Graduate chairs serve as the liaison between the Office of Graduate Education and graduate programs. They are nominated through department/graduate program determined procedures, approved by their college/school Dean and then appointed by the Graduate Dean.
The department chair submits a memo, via college/school Dean, to the Dean of Graduate Education, along with a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. The memo should include the nomination, a statement of agreement by the graduate faculty, and the length of his/her term. Nominations for a new Graduate chair should be submitted to OGE prior to the end of the previous Graduate chair’s term.