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Committee: Commencement


Representatives from faculty and staff areas involved in commencement activities. One student appointed by the Northeastern Student Government Association.  The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as a non-voting, ex officio member.


This committee assists in planning, implementing and evaluating graduation activities each semester. Recommendations for changes are submitted to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs who communicates these to the President.


The chair calls meetings at least once per semester. Minutes are sent to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

2021-2022 Committee Members

Registrar’s Office
Ms. Janet Kelley, Chair

Ms. Kristen Keyser
Associate Registrar

Ms. Tammy Perry
Associate Registrar

Alumni / NSGA
Mr. Daniel Johnson
Director of Alumni Relations

Ms. Brooke Neff
NSGA President

Communications / Marketing
Ms. Jennifer Zehnder
Director, Communications, and Marketing

Enrollment/ Student Affairs
Ms. Kendra Haggard
Associate Director Student Transition

Mr. Seth Clark
Assistant Director of Conferences and Marketing

Ms. Donna Agee
Sr. Coordinator of Student Disability Services

Facilities / Physical Plant
Mr. Jonathan Asbill
Assistant Vice President of Capital Projects / Planning

Faculty / Academic Affairs
Dr. Roger Collier
CBT Faculty

Dr. Robyn Pursley
COLA Faculty

Dr. Diana Mashburn
GWSHP Faculty

Dr. Meagan Moreland
COE Faculty

Dr. April Parker
Optometry Faculty

Dr. Pamela Fly, ex officio
Associate VP Academic Affairs

Ms. Sara Barnett
Director, Center for Tribal Studies

Floor Managers
Ms. Shannon Schwaebler
Director, Career Services

Ms. Julia Carlo 
Executive Director, University Advising

Mr. Joshua Groomer
Assistant Director, University Advising

Mr. Erik Harris
Coordinator Academic Services, CTL

Mr. Mark Shields
Director of Operations, BA Student Affairs

Information Technology Services
Mr. Dalton Root 
Director, IT Client Services

Mr. Adam Childress
Technician III, ITS

Music (Band Director)
Dr. Brian Raya
COLA, Associate Professor/Band Director

Mr. James Bell
Director, Public Safety

Mr. Ken Rivas
Parking & Traffic Specialist, Parking Services