The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a University committee charged with advisory oversight of the policy process to ensure that all necessary elements are completed, and to identify overlap or conflict with other policies or federal, state, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, accrediting bodies, or other applicable regulatory bodies’ laws, regulations, and/or mandates.

2019-2020 PAG

Bharath Parthasarathy  Deputy General Counsel, Chair of Policy Advisory Group

Mary McLaughlin  Director, Policy and Accreditation, Co-Chair Policy Advisory Group

Division of Human Resources                               Monica Javia

Division of Finance & Administration              Bruce Spratt

Division of Student Affairs                                     Michael Sanseviro

Office of the Provost                                                  Chip Hill

Please email Mary McLaughlin  if you have any questions pertaining to PAG oversight or university-wide policies.

Policy Stewards are subject matter experts in a particular functional area who are responsible for assisting with the substantive content for policies impacting their area. Stewards will also assist in identifying overlaps with other policies or conflicts with federal, state and Board of Regents regulations.  The Policy Stewards are listed below.

Dr. Kavita Pandit, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Wolfgang Schloer, Associate Provost for International Initiatives

Dr. Michael Eriksen, VP Research and Economic Development (interim)


Dean Jeff Steely, Dean of Libraries


Renard Flot, Chief Security Officer

Student Success 

Dr. Calhoun-Brown,  Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs


Tarrah Mirus, Registrar


Scott Burke, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions

Financial Aid

James Blackburn,  Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services

Student Accounts

Torri Williams, Director of Student Accounts

Dr. Allison Calhoun-Brown, Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs

Ellen Powell, Sr. Director of Strategic Communications,

Dr. Beth Jones, Associate Vice President for Auxilliary and Support Services

Human Resources

Linda Nelson, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources


Kelsey Roegiers Jensen, Associate Athletic Director

Kerry Heyward, J.D., University Attorney