Student Affairs Committee


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The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) has existed since 1986. The primary function of the committee is to advise the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences 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 Health and Human Sciences, 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, Tourism and Event Management
 3. Journalism and Mass Communications    4. Justice Studies
 5. Kinesiology  6. School of Information
 7. Nursing  8. Nutrition, Food Science, and 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 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

SAC Representatives


Debora Garcia


Shirley Canela
(Vice President)
Health Science & Recreation


Yovanna Gonzalez
Health Science & Recreation


Kylee Kiesow
Hospitality Management


Journalism & Mass Communication


Ivan Medina
Justice Studies


Nalani Kekuawela

Priya Bhela

Priya Bhela

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Mie Elliessy
Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging

Millie Book

Millie Book
Occupational Therapy


School of Information



Cecilia DeHaro
Social Work


Juan Damion Perez
Social Work



CHHS Faculty and Staff

Department                      Name              Phone     Email
Dean's Office Pamela Richardson 408-924-2900
Journalism & Mass Communications Tina Korani 408-924-3285
Dean's Office Support Staff Joanne Delamar 408-924-2932