2016)
  • Bob Legg (2015)
  • Suzy Prentiss (2016)
Graduate Council - 2 year terms. One representative and one proxy.
  • Joan Rentsch (2017)
  • Mike Martinez (Proxy 2017)
Undergraduate Council - 3 year terms. Dates shown are when the term expires.
  • Jonathan Pettigrew (2016) (Courtney Wright will serve as proxy for Fall 2014)
  • (NOTE: Michael Palenchar is Chair of the UG Council for 2014-15)