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Commencement and Convocations Speakers Committee

Purpose & Function:

The Commencement and Convocations Speakers Committee serves to assist the President of the University to bring noteworthy speakers to the University.

The Committee develops an ongoing list of potential speakers for the Commencement ceremony and University convocations, reviews their credentials, and recommends to the President of the University those persons who, to the Committee's best judgment, would be best able to meet the criteria set forth in Marywood's Commencement and Convocations Speakers Policy. Its recommendations are based on concurrence of committee members, availability of potential speakers, and budget.


Membership & Selection:

Vice President for University Advancement (Chair)
All academic deans
President of the Faculty Senate
One full-time faculty member from each college and school
Two senior undergraduate students
Two graduate students

Faculty members are appointed by their respective deans.

The undergraduate students are appointed by the Executive Board of the Student Government Association in consultation with the Vice President for Student Life.

The graduate students are appointed by the President of the Graduate Student Council in consultation with the Vice President for Student Life.

Term:

Faculty members serve three-year terms with possibility of reappointment.
Students are appointed annually.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.

Reports To:

President of the University

History:

12/03/99 - Approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University
11/19/02 - Revision approved by the Vice President for University Advancement
05/06/05 - Revision of student participation approved by the Vice President for University Advancement.
10/29/09 - Revision approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University, including change of title from Commencement Speakers Committee to Commencement and Convocations Speakers Committee.


Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire | Secretary of the University | paterson@marywood.edu