Governance and Advisory Groups

The Governance and Advisory Groups include the provost office, faculty governance and general education and student learning committees.

Provost’s Office


  • Rosario Ceballo, Dean of Georgetown College
  • Joel Hellman, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Kelly Otter, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies
  • Alexander Sens, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Almeida, Dean of the McDonough School of Business
  • Maria Cancian, Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Roberta Waite, Dean of the School of Nursing
  • Christopher King, Dean of the School of Health
  • Robert M. Groves, Provost
  • Ed Soule, Ex-Officio, Associate Professor & Chair of the Main Campus Executive Faculty


  • Chandan Vaidya, Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Psychology
  • Meg Leta Jones, Distinguished Associate Professor, Communications, Culture, and Technology Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • James Habyarimana, Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Chair and Professor of African American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Mark Giordano, Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and Energy, School of Foreign Service
  • Peter Olmsted, Professor and Joseph Semmes Ives Chair in Physics, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Robin Dillon-Merrilll, Professor, McDonough School of Business
  • Barbara Schone, Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Nathan Hensley, Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences 

In Fall 2012, Provost Groves instituted a student advisory committee, made up of undergraduate and graduate students from across the main campus programs, to discuss student-focused initiatives, new ideas, and current events. The committee meets monthly throughout the academic year.

2023-24 Members

Adrian Ali-Caccamo

Alyssa Hirai

Arjun Chhabra

Claudia Byun

Elizabeth Lee

Jordan Murrell

Kimberly Jolie

Liam Marshall

Manahal Fazal

Matthew Carvalho

Mazarine-Claire Penzin

Mehek Thapar

Micaila Curtis

Tanya Hughes

Tara Haas

The Provost’s Committee for Diversity was convened in 2014 to bring together students, faculty and staff around issues regarding inclusivity at Georgetown. While often this student-driven group engages with issues of race, important concerns centered on many communities, including undocumented students, specific interest groups such as Latin American students, and first-generation students for example, are also addressed. 

Each year, the Diversity Commitee supports and engages in projects in an effort to improve the experience of diverse committees at Georgetown. In 2016-2017, the Committee has focused its efforts on training for and organizing a series of dialogues around racial justice. The students of the Diversity Committee participated in several training sessions in dialogue facilitation and were mentored by faculty and staff of the Center for New Design in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA). 

On Thursday, February 16th, the Provost’s Committee for Diversity hosted a student-led dialogue on diversity and inclusion. Thanks to a partnership with the GUSA program, What’s a Hoya, nearly 40 first-year student participated in the first dialogue event, “Practicing Cultural Competency in Community,” held in the Healey Family Student Center. We invite you to read about these efforts here

The Provost Administrative Council (PAC) provides advice and counsel to the Provost for administrative services that are homed outside of the academic schools. The PAC members include certain Provost Office senior staff and the leaders of various campus based units including campus finance and business services, enrollment services, international services, and co-curricular and extracurricular activities among other services. The PAC meets monthly throughout the year.

  • Robert M. Groves, Provost
  • Abigail Lewis, Director of the Capitol Applied Learning Lab
  • Adanna Johnson, Associate Vice President of Student Equity and Inclusion 
  • Al Bertrand, Director of Georgetown University Press
  • Ali Whitmer, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 
  • Annamarie Bianco, Associate Vice President and University Registrar
  • Cameron Maples, ROTC Director
  • Carole Sargent, Director of Scholarly Publications
  • Catherine Armour, Deputy to the Provost
  • Chantal Santelices, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Education and Development
  • Charles Deacon, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Craig Rinker, Director of Global Education 
  • Daniela Brancaforte, Main Campus Student Ombuds
  • Darryl Christmon, VP and Chief Operating Officer for Main Campus 
  • Edward Maloney, Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship 
  • Elly Daugherty, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Harriette Hemmasi, Dean of the Library 
  • Irina Netessina, Senior Director of Finance and Business Services
  • John Q. Pierce, Special Assistant to the Provost and Registrar Emeritus
  • Kristen Rogers, Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Lauren Tuckley, Director of the Center for Research & Fellowships
  • Lynn Overmann, Executive Director of the Beeck Center
  • Patricia McWade, Dean of Student Financial Services
  • Randy Bass, Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives
  • Scott Barge, Associate Vice President for Data Analytics
  • Susan Campbell, Director at the Cawley Career Education Center 
  • Tammi Damas, Director of Education and Academic Affairs 
  • Vanessa Meyers, Director of Global Services

The Council of Associate Deans handles institutional and academic planning for the Main Campus. In the past, it has dealt with issues such as: the academic calendar; allocation of credit hours for courses; grade appeals; ROTC issues; Honor Council Policy; and many others. It can serve as a gateway committee to the Council of Deans (which is overseen by the Provost), dealing with policy issues in conjunction with School Deans. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found in the link below.  


  • Annamarie Bianco, University Registrar and Associate Vice President
  • Adanna Johnson, Associate Vice President for Student Equity and Inclusion 
  • Barbara Schone, Professor at McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Maria Snyder, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Michele Mackie, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Compliance, School of Continuing Studies
  • Mitch Kaneda, Senior Associate Dean & Director, School of Foreign Service
  • Patricia Grant, Senior Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, McDonough School of Business
  • David Edelstein, Vice Provost for Education
  • Sarah Shohet, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Health
  • Sue Lorenson, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, Georgetown College
  • Tammi Damas, Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Office of the Provost

Council of Associate Deans (COAD) Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Faculty Governance

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate is a university-wide faculty governance body that advises the University President on academic, administrative, and financial issues that affect all three campuses. Its membership consists of seventy-five full-time faculty members elected by the three campuses, plus the three Executive Vice-Presidents, the Senior Vice President, and four Main Campus Deans.

Faculty Senate Webpage

The Main Campus Executive Faculty, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans, shall formulate academic policies that pertain to all schools within the Main Campus. Academic policies are those that concern such fundamental areas as curriculum, content and methods of instruction, and the conditions of faculty life in terms of teaching, research, and service.

Main Campus Executive Faculty Webpage

General Education and Student Learning Committees

The charge to the General Education Working Group (henceforth, GEWG), given in Spring 2010 jointly by MCEF and the Provost, was to ask, “What would it take to have a successful general education curriculum that embodies and transmits the values of the institution? What would it take to have high confidence that such a curriculum actually does what it sets out to do?”