Nomination & Appointment of Graduate Chairs

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. Please use the sample memo as the template for all Graduate Chair nominations.