Admissions & Standards


From the University Senate Bylaws, Article VII. Committees:
Section 5. Committee on Admissions and Standards.

  1. The Committee on Admissions and Standards shall be composed of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; the Senior Vice President for Student Success; the Director of Admissions; the Director of Graduate Admissions; the Registrar; the Director of Financial Aid; the Dean of the Honors College; the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Associate Vice President for University Advising; one student who is a member of the Senate; two staff senators; and at least twenty-three (23) faculty senators, as follows: six (6) members from the College of Arts and Sciences, five (5) members from Perimeter College, four (4) members from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and three (3) from the College of Education and Human Development; one (1) member each from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the School of Public Health, the College of the Arts, and the College of Law; with the remaining members selected at large.
  2. The committee shall review and recommend to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and to the University Senate (1) changes in requirements and standards for admission to the university’s undergraduate degree programs, (2) changes in requirements and standards for undergraduate graduation, (3) changes in any university-wide requirements and standards for admission to or graduation from graduate degree programs, (4) changes in undergraduate academic regulations and any university-wide graduate academic regulations, (5) changes in the requirements concerning grades and the grading system, (5) petitions for deviations from the requirements and standards just listed, and (6) policies regarding enrollment management, and academic calendar.
  3. The committee shall elect a chair within ten (10) working days after the election of a new committee.


  • Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard (Interim)
  • Senior VP for Student Success Allison Calhoun-Brown
  • Director of Admissions Romina Torres-Aranda
  • Director of Graduate Admissions Lita Malveaux
  • Registrar Tarrah Mirus
  • Director of Financial Aid Aria Simmons
  • Dean of the Honors College Sarah Cook
  • Dean of the Graduate School Lisa Armistead
  • Associate VP for University Advising Carol Cohen
  • Student (member of the Senate) 
  • Student (member of the Senate)
  • Staff Senator Renee Creel
  • Staff Senator

At least 23 faculty members as follows:

  • Arts and Sciences Sebastian Rand
  • Arts and Sciences Sean Richey
  • Arts and Sciences Kathryn Grant
  • Arts and Sciences Chantal Tusher
  • Arts and Sciences David Bell
  • Arts and Sciences Michelle Brattain
  • Perimeter Stephanie Garofalo
  • Perimeter Risa Handman
  • Perimeter Owen Cantrell
  • Perimeter Deniz Ballero
  • Business Gerald Gay
  • Business Mark Chen
  • Business Jacobus Boers
  • Business Perry Binder
  • Education and Human Development Joe Magliano
  • Education and Human Development Chantee Earl
  • Education and Human Development Lisa Domke
  • Nursing and Health Professions Kenya Kirkendoll
  • Policy Studies Terri Lewinson
  • Public Health Ruiyan Luo
  • Arts Patrick Freer (Chair)
  • Arts Lara Dahl
  • Law Brandy Domengeaux
  • At large (Bus) Bruce Pilling
  • At large (Bus) Vincent Yao
  • At large (PC)  Michael Lewis
  • At large (PC)  Nancy Williams
  • At large (PC)  Barbara Smith-Robertson
  • At large (PC)  Marc Zayac
  • At large (PC)  Janna Blum
  • At large (PC)  Melody Kelley

Administrative Assistant to the committee:


Enacted Committee Proposals

Listing of previous proposals approved by the Admissions and Standards Committee and enacted by the university.



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