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 2017 – 2018 Academic Year

SAC Representatives

Alyse        Travis Swiatlo Headshot  Erin Lubniewski Headshot 
Alyse Dunavant-Jones
Romina Shafikhani
Travis Swiatlo
Erin Lubniewski
HSchool of Information   DGFSDFGDSFGFGSDFGSDFGSDFGKinesiology   Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging Occupational Therapy
Harleen Ghallon Headshot     Tanya Tran   Mie Elliessy Headshot  Trevin Smith 
Harleen Ghallon
Tanya Tran


Mie Elliessy
Trevin Smith
Nursing   Nursing   Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging Journalism & Mass Communication
 Brenden Ramirez          
 Brenden Ramirez
Savannah Cobbs 
Social Work   Health Science & Recreation   Hospitality Management Justice Studies 


CASA Faculty and Staff

Department                      Name              Phone     Email
Dean's Office Mary Schutten, Dean 408-924-2900
Journalism & Mass Communications Tina Korani 408-924-3285
Dean's Office Support Staff Erika Vazques 408-924-2932