University Review & Assessment Council

The University Review and Assessment Council provides oversight and coordination for program review and assessment activities within the university. Specifically, URAC is responsible for the following:

  1. determining the method and cycle for program reviews of academic departments;
  2. providing oversight and evaluation of the program-level assessments of student-learning outcomes; and
  3. defining the appropriate methods of review for the support areas.

URAC members serve three-year terms of appointment, with approximately one-third rotating off each year. Terms end at the start of fall semester each year.  

Representatives from Colleges/Academic Units

Agriculture Maud Walsh (2018)
Art & Design Lake Douglas (2018)
Business Jianan Wu (2019)
Coast & Environment John White (2020)
Engineering Greg Griffin (2019)
Honors College TBD (2020)
Human Sciences & Education Jackie Bach (2020)
Humanities & Social Sciences Robert Hogan (2018)
Law Center Missy Lonegrass (2019)
LSU Libraries Lois Kyper-Rushing (2020)
Mass Communication Andrea Miller (2018)
Music & Dramatic Arts Jim Murphy (2018)
Science Milen Yakimov (2019)
Veterinary Medicine TBD (2019)

Representatives for Support Divisions/Units

Academic Affairs Clay Benton (2020)
Athletics Bill Demastes (2018)
Finance & Administrative Services Bernie Braun (2020)
Information Technology Services TBD (2018)
Research & Economic Development Stephen Beck (2019)
Strategic Communications Holly Cullen (2018)
Strategic Initiatives TBD (2018)
Student Life Laurie Braden (2019)

Ex-officio (Non-voting)

Sandi Gillilan, Associate Vice Provost Institutional Effectiveness
Stephenie Franks, Assistant Director Institutional Effectiveness
Bobby Matthews, Director Institutional Effectiveness
Josiah Nyangau, Assistant Director Institutional Effectiveness


Stephenie Franks
Assistant Director for Institutional Effectiveness

 email stephenie