College Advisory Council

MSU’s Bylaws for Faculty Governance stipulate that the bylaws of each college shall provide for a College Advisory Council (CAC) of faculty to serve as a means of participation by faculty in the policy-making of the college.  Members of the CAC serve as advisors to the dean, bringing the voice of the faculty to discussion and planning, and serving as a conduit of information between the dean and the faculty. In addition, the CAC has shared responsibility with the provost to determine procedures for nomination of the dean and for the dean’s five-year review.

The CAC includes one faculty member from each administrative/academic unit of the college, and two medical students and one graduate student, representing different parts of the curriculum. Faculty members are elected for a two-year term by the voting members of the unit. Chairpersons and directors of units are responsible for initiating and supervising, within their respective units, elections in early spring semester with members taking office on August 15. The election procedure is determined by each unit’s bylaws but is limited to eligible internal voting faculty of the college.  In addition to elected voting members, the faculty members representing the college on each university standing committee  serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the CAC and provide a quarterly, or as needed, report of their committee’s activities at a regularly scheduled CAC meeting.  Other ex officio non‑voting members may be added as needed by the CAC and generally include the associate deans for administration, academic affairs, student affairs and faculty development.

The term of office for members will be two years; no faculty member may serve for more than two consecutive terms.

Meetings

Third Monday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm
E4 Fee Hall/451 Secchia Center

Minutes prepared by CAC Secretary

College Advisory Council Roster

  • Elected Members
    • Jin He, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      2nd term
    • Bradley Riley, MD (Emergency Medicine)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Honglei Chen, MD, PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      2nd term
    • Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD (Bioethics and Social Justice)
      Term expires 8/15/2022 
      2nd term
    • Masako Morishita, PhD, MS (Family Medicine)
      Term expires 8/15/2022 
      2nd term
    • Binbin Zheng, PhD (Medical Education Research & Develop.)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Shilpa Kavuturu, MD (Medicine)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
    • Dohun Pyeon, PhD (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics)
      Term expires 8/15/2022 
      1st term
      Completed term vacated by Margaret Petroff, PhD January 2020 – August 15, 2020
    • Suad Khalil, MD (Neurology & Ophthalmology)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
    • Stacey Missmer, ScD (Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Modupe Awonuga, MD (Pediatrics & Human Development)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
    • Jamie Alan, PhD, PharmD (Pharmacology & Toxicology)
      Term expires 8/15/2022 
      2nd term
    • Richard Miksicek, PhD (Physiology)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Farha Abbasi, MD (Psychiatry)
      Term expires 8/15/2022 
      2nd term
    • Lodewijk van Holsbeeck, MD (Radiology) 
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Stephanie Bray, MD (Surgery)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      2nd term
    • Alison Bernstein, PhD (Translational Neuroscience)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      2nd term
    • Crystal Nance-Panek (MCE Student Representative)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
    • Josh Cole (LCE Student Representative)
      Term expires 8/15/2021 
    • VACANT (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Ex-Officio Members
    • Representative to University Committee on Academic Governance: Jack Lipton, PhD
    • Representative to University Committee for the Library: Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD
    • Representative to University Committee on Faculty Affairs: Claudia Finkelstein, MD
    • Representative to University Committee on Faculty Tenure: Susan Barman, PhD
    • Representative to University Committee on Undergraduate Education: Kathleen Gallo, PhD
    • Representative to University Committee on Curriculum: Rebecca Schein
      Representative to University Committee on Graduate Studies: Gilad Assaf
    • Interim Dean: Aron Sousa, MD
    • Interim Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Dianne Wagner, MD
    • Sen. Assoc. Dean, Diversity & Inclusion/Assoc. Dean for Student Affairs: Wanda Lipscomb, PhD
    • Interim Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development: Narayanan Parameswaran, PhD
    • Associate Dean, Administration: Barbara Forney, MS
    • Cardiovascular Medicine: Ashraf Mansour, MD
    • Clinical Neurosciences: Konstantin Elisevich, MD
    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Samuel Lin, MD
    • Public Health: Nicole Jones, PhD
    • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Mark DeLano, MD

Contact

To reach the CAC with questions or concerns, please email your department representative or the Steering Committee directly and CHM.CACSteering@msu.edu. In addition, to reach your CHM Faculty Senators, use CHMFacultySenators@msu.edu.