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Meeting of the Board of Regents | October 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 8:30am

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The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents


Frank Munoz


Appointment to the Committee on the Professions


October 13, 2009


Goal 3






Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

              Should the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Gayle Bowden, Director for Human Resources Management, to the Committee on the Professions?

Reason(s) for Consideration

              Required by Rules of the Board of Regents

Proposed Handling

              The question will come before the full Board at its October 2009 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken.


Procedural History


Part 24 of the Rules of the Board of Regents establishes the Committee on the Professions and requires the appointment of members by the Board of Regents.

Background Information

The Committee on the Professions (COP) was established by the Board of Regents to assist the Board in supervising admission to and regulation of the licensed professions.  Composed of three Department officers designated by the Board, the COP considers atypical licensure cases wherein applicants seek to meet given requirements by submitting credentials that are the substantial equivalent in scope and content to those normally presented.  The COP also makes final determinations concerning questions of moral character for purposes of initial licensure; hears, and makes recommendations to the Regents concerning requests for restoration of a professional license that has been revoked or surrendered; and reviews and makes recommendations to the Regents on proposed penalties in Consent Orders related to professional misconduct.

Several current COP members have recently left the Department.  As a result, it has become more difficult to plan meetings of the COP for which the requisite 3-member panel must be selected.  In October 2007, the Board of Regents approved Rebecca Cort and Jeffrey Cannell’s appointments to serve on COP, but additional Committee members continue to be needed because of the busy schedules of all of the current members.  Accordingly, I am recommending the addition of Gayle Bowden, Director of Human Resources Managment, to the roster of COP members (attached).  Ms. Bowden has expressed interest in participating in the licensing and disciplinary processes by serving on the COP, and would be a valuable addition to the Committee.


              VOTED: that the Board of Regents approve the attached roster of the Committee on the Professions, effective October 20, 2009.

Timetable for Implementation


Committee on the Professions

Roster of Members

(Effective October 20, 2009)



Robert G. Bentley, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Teaching Initiatives

Gayle Bowden, Director, Office of Human Resources Management

Jeffrey Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education

Rebecca H. Cort, Deputy Commissioner for Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Steven M. Earle, Director of the Office for Diversity, Ethics and Access

Joseph P. Frey, Associate Commissioner, Office of Quality Assurance

Stanley S. Hansen, Jr., Executive Coordinator, Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs

Frank Munoz, Associate Commissioner, Office of the Professions

Erin O’Grady-Parent, Deputy Counsel, Office of Counsel

Leslie Templeman, Director of Management Operations, P-16