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Student Success Advisory Board

In 2019, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs created a Student Success Advisory Board comprised of several committees to inform decision-making and establish broad collaboration and shared resources for a number of critical areas related to student success, retention, and recruitment as well as research grants.

The following committees have a mix of college and departmental representatives. Please contact the committee lead(s) with your questions, ideas, suggestions, and/or requests before creating new initiatives or using resources within your unit(s)—chances are your needs might or could be met through one of these existing committees.

Download the SSAB one-sheet (pdf) for quick-reference.

Would you like to serve on one of these committees? Contact Associate Dean Kilic.

Diversity

Provides suggestions for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented engineering students.

Members

  • Travis Griffin (lead)
  • Richard Bennett
  • Barbie Bigelow
  • Nicholas Brabson
  • Mark Dean
  • Christie Kennedy
  • Cavanaugh Mims
  • Margie Russell
  • Tonya Shortt
  • Jalonda Thompson

First-Year Studies and Initiatives

Leads FYS course launch and Engage Living & Learning Community initiatives.

Members

  • Rachel Ellestad (lead)
  • Amy Biegalski
  • Betsy Chesnutt
  • Amanda Lovelace
  • Darren Maczka

International Programs and Experiences

Creates ideas to promote engineering research, teaching and outreach with an international perspective to help graduate leaders prepared for an interconnected world.

Members

  • Rupy Sawhney (lead)
  • Mike Berry
  • Kevin Kit
  • Judith Mallory
  • Jamie McGowan
  • Mary Pile

Outreach

Provides suggestions for K-11 activities and broader impact experiences for research grants, as well as coordinating and planning for TCE-level events.

Members

  • Laura Knight (lead)
  • Keely Algya
  • Betsy Chesnutt
  • John Hoffschnieder
  • Jessica Jeffers
  • Anne Skutnik
  • Quannah Washington
  • Bobbie Williams

Recruitment

Provides suggestions for recruitment activities as well as coordinating and planning for TCE-level events.

Members

  • Maggie Keene (lead)
  • Lisa Byrd
  • Melissa Callahan
  • Andy Gallaher
  • John Hoffschneider
  • Kevin Kit
  • Margie Russell
  • Anne Skutnik
  • Jalonda Thompson
  • Xiaopeng Zhao

Retention

Provides suggestions for increasing retention, helps with activities and programming.

Members

  • Lisa Byrd (lead)
  • Richard Bennett
  • Rachel Ellestad
  • Travis Griffin
  • John Hoffschneider
  • Margie Russell

Scholarships

Provides a selection of first-year and continuing scholarship applicant and assist with the TCE scholarship model.

Members

  • Shelby Bacon (lead)
  • Amy Biegalski
  • Travis Griffin
  • Kathleen Kim-Baker
  • Margie Russell

Women in Engineering

Provides recommendations for strategic ideas and initiatives for successful recruitment, retention and graduation and continued engagement of WiE.

Members

  • Jalonda N. Thompson (lead)
  • Ashlyn Bryant
  • Melissa Callahan
  • Anahita Khojandi
  • Jennifer Retherford
  • Javiette Samuel
  • Tiffany Sithiphone
  • Syreeta Vaughn
  • Katie Wiley