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The College Executive Committee (CEC) serves an important advisory function to the Dean and Associate Deans on issues critical to the operation of the College, particularly the strategic development of the College. It is one of two standing faculty committees.

The CEC also considers faculty promotion and tenure recommendations, reviews sabbatical applications, and other issues as identified by the College leadership.

The CEC is comprised of six tenured faculty members (three from each division of the College) who are selected following a vote of the faculty in their respective division.

Faculty members are selected to serve on this committee for a term of three years (the terms are staggered in one-year increments) and may serve no more than six consecutive years.

Only one faculty member from any department may serve at any one time.

A member of the Chairs’ Council is appointed by the Dean to serve as an additional ex officio member.

Committee Members

  • Tom Klein, English and Philosophy (Term: 2017-2020)
  • Karen Hartman, Communication, Media, and Persuasion (Term: 2018-2021)
  • Diana Livingston-Friedley, Music (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Shannon Lynch, Psychology (Term: 2018-2021)
  • Mark McBeth, Political Science (Term: 2017-2020)
  • John Dudgeon, Anthropology (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Zack Heern, Ex-officio Member, Chair of History (Term: 2019-2022)


The Cultural Events Committee's mission is to bring together University and Idaho communities through rich cultural activities. The Committee sponsors artistic, intellectual, and cultural events that enrich campus and community experiences and that link people of different backgrounds through common interest.

The committee has two grant programs that are used to help sponsor appropriate events.

The Cultural Events Committee logo is available for download.


Committee Members

The following faculty members serve three-year terms on the Cultural Events Committee:

  • Amanda Zink, College of Arts and Letters (English and Philosophy)
  • Mona Xu, College of Arts and Letters (Psychology)
  • Vanessa Ballam, College of Arts and Letters (Theatre and Dance)
  • Kristi Austin, Library
  • Yan Chen, College of Business


The College of Arts & Letters has various committees that help the College continue to thrive. Below is a list of the different committees and the faculty members who serve on them.

Faculty Senate

  • D. Jasun Carr, Communication, Media, and Persuasion (Term: 2019-2022)
  • James Stoutenborough, Politcal Science (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Amanda Zink, English and Philosophy (Term: 2018-2021)
  • Sonja Launspach, English and Philosophy (Term: 2017-2020)
  • Justin Lee, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term: 2019-2021)
  • Jeremy Thomas, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term: 2017-2020)

Graduate Council

  • Terry Ownby, Communication, Media, and Persuasion (Term: 2019-2021)
  • Kevin Marsh, History (Term: 2018-2020)
  • H. Cathleen Tarp, Global Studies and Languages (Term: 2019-2021)
  • Robert Rieske, Psychology, Alternate (Term: 2018-2020)

University Library Committee

  • Erika Kuhlman, History (Term: 2018-2021)
  • David Lawrimore, English and Philosophy (2018-2021)
  • Zac Gershberg, Communication, Media, and Persuasion (Term: 2015-2020)
  • Jeehoon Kim, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term: 2019-2022)

Curriculum Council

  • Deirdre Caputo-Levine, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term 2018-2021)
  • Carmen Febles, Global Studies and Languages (Term: 2017-2020)

General Education Requirements Committee (GERC)

  • Jennifer Attebery, English (Term: 2019-2022)
  • James Skidmore, Philosophy (Term: 2019-2020)

Research Council

  • Jonathan Fardy, Art (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Katrina Running, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term: 2018-2021)

Academic Standards Committee

  • Curtis Whitaker, English and Philosophy (Term: 2019-2022)

Faculty Professional Policies Council

  • Evan Rodriguez, English and Philosophy, will serve as the Fine Arts and Humanities (Term: 2019-2021)
  • Kellee Kirkpatrick, Political Science, will serve as the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Term 2019-2022) 

Fine Arts & Humanities



Social and Behavioral Science