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.