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2020-2021 Graduate Council Members

Student Affairs Committee

  • Matt Brueseke – Geology
  • Doris Carroll – Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs
  • Timothy Keane – Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning
  • A. Abby Knoblauch – English
  • Yonghui Li – Grain Sciences and Industry
  • Megan Miller – Graduate School*†
  • Hannah Shear – Student Council President†
  • Bill Zhang – Architectural Engineering and Construction Science

Committee on Planning

  • Kim Hiller Connell – Interior Design and Fashion Studies
  • Melinda Ann Cro – Modern Languages
  • Juan Du – Statistics
  • Michael Flynn – Social Sciences
  • Takashi Ito – Chemistry
  • Mithila Jugulam – Agronomy
  • Carol Shanklin – Graduate School*†
  • Jaebeom Suh – Marketing

Committee on Assessment and Review

  • Rina Anno – Mathematics
  • Raluca Cozma – Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Sunanda Dissanayake – Graduate School*†
  • Jichul Jang – Hospitality Management
  • Haijun Kang – Educational Leadership
  • Sanzhen Liu – Plant Pathology
  • Lisa Melander – Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
  • Kristin Michel – Biology
  • Tareque Nasser – Finance
  • Phillip Payne – Music, Theatre, & Dance
  • Megan Rolf – Animal Science and Industry
  • Mingjun Wei – Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Academic Affairs Committee

  • Patricia Ackerman – K-State Polytechnic (Salina)
  • Pingping Chen – Student Council President-Elect*
  • Geraldine Craig – Art
  • Sunanda Dissanayake – Graduate School*†
  • Timothy Durrett – Biochemistry Molecular Biophysics
  • Myung Kyo “M.K.” Kim – Management
  • Suzanne Porath – Curriculum and Instruction
  • Andrew Rys – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • J. Scott Smith – Animal Science and Industry
  • Dana Vanlandingham – Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology

Global Campus Representative

  • Janice Nikkel†

Hale Library Representative

  • Sara Kearns†

2021-22 Election Committee

  • Rina Anno – Mathematics
  • Kim Hiller Connell – Interior Design and Fashion Studies
  • Juan Du – Statistics
  • Takashi Ito – Chemistry
  • Mithila Jugulam – Agronomy
  • Timothy Keane – Landscape Architecture / Regional Community Planning
  • Sanzhen Liu – Plant Pathology
  • Jaebeom Suh – Hospitality Management


* Non-voting committee role
† Non-voting Council role