Members of the Board of Trustees
Andy F. Bessette
Mark L. Boxer
Kevin A. Braghirol (Student Trustee)
Charles F. Bunnell
Shari G. Cantor
Richard T. Carbray, Jr.
Sanford Cloud, Jr.
Andrea Dennis-LaVigne, D.V.M.
Marilda L. Gandara, Esq.
Jeanine A. Gouin, P.E.
Thomas E. Kruger, Esq. (Chair)
The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy (President), Governor of Connecticut
Denis J. Nayden
Steven K. Reviczky
Thomas D. Ritter, Esq.
Philip Rubin, Ph.D.
Christine C. Savino (Student Trustee)
Catherine H. Smith
Dianna R. Wentzell
Officers of Administration
Andrew Agwunobi, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of UConn Health
Susan Herbst, President of the University
Craig H. Kennedy, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research
The Graduate School
Karen Bresciano, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
Kent E. Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
Barbara E. Kream, Associate Dean of the Graduate School – UConn Health
Anne Lanzit, Program Manager – Admissions
Lisa Pane, Systems Administrator – Information Technology
Kathleen Segerson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School – Storrs and Regional
Graduate Faculty Council
The Graduate Faculty Council is the legislative body of The Graduate School. It establishes academic policy for graduate education, except for those areas reserved to the Board of Trustees, to the University Senate, or to the faculties of other colleges and schools. The 60 members, representing specific content areas derived from constituent Fields of Study, are elected to serve three year terms. The membership includes two voting student members chosen by the Graduate Student Senate. The President, the Provost, the Vice
Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School, and certain other administrative officers of The Graduate School are non-voting, ex-officio members. The Council, representing the Graduate at large, exercises legislative authority in such areas as admissions criteria, curricular and degree requirements, new course approval, academic program review, and the like.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee has both executive and advisory responsibilities to the Graduate Faculty Council and to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School. Its membership is drawn from the Graduate Faculty Council and from the
Graduate Faculty at large. The Dean serves as chair. The Executive Committee is the steering committee for the Graduate Faculty Council. It advises the Vice Provost on matters of policy and regulatory interpretation, approves plans of study and dissertation prospectuses, and considers on the basis of academic merit proposals to modify or to create Fields of Study and areas of concentration. Members include:
Karen Bresciano, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (ex-officio)
Judy Brown, Associate Professor in Residence of Allied Health Sciences
Maria-Luz Fernandez, Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Jane Gordon, Associate Professor of Political Science
Mitchell Green, Professor of Philosophy
Kent E. Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School (ex- officio), Chair
Elizabeth Holzer, Associate Professor of Sociology
Barbara E. Kream, Associate Dean of the Graduate School – Health Center (ex-officio)
Charles Mahoney, Professor of English
Etan Markus, Professor of Psychology
Barbara Parziale, (ex-officio) Secretary
Lynn Puddington, Associate Professor of Immunology
Kathleen Segerson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School (ex-officio)