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Provost’s Meeting Groups

Barry Pearson, Chair
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Management Team (AMT)
Administrative Planning and Academic Affairs Coordination (APAAC)

Academic Management Team: 2015–16
Facilitates the coordination of academic affairs planning, assessment, personnel matters, and other related operational work. Attendees are determined by the agenda. Often some members of this team will not be required to attend. Likewise, colleagues who are not on this list will be asked (or may request) to attend.

Meets every Monday unless otherwise notified
10–11 a.m. | Conference Room 332 (Fishbowl)

  1. Robin Aleman
    Director of Budget and Administration, Academic Affairs
  2. Patricia Bice
    Dean of Student Success
  3. Peggy De Cooke
    Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  4. Suzanne Kessler
    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  5. Theresa McElwaine
    Director of Communications, Academic Affairs
  6. Barbara Moore
    Director of Institutional Research
  7. Anna Oyola
    Executive Assistant to the Provost
  8. Ravi Rajan
    Dean, School of the Arts
    Attending on the second and fourth Monday each month:
  9. Kathleen Ceng
    Interim Director of Academic Programs
    School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education
  10. Michael DeGrazia
    Director of Finance and Administration
    School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education

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Administrative Planning and Academic Affairs Coordination (APAAC): 2015–16
Expanded to include directors across the campus who are not directors of teaching units but are leaders who play a critical role in accomplishing the mission of the institution. Like the Academic Management Team, this group focuses on annual planning that facilitates academic-year operations. An especially important function of this group is the dissemination of critical information and data to create transparency across areas. Agendas will be a mix of topics, ranging from updates on short-term goals and clarifying deadlines to longer-range issues like strategic planning, reaccreditation, assessment, etc.

Meets on the third Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted or notified)
2–4 p.m. | President’s Conference Room
2015–16 schedule:
Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Feb. 15, March 21, April 18

  1. Robin Aleman
    Director of Budget and Administration, Academic Affairs
  2. Linda Bastone
    Chair, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Psychology
  3. Patricia Bice
    Dean of Student Success
  4. Chris Bisignano
    Director, Center for Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
  5. Patrick Callahan
    Director, Library
  6. Kathleen Ceng
    Interim Director of Academic Programs, School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education
  7. Ross Daly
    Chair, School of Humanities, and Associate Professor of Journalism
  8. Peggy De Cooke
    Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  9. Michael DeGrazia
    Director of Finance and Administration, School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education
  10. Tracy Fitzpatrick
    Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Associate Professor of Art History
  11. Ed Herran
    Director of Grants and Contracts Financial Administration, Sponsored Funds
  12. Suzanne Kessler
    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  13. Steven Lam
    Director, School of Art+Design, and Associate Professor of Art+Design
  14. Keith Landa
    Director, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center; and University Faculty Senator (2012–18)
  15. Theresa McElwaine
    Director of Communications, Academic Affairs
  16. Harry McFadden
    Director, Performing Arts Center
  17. Barbara Moore
    Director, Institutional Research
  18. Ravi Rajan
    Dean, School of the Arts
  19. Jennifer Shingelo
    Assistant Dean for Students and Enrollment, School of the Arts
  20. Gregory Taylor
    Director, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and Professor of Cinema Studies
  21. James Undercoefler
    Interim Director, Conservatory of Music
  22. Agustin Zarzosa
    Interim Chair, School of Film and Media Studies, and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies

Updated June 19, 2015

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