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

Committee Charge:

The committee will regularly review issues associated with the welfare of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics in affiliated conference and NCAA sports to ensure that the University and the Athletics Department maintain the proper balance between participation in athletics and academic achievement. The committee will do a periodic review of the Athletics Department’s policies and procedures, Student-Athletes Handbook, compliance with NCAA and affiliated conference rules and regulations, academic services, admissions profiles, financial affairs, gender equity and equal opportunity policies and practices, and general reputation and performance of its academic and athletic goals. 

NCAA Division I Manual Composition. Administration and/or faculty staff members shall constitute at least a majority of the board in control of athletics or an athletics advisory board, irrespective of the president or chancellor’s responsibility and authority of whether that athletics department is financed in whole or in party by student fees. If the board has a parliamentary requirement necessitating more than a simple majority in order to transact some or all of its business, then the administrative and faculty members shall be of sufficient number to constitute at least that majority. (Revised: 3/8/06). 


  1. Ensure the proper role of athletics within the overall mission of the University.
  2. Ensure the integrity of the athletics program with regard to NCAA and affiliated conference policies and procedures, state and federal law, compliance, gender equity and support for the principles presented by the Knight Foundation’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
  3. Review and monitor (as necessary, assist in developing) all compliance procedures and to recommend institutional procedural changes based up changes in NCAA rules.
  4. Assign and document responsibilities for compliance tasks
  5. Work to maintain the proper perspective of athletic competition within the University life of the student-athlete
  6. Monitor the academic performance and progress made by student-athletes
  7. Oversee all programs designed to ensure the academic success, personal development and personal welfare of student-athletes


Committee Members 

  • Mr. Greg Seitz, Athletic Director                  
  • Mr. Greg Harley (Co-Chair), Univeristy Counsel
  • Dr. Jan Case (Co-Chair), MCIS Department Head
  • Ms. Jana McGinnis, Women’s Softball Coach
  • Chief Michael Barton, Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety          
  • Dr. Maureen Newton, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Greg Bonds, Associate Athletic Director            
  • Ms. Misty Ray, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
  • Ms. Tracy Broom, Assistant Athletic Director/Academics/SWA     
  • Mr. Josh Robinson, Dean of Students           
  • Dr. Christie Shelton, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Charlotte Cole, Director of Financial Aid          
  • Mr. Mike Smith, Director for Athletics Philanthropy, and the Gamecock Athletic Foundation
  • Ms. Lauren Findley, Director of Undergraduate Admissions           
  • Mr. Todd Wilson, Assistant Registrar

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


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), Dean of Students
  • Dr. Staci Stone (Co-Chair), Vice Provost
  • Michael Barton, Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety 
  • Dr. Sarah Donley, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Takeisha Goggins, Instructor of Social Work
  • Gregory Harley, General Counsel 
  • Dr. Arlitha Harmon, Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO
  • Vinson Houston, Vice President for Information Technology 
  • Dr. Tracey Matthews, Dean of the College of Health Professions and Wellness 
  • Rusty Nall, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
  • Kimberly Presson, Executive Director of Accreditation
  • Dr. Christie Shelton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Jessica Wiggins, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is charged with the development and implementation of a strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Committee Members

  • Tekeisha Goggins, Chair-Instructor, Social Work Department
  • Dominique Maywald, Member-Assistant Professor, Social Work Department
  • Khadeidra Billingsley, Member-Assistant Professor, English Department, Writing Center Director
  • Michael Walker, Member-Instructor, Department of Managing and Marketing
  • Marie Valentin, Ph. D, Member-Assistant Vice Provost. Institutional Research and Effectiveness Team
  • Geraldine Mendiola, Member-Coordinator, Testing  Services
  • Mica Meecham-Member, Director, Faculty Commons
  • Tierra Thatch-Member, Student Government President and Student
  • Jeffery Farr-Member, Counselor, Counseling Services
  • Eric Johnson-Member, HR Manager, Department of Human Resources
  • Franshay Garrett-Member, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Life


  • 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.

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Janet Bavonese, Assistant Vice Provost for Advising
  • Chris Casey, Director, Online@JSU
  • Terry Casey, Vice President, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
  • Charlotte Cole, Director,Financial Aid - Chair of Financial Aid & Scholarships Subcommittee
  • Logan DeBoer, Associate Director of Scholarships, Financial Aid
  • Lauren Findley, Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment - Chair of Undergraduate Recruitment Subcommittee
  • Ingrid Galinat, Director, International House & Programs
  • Tim Garner, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Dr. Christie Calhoun, Interim Associate Department Head, College of Education & Professional Studies Department of Teacher Education
  • Ashlee Hanvey, Assistant Director, Graduate Studies - Chair of Graduate Recruitment Subcommittee
  • Matt Chumley, Director, Technology Support Center
  • Tim King, Vice Provost, Student Success - Chair of Student Success Subcommittee
  • Dr. Gina Mabrey, Department Head, Kinesiology
  • Kelly Martin, Director, Enrollment Initiatives - Chair of Post-Traditional Recruitment Subcommittee
  • Joe Morgan, Department Head, Chemistry & Geosciences
  • Tricia Nelson, Senior Lead Advisor, College of Health Professions and Wellness
  • Justin Parker, Director, Military & Post-Traditional Student Services
  • Gina Glass, Coordinator, Bridge Program & Placement
  • Misty Ray, Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance
  • Tierra Thatch, SGA President
  • Dr. Kimberly White, Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Falynn Turley, Assistant Professor of Business Statistics
  • Marie Valentin, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Emily White, Registrar
  • Jessica Wiggins, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management - Chair
  • Alice Wudarczyk, Assistant Controller, Student Accounts

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.


Committee Members:  

  • Sarah Donley (Chair), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Douglas Stevens, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Lead Faculty AGACNP Program
  • Sharifah Albraiki, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Wesley Bishop, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
  • Russell Hammack, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Secondary Education
  • External Committee Member: 
  • Mary Anne Templeton, Ph.D., CRC, Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School at Troy University 

Charge: 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).

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Rusty Nall, Assitant Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Grover Brown, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Allison Boswell, Government Information and Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • Dr. Gabriel Lonsberry, Assistant Professor of English
  • Dr. Mark Sciuchetti, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Geosciences
  • Dr. Joyce Tredaway, Outside Committee Member, Whitetail Institute
  • Dr. Pam Ryan, Veterinarian, Clanton Animal Hospital

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
Sue Hudson
Tierra Thatch
Keaton Glass
Gina Glass
Lynne Hollingsworth
Alesha Orman
Andrea Porter
Allen Gilbert
Mark Sciuchetti
Taylor Ellis
Brent Cunningham
Kimberly White


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.


Committee Members:

  • Michael Barton, Director, Public Safety
  • Elizabeth Morrow, Assistant Director, Emergency Management
  • Adam Green, Coordinator, Campus Relations
  • David Thompson, Director, Capital Planning & Facilities
  • Dusty Cowan, Building Inspection, O&M Maintenance
  • Allison Casey, Director, Human Resources
  • Justin Parker, Director, Military and Post Traditional Student Services
  • VPOA (Tanaya Fairbanks)     
  • Brooke Lyon, Director II, University Housing
  • Ellis Collins, Assistant Director, Residence Life Housing
  • John Davis, Drama Technical Director
  • Natalia Esparragoza Rivas, Manufacturing Engineer
  • Dr. Rachel Wooten, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Dr. Gregor Kay, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
  • Bernice Robinson, Coordinator, Chemistry Lab & Lab Safety
  • Megan Meade, Coordinator, Biology Lab & Lab Safety
  • Travis Easterling, Professor of Military Science & Aviation
  • Kimberly Stevens, Professor, Library
  • Sean Creech, Director, Disability Resources
  • Diane Winsor, Coordinator, Stewardship & Donor Engagement
  • Derrick Baer, Coordinator, Athletic Operations
  • Matthew Chumley, Director, Technology Support Center
  • Pete Conroy, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Special Projects
  • Kaleb Littlejohn, Executive Director, Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement
  • Skip Clark, Chief Internal Auditor
  • Greg Harley, General Counsel
  • Kevin Hoult, Associate Vice President, Business & Auxiliary Services
  • Patsy Smolik, Safety Officer/Building Project Manager

Tracey Matthews - Co-Chair
Josh Robinson - Co-Chair
Bethany Latham, Library
Kyoko Johns, CEPS
Kwan Baker, Student Success
Mike Polascik, Athletics
Jameson Houston, HR
Josh Robinson
Gina Mabrey
Tracey Matthews
Julie Nix
Dominic DiMauro