committee details

Commencement and Academic Convocations Committee

Purpose & Function:

The Commencement and Academic Convocations Committee

  • plans and coordinates the University's commencement exercises,
  • assists the colleges with commencement related activities,
  • coordinates special academic convocations and celebrations upon request,
  • acts as a communication forum for related issues,
  • solves related logistical concerns,
  • makes related recommendations,
  • serves to assist the President of the University to bring noteworthy speakers to the University.

 


Membership & Selection:

Provost
Director, Conference and Event Services (Chair)
Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success
Vice President for University Advancement
Grand Marshal
Bearer of the Mace
Administrative Secretary – College of Health and Human Services
Administrative Secretary – College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Secretary – College of Professional Studies
Assistant, Conference and Event Services
Chief, Campus Safety
Coordinator, Records and System Reporting
Dean of Students
Director, Alumni Engagement
Director, Campus Ministry
Director, Dining Services
Director, Disability Services
Director, Web Content
Manager, Book Store – Follett
President of the Faculty Senate
Registrar
Scheduler, Physical Plant
Undergraduate student
Graduate student

The Chair may appoint members as the need arises except ex-officio members.

The Chair of the committee is appointed by the President of the University.

The Grand Marshall and the Bearer of the Mace positions are appointed by the President of the University.

The Undergraduate Student is appointed by the Executive Board of the Student Government Association (SGA) in consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success.

The Graduate Student is appointed by the President of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) in consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success.

Term:

The Grand Marshal and the Bearer of the Mace positions are unlimited terms.

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.
08/01/14 – Title changed from Vice President for Student Life to Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success for student appointments.
10/26/17 – Proposal to create a Description for the new Commencement and Academic Convocations Committee as a result of the merger of the former Commencement and Academic Convocations Committee with the Commencement and Convocations Speakers Committee as set forth in the SRA Report: Final 29 November 2016 was presented. The President of the University approved the proposal as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.