Graduate Policy Committee


The Graduate Policy Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the provost’s office to study, formulate, and recommend policies and procedures concerning matters affecting the graduate and professional student academic environment.

Committee Structure

The committee is comprised of representatives from the graduate and professional schools, central administrative offices, and student representatives of the Graduate and Professional Council.


(as of August 2023)

  • Matt Banfield, Chair (Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost)
  • Catherine Brighton (School of Education and Human Development)
  • John Comazzi (School of Architecture)
  • Janet Cross (School of Medicine)
  • Jasmine Crenshaw (Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs)
  • Amanda Crombie (Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy)
  • Tyisha Hathorn (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Laura Hawthorne (Office of the University Registrar)
  • Blake Jiménez-Calhoun (Office of the University Registrar)
  • Evelyn Kahihu (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Diddy Morris (School of Law)
  • Sadie Royal Collins (School of Data Science, Alternate)
  • Abby Self (School of Nursing)
  • Jim Smith (School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • Danny Steeper (McIntire School of Commerce)
  • Thomas Stewart (School of Data Science)
  • Melissa Thomas-Hunt (Darden Graduate School of Business)
  • Phil Trella (Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs)
  • John Wilhoite, (Graduate Student Representative)