College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Committee on the Evaluation of Chairpersons and Directors (CECD)

Committee Organization

  • Dean's Office Liaison: Ben Eggleston, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs,
  • Administrative Support: Amanda Burghart, Executive Assistant for Administrative Affairs,


According to the Bylaws of the College Assembly » (Article VII.B.5), the Committee on the Evaluation of Chairpersons and Directors (CECD) shall:

  1. Review and evaluate the performance of department chairpersons and academic program directors who wish to be reappointed.
  2. Advise the dean of the results of these reviews and evaluations, and make appropriate recommendations.

Membership     (last updated August 10, 2020)

Name Department Division Term Ends
(Spring of …)
Rafael Acosta Spanish & Portuguese Humanities 2021
Paula Fite Clinical Child Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences 2022
John Hoopes Anthropology Social & Behavioral Sciences 2022
Jonathan Lamb English Humanities 2023
Mechele Leon Theatre & Dance School of the Arts 2021
Stuart Macdonald Molecular Biosciences Natural Sciences & Mathematics 2021
Benjamin Sikes Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Kansas Biological Survey Natural Sciences & Mathematics 2023
to be determined International & Interdisciplinary Studies
Suma Suswaram Speech-Language-Hearing graduate representative 2021
to be determined undergraduate representative 2021