Governance Section : Honors Council

Committee Area: Academic Affairs

Committee Charge: The Honors Council supports the mission of the honors program and is responsible for overseeing the policies and vision that govern the structure and operation of the honors program. The Honors Council works closely with the director of the honors program and the campus honors program coordinators to maintain the integrity and quality of the honors program and to enhance its operations and its standing in the academic community. Along with the administrators of the honors program, the Honors Council collaborates with individuals and groups to develop, approve, and review new initiatives.

Meeting Schedule

Membership Rotation: Faculty and department chairs will rotate every two years.

Rotating Membership Selection: The original members of the Honors Council were appointed by the Academic Vice President. Additional members have been asked to serve by the Director of the Honors Program because of their interest in and support for the Honors Program and the desire to have campuses and disciplines represented on the committee.

Committee Membership: 2012

Name Title Campus Service Begins Service Concludes
Jeff Portnoy (Chair) Director Honors/Honors Coordinator Clarkston 7/01/07  
Jason Dew Honors Coordinator/Faculty Dunwoody 1/01/11  
Salli Vargis Honors Coordinator/Faculty Newton 7/01/07  
Terry Bozeman Honors Coordinator/Faculty Decatur 7/01/10  
Katherine Perry Honors Coordinator/Faculty Alpharetta 8/15/11  
Linda Mullins Online Honors Coordinator/Faculty Online 11/01/11  
Joe Cannon, Jr. Interim Dean Alpharetta 7/01/11 7/01/13
Lora Mirza Librarian/Faculty Dunwoody 7/01/08 7/01/12
Ken Johnson Chair, English Alpharetta 1/01/12 7/01/14
Otto Burianek Chair, Social Science Online 1/01/12 7/01/14
Ken Fenster Social Science Clarkston 7/01/10 7/01/12
Paul Hudson Social Science Clarkston 9/01/10 7/01/12
Lynn Ziegler Science Clarkston 1/01/12 7/01/14
Robbie Williams Mathematics Newton 1/01/12 7/01/14
Bettie LaDuke Business Online 1/01/12 7/01/14
Kim Krinsky Social Science Online 1/01/12 7/01/14


Previous Membership