Graduate council

The Graduate Council was established by the Board of Governors in 1968 and was granted the authority and responsibility for the development of basic policies for the graduate education system and for the encouragement, improvement and evaluation of graduate programs throughout the university.

Per the Graduate Council bylaws, its membership includes two graduate faculty members elected from each of the schools and colleges with graduate programs, three graduate faculty members appointed by the dean of the graduate school, and a graduate student.

Meeting schedule and minutes for the academic year

See Graduate Council meeting dates, agendas and minutes.


Fred Vultee

Executive Director

Fred Vultee is an associate professor of journalism in the Department of Communication and the executive chair of the Graduate Council. Vultee worked as a newspaper editor for 25 years before going back to school and earning his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He arrived at Wayne State University in fall 2007. His research looks at media content, media practice, and media effects, particularly in conflicts and crises.


Asra Akhlaq

Student Representative 

Asra Akhlaq is a second year M.S. biological sciences student working in the Lee Lab studying host/pathogen interactions as they relate to L. pneumophila—a bacteria known for causing Legionnaire's Disease. She hopes to be a voice for all students and to help them feel at home at WSU.


Mike Ilitch School of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

Law School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Information Sciences

School of Medicine

College of Nursing

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

School of Social Work

Student representatives