Student Advisory Board

Our members provide input on upcoming initiatives and events to influence decisions directly impacting the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

Student Advisory Board Application

Join us! The CHESS Student Advisory Board meets three times per semester, typically on a Friday at the Hammond Campus. Spring applications for the student advisory board will open soon.

Please do not apply unless you can attend all meetings. Missing more than one meeting may result in removal from the board.

Apply for the Student Advisory Board

Questions? Contact Rachel Pollack at rpollack@pnw.edu or 219-989-2272.

 

New Student Advisory Board (SAB) members are selected by current SAB members from a pool of self-identified students. Prospective students must obtain a letter of recommendation, meet the minimum qualifications and fill out the application.

To maintain their status as a student advisory board member, students must:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  2. Attend at minimum one Open House per semester
  3. Attend two CHESS events per semester
  4. Assist with additional CHESS activities as assigned
  5. Attend all Student Advisory Board meetings
  6. Maintain status as a student in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

* At the time of applying students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a student in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences.

*Failure to meet the requirements may result in removal from the board.

Student Advisory Board Meetings

Fall 2019

Friday September 25, 2020 – 11:00-12:00 pm zoom

Friday October 23, 2020 – 11:00-12:00 pm zoom

Friday November 20, 2020 – 11:00-12:00 pm zoom

Spring 2020

Friday February 12, 2021 – 11:00-12:00 pm TBD

Friday March 12, 2020 – 11:00-12:00 pm TBD

Friday April 9, 2020 – 11:00-12:00 pm TBD

 

Current Members

Martha Gallegos

Martha Gallegos

Vice Chair


Giovanna Urbina

Giovanna Urbina

Communications Specialist


Alicia Settles

Alicia Settles


Madeline Clement

Madeline Clement


Rebecca Halsey

Rebecca Hasley


Tarah Shaw

Tarah Shaw


Kayla Vasilko

Kayla Vasilko


Lori Utesch

Lori Utesch


Hannah Stombaugh


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Chloe Mounts


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Amy Nieves


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Nicole Brown


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Bailey Bristley


CHESS Student Advisory Board Charter

Purdue University Northwest

Purpose

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences Student Advisory Board (SAB) was created to obtain ideas and feedback regarding programming, technology, policies, and outreach. SAB members help influence decisions that directly impact the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences by providing their input on upcoming initiatives and events.

The Responsibilities of the Board

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Be informed about the college, its programs, students, and activities
  • Attend open houses
  • Provide input on upcoming events
  • Attend CHESS events
  • Engage with students within the college
  • Advocate for the college through community engagement

Compilation

The board is comprised of approximately ten undergraduate students and two graduate students, with the goal of building a board that reflects all academic majors and programs. Diverse perspectives and experiences based on veteran status, gender, race, ethnicity, age, and related qualifications will be important to selecting members. Prospective board members are chosen by existing board members from a pool of self-identified applicants. Applicants must receive a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, meet minimum SAB requirements, and fill out the SAB application.

*The student advisory board does not engage in decision-making regarding program personnel, budget, or internal policy development within the institution.

*Board members do not provide advising services for students.

Governance

Members are responsible for giving their feedback to the Dean’s office of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS) during monthly meetings.

Board Positions:

Chair of the Board

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaison with Dean’s office
  • Liaison with CHESS SGA representatives
  • Assist with event attendance tracking and sign-up

Vice Chair

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaison with Dean’s office
  • Assist with event attendance tracking and sign-up
  • Fill in for the Chair of the Board when he/she is unable to fulfill duties

Secretary

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain minutes and submit to board members for approval

Communications Specialist

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend CHESS events
  • Take pictures using Dean’s office camera
  • Ask questions of guest speakers and guests to obtain quotes for various press releases and news articles
  • Assist with the marketing of events on Social Media, word of mouth, flyers, and/ or other various forms of communication

Alumni Members