Small Council

Since November 2015, the Department has appointed Undergraduate, Graduate Student, Staff, Research and Postdoc representatives to represent the interests and needs of their respective constituencies. These representatives, together with the Department Chair, the Department Vice Chair, the Head Undergraduate Advisor, the Head Graduate Advisor, and the Department Manager comprise the “Small Council.” We meet every 3–4 weeks in ‘‘Touch-Base” meetings to keep each other apprised of developments and activities, and discuss all variety of problems and propose so- lutions.  The goal is to maintain open lines of communication between faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff.  To help insure that the Small Council can fairly advocate for the interests of the entire community, astronomy members are encouraged to reach out to the representatives of their constituency.


2023 – 2024 Representatives





Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students