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 in August.

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

1. Health Science   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

Alyse        Amy Williams  Jackie Vasquez 
Alyse Dunavant-Jones
Ana Ferretiz
Amy Williams
Jackie Vasquez
HSchool of Information   DGFSDFGDSFGFGSDFGSDFGSDFGKinesiology    Occupational Therapy Justice Studies
Thuy Truong   Melissa Seely    Rachel Haddon Headshot  
Thuy Truong
Melissa Seely


Rachel Haddon 
Nursing   Nursing   Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging Hospitality Management  
        Jocelyn Arellano   
Daniel Rodabaughdan
Jocelyn Arellano 
Health Science & Recreation   Social Work   Journalism & Mass Communication   


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


Congratulations Spring 2017 Graduates!!


Thuy   Melissa  Amy
Jocelyn Daniel Jackie
Thank you letters and stoles from Dean Schutten.

Thank you for your service and leadership as an active member of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts’ Student Affairs Committee. Our college greatly benefited from the representation you gave students in your department this school year. We appreciate all of your hard work and energy! Best of luck to you as you continue your professional development.