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Graduate Council


  • Valerie Rakes, Chair
  • Chad Betters
  • David Pulliam
  • Josh Smicker
  • Ex officio: Connie Lowery


The Graduate Council is operating under new guidelines which were approved by the Catawba College faculty at the end of AY 2018-19:

  1. The committee has the responsibility to approve and forward all revisions to existing graduate programs and new graduate courses and programs to the full faculty for final approval.
  2. The committee is responsible for maintaining the Graduate Catalog. All changes to the catalog must be approved by the full faculty.
  3. Current standing undergraduate committees shall oversee all other aspects of graduate programs that parallel similar and comparable responsibilities relative to undergraduate programs and course work.