Graduate & Professional Studies Committee - University of Houston
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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

2023-24 GPSC Leadership

GPSC Chairperson   : Dr. Anna Vershynina
GPSC Vice Chair      : Dr. Bradley Davis

Subcommittee Chairs
Graduate Policies  : Dr. Jeremy May
Graduate Admissions  : Dr. Laura Frishman
Graduate Student Affairs  : Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda
Academic Program Evaluation  : Dr. Jason Porter

GPSC Members 2023-24

  • College of Architecture & Design

    Gail Peter Borden

    Dr. Dietmar Froehlich

    Dr. Elham Morshdzadeh

  • College of the Arts

    Fleurette Fernando

    Rex Koontz

  • College of Business

    Dr. Swati Basu

    Dr. Leiser Silva

    Dr. Yinliang Tan

  • College of Education

    Dr. Consuelo Arbona

    Dr. Bradley Davis

    Dr. Nancy Reis

  • College of Engineering

    Dr. Suresh Khator

    Dr. Arthur Conklin

    Dr. Dong Liu

    Dr. Yan Yao

    Dr. Xiaojing Yuan

    Dr. George Zouridakis

  • College of Global Hospitality Leadership

    Dr. Ki-Joon Back

    Dr. Juan Madera

  • Law Center

    Katherine Brem

    Greg Vetter

  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda

    Dr. Susan Scarrow

    Dr. Adam Thrasher

  • College of Medicine

    Dr. Omolola Adepoju

    Dr. Donald Briscoe

    Dr. Kimberly Pilkinton

  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

    Dr. Tasneem Bawa-Khalfe

    Dr. Jeremy May

    Dr. Anna Vershynina

  • College of Nursing

    Dr. Patricia Schrader
  • College of Optometry

    Dr. Tarsis Ferreira

    Dr. Laura Frishman

    Dr. Jason Porter

  • College of Pharmacy

    Dr. Brian Knoll

    Dr. Meghan Trivedi

  • College of Social Work

    Dr. Suzanne Pritzker

    Dr. Samira Ali

  • Hobby School of Public Affairs

    Dr. Sunny Wong
  • University of Houston Libraries

    Mea Warren
  • Student Government Representatives

  • Non-Voting Members

    Dr. Sarah Larsen, Dean of the Graduate School

    Cassandra Heavrin, Senior Associate Registrar

GPSC Information & Links

Meeting Calendar

Meeting Calendar 2023-24:

September 5, 2023

October 3, 2023

November 7, 2023

December 5, 2023

February 6, 2024

March 5, 2024

April 2, 2024

May 7, 2024