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Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC)

2021-2022 Membership

Brent L. Iverson, Ex Officio
Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

David Platt, Ex Officio
Senior Associate Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Lori Holleran Steiker, Ex Officio
Associate Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
Director, UGS Instruction, Engagement and Wellness

Associate and Assistant Deans from six colleges with largest undergraduate enrollment

  • Cassandre Alvarado – Moody College of Communication
  • John Turci-Escobar – College of Fine Arts
  • Steve Hoelscher and Mia Carter – College of Liberal Arts (Only one member may vote in a single meeting)
  • Michael Drew – College of Natural Sciences
  • Douglas Morrice – McCombs School of Business
  • Gerald Speitel – Cockrell School of Engineering

Associate Dean representation from smaller colleges

  • TBD – School of Social Work

Members of the Faculty

  • Reneé Acosta – Pharmacy
  • Ruth Buskirk – Biology
  • Madhavi Mallapragada – Radio-Television-Film
  • Soo Young Rieh – Information
  • Elizabeth Scala – English
  • Dixie Stanforth – Kinesiology & Health Education

Faculty Council Representative/Liaison with Educational Policy Committee

  • Lorenzo Sadun – Mathematics


  • Shiqi Steven Ding – Senate of College Councils
  • Kiara Dakota Kabbara – Student Government


View past UGSAC membership lists.