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Committee: Deans Council


Deans of each undergraduate college, the Graduate College, the College of Extended Learning, the Oklahoma College of Optometry, campus deans, and Academic Affairs staff. Chaired by the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs.


This committee oversees the delivery of quality learning and instructional experiences, academic prioritization; course, program, and degree quality; policies and procedures related to faculty recruitment, teaching, scholarly work, professional development, review and retention procedures; and academic accreditation. Through the Provost / VPAA, the Academic Council makes recommendations to the NSU Cabinet.


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

2021-2022 Committee Members

Dr. Deborah Landry, Chair
Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Vanessa Anton
Dean, College of Education

Dr. Janet Buzzard
Dean, College of Business & Technology

Dr. Mike Chanslor
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

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

Dr. Pamela Fly
Associate VP Academic Affairs

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

Dr. Cari Keller
Dean, Graduate College

Ms. Lisa McCormick
Executive Assistant, Academic Affairs

Dr. Douglas Penisten
Dean, Oklahoma College of Optometry

Dr. Carla Swearingen
Assistant VP Academic Affairs

Dr. Kimberly Williams
Dean, NSU Muskogee

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