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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.


2021-2022 Student Advisory Committee Members

Christopher Newport University: Mary Romanello
Eastern Shore Community College: Kelsey Kilmon
George Mason University: Veronica Mata
Germanna Community College: Maryam Virk
Hampton University: Earl "EJ" Miller
James Madison University: Jessani Collier
Longwood University: Zachary Wilkins
Norfolk State University: Maleik Watkins
Northern Virginia Community College: Ammara Khursheed
Old Dominion University: 
Bridget Groble
Patrick & Henry Community College: Kalei Fuller
Radford University: Grace Green
Richard Bland College: Jasmine Hickson
University of Mary Washington: Cassie Atkinson
University of Virginia's College at Wise: Peyton Johnson
University of Virginia: Abel Liu
Virginia Commonwealth University: Anirban Mahanty
Virginia Military Institute: Cadet Alexander Rice
Virginia State University: Kameron Gray
Virginia Tech: Sherlock Banks
William & Mary: Ryan Santilli


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. 

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