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Undergraduate Council

Responsibilities & Composition

Undergraduate education is a major mission of the University. The Undergraduate Council, working closely with colleges, departments, and programs, is responsible for many of the policies that shape our the education of students at the University of Utah. Members of the Council are elected from a broad range of colleges and departments that offer undergraduate degrees along with representatives from ASUU, the Library, and other areas that work closely with undergraduate education. The Council works best when it promotes a lively exchange of views on policies vital to the education of students.

The Council is responsible for coordinating and encouraging the development of undergraduate studies across the University and overseeing all university-wide undergraduate requirements. It is charged with maintaining a program of general education and other graduation requirements in cooperation with the academic departments and colleges. The Council reviews and evaluates proposals for new certificates, degrees, and undergraduate programs not located in or associated with graduate programs. Additionally, the Undergraduate Council collaborates with the Graduate Council in reviewing undergraduate programs based in departments that award graduate degrees. The Undergraduate Council also serves as the selection committee for University Professor and for the McMurrin Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Meeting Schedule

Undergraduate Council meetings are held on the third Thursdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:30pm during the academic year. The Council meets in the Large Conference Room (Room 120) of the Sill Center.

Fall 2020 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 15th at 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 19th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 10th at 1:30 - 3:30pm

Spring 2021 Meetings

  • Thursday, February 18th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 18th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 15th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Council Roster

Ann Darling Chair Undergraduate Studies/Communication
Cheryl Armstrong
Member Nursing
Jeff Bates
Member Mat. Sci. Engineering
Alla Borisyuk
Member Math
Erin Castro
Member Education, Leadership & Policy
Ilse Dekoeyer-Laros
Member Psychology
Julia Franklin
Member Health, Kinesiology & Recreation
Claudia Geist
Member Sociology
Milad Mozari
Member Architecture + Planning
Danielle Olden
Member History
Patrick Panos
Member Social Work
Erin Parker
Member Computer Science
Laurence Parker
Member Honors
Anne Peterson
Member Philosophy
Pablo Piantino
Member School of Dance
Wanda Pillow
Member Cultural & Social Transformation
Marnie Powers-Torrey
Member Marriott Library
Vandana Ramachandran
Member Operations and Information Systems
Thomas Richmond
Member Chemistry
Melodie Weller


Merilee Anderson
Ex officio Continuing Education & Community Engagement
Martha Bradley Ex officio UGS/Academic Affairs/Architecture + Planning
Marissa Diener
Ex officio LEAP/Family & Consumer Studies
Tim Ebner
Ex officio Registrar's/Student Affairs
Beth Howard
Ex officio Academic Advising Center
Sabine Klahr
Ex officio Global Engagement
Dean McGovern
Ex officio Bennion Center
Rebecca Noonan-Heale
Ex officio UOnline
Patrick Tripeny
Ex officio CTLE/Architecture + Planning
Katie Ullman
Ex officio Graduate School
Ann Blanchard Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies
 Robyn Moreno
Staff Undergraduate Studies


Last Updated: 4/15/21