The Graduate Council develops and monitors policies relating to the graduate programs, graduate students, and graduate faculty. The Director of Graduate Studies chairs the Graduate Council. The Council serves to inform and advise the Director of Graduate Studies in pursuit of the Director’s duties in graduate admissions, program review, graduate student concerns, and graduate faculty concerns. The Graduate Council is composed of representatives from each of the graduate programs and of the graduate faculty. Graduate faculty are Kentucky State University faculty with significant teaching, research, and professional accomplishment.

The Current Members of the Graduate Council are:

Dr. James Obielodan, Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Michael Bomford, Program Coordinator, Division of Environmental Studies & Sustainable Systems

Dr. Christopher Daniel, Program Coordinator, School of Public Administration

Dr. Sylvia Mason, Interim Chair and Program Coordinator, School of Education

Dr. James Tidwell, Professor and Chair of the Division of Aquaculture

Dr. Abdul Turay, Interim Chair and Program Coordinator, School of Business

Dr. Mike Unuakhalu, Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Computer Science Technology

Ex Offico:

Ms. Donna Covington, Interim Dean of the College of Business & Computer Science

Dr. Warren Haynes, Interim Chair of the School of Public Administration

Dr. Gashaw Lake, Dean of the College of Professional Studies

Dr. Sam Oleka, Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Chi Shen, Interim Chair of the Division of Computer Science and Technology

Dr. Teferi Tsegaye, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Studies & Sustainable Systems

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