Honors Council


The Honors Council is responsible for the governance, development and oversight of the academic mission of the Gordon State College Honors Program.


The Council is responsible for reviewing applications to the Honors Program.  Changes to Honors curriculum, criteria and requirements, such as proposals for new Honors sections, must be approved by the Honors Council.


  1. Honors Program Coordinator (Chair)
  2. At least one faculty member from each academic unit
  3. One member from the Office of Admissions
  4. Honors Fellows will maintain at-large membership on the Honors Council for the length of their appointments.

(Honors Council Statute revision approved by Faculty Senate on August 15, 2018, by full Faculty on November 26, 2018, and by President Nooks on February 20, 2019).

2019-2020 Members

  • Honors Program Coordinator: Dr. David Janssen (Committee Chair)
  • Admissions Representative: TBD
  • Faculty From Academic Units
    • Department of Business, History and Social Sciences: Dr. Rachel Mittelman
    • Department of Humanities: Dr. LaRonda Sanders-Senu
    • Programs in Fine and Performing Arts: Prof. Tony Pearson
    • Programs in Math, Computer Science & Engineering:
      • Dr. Bernie Anderson
      • Dr. Marwan Zabdawi
    • School of Education: Dr. Katie Wester-Neal
    • School of Nursing Health and Natural Sciences: Dr. Richard Schmude
    • Library: Prof. Beverly Eskridge
    • Student Success Center Lecturers:  Not Applicable

View 2018-2019 Committee Membership

View 2017-2018 Committee Membership

View 2016-2017 Committee Membership

Agenda/ Minutes