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Student Advisory Committee

The Student Advisory Committee is a student council consisting of one full-time student from all four-year public colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia; four students representing the Virginia Community College System; and two students representing private institutions. The committee assembles at least twice annually to advise the council on systemwide issues of concern to Virginia's college students.


2018-2019 Student Advisory Committee Members

Christopher Newport University: Alexis Helmer
College of William and Mary: 
Matthew McCauley
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College: Rebecca Stover
ECPI University: James Caprara
George Mason University: David Genoese-Zerbi
James Madison University: Jewel Hurt (returning member), co-chair
John Tyler Community College: Haley Bendall
Longwood University: Mary Zell Galen
Norfolk State University: Lilliauna Hopkins
Old Dominion University:
Tarik J. Terry
Radford University: Cody Hartley, co-chair
Richard Bland College:  Alexis Pedrick
Southwest Virginia Community College:
  Karen Huang
The University of Virginia's College at Wise: 
Hunter Hess
University of Mary Washington:  Theodosius Zotos (returning member)
University of Richmond:  Aquila Maliyekkal
University of Virginia: Isaac Weintz
Virginia Commonwealth University: Sarah Izabel
Virginia Military Institute: William P. Reeves
Virginia State University: Gabrielle Wilkes
Virginia Tech: Peyton Wilmer
Virginia Western Community College: Caleb Stinchcomb



Code of Virginia § 23-9.3:1. Student advisory committee.

The State Council of Higher Education shall appoint a student advisory committee comprised of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth and students enrolled in private, accredited and nonprofit institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, whose primary purpose is to provide collegiate or graduate education and not to provide religious training. Appointments shall be made in a manner to ensure broad student representation from among such institutions.

All appointments shall be made for a term of one year each, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term. Members of the student advisory committee may be reappointed to serve subsequent or consecutive terms.

The State Council shall ensure that at least one member of the student advisory committee is reappointed each year. The student advisory committee shall elect a chairman from among its members.

The advisory committee shall meet at least twice annually and shall advise the State Council of Higher Education regarding such matters as may come before the advisory committee. 

Student Advisory Council Meeting Minutes Archive

For 2015 minutes and prior, please contact Paula Robinson.

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