Student Advisory Committee

Student affairs committee members participated in the Alzheimer's Walk 2019

The Student Advisory 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 Advisory 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.

Mission Statement 

The Student Advisory Committees strives to advance the mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) as a comprehensive college committed to preparing students to be engaged and productive leaders. The Student Advisory Committee facilitates the commitment to the college’s vision of creating a collaborative partnership between CHHS departments to promote health equity, social justice,and develop the potential for interprofessional and collaborative work and research in all settings and disciplines.

Pillars and Objectives

  1. Advise the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences of student concerns.
  2. Recommend policy and possible courses of action to the Dean.
    Suggest positive improvements for the College of Health and Human Sciences as a whole.
  3. Foster interdepartmental collaboration within the College of Health and Human Sciences.
  4. Support College of Health and Human Sciences students through the organization of events, activities, and other means deemed appropriate by the Committee and within the parameters of San Jose State University and student organization policies.


The Student Advisory Committee meets once a month on select Tuesdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Spring 2022 Meeting Schedule: 

Tuesday, February 15, Zoom

Tuesday, March 15, Zoom

Tuesday, April 19, Zoom

Tuesday, May 3, Zoom

The first 10 minutes of the meeting are open to any CHHS student that has a question, comment, or concern to the committee. Students must be logged into Zoom with their SJSU email in order to access the meeting. 

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.

In addition, each ambassador holds individual office hours once a month. Hours and Zoom link are posted below.

Choosing Committee Members

The Student Advisory Committee student ambassadors are selected by the department Chair/Director every academic year. CHHS seeks to have student membership that reflects our diverse community, including representation from different educational programs, various stages of progress toward degree, and a variety of disciplines. 

If you are interested in becoming your department representative, please reach out to your Chair/Director. 

2021 – 2022 Academic Year

The academic units include:

Public Health and Recreation

  • Undergraduate Ambassador: Eric Fregoso 
    Office Hours: 1st Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Zoom
  • Graduate Ambassador: Raia Cherednikov
    Office Hours: 2nd Friday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Zoom


  • Undergraduate Ambassador: Vacant 


  • Undergraduate Ambassador: Odessa Mattsson
    Office Hours: 2nd Tuesdays of every month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Zoom

Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging

  • Undergraduate Ambassador: Corinna Costa
    Office Hours: 3rd Monday of every moth from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Zoom

Occupational Therapy

  • Graduate Ambassador: Devyn Shum
    Office Hours: 2nd Friday of every month from 10:00am to 11:00am, Zoom

Social Work

  • Undergraduate Ambassador: Cora Asuncion
    Office Hours: 1st Friday of every month from 10:00am to 11:00am, Zoom
  • Graduate Ambassador: Gisselle Ayala
    Office Hours: 1st Monday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Zoom

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.

CHHS Faculty and Staff

Audrey M. Shillington, Dean 

Matthew Masucci, Associate Dean

April Wood, Faculty Advisor, Nursing  

Liliana Gomez, Dean's Office Support Staff