University Committees

Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee shall be responsible for guiding Mines in matters pertaining to assessment of the program educational objectives and program outcomes of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The committee may also assess non-academic activities as needed.

Megan Sanders, chair and ex-officio, Trefny Center

Sam Spiegel, ex-officio, Trefny Center

Wendy Zhou, ex-officio, Graduate Studies

Patricia Andersen, Library; Term Ends, May 2018

Deb Carney, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2018

Vaughan Griffiths, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Cortney Holles, Humanities & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2018

Vincent Kuo, Physics; Term Ends, May 2018

Manika Prasad, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Bethany Wilcox, Physics; Term Ends, May 2020

Biosafety Committee

The Biosafety Committee shall be responsible for advising the President and the Mines community concerning instituional control of “biohazardous agents” used in teaching and research.

Barb O’Kane, chair and ex-officio, Environmental Health & Safety

Matt Ketterling, CCIT; Term Ends, May 2019

Melissa Krebs, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Nanette Boyle, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Susanta Sarkar, Physics; Term Ends, May 2018

Tom Gennett, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2018

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee shall be responsible for gathering and analyzing appropriate data regarding the budgetary requirement of Mines, preparing proposed annual budgets for Mines, preparing proposed budgetary revisions and advising the president and the Mines administration on budgetary matters and long-range fiscal planning.

Kirsten Volpi, chair and ex-officio; EVP of Finance and Administration

Tom Boyd, voting, ex-officio; Interim Provost

Dan Fox, voting, ex-officio; VP or Student Life

Linda Landrum, non-voting, ex-officio; Foundation

Steve Boyes, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2018

Stephanie Claussen, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Atef Elsherbeni, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Veronica Graves, Human Resources; Term Ends, May 2019

Priscilla Nelson, Mining Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Neal Sullivan, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Calendar Committee

The Calendar Committee shall be responsible for establishing an official academic calendar for Mines, periodically reviewing the Mines calendar, and proposing revisions thereto.

Lara Medley, chair and ex-officio, Registrar

Sumit Agarwal, Chemical and Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Brandi Burnell, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (undergrad student representative)

Vanessa Gonzalez, College of Engineering & Computational Sciences; Term Ends, May 2019

Michael Kelley, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2018 (graduate student representative)

Jody Lowther, Humanitarian & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2019

Jeff Squier, Physics; Term Ends, May 2019

Andrei Swidinsky, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2018

Conflict of Interest Committee

The Conflict of Interest Committee helps facilitate the implementation of the university’s conflict of interest policies as defined in the Faculty Handbook and the Conflict of Interest Policy. 

Karin Ranta Curran, chair and ex-officio, Title IX and Compliance

Julie Coakley, Research and Technology Transfer; Term Ends, May 2018

Kathleen Hancock, Humanitarian & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2018

Randy Haupt, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Paul Santi, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Jeff Schowalter, Electrical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Faculty Grievance Committee
Faculty Handbook Committee

The Faculty Handbook Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the handbook on a regular basis, discussing proposed changes to the Handbook suggested by a committee member or a Mines-affiliated individual or group, preparing proposed amendments to the Handbook for consideration by Mines, and advising the President and Mines administration on matters related to the Handbook.

Tom Boyd, chair and ex-officio, Provost

Michael Barankin, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

John Bradford, Geophysics; Term Ends, May 2019

Brenda Chergo, Academic Affairs; Term Ends, May 2019

Elizabeth Davis, Humanitarian & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2018

Paul Martin, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2018

Tony Petrella, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Angus Rockett, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Promotion and Tenure Committee shall be responsible for evaluating the qualifications of all tenture/ tenure-track, library and research faculty candidates for promotion and/or tenure and all candidates for tenured employment and providing advice and recommendation thereon to the Provost.

John Speer, chair, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Linda Figueroa, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Wendy Harrison, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Dan Knauss, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2020

Alexandra Newman, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Manika Prasad, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Lawrence Wiencke, Physics; Term Ends, May 2020

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the safety practices of Mines on a periodic basis and advising the Mines administration regarding issues pertaining to the safety for the Mines community.

Barb O’Kane, chair and ex-officio, Environmental Health & Safety

John Berger, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, 2019

Andrew Brewer, Facilities; Term Ends, May 2019

Robin Bullock, EPICS; Term Ends, 2018

David Frossard, CCIT; Term Ends, May 2018

Branden Kappes, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Timm Strathmann, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Student Conduct Appeals Committee

The Student Conduct Appeals Board shall exist as a pool of potential members to serve on Student Appeals Committees as needed.

Derek Morgan, chair and ex-officio, Dean of Students

Lane Boyd, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (graduate student representative)

Carolyn Freedman, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2019

Lisa Goberis, Student Life; Term Ends, May 2019

Amy Goldstein, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (undergrad student representative)

Joshua Koubek, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2018 (graduate student representative)

Heather Lammers, Mining Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (graduate student representative)

Carrie McClelland, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Gunnar Merrick, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (undergrad student representative)

Jenni Nichols, Student Life; Term Ends, May 2018

Philip Oxford, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (undergrad student representative)

Barbara Shellenberger, Physics; Term Ends, May 2018

Steve Sonnenberg, Geology & Geological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Student Media Board

The Board of Student Media shall act as advisor to the editorial staffs of the Oredigger, High Grade, Mines Internet Radio and to the USG in matters pertaining to the student media.

Jon Cullison, chair and ex-officio, Mines Internet Radio Advisor, Humanitarian & Social Sciences

Grace Halback, voting and ex-officio, Oredigger Editor (undergrad student representative)

Wenli Dickinson, voting and ex-officio, High Grade Editor (undergrad student representative)

Alec Boyd, voting and ex-officio, Mines Internet Radio (undergrad student representative)

Ashley Spurgeon, non-voting and ex-officio, Oredigger Advisor

Toni Lefton, non-voting and ex-officio, High Grade Advisor

Tim Flynn, non-voting and ex-officio, Communications

Bea Uy, non-voting and ex-officio, Undergrad Student Government

Lisa Anderson, CASA; Term Ends, May 2018

Willie Konishi, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018 (undergrad student representative)

Adrianne Kroepsch, Humanitarian & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2018

Jen Wilcox, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Tom Williams, Computer Science; Term Ends, May 2019

Bill Wilson, Mining Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Teaching Faculty Promotion Committee

The university teaching faculty promotion committee shall be responsible for evaluating the qualifications of teaching faculty candidates for promotion and providing advice and recommendations thereon to the Provost.

Linda Battalora, chair, Petroleum Engineering; Term Ends, May 2018

Jerry Bourne, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering; Term Ends, May 2019

Deb Carney, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Term Ends, May 2020

Renee Falconer, Chemistry; Term Ends, May 2019

Ventzi Karaivanov, Mechanical Engineering; Term Ends, May 2020

Bob Klimek, Humanitarian & Social Sciences; Term Ends, May 2020

Vince Kuo, Physics; Term Ends, May 2018

Contact Us

Phone: 303-273-3280
Email: 
presoffice@mines.edu

Location:
Guggenheim Hall, third floor

Mailing address:
Office of the President
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Guggenheim Hall