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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

  • Vanessa Ballam, Theatre and Dance (Term: 2020-2023)
  • John Dudgeon, Anthropology (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Karen Hartman, Communication, Media, and Persuasion (Term: 2018-2021)
  • Anthony Hoskin, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology (Term: 2020-2021)
  • Diana Livingston-Friedley, Music (Term: 2019-2022)
  • Justin Dolan Stover, History (Term: 2020-2023)


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:

  • Mona Xu, College of Arts and Letters (Psychology) [Fall 2018-Spring 2021]
  • Vanessa Ballam, College of Arts and Letters (Theatre and Dance) [Fall 2019-Spring 2022]
  • Hyeri Choi, College of Arts and Letters (Music) [Fall 2019-Spring 2022]
  • Phil Homan, Library [Spring 2020-Fall 2022]
  • Yan Chen, College of Business [Spring 2020-Fall 2023]



CEC Bylaws


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) 

College of Arts and Letters

BAS/BAT Committee: 

Chris Pickett - Art (CV: Pickett-election-CV-s20)


Cultural Events Committee: 

Elizabeth Brunner - Communication, Media, and Persuasion (CV: Brunner-election-CV-s20)

Hyeri Choi - Music (CV: Choi-election-CV-s20(Statement)

Sally Hageman - Sociology, Social Work and Criminology (CV: Hageman-election-CV-s20)

Edward Kammerer - Political Science (CV: Kammerer-election-CV-s20)

Leekyung Kang - Art (CV: Kang-election-CV-s20)

Shin Kue Rye - Political Science (CV: Kue-Ryu-CECelection-CV-s20(Statement)


Fine Arts & Humanities

College Executive Committee (CEC): 

Vanessa Ballam - Theatre and Dance (CV: Ballam-election-CV-s20)

Chad Gross - Theatre and Dance (CV: Gross-election-CV-s20)

Matthew VanWinkle - English and Philosophy (CV: VanWinkle-election-CV-s20)


University Library Committee: 

Alan Johnson - English and Philosophy (CV: AJohnson-election-CV-s20)

Colin Johnson - Political Science (CV: CJohnson-election-CV-s20)

Leekyung Kang - Art (CV: Kang-election-CV-s20)

Melissa Norton - English and Philosophy (CV: Norton-election-CV-s20)

Malliga Och - Global Studies and Languages (CV: Och-election-CV-s20(Statement)

Sarah Partlow Lefevre - Communication, Media and Persuasion (CV: Lefevre-election-CV-s20)

Robert Watkins - English and Philosophy (CV: Watkins-election-CV-s20)


Social and Behavioral Science 

College Executive Committee (CEC): 

Justin Stover - History (CV: Stover-election-CV-s20)

Joshua Swift - Psychology (CV: Swift-election-CV-s20)


Graduate Council: 

Fredi Giesler - Sociology, Social Work and Criminology (CV: Giesler-election-CV-s20)

Tera Letzring - Psychology (CV: Letzring-election-CV-s20)

Shin Kue Ryu - Political Science (CV: Kue-Ryu-GCelection-CV-s20(Statement)

Megan Warnement - Political Science (CV: Warnement-election-CV-s20)