Commencement Committee

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Name

Marisela Marquez

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Commencement Committee

Effective date of establishment

01/1990

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Provost

Type of Board

Standing

Scope of Impact

Campus

Purpose

Planning and implementation of Las Cruces Main Campus Commencement.

Authority

Advisory and planning committee to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year

Name

Marisela Marquez

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Co-Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Gabrielle Martinez

Co-chair Email

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Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Marisela Marquez

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Gabrielle Martinez

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Additional Membership Details

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Department with direct connection to Commencement.

Members are appointed by

By Position

Position appointment description

Areas directly related to Commencement will appoint a member for representation.

Is membership representative?

No

What are the terms of appointment?

Ongoing

Are terms staggered?

No

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Members are subject to reappointment if a member leaves his/her current position.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Hiring into the departmental position.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management selects the Chair and the Executive Vice President and Provost appoints.

List board members for the 2016-17 academic year:

For each member, provide name, title and college/department affiliation under the appropriate heading below (i.e. voting member OR ex-officio/non-voting member).

Voting Members

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Members

MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

Meetings are held four times a year, during the months of May and December. No requirements, meetings held on a need basis.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

• November 30, 2016
• December 13, 2016
• January 23, 2017
• May 2, 2017
• May 16, 2017

Major Accomplishments

Implementation of ongoing changes to the Commencement Ceremony and processes, based on student, staff, faculty, and administration feedback. Multiple initiates were created in an effort to expand participation to all areas within the University.
The Faculty congratulatory line was proposed in the Fall of 2016 by faculty to increase participation and visibility in the Commencement Ceremonies. This new tradition will continue in future ceremonies. Increasing participation of faculty members has also been completed by faculty volunteering to assist in the lineup and marshaling of students during the Commencement Ceremonies. The Committee, collaborated with Dr. Steven Stochaj and Aggie Innovation from the College of Engineering, to create confetti canons for the ceremonies.


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