Fifth College Feasibility Task Force

During her Convocation address for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, President Sandeen announced exploration of the creation of a fifth college with an emphasis on health and related disciplines. Soon thereafter, she convened a Task Force whose charge was broadly to assess the feasibility of such an endeavor and to characterize important considerations for potential implementation.

The Task Force met bi-weekly from early February to mid-June 2022. The group discussed the elements of our charge, including strengths and weaknesses of the current colleges’ configuration, opportunities and threats presented by the possible addition of a fifth college focused on health, as well as fiscal, space, and faculty governance implications.

Review the Fifth College Feasibility Task Force Report.

Members of the Task Force

  • Kim Greer, Prior Interim Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs (Task Force Co-Chair)
  • Arnab Mukherjea, Chair, Department of Public Health (Task Force Co-Chair)
  • Sarah Taylor, Chair, Department of Social Work (Task Force Co-Chair)
  • Talya Beasley, Student Representative
  • Paul Carpenter, Chair, Department of Kinesiology
  • Monika Eckfield, Chair, Department of Nursing
  • Rafael Hernandez, Associate Provost, Academic Resources and Planning
  • Shubha Kashinath, Chair, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Winnie Kwofie, Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations
  • Juleen Lam, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
  • Michael Lee, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies and Immediate Past Senate Chair