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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.

2019-2020 Student Advisory Committee Members

Bryant & Stratton College: Mary Obeng-Boampong
Christopher Newport University:
Emmalyn Dunnavant
Danville Community College: Kristy Payne
George Mason University:
Adia McLaughlin
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College: Chenelle Williams
James Madison University: Aaliyah McLean
Longwood University: Amelia Graves
Lord Fairfax Community College: Morgan McKinney
Norfolk State University:
Lilliauna Hopkins
Old Dominion University:
Ethan Crouson
Paul D. Camp Community College: Margaret Ahmes
Radford University: Abigail Segrest
Richard Bland College: Caleb Harris
The University of Virginia's College at Wise: John Fansler
University of Mary Washington: Lillian C. Lester
University of Richmond:  Aquila Maliyekkal
University of Virginia: Ellie Brasacchio
Virginia Commonwealth University: Sarah Izabel
Virginia Military Institute: Nicholas Wainwright
Virginia State University: Joshua Hines
Virginia Tech: Adil Sageer
William & Mary: Clara Waterman

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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