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Committee/Chair/Contact

Administrative Committees through the Office of the President are listed.  Please contact the Chair if you have questions or suggestions for the committee.

Affirmative Action Committee

Cindy Johnson- Ext. 4189
cynthia.johnson@pittstate.edu

This Committee is charged with the responsibility of being an advisory body to the Office of Institutional Equity.

Athletic Council

Cole Shewmake, Chair
cshewmake@pittstate.edu
This Council is charged to advise the President in matters concerning Intercollegiate Athletics and to review proposed athletic fees and make recommendations to the Student Government Association.

Commencement Committee

Howard Smith- Ext. 4006
hwsmith@pittstate.edu

This committee, upon consultation with appropriate university constituents, shall:

  1. Make recommendations to the President and President's Council to provide the best possible commencement experience for graduates and their guests, and
  2. Prepare for, organize and manage commencement ceremonies.

Information Technology Council

Angela Neria- Ext. 4614
aneria@pittstate.edu

The Information Technology Council seeks to create an environment that aggressively employs the application of emerging and proven technologies in support of all aspects of the university's activities and initiatives.  The Information Technology Council plays a critical role in creating this environment.  To do so, the ITC provides a mechanism for campus-wide input on the use of information technology resources.  The council develops and recommends to the President's Council appropriate policies, standards, and procedures that facilitate the effective and efficient use of these critical resources.  In addition, the council will develop an IT plan and oversee its implementation, ensuring the plan is in alignment with the university's strategic plan.

Joint University Student Publications Board

Mary Carol Pomatto- Ext. 4683
mpomatto@pittstate.edu

This Board charge shall be:
(1) To advise the publisher (the President of the University) and advisors on any matters involving either operating procedures or journalistic standards in the daily operation of the student publications; (2) To approve major policy decisions relative to operating procedures and journalistic standards in the day-to-day operation of each publication, as well as other matters such as, but not limited to, changes in format and frequency of issues; (3) To hear charges concerning violation of operational procedures, journalistic standards and/or journalistic freedom as they relate to the daily operation of student publications (4) To approve the annual budget request recommended by each advisor and editor based on sources of funding and expenditures as noted on standard budget request forms used by the University; (5) To make appointments to the Editor-in-Chief positions for each publication from among applicants recommended by the advisor; (6) To remove editors or staff personnel in due process hearings.

Sustainability Committee

Brian Peery, Co-Chair
bpeery@pittstate.edu

Jon Bartlow, Co-Chair
jbartlow@pittstate.edu

The University Sustainability Committee will develop and facilitate the implementation of the institution’s sustainability plan.  The sustainability plan will be designed to address the PSU Strategic Plan Goal: Institutionalize environmental sustainability into all university activities including operations, teaching, learning, discovery and engagement.

Threat Management and Behavioral Intervention Team - Workplace and Campus Violence Committee

Jason Kegler- Ext. 4945
ckegler@pittstate.edu

This Committee is charged with the responsibility to review situations of threat, potential violence, or incidents of actual violence on the campus and/or in the workplace.

University Critical Incident and Crisis Response Advisory, Planning, Evaluation and Support Team

Steve Erwin - Ext. 4246
serwin@pittstate.edu

This Committee charge will be to:

  1. Make recommendations to the Executive Policy Group (Chaired by the President) for philosophic and policy based crisis response planning, management, and evaluation;
  2. Recommend a unified crisis response plan involving internal and external resources;
  3. Consider operational issues such as communication, training and development, maintenance of ongoing preparedness, aftermath management, and data management/ record keeping; and
  4. Integrate existing policy into recommendations.

University Diversity Council

Deatrea Rose- Ext. 6556
drose@pittstate.edu

This Council will provide leadership and coordination in promoting diversity at Pittsburg State University.  Specifically, the Council will:

  1. Provide advice and counsel to the President and President's Council on matters of diversity. 
  2. Make policy recommendations to the President, Provost and Vice Presidents. 
  3. Provide insights to campus academic and administrative units on strategic planning and related to diversity. 
  4. Provide leadership in developing, coordinating and promoting professional development programs for faculty and staff related to issues of diversity. 
  5. Advocate for resources to support campus diversity initiatives.

University Scholarship Committee

Kathleen Flannery, Co-Chair - Ext. 4757
kflannery@pittstate.edu

Howard Smith, Co-Chair - Ext. 4006
hwsmith@pittstate.edu

This Committee, upon consultation with appropriate university constituents, shall:

  1. Review policy and procedure issues and make recommendations to the President's Council for the general administration of scholarships at Pittsburg State University; and
  2. Address questions/concerns and oversee the awarding and distribution process of scholarships at Pittsburg State University.

University Strategic Planning Council

Lynette Olson- Ext. 4113
lolson@pittstate.edu

The Strategic Planning Council, chaired by the Provost, will provide leadership on all aspects of implementation of the University Strategic Plan. The Council will integrate sources of data from unit/division plans and key committees to evaluate institutional operations and performance as well as to improve institutional effectiveness. Based on review of these data, the Council will make recommendations to the President regarding (1) strategic priorities for the upcoming year; and (2) allocation of resources in accordance with university mission and strategic priorities to ensure close alignment of budget and planning. The Council will also make requests to the University Tuition Committee regarding allocation of revenue generated from potential increase in tuition funding. These recommendations and requests will address innovative opportunities and expansion of demonstrated growing programs/services as well as identification of programs or initiatives that are no longer viable. The Council will work with University Marketing and Communication to keep the campus informed of planning activities.

Women's Studies Council

Browyn Conrad- Ext. 4333
bconrad@pittstate.edu

This Council is charged with the responsibility of:

  1. planning the interdisciplinary program and coordinating its implementation;
  2. stimulating faculty interest and participation in women's studies;
  3. evaluating departmental course offerings for inclusion in the program;
  4. working with Continuing and Graduate Studies and other appropriate groups to promote interest in women's studies in the University's service area;
  5. recruiting faculty to participate in the program; and
  6. validating the credentials of candidates for the Women's Studies Certificate.