Councils Library


(revised 10/27/2022)

Leadership Council

The COE Leadership Council (LC) is comprised of administrators from each academic and service unit in the college, and/or their designees. This includes the Heads of School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies, School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences, School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences, the Greenwood Lab School, and each auxiliary unit. The COE LC is advisory to the Dean, seeks and provides input from their faculty and staff constituencies, and collaborates as needed for decision-making. The LC also reviews and discusses information from the Provost’s Academic Leadership Council (comprised of all college Deans, Provost Office staff, and Faculty Senate leadership), and disseminates this to their respective unit faculty members and staff.

Membership: Unit administrators from each academic and service unit in the college—CLSE, CEFS, RFT, GLS, ATLL, Secondary Education, Dean and Associate Deans. Faculty and staff may be invited by the Dean, Associate Deans, or Department Heads to attend, as well.

  • Barri Tinkler, Dean
  • April Phillips
  • Cathy Pearman
  • Holly Robinson
  • Denise Cunningham
  • Diana Piccolo
  • Jeni Hopkins
  • Juli Panza
  • Andrew Homburg
  • Kimberly Dubree
  • Marjorie Shavers
  • Michael Orf
  • Reesha Adamson
  • Ron Snodgrass
  • Rose Lee
  • Chuck Garner
  • Stefanie Livers
  • Stephanie Huffman
  • Travis Marler
  • Ximena Uribe-Zarain
  • Dennis Rudnick

Faculty Advisory Council

Meetings are held monthly August through May. FAC provides advice to the Dean pertaining to college policies, curricular matters, and other issues which impact COE. The FAC reviews faculty proposals for funding through the Dean’s Faculty Research Fund. FAC members are responsible for disseminating pertinent information pertaining to these meetings to, and receiving feedback from, colleagues within their respective departments and units.


The Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) is comprised of faculty elected from each of the academic departments and/or programs. Greenwood Laboratory School and Staff appointed by the Dean. Department and/or program representatives serve two-year terms, staggered by academic school years. Members may succeed themselves one time. Each department may elect as many representatives as the number of programs housed therein; however, those representatives do not necessarily have to be from different programs.

  • Dean
    • Barri Tinkler, Dean
    • Charles Myers (COU), 2022-2024
    • Jon Turner (EAD), 2022-2024
    • Marcia Dowdy (SPE), 2022-2024
    • Amelia Chenoweth (COU), 2022-2024
  • CEFS
    • Joanna Cemore (ELE), 2022-2024
    • Elizabeth King (CFD), 2022-2024
    • Amber Howard (ELE), 2021-2023
    • Debra Price (FCS), 2015-2023
  • TLDS
    • Becky Swearingen (RDG), 2021-2023
    • Jamie Atkinson (LIT), 2022-2024
    • Cathy Pearman (RDG), 2021-2023
    • Pam Correll (RDG), 2021-2023
  • GLS
    • Abby Lowe, 2019-2021, 2021-2023

Community Advisory Council

The Dean’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) meets twice a year, generally in September and February. The CAC is comprised of a wide range of community stakeholders including area business professionals, state legislators, alumni, and other persons representing diverse private and public agencies from southwest Missouri and around the State. Members are invited by the Dean and may serve as long as actually agreed upon. The CAC’s deliberations are key to college operations and provide one important mechanism through which the efficacy and design of professional education programs within COE are assessed.

College Council

The College of Education's College Council includes one faculty representative from each of the College's academic departments and a representative from Greenwood Lab School. The Dean of the College of Education or his designee serves as an ex-officio member of the council. The College Council reviews submitted undergraduate curriculum proposals and votes to approve or disapprove the proposals.


One representative from each department. Each college council member shall serve for a term of two years and may be reelected for one immediately succeeding term but shall not then be eligible for reelection until after the lapse of an intervening year. Department heads are not eligible for election except in the case where a department head is the only member of an academic department. The Chair of the Faculty Senate may attend the session of any college council as an ex officio member without vote.

  • CEFS
    • Chloe Bolyard, Chair 2021-2023
  • GLS
    • Tara Bonebrake, 2021-2023
    • Bonni Behrend, 2022-2024
  • TLDS
    • Ching-Wen Chang, 2020-2022, 2022-2024
  • COE
    • Rose Lee, Exec. Asst. II
  • Ex-Officio
    • Barri Tinkler, Dean

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