B-1 Financial Aid to Students, Committee on

Chair: Patricia A. Somers
Vice Chair: Clark R. Wilson
Chair Elect: TBD in spring 2010.

Minutes (PDF): To be posted following first meeting.

Member E-mail Address Book (comma delimited)
Member E-mail Address Book (semi-colon delimited)

2008-09 Annual Report

FUNCTION: To initiate and review policies and procedures; to hear appeals from decisions of the Office of Student Financial Services.

COMPOSITION: Five members of the General Faculty, representing five colleges or schools, five students (four undergraduate and one graduate), including at least two who are receiving, or have received, financial aid from the Office of Student Financial Services, and two staff members. Each fall, four of the students shall be appointed by the president from a panel of not less than ten (10) nominees submitted by the Student Government; the fifth student shall be appointed by the president from a panel of not less than five (5) nominees submitted by the chair of the Graduate Student Assembly. Faculty members and staff members shall serve for two-year staggered terms beginning on the first class day of the fall semester. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty. The director of Student Financial Services, a representative of the Dean of Students, and a representative from the Office of Graduate Studies shall serve as administrative advisors without vote. The president may appoint additional non-voting administrative advisors from the general administration areas of the University.

Members, 2009-10:
  Bos, Pascale

2008-2010 associate professor, Germanic studies

  DiNitto, Diana M. 2009-2011 professor, social work
  Morton, David P. 2008-2010 professor, mechanical engineering
  Sadun, Lorenzo

2008-2010 professor, mathematics

  Somers, Patricia A. 2009-2010 associate professor, educational administration (09-10 chair)
  Wilson, Clark R. 2009-2011 professor, geosciences

Faculty Council Appointees:
  Chesney, Lee R. 2009-2010 associate professor, art and art history
  Madrid, Raul L. 2009-2010 associate professor, government

Two Staff:

Ishop, Kedra B.

2008-2010 associate director, admissions

  Wise, Shannon M. 2009-2011 student affairs administrator, diversity and community engagement

Five Students:

Azemi, Minator 2009-2010 Student Government representative


Bunch, Nathan Vidal 2009-2010 Student Government representative


Chincanchan, David 2009-2010 Student Government representative


Mann, Sannon Cayla 2009-2010 Graduate Student Assembly representative

Nguyen, Diane Echols 2009-2010 Student Government representative

Administrative Advisors:
  Hackert, Marvin L. ex officio associate dean, Graduate Studies
  Malmberg, Erik D. ex officio student affairs administrator, Dean of Students Office
  Melecki, Thomas G. ex officio director, Student Financial Services