The Honors College is led by a team of professional administrators and faculty committees. Together they guide the College through its strategic planning, program development, and implementation. The College’s administration team serves in multiple roles, while the faculty committees help determine the policies and practices and ensure that the interdisciplinary mission of the College is upheld through their representations and campus-wide interests.
The Honors Council is made up of one or two faculty from every undergraduate college on campus who serve for three-year, renewable terms.
For 2021-22, the council members (and term expiration dates) are:
CAFNR Shari Freyermuth, Biochemistry (co-chair, 2022) | Pat Market, Meterology (2023)
Arts & Science Christopher Josey, Communications (2023) | Jennifer Bohanek, Psychology (2023)
Trulaske College of Business Sherry Mariea, Management (2021)
Education Stephen Whitney, ESCP (2023)
Engineering Roger Fales, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2020)
Health Professions Carolyn Orbann, Health Sciences (2023)
Missouri School of Journalism Ronald Kelley (2023) | Jeannette Porter (2021)
Sinclair School of Nursing Sherri Ulbrich (2021)
At-Large Juan Wang, Honors College (2021) and VACANT
Honors College Catherine Rymph, Honors College (co-chair, standing) | Rachel Harper, Honors College (standing)
Students Abby Blenk, Digital Storytelling (Sophomore, 2023) | Lane Cargile, Political Science (Sophomore, 2023)
Ex Officio Jim Spain, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (standing) | Megan Boyer, Honors College (standing)
Honors Curriculum Committee
The Honors College Curriculum Committee is made up of active Honors faculty who serve for three-year, renewable terms.
For 2021-2022, the committee members (and term expiration dates) are:
Chair Sherry Mariea, Business (2023)
Members Shari Freyermuth, Biochemistry (2023) | Andrew Melnyk, Philosophy (2023) | Carolyn Orbann, Health Sciences (2021) | Reginald Rogers, Engineering (2023) | Jennifer Rowe, Journalism (2021) | Kristin Schwain, School of Visual Studies (2023) | Tommy Sewell, Chemistry (2023) | Rachel Harper, Honors (standing) | Catherine Rymph, Honors (standing) | Megan Boyer, Honors (standing).
Honors Communications Committee
The Honors College Communications Committee is made up of active honors faculty and staff who serve one-year renewable terms. For 2021-22, the committee members are:
Co-Chairs Catherine Rymph, Honors
Members Margaret Courtney and MJ Montgomery
Honors Scholars & Fellows Committee
The Honors Scholars & Fellows Committee is made up of active honors faculty and staff who serve multi-year terms in guiding the programmatic philosophy, practices, and outcomes of our growing number of research and artistry cohorts:
Chair Ava Drayton, Honors College
STEM: Steve Keller, Chemistry | Charlotte Phillips, Biochemistry | VACANT
ASH: TBA, Honors College | Stephen Whitney, Education | Ryan Thomas, Journalism