The Student Affairs Committee seeks to identify and remove impediments to the success and well-being of all students at the University of Colorado Boulder, to foster a sense of belonging among CU students and to encourage their involvement in and commitment to our campus community, to promote faculty accountability for the development and welfare of our students, and to create partnerships with key administrative, faculty, and student stakeholders on campus and to work collaboratively across lines of difference to institute meaningful reform.

To these ends, the Student Affairs Committee champions the collective interests, rights, and welfare of all CU-Boulder students—striving to enhance all aspects of the undergraduate and graduate experience,and to promote the academic success and the personal and professional development of our students. Accordingly, the issues that fall within the purview of SAC are quite broad, not the least of which include

  • ensuring safe and respectful learning environments for students,
  • supporting efforts toward inclusive excellence and protecting the interests and opportunities of underrepresented, minority, and at-risk student populations,
  • promoting faculty accountability and best pedagogical practices,
  • safeguarding the mental health and wellness of CU students,
  • striving to improve career and placement services, and
  • working to reduce the financial burdens students bear attending CU and living in the Boulder area.

Given the complexity of these issue-areas, SAC works collaboratively with diverse administrative offices, including the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Graduate School, as well as myriad faculty, student, and administrative stakeholders—such as the BFA Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Faculty Affairs committees, CUSG and UGGS, and Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Disability Services, Health and Wellness Services, and the Graduate Teacher Program.

In addition to elected seats held by its voting members, SAC also consists in faculty resource members and administrative liaisons, who serve invaluable (non-voting) advisory roles. While the involvement of faculty resource members may be more intermittent and temporary, depending on the needs and agenda of SAC, the consistent involvement of administrative liaisons—who bring their expertise and institutional knowledge to bear on the issues SAC engages—is essential to the direction and success of our Committee. Consequently, SAC affords permanent administrative liaison positions to the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Graduate School, Disability Services, Health and Wellness Services, University of Colorado Student Government, and United Government of Graduate Students. This list of relevant stakeholders, which SAC should seek the consistent involvement of, is not exhaustive and should be regularly augmented to include those offices and organizations that would better enable SAC to serve its purpose

Fall 2020 meetings: 

  • TBD

Student mental health initiatives, honor code advisory board, and other items TBD

SAC Chair

NameContact Information
Lev Szentkirályi
Student Affairs Committee Chair • Executive Committee
Program for Writing and Rhetoric

SAC Rep: BFA

NameContact Information
Nuria Silleras-Fernandez
Department Representative • SAC Rep: BFA
Spanish and Portuguese
Brian Valente-Quinn
Department Representative • SAC Rep: BFA
French and Italian

SAC Rep: A&S

NameContact Information
Amanda Carrico
Department Representative • SAC Rep: A&S
Environmental Studies
June Gruber
SAC Rep: A&S
Psychology and Neuroscience
Lev Szentkirályi
Student Affairs Committee Chair • Executive Committee
Program for Writing and Rhetoric

SAC Rep: Other Units

NameContact Information
Bonnie Auslander
SAC Representative: Other Units
Business
Anja Lange
SAC Representative: Other Units
Herbst
Kira Paquesi
SAC Representative: Other Units
School of Education

SAC Faculty Resource Members

NameContact Information
Akirah Bradley
SAC Resource: Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Daryl Maeda
Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost • AAC Liaison • SAC Resource
Undergraduate Education
Jennifer McDuffie
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Health & Wellness • SAC Resource
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

SAC Vacancies

NameContact Information
Vacant Seat
SAC Rep: BFA