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
Joan Rentsch, 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
John Haas, Director of the School of Communication Studies
Dania Bilal, Interim Director of the School of Information Sciences
Maureen Taylor, Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations

College of Communication and Information Committees 2015-16

STANDING COMMITTEES

Faculty Affairs – 2 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School.  Two-year term staggered within School.
  • AdPR:    Lisa Fall (2016),  Roxanne Hovland (2017)
  • CMST:   Courtney Wright (2016), Virginia Kupritz (2017)
  • JEM:     Julia Andsager (2016) - Chair,   Erin Whiteside (2017)
  • SIS:      Vandana Singh (2016),   Rachel Fleming-May (2017)

Graduate Studies - 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected from each School. Staggered two-year terms.

  • Eric Haley (2016)
  • Mike Kotowski (2017)
  • Mike Martinez (2017)
  • Peiling Wang (2016)
  • Whitney Tipton (Ph.D. student)
  • Taylor Hixson (M.S. IS student)
  • Torrey Feldman (M.S. C&I student)
  • Ex-Officio: Joan Rentsch

Undergraduate Committee - 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected from each School. Staggered two-year terms.

  • Beth Avery (2016)
  • Peter Gross (2016)
  • Michelle Violanti (2017)
  • Awa Zhu (2017)
  • Ex-Officio:  Joan Rentsch 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
  • Wade Bishop
  • Carolyn Hank
  • Barb Kay
  • Virginia Kupritz
  • Ron Taylor
Research Advisory Committee
  • Suzie Allard – Chair
  • Julie Andsager
  • Lindsey Bier (C&I PhD Program)
  • Moonhee Cho
  • Carolyn Hank
  • Michael Kent
  • Bharat Mehra
  • Emily Paskewitz
  • Awa Zhu
  • 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.
  • Mchael Kent
  • Laura Miller
  • Amber Roessner
  • Carol Tenopir
  • Tanya Arnold (Exempt Staff)
  • Sandy Cabbage (Non-Exempt Staff)
  • Lisa Gary (Lecturer)
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Wirth

Dean's Undergraduate Student Advisory Council

  • Courtney Boykin, DSLS
  • Lauriel Cleveland, NABJ
  • Jesse Klapperich, PRSSA
  • Rachel Underwood, SPJ 
  • Brett Wilson, Com Studies
  • Steven Woods, Ad Club

 

Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council

  • Carol Abrams (MS IS)
  • Torrey Feldman (C&I MS)
  • Melissa Greene-Blye (C&I PhD)
  • Summer Johnston (MS IS)
  • Robert Partee II (C&I MS)
  • Danielle Pollock (C&I PhD)
 

Ad Hoc Committees

 CCI Strategic Planning Committee
  • Mike Wirth – Chair
  • Suzie Allard
  • Dania Bilal
  • Peter Gross
  • John Haas
  • John McNair
  • Patrick Powell
  • Joan Rentsch
  • Sam Swan
  • Maureen Taylor
 
CCI Diversity Committee
  • John Haas - Chair
  • Montana Knell
  • Catherine Luther
  • Bharat Mehra
  • Gary Peterman
  • Suzy Prentiss
  • Joan Rentsch
  • Alice Wirth
  • Mike Wirth
 
CCI Internationalization Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Roxanne Hovland
  • Bob Legg
  • Laura Miller
  • Carol Tenopir
 
CCI Outreach Interest Group
  • Sam Swan - Chair
  • Lisa Fall 
  • John Haas
  • Bharat Mehra 
 
CCI Technology Committee
  • John McNair – Chair  
  • Anne Hensley 
  • Cindy Lancaster
  • Courtney Childers
  • Rob Heller
  • Bob Legg 
  • Laura Miller
  • 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 - CCI has four senators. Senators serve three-year terms.
  • Wade Bishop (20167)
  • Courtney Childers (2016)
  • Bob Legg (2015)
  • Suzy Prentiss (2016)
Graduate Council - 2 year terms. One representative and one proxy.
  • Virginia Kupritz (2017)
  • Mike Martinez (Proxy 2017)
Undergraduate Council - 3 year terms. Dates shown are when the term expires.
  • Courtney Wright (2016)