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The Graduate and Professional Studies Committee (GPSC) is a committee of the UH Faculty Senate.  It is the shared governance body responsible for advising the Faculty Senate and University Administration about the quality and uniform surveillance of graduate and professional programs at the University of Houston. It is also charged with recommending changes in existing policies or suggesting the need for new ones, editing the Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog, approving new/revised degree and certificate programs, and approving new courses, course changes and/or deletions for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Specifically, the GPSC will address matters relating to:

A. The admission and selection of graduate and professional students as well as other policies affecting graduate and professional students;
B. Review of new degree program proposals, program changes, and on-going programs;
C. Review of and recommendations for graduate and professional policies and procedures.

To contact the GPSC, including submitting documents or proposals for review, send an email to

GPSC Membership

GPSC Leadership

2018-19 GPSC Leadership

GPSC chairperson: Dr. Sheara Jennings, Social Work
GPSC vice chair: TBA

Subcommittee Chairs
Graduate Policies: Assoc. Dean Anne Delcour, NSM
Graduate Admissions: Assoc. Dean Laura Frishman, Optometry
Graduate Student Affairs: TBA
Academic Program Evaluation: Dr. Jason Porter, Optometry

GPSC Members 2018-19

  • College of Architecture & Design

    Prof. Gail Borden
    Dr. Dietmar Froehlich
  • College of the Arts

    Prof. Beckham Dossett
    Prof. Steven Wallace
  • College of Business

    Dr. Leiser Silva
    Dr. Gordon Smith
    Dr. James Hess
  • College of Education

    Dr. Jonathan Schwartz
    Dr. Mimi Lee
    Dr. Consuelo Arbona
  • College of Engineering

    Dr. Suresh Khator
    Dr. Michael Nikolauo
    Dr. Stanko Brankovic
  • Law Center

    Prof. Gregory Vetter
    Prof. Barbara Evans
    Prof. Peter Linzer
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Dr. Ann Christensen
    Dr. Candice Alfano
    Dr. Julia Babcock
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Dr. Anne Delcour
    Dr. Thomas Lapen
    Dr. Claudia Ratti
  • College of Nursing

    Dr. Kathleen Reeve
  • College of Optometry

    Dr. Laura Frishman
    Dr. Jason Porter
  • College of Pharmacy

    Dr. Brian Knoll
    Dr. Greg Cuny
    Dr. Samina Salim
  • College of Social Work

    Dr. Nicole Bromfield
    Dr. Sheara Jennings
    Dr. Patrick Leung
  • College of Technology

    Dr. George Zouridakis
    Dr. Jerry Evans
  • Student Government Representatives

    Sydnee Spruiell, Biology doctoral student
    Jerry Marvel, Law student
  • Non-Voting Members

    Dr. Sarah Larsen, Dean of the Graduate School
    Cassandra Heavrin, Senior Associate Registrar
    Assoc. Lib. Irene Ke, UH Libraries
    Asst. Lib. Taylor Davis-Van Atta, UH Libraries

GPSC Information & Links

Meeting Calendar

Meeting Calendar, 2018-19:

September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019

All meetings take place in room 306, MD Anderson Library unless otherwise announced.