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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.


2020-2021 Student Advisory Committee Members

Advanced Technology Institute: Melianne Shea
Bridgewater College: Erin Fitzpatrick
Christopher Newport University:
Abigail Henderson
George Mason University: Cassidy Whitehurst
IGlobal University: Semi Jang
James Madison University: Dela Adedze
Longwood University: Amelia Graves
Lord Fairfax Community College: Morgan McKinney
Norfolk State University:
Symone Thomas
Old Dominion University:
 Tiffany Williams
Radford University: Grace Hurst
Richard Bland College: Jamaica Jones
Roanoke College: Claire Flowers
Southside Virginia Community College: Alexis Worrell
University of Mary Washington: Allison Jones
University of Virginia's College at Wise: Joshua McCray
University of Virginia: Ellen Yates
Virginia Commonwealth University: Anirban Mahanty
Virginia Military Institute: Eric Munro
Virginia State University: Kameron Gray
Virginia Tech: Reena Medavarapu
William & Mary: John "Jack" Ruszkowski

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. 

For 2017 minutes and prior, please contact Paula Robinson.

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