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Undergraduate Council

Emory commits to creating an outstanding educational experience for undergraduates. The Undergraduate Council prioritizes the student experience, removing barriers to undergraduates’ success and positioning them to flourish at Emory and beyond.

Launched in spring 2022, the Undergraduate Council, led by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Ravi V. Bellamkonda, brings together Emory leaders from across campus. The council collectively addresses opportunities for improving the academic, cocurricular, and administrative elements of the Emory undergraduate student experience and collaborates to implement solutions. Meeting monthly, the council will identify metrics against which to measure success.


Ravi V. Bellamkonda, Provost and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Susan Bonifield, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic and Resource Planning  

Joanne Brzinski, Senior Associate Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences 

Paul Byrnes, Vice Provost for Academic Finance  

Janine Cabrera-Velde, Director of Customer Experience  

Kenneth Carter, Interim Dean, Oxford College 

David Clark, Vice President of Campus Life  

Sarbeth Fleming, Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Onboarding and Student Flourishing 

Carla Freeman, Interim Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences 

Frank Gaertner, Senior Associate Director of International Student Advising 

Enku Gelaye, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life 

Minnie Glymph, Assistant Vice President for Academic Communications 

Branden Grimmett, Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development and Associate Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Hershatter, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of the BBA Program, Goizueta Business School 

Gareth James, Dean, Goizueta Business School 

John Leach, Associate Vice Provost for University Financial Aid 

Kristy Martyn, Associate Dean for Education and Interim Associate Dean for Advancement, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

JoAnn McKenzie, Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar 

Valerie Molyneaux, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Oxford College 

Heather Mugg, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs 

James Raper, Associate Vice President for Health, Well-being, Access, and Prevention 

Justin Shepherd, Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support