Standing Committees

Members of each of the University Standing Committees are appointed by the president at the beginning of each academic year.

Volunteer for committee membership

Standing Committees and Members

Greg Seitz
Dr. Maureen Newton
Dr. Greg Bonds
Dr. Christie Shelton
Joshua Robinson
Greg Harley, Chair
Tracy Broom
Lauren Findley
Jim Case
Michael Barton
Misty Ray
Jana McGinnis
Andrew Higgins
Bill Nash

Budget Committee Charge: The Budget Committee (BC) is an advisory committee under the co-leadership of the Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and an appointed faculty member. All committee members are appointed by the President and include student government representatives, faculty, and administrators. The committee develops tuition recommendations and participates in the integrated budgeting development process.

David Lyon
Reggie Overton
Kevin Hoult
Brooke Lyon
John Bauer-Graham
Jessica Wiggins
Tierra Thatch
Denise Hunt
Ashley Hanvey
Paul Beezley
Arlitha Harmon, Co-Chair
Mark Hearn, Co-Chair
Justin Quinn
Greg Bonds
Tim Lindblom
Joshua Robinson
Kristin Johnson
Tori Gaddy
Charlotte Cole
Alice Wudarczyk

Committee Management Charge: Jacksonville State University values the importance of shared governance to achieve the mission and strategic plan of the institution. As such, the JSU Committee Management Committee is tasked with the oversight and accountability of the shared governance system. The Committee Management Committee will ensure that all standing committees are fulfilling the duties they are charged with and reporting accurate minutes and annual reports. The Committee Management Committee, through committee chairs, will also recommend committee members to the President at the end of each academic year to ensure the success of shared governance at JSU.

Joshua Robinson (Co-Chair)
Dr. Staci Stone (Co-Chair)
Gregory Harley
Jessica Wiggins
Kimberly Presson
Dr. Kimberly Warfield
Michael Barton
Michelle Green
Dr. Arlitha Harmon
Dr. Sarah Donley

Tekeisha Goggins
Khadeidra Billingsley
Eric Johnson
Franshay Garrett
Dominique Maywald
Geraldine Mendiola
Michael Walker
Mica Mecham
Tierra Thatch

Enrollment Management Committee Charge:

• Examine student recruitment practices that would cover both undergraduate and graduate programs
• Examine administrative processes from initial contact through graduation.
• Review SACSCOC guidelines to identify infrastructure issues. These could include environmental or infrastructure issues which could be parking, course availability, housing, physical plant, support personnel, and classroom space.
• Examine our scholarship opportunities and distribution practices to make sure we are meeting the needs of our students.

Janet Bavonese
Chris Casey
Terry Casey
Charlotte Cole
Logan DeBoer
Lauren Findley
Ingrid Galinat
Tim Garner
Dr. Christie Calhoun
Ashlee Hanvey
Matt Chumley
Tim King
Gina Mabrey
Kelly Martin
Joe Morgan
Tricia Nelson
Justin Parker
Gina Glass
Misty Ray
SGA President
Kimberly White
Falynn Turley
Marie Valentin
Emily White
Jessica Wiggins
Alice Wudarczyk

Vinson Houston
Brad McGriff
Mica Mecham
Shelena Cofield
Josh Underwood
Kristin Young
Arup Ghosh
Dominique Maywald
Jonathan Summerlin
Kimberly Hudgins
Wendy Stephens
Charlotte Cole

Institutional Effectiveness Committee: The Institutional Effectiveness Committee is charged with providing leadership and developing processes for the overall direction and support of university effectiveness as it pertains to:

  1. Program Review
  2. Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
  3. Student Achievement
  4. General Education Competencies
  5. SACSCOC Compliance
  6. New Programs and Changes
  7. Writing Across the Curriculum

The committee works closely with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness who manages and administers various aspects of the processes. The committee and subcommittees will maintain and post regular meeting minutes to the JSU Digital Commons.

Tim KingTracey MatthewsKim PressonAndrea PorterStaci Stone, ChairKatelyn WilliamsMarie Valentin

Institutional Review Board: The primary purpose of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research activities being conducted under the authority of Jacksonville State University (JSU). In doing so, the IRB shall adhere to the JSU Policy on Research Using Human Subjects (Policy II:08:01).

The policy on the use of human subjects in research applies to any activity deemed to be research at Jacksonville State University. The applicability of this policy is to all entities of the University - faculty, administration, staff, students, and contracted consultants. This policy applies to any research activity using human subjects that is directly or indirectly supported by the University.

A copy of the HHS regulations (45 CFR 46 Protection of Human Subjects) pertaining to the use of human subjects in research is available at  or from the Institutional Review Board, 203 Angle Hall.

JSU, like most institutions, will review all research proposals involving human participants, whether funded or not. It is the policy of this University to apply the regulations to all research and research-related activities that involve human subjects.

Sarah Donley
Sharifah Albraiki
Russell Hammack
Wesley Bishop
Douglas Stephens
Maryann Templeton

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: The Jacksonville State University (JSU) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with developing, implementing, and monitoring procedures which assure that the use of animal subjects in research, teaching, or testing at JSU is ethical and in compliance with the United States Public Health Service policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare) and the Animal Welfare Act (United States Department of Agriculture).

Rusty Nall
Dr. Grover Brown
Ms. Allison Boswell
Dr. Gabriel Lonsberry
Dr. Mark Scuichetti
Dr. Joyce Tredaway
Dr. Pam Ryan

Charge: The university executive council represents all divisions of the university and serves as the main administrative unit that recommends policy to the president. The provost and senior vice president for academic affairs serves as chair of the university council and establishes additional standing and ad hoc committees as deemed necessary. Policy work is conducted via an electronic system with meetings occurring as needed.

Committee Members:

Dr. Don C. Killingsworth, Jr., President
Dr. Christie Shelton, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Arlitha Harmon, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
Dr. Allen Medders, Vice President, Advancement
Mr. Vinson Houston, Vice President for Information Technology
Mr. Terry Casey, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Mr. Greg Seitz, Athletic Director
Mr. Greg Harley, University Counsel
Mr. Skip Clark, Chief Internal Auditor
Ms. Leigha Cauthen, Chief External Affairs Officer
Dr. Tim King, Vice Provost for Student Success Center
Dr. Brent Cunningham, Dean, College of Business and Industry
Dr. Kimberly White, Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Dr. Tracey Matthews, Dean, College of Health Professions and Wellness
Dr. Maureen Newton, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Tim Lindblom, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
Mr. John-Bauer Graham, Dean, Houston Cole Library
Mr. Josh Robinson, Dean of Students
Ms. Jessica Wiggins, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Ms. Allison Casey, Director, Human Resources
Ms. Emily White, Registrar
Mr. David Lyon, Controller
Ms. Kimberly Presson, Executive Director, Institutional Accreditation
Dr. Marie Valentin, Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Mr. Michael Barton, Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police
Dr. Reginald Overton, President, Faculty Senate
Dr. Heidi Dempsey, Vice President, Faculty Senate
Ms. Tierra Thatch, SGA President
Mr. David Washburn, Executive Assistant to the Provost, Academic Affairs

Lauren Findley, Chair
Michelle Green
Geraldine Mendiola
Tierra Thatch
Keaton Glass
Gina Glass
Lynne Hollingsworth
Alesha Orman
Andrea Porter
Allen Gilbert
Mark Sciuchetti
Taylor Ellis
Brent Cunningham
Kimberly White

Safety Committee: The University Safety Committee (USC) shall serve as the University’s Chief Safety Officer and as an ex-officio member of the University Safety Committee. The University Safety Committee (USC) shall assist the President of Jacksonville State University (JSU) in carrying out the responsibility for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors of JSU and ensuring the university is in compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding safety, health and environmental protection.

Elizabeth Morrow, University Police Department
Michael Barton, University Police Department
Dusty Cowan, Capital Planning and Facilities
David Thompson, Capital Planning and Facilities
Justin Parker, Enrollment Management
Tierra Thatch, VP of SGA
Brooke Lyon, Housing and Residence Life
John Davis, College of Arts and Humanities
Randy Blades, College of Arts and Humanities
Natalia Esparragoza, College of Business and Industry
Brandy Russell, College of Education and Professional Studies
Rachel Wooten, College of Health Professions and Wellness
Gregor Kay, College of Health Professions and Wellness
Bernice George, College of Science and Mathematics
Megan Meade, College of Science and Mathematics
Travis Easterling, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sean Creech, Disability Resources
Brody Jones, University Advancement
Avery Davis, Athletics
Michael Sanders, Information Technology
Andrew Higgins, Information Technology
Pete Conroy, Little River Canyon
Kaleb Littlejohn, McClellan
Allison Casey, Human Resources
John-Bauer Graham, University Library