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University Leadership and Governance


Emory’s longstanding ability to draw on a deep well of committed, creative leaders who work together in the best interests of students, faculty, and staff gives the university a competitive edge.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the university by establishing policy and exercising fiduciary responsibility for the long-term well-being of the institution. The board and its Executive Committee act on recommendations from board committees, university officers, and the University Senate.

Learn about the Board of Trustees and its Members

President’s Leadership Team

Meet the executive team whose senior leaders represent the university’s major operational units; their role is to advise and work with the president to advance Emory’s mission.


Christopher Augostini

Christopher Augostini

Executive Vice President for Business and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Deborah W. Bruner

Deborah W. Bruner

Senior Vice President for Research; Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair in Nursing; Assistant Dean for Faculty Mentoring, School of Nursing

Allison K. Dykes

Allison K. Dykes

Vice President and Secretary of the University

Robert M. Franklin Jr.

Robert M. Franklin Jr.

Senior Adviser to the President

Enku Gelaye

Enku Gelaye

Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

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Carol E. Henderson

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer; Adviser to the President

Jonathan S. Lewin

Jonathan S. Lewin

EVP for Health Affairs; ED, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; CEO and Chair of the Board, Emory Healthcare

Jan Love

Jan Love

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Candler School of Theology

Gregory W. McGonigle

Gregory W. McGonigle

University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Joshua R. Newton

Joshua R. Newton

Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement

David B. Sandor

David B. Sandor

Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Stephen D. Sencer

Stephen D. Sencer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Deans

The deans are the chief academic officers for the university’s nine schools and colleges. Working closely with central administration, they oversee their school or college’s budget, teaching, scholarly activity, service, and advancement.


Mary Anne Bobinski

Mary Anne Bobinski

Dean, School of Law

James W. Curran

James W. Curran

Dean, Rollins School of Public Health

Michael A. Elliott

Michael A. Elliott

Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Douglas A. Hicks

Douglas A. Hicks

Dean, Oxford College

Karen Sedatole

Karen Sedatole

Interim Dean, Goizueta Business School

Jan Love

Jan Love

Dean, Candler School of Theology

Linda A. McCauley

Linda A. McCauley

Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Vikas P. Sukhatme

Vikas P. Sukhatme

Dean, School of Medicine

Lisa A. Tedesco

Lisa A. Tedesco

Dean, James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies

Governing Bodies

Administrative Council

An advisory body for the president, the Administrative Council consists of deans and their direct reports, who meet twice a year to discuss university policy matters.

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University Senate

Consisting of Emory faculty, staff, and students, the University Senate considers and makes recommendations regarding matters of university interest, including those referred to it by the president or Board of Trustees; reviews all new policies and changes to existing policies; submits recommendations to the president regarding any matter affecting the interests of the university; and recommends honorary degree recipients.

University Senate
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Faculty Council

Faculty Council membership includes elected and appointed faculty members representing all nine of Emory’s schools and colleges. The council considers and makes recommendations to the president concerning academic affairs; reviews existing policies and considers new policies of interest to faculty; monitors and reviews all issues tied to faculty success; and addresses any concerns raised by a recognized faculty group.

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Employee Council

The goal of the Employee Council is to represent an employee perspective to the administration for the betterment of the university community. The council is not a decision‐making body; however, it provides information and ideas to those in such positions.

Employee Council
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Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the policy-setting organization for undergraduates, responsible for allocating the student activity fee and representing students’ interests on the two undergraduate campuses.

Student Government Association
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Graduate Student Government Association

The Graduate Student Government Association is the governing body for all graduate and professional students. Consisting of an executive board and legislature of appointed or elected representatives from each of the eight graduate divisions, it has both programming and advocacy functions and is tasked with improving the quality of Emory graduate students’ lives and education.

Graduate Student Government Association
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Emory Alumni Board

The Emory Alumni Board is an advisory body with working committees that represent the voice of Emory's 153,000 alumni. Its members represent all the schools and units, affinity groups, and regions that constitute Emory's alumni population, and their charge is to develop policy and oversee the activities of the Emory Alumni Association.

Emory Alumni Board
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