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The Graduate Administrators Council (GAC) will review and make recommendations to strengthen and simplify current University standards, rules, policies and procedures governing graduate education. GAC will also review centralized administrative processes and structure to ensure all areas related to graduate education administration are accountable to the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies. They will also develop a graduate program directors handbook and provide training for new and continuing graduate program directors. From the 2000-2004 ODU Strategic Plan

Brenda Neumon Lewis, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, Chair

Robert Wojtowicz, Associate Dean, COAL

Joanne Scheibman, Graduate Program Director, Applied Linguistics

Ali Ardalan, Associate Dean, COBPA

David Selover, Graduate Program Director, Economics

Sharon Judge, Associate Dean, DCOE

Lynn Ridinger, Graduate Program Director, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Education, and Sports Management

Osman Akan, Associate Dean, BCOET

Isao Ishibashi, Graduate Program Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Richardean Benjamin, Associate Dean, COHS

Carolyn Rutledge, Director, DNP Advanced Program, Co-Director, DNP Executive Program, and MSN Administrator Program

Robert Ratzlaff, Graduate Program Director, Biological Sciences

Bill Heffelfinger, Director of Graduate Admissions

Mary K. Swartz, University Registrar