Student Affairs Committee

From left to right: Jaynae Patrick, Jackie Vasquez, Amy Williams,
Alyse Dunavant-Jones, Melissa Seely, Thuy Truong, Daniel Rodabaughdan.
Image taken during the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Event.


The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) has existed since 1986. The primary function of the committee is to advise the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts of any student problems or needs, to recommend policy or suggest courses of action, and to suggest improvements to the College. The students that participate in the Student Affairs Committee are the liaisons between the department/school, the students, and the Dean's Office. The Committee discusses issues of concern brought to the committee by the students-at-large or by committee members themselves.

Be informed and be involved:

If you would like answers to your questions, please contact the representative of your department or school. If you want to be more involved with the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, please contact the chair or director of your department or school.


The Student Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in MacQuarrie Hall, Room 438A.

Choosing committee members:

During Spring term, Student Affairs Committee members are chosen by the respective departments or schools and current student representatives. After the representatives are chosen, the committee begins meeting the third Tuesday in August.

The committee is composed of one representative from each academic unit offering a major. These academic units include:

  1. Health Science & Recreation
  2. Hospitality Management
  3. Journalism & Mass Communications
  4. Justice Studies
  5. Kinesiology
  6. School of Information
  7. Nursing
  8. Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging
  9. Occupational Therapy
  10. Social Work

In addition to these representatives, one faculty advisor is chosen on a rotating basis, along with one staff person, who also sits on the committee.

Fall 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

SAC Representatives

Department/School Representative Contact Email
Health Science & Recreation Sable Cooper 
Hospitality Management Jaynae Patrick 
Journalism & Mass Communication Vacant
Justice Studies Jackie Vasquez
Kinesiology Ana Ferretiz
School of Information Alyse Dunavant-Jones
Nursing Thuydung Truong, Melissa Seely
Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging Rachel Haddon 
Occupational Therapy Amy Williams
Social Work Daniel Rodabaughdan 

CASA Faculty and Staff

Department                      Name              Phone     Email
Dean's Office Mary Schutten, Dean 408-924-2900
Faculty, Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging Colette LaSalle  408-924-3104
Dean's Office Support Staff Erika Vazques 408-924-2932