Advisory Committees to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Comprised of undergraduate and graduate student representatives, administrators, and faculty, these committees are designed to offer input to the Vice President for Student Affairs about the Notre Dame campus climate for students, especially related to topics around diversity and inclusion.  The committees themselves will not adopt policy nor serve as official governing bodies.  Instead, the goal of these committees is to assist Student Affairs in gathering information about our campus climate so we can remain attuned and responsive to student questions, concerns, and needs.  Both of these committees meet separately twice a semester. 

Advisory Committee for Student Climate Related to LGBTQ Students

Committee Role Fall 2015 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Daniel Funaro
Appointee of Graduate Student Union President Bryant Vande kolk
Appointee by PRISM-ND Jen Cha
Appointee Representing Law School Rachel Lynn
Appointee Representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Shannon Nicholson
Student Position at large, appointed by the Vice President for Sudent Affairs Steven Fisher, Sara Hobday
Director, Gender Relations Center Christine Caron Gebhardt
Assistant Director for LGBT Student Concerns Maureen McKenney
Appointee from Campus Ministry Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.
Pastoral Consultant to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Janice Poorman
Faculty Member, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs Maura Ryan

Advisory Committee for Student Climate Related to Race and Ethnicity

Committee Role Fall 2015 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Daniela Narimatsu
Appointee of Graduate Student Union President Bryant Vandekolk
Appointee from Diversity Council Chizoma Ekechukwu
Appointee representing the Law School Alexander Foster Brown
Appointee representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Jeremy Forbes
Student Position at large, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs  Michael Dinh, Enrique Lorenzo
Director, Student Multicultural Programs and Services Iris Outlaw
Appointee from Residential Life Kathleen Brannock
Appointee from Campus Ministry Abigail Salazar
Appointee from the Center for Social Concerns Melissa Marley Bonnichsen
Faculty member, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs Timothy Matovina