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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

2019-20 GPSC Leadership

GPSC Chairperson: Dr. George Zouridakis, Engineering Technology
GPSC Vice Chair: Dr. Jason Porter, Optometry

Subcommittee Chairs
Graduate Policies: Anne Delcour
Graduate Admissions: Laura Frishman
Graduate Student Affairs: Greg Cuny
Academic Program Evaluation: Jason Porter

GPSC Members 2019-20

  • College of Architecture & Design

    Dr. Dietmar Froehlich
    Dr. Mark Kimbrough
  • College of the Arts

    Dr. Beckham Dossett

  • College of Business

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

    Dr. Consuelo Arbona
    Dr. Jerome Freiberg
  • College of Engineering

    Dr. Michael Nikolauo
    Dr. Yan Yao
  • College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

    Dr. John Bowen
    Dr. Juan Madera
  • Law Center

    Prof. Barbara Evans
    Dr. Andrew Michaels
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda
    Dr. Susan Scarrow
  • College of Medicine

    Dr. Ruth Bush
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Dr. Claudia Ratti
    Dr. Jeremy May

  • College of Nursing

  • College of Optometry

    Dr. Jason Porter
    Dr. Jeremy May
    Dr. Joe Wheat
  • College of Pharmacy

    Dr. Greg Cuny
    Dr. Meghan Trivedi

  • College of Social Work

    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, 2019-20:

September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 5, 2020

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