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Graduate Council


The Graduate Council serves as the primary policy-making and academic advisory body to the Graduate School Dean. The Graduate Council is responsible for the development and review of policies governing graduate education and programs at the Southern University – Baton Rouge (SUBR). Specific functions include: the review of the graduate program curriculum, review of existing graduate courses, review of letters of intent and proposals for new graduate programs, review and approval of graduate faculty status applications, facilitating support services to graduate students and ensuring that processes and procedures are in place to address graduate student and faculty concerns. According to the revised Graduate Council Policy effective March 12, 2021, the 25 members of the Council include the following:


Graduate Council Members

Academic Unit/Administrative Office/Organization



Dr. Annisa Stover

Graduate Faculty, Interim Chair

College of Nursing & Allied Health

Dr. Madan Kundu

Graduate Faculty, Chair

Dr. Derrick Warren

Interim Assoc. Dean and Director

College of Business

Dr. Yadong Qi

Graduate Faculty and Chair

College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Zhu Ning

Graduate Faculty and Chair

Dr. Alisa Ross

Graduate Program Leader

College of Humanities & Inter-Disciplinary Studies

Dr. Patrick Mensah

Graduate Faculty & Associate Dean

College of Sciences & Engineering

Dr. Albertha Lawson

Graduate Faculty and Chair

Dr. Geraldine Doucet

Graduate Faculty (Public Policy)

Nelson Mandela College of Public Policy & Social Sciences

Dr. Vanessa Greenslade

Graduate Faculty (Public Policy)

Dr. Charlotte Henderson

Assistant University Librarian

J.B. Cade Library

Tiffany D. Bessix

Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Research and Strategic Initiatives (ORSI)



Dr. Emmanuel Williams

Graduate Faculty (Biology)

Faculty Senate

Dr. Nastassia Jones

Graduate Faculty (SMED)

Dr. Vladimir Alex Appeaning

SUS V/P & SUBR V/C, Academic Compliance, Policy, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness & Graduate Faculty

Office of Academic Compliance, Planning, Policy and Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Toni Manogin

Associate V/C, Institutional Effectiveness

Tamara Montgomery


Office of Career Services

Att. Tracy Barley

Associate V/P

Office of eLearning

Dr. Joycelyn Harrison

Assistant to the Interim Executive V/C

Office of Academic Affairs

Diana Gilbert


Office of the Registrar

Dr. Nadia Gadson

Assistant to the Dean of Int’l Affairs

Center for International Affairs

Dr. Ashagre Yigletu

Interim Dean and Graduate Council, Chair & GF

The Graduate School

Nala Anderson

Graduate Student

Graduate Student Council

Ciera Carter

Graduate Student



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