Graduate Council


The DSU Graduate Council is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • The Graduate Council establishes policies and procedures for graduate programs, including the drafting or amending of sections of DSU Policies and DSU catalog relevant to all graduate programs. Such policies are subject to review by the Faculty Senate as specified in the DSU Policy Manual.
  • The Graduate Council shall conduct formal approval of all new graduate program proposals and formal approval of all substantive and non-substantive graduate program change proposals, including changes in program delivery format deemed substantive.
  • The Graduate Council sets/revises general graduate admissions standards and policies common to all graduate programs.
  • The Graduate Council shall work collaboratively with the Director of Graduate Studies and Marketing & Communications to develop and execute cooperative strategies for recruitment, promotion and marketing of graduate education at Dixie State University.

Graduate Council Members


Department Name Office Phone Email
College of the Arts Kathryn Syssoyeva  Eccles 113  879-4791 Theater Dept
College of Business and Communication Jared Dupree JEN 108 879-7874 jdupree@dixie.edu
College of Education Mark Jeffreys WEDU 152 652-7813 jeffreys@dixie.edu
College of Health Sciences Travis Ficklin HAZY 325 879-4339 travis.ficklin@dixie.edu
College of Humanities and Social Sciences  Lish Harris  UPLAZA 103  879-4423 lharris@dixie.edu
College of Science and Technology  Geoff Smith  SCI 104  879-4610 geoff.smith@dixie.edu

Ex Officio (non-voting) Members

Darlene Dilley, Assistant VP of Enrollment

Misti Pierce, Associate Registrar

Andrea Brown, Director of Institutional Research

Shantelle Owens, Director of Academic Budget