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 2022-2023 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Briana Chappell
Appointee of Graduate Student Government President Theo Reed
Appointee by PrismND Molly Doerfler
Appointee Representing Law School Sebastian Ramirez
Appointee Representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Chris Terrell
Appointee representing student athletes Aiden Bruno
Student Positions At-large, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs

Edward Ablang
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Dane Sherman
Edward Ablang

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 and Staff Members, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs

JP Abercrumbie, Executive Associate Athletics Director for Culture & Engagement
Paul Blaschko, Assistant Teaching Professor, Dept. of Philosophy
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
Advisory Committee for Student Climate
Related to Race and Ethnicity
Committee Role 2022-2023 Member
Appointee of Student Body President Faith Woods
Appointee of Graduate Student Government President Ariel Thelander
Appointee from Diversity Council Olivia Hsin
Appointee representing the Law School Dillon Yang
Appointee representing Mendoza Graduate Professional Programs Tanique Philogene
Appointee representing student athletes Natalija Marshall
Student Positions At-large,
appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs 

Halen Carbonel
John Middlebrooks
Tatiana Rosales

Director, Multicultural Student Programs and Services Arnel Bulaoro
Appointee from Residential Life Breyan Tornifolio
Appointee from Campus Ministry Diana Salgado Huicochea
Faculty/Staff Members, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs JP Abercrumbie, Executive Associate Athletics Director for Culture & Engagement
Melissa Marley Bonnichsen, Assistant Director, Office of Community Standards
Becky Ruvalcaba, Assistant Teaching Professor, Dept. of Theology