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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.

2016-2017 Student Advisory Committee Members

Central Virginia Community College:
Kyle Mummau
Christopher Newport University: 
Michael Bamisile
College of William and Mary: Abigail Marie Jones
ECPI: Marian Cole
George Mason University: Hannah Carse
James Madison University: Matt Mueller
Longwood University: Morgan Rollins
Mary Baldwin University: Bibbianna Santana (returning member)
Mountain Empire Community College:
Olivia Baker
Norfolk State University: 
Trey McClendon (returning member)
Old Dominion University: Noah Butler
Radford University: Sarah Rainey
Richard Bland College: J'ontae Smith; alternate: Amber Ange
Tidewater Community College: Nikki Duncan-Talley
University of Mary Washington: Alexander Clegg
University of Virginia: Katherine Brandon
University of Virginia's College at Wise: Sharmae Stringfield
Virginia Commonwealth University: Isaiah Harvin
Virginia Highlands Community College: Brandon Testerman
Virginia Military Institute: 
Cadet Luke Phillips
Virginia State University: Shai West
Virginia Tech: Alexa Parsley

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


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