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First Year Advisory Council



Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to student success and retention during the critical first year of university study and advises the administration on policies, curriculum, programs, and organizational structures that impact student success.


Membership consists of: dean of University College; directors of freshman composition, freshman math and reading; one English faculty member nominated by the dean; chairs of the English and CMS Departments; directors of Academic Advising, Academic Support Services, Admissions, College Success Program (CSP), Financial Aid, Scholars Academy, and Testing Services; coordinator of Orientation; two student representatives chosen through Student Government Association procedures; two staff representatives chosen through Staff Council procedures.



Final Report Documents

Final Report
Other Documents


Name Role Representation Voting Term Ends
Birchak, Chris Chair Dean, University College yes Ex-officio
Caesar, Jemma Member Director, Academic Advising yes Ex-officio
Cantu, Jose Member Director, Admissions yes Ex-officio
Case, Theresa Member General Education Representative yes Ex-officio
Castillo, Emanuel Member Student yes Summer/Fall 2011
Delavina, Ermelinda Member Freshman Math Representative yes Ex-officio
Farris, Sara Member Freshman Reading Representative yes Ex-officio
Funches, Diana Member Student yes Summer/Fall 2011
Goudeau, LaTasha Member Director, Financial Aid yes Ex-officio
Grau, Isidro Member Director, Academic Support Services yes Ex-officio
Harned, Jon Member Freshman Composition Representative yes Ex-officio
Jarrett, Rob Member Department Chair, English yes Ex-officio
Leung, Anges Member Director, Testing Services yes Ex-officio
Milton-Ross, Nikita Member Coordinator, Orientation yes Ex-officio
Morales, David Member Director, College Success Program CSP) yes Ex-officio
Parker, Mary Jo Member Director, Scholars Academy yes Ex-officio
Preuss, Gene Member ATD Representative yes Ex-officio
Rodriguez, Dennis Member Department Chair, Computer & Mathematical Sciences yes Ex-officio
Sherwin, Ted Member Staff Member yes Ex-officio
Thomas, Tammis Member Student Success Specialist yes Ex-officio
Tucker, Carol Member Staff Member yes Ex-officio
Waller, Bill Member QEP Representative yes Ex-officio
Waters, William Member Faculty Member, English yes Summer/Fall 2011


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