Promotion & Tenure Committee (P&T)

Chair: Rachel Smith

Vice-Chair: Cecilia Lara


The Promotion and Tenure Committee advises the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on matters of promotion and tenure. This University-wide committee attempts to ensure a fair and consistent application of promotion and tenure standards while taking into account the appropriate departmental Disciplinary Statements. The responsibilities of the Promotion and Tenure Committee are to (a) gather the reports of the Department Chair and Peer Evaluation Committee, (b) request any additional information that it deems necessary, (c) examine all facets of the application, and (d) reach an equitable final decision.

Committee Members

  • Rachel Smith, Chemistry & Physics, Chair (NSM, 2021-2024)
  • Yawa Besa, Sociology & Criminal Justice, (SBS, 2023-2026)
  • Debbie Hummer, Nursing (CHS, 2022-2025)
  • David Oxendine, Inclusive Education (EDUC, 2022-2025)
  • Cecilia Lara, ETFL (LETT, 2022-2025)
  • Jaeyoon Kim, Music (ARTS, 2021-2024)
  • Mohammad Rahman (At Large, 2022-2025)