Academic Planning Committee


In pursuit of the Wilkes University mission, the charge of the APC is to serve three functions:

To monitor and advise on the shape of the university’s academic portfolio in the context of the university’s strategic plan; and ensure that new programs are consistent with the university’s Mission, Vision and Values as articulated.

2) To advise on the academic and fiscal feasibility of new programs and/or significant existing program changes within the context of the university academic program portfolio mix; and

3) To communicate throughout the university and coordinate academic program portfolio changes by defining, developing, and communicating procedures and criteria for proposals for significant new program additions or changes.

Reports to: Provost, Strategic Planning Committee


APC Chair: Charlie Smargiassi


Name Committee Status Title Email
Abel Adekola Dean, Sidhu School of Business & Leadership
Julia Panzitta ex-officio non-voting Assistant Director Institutional Research
Paul Riggs Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Terese Wignot ex-officio non-voting Assoc. Provost Partnerships
Deborah Zbegner Dean, School of Nursing
Mary McManus Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Na Yoon Kim Assistant Professor
Sidhu School of Business
Paul Reinert Assistant Professor
EDD Education Doctorate
Xin Lou Assistant Professor
Math Physics and Computer Science
David Ward Senior Vice President & Provost
Jon Ference Associate Provost
Michelle Holt-Macy Interim Dean, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy