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    Research and Information Services Committee

    Research and Information Services Committee charter


    Current committee members


    Scott Lanyon - Chair (2022)

    Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Education 

    University of Minnesota


    Joshua Barker (2023)

    Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education

    University of Toronto


    Brian Carolan (2022)

    Dean of Graduate Studies

    Sacred Heart University


    Elaine Frey (2021/2022)

    Assistant Vice President, Graduate Studies

    California State University, Fullerton


    Devon Jensen (2022)

    Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies

    University of Central Florida


    Craig Ogilvie (2022)

    Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President of Research

    Montana State University


    Amanda L. Ostreko (2022)

    Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

    University of Kansas


    Tammi Vacha-Haase (2022)

    Dean of the Graduate College

    Boise State University


    Dana Williams (2022)

    Dean, Graduate School

    Howard University



    Suzanne T. Ortega


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