Advisory Committees to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Campus Climate Student Advisory Committees

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 University leadership 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 three times each semester. 

Advisory Committee for Student Climate
Related to LGBTQ Students
Committee Role 2021-2022 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Matty Bisner
Appointee of Graduate Student Government President Ariel Thelander
Appointee by PrismND Gabe McKenna
Appointee Representing Law School Kayleigh Verboncoeur
Appointee Representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Colin Kibbe
Student Positions At-large, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs

Ariel Aguero
Grace Doerfler
Luiz Doria Vilaca
Dane Sherman

Director, Gender Relations Center Arlene Montevecchio
Assistant Director for LGBT Student Concerns Vacant Position
Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.
Faculty Members, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs

Emily Remus, Associate Professor, Dept. of History
Bill Mattison, Associate Professor, Dept. of Theology; Senior Advisor for Theological Formation, Alliance for Catholic Education

Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Maura Ryan
Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean of the Graduate School Laura Carlson
Advisory Committee for Student Climate
Related to Race and Ethnicity
Committee Role 2021-2022 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Cassidy Ferrell
Appointee of Graduate Student Government President Janeala Morsby
Appointee from Diversity Council Alejandro Claure De La Zerda
Appointee representing the Law School Wardah Bari
Appointee representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Faith Bosom Achangwa
Appointee representing student athletes Mayah Walker
Student Positions At-large,
appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs 

Olivia Hsin
John Middlebrooks
Matt Nguyen
Tatiana Rosales
Andre Wilson

Director, Multicultural Student Programs and Services Arnel Bulaoro
Appointee from Residential Life Breyan Tornifolio
Appointee from Campus Ministry Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C.
Appointee from the Center for Social Concerns Melissa Marley Bonnichsen
Faculty Members, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor,
   Dept. of American Studies

La Donna Forsgren, Associate Professor,
   Dept. of Film, Television, & Theatre                                                                                             
Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean of the Graduate School Laura Carlson

Student Advisory Group

The Student Advisory Group serves as a forum for elected undergraduate, graduate and professional students and University leaders to come together to discuss items of importance to the student body and the administration. While this is not a policy-making group, policies may be discussed prior to or during their creation to gather student input. Intentionally, this group includes a diverse representation of students from various areas of study, class levels, and backgrounds.

Originally titled the Student Advisory Group for Campus Reopening, this group was formed in June 2020 during the height of the coronavirus pandemic to provide a forum for University and student leaders to raise questions and concerns and discuss next steps related to reopening campus for the fall 2020 semester. After more than a year of meeting almost every other week, it was determined that the group provided a beneficial opportunity and forum for students and administrative leaders to meet and discuss items beyond the University's response to COVID-19.

Students who have questions or concerns they would like this group to discuss may contact a member of the committee, listed below.

Committee Role 2021-2022 Member
Undergraduate Student Body President  Allan Njomo
Undergraduate Student Body Vice President Matty Bisner
Undergraduate Student Government Chief of Staff Alix Basden
Diversity Council President Daniel Lau
Fighting Irish Scholar Jorge Martinez
NDI International Ambassador Hyeyun Erica Lee
Senior Class President Timothy Gallagher
Graduate Student Government President Janeala Morsby
Graduate Student Government Co-Vice President Lauren Lundy
Graduate Student Government Co-Vice President Xing Jie Zhong
Leader of Graduate School TAs & Grad Instructors of
Color Learning Community
Dominique Vargas
Black Graduate Student Association Co-President Kenya Lee
Black Graduate Student Association Co-President Camille Mosley
LatinX Graduate Association Representative Alexa Salinas
Student Bar Association President Stephanie Wong
MBA Association President Dustin Oberlander
Access-ABLE Representative Kenzie Paul
Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean of the
Graduate School
Laura Carlson
Vice President and Associate Provost for Institutional
Transformation and Leadership Development
Rev. Hugh Page
Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate
Affairs
Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C.