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Committee: Academic Council


Leaders of academic units including deans, directors, Academic Affairs staff, and representatives from Faculty Council, Staff Council, and Student Affairs. Chaired by the Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs.


This committee addresses issues related to university academic functions including the   delivery of quality student learning experiences and student success. Through the Provost / VPAA, the Academic Council makes recommendations to the NSU Cabinet.


The Academic Council meets monthly with additional meetings called as needed.  Minutes are maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs.

2021-2022 Committee Members

Dr. Debbie Landry, Chair
Provost / Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Vanessa Anton
Dean, College of Education

Ms. Sara Barnett
Director, Center for Tribal Studies

Dr. Janet Buzzard
Dean, College of Business & Technology

Dr. Renee Cambiano
President, Faculty Council

Dr. Mike Chanslor
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Eloy Chavez
Dean, College of Extended Learning (BA)

Dr. Roger Collier
Interim Executive Director, International Programs (BA)

Dr. Pamela Fly
Associate VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Pamela Hathorn
Dean, College of Science & Health Professions

Dr. Michael Jones
Executive Director, University Libraries

Dr. Cari Keller
Dean, Graduate College

Ms. Janet Kelley

Dr. Kelly Jo Larsen
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Ms. Lisa McCormick
Executive Assistant

Dr. Doug Penisten
Dean, Oklahoma College of Optometry

Dr. Richard Reif
Chief Information Officer, Director ITS

Dr. Julie Sawyer
Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Tobi Thompson
Chair, Chairs’ Council

Mr. Jerol Skinner
Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

Dr. Kimberly Williams
Dean, NSU Muskogee

Dr. Roy Wood
Dean, NSU Broken Arrow (BA)

Dr. Carla Swearingen
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs