Student Advisory Council

Students participate in a role-playing exercise at the 2013 Student Leadership Conference,
held at Fitchburg State University.

The Student Advisory Council (SAC) was created to establish a dialogue between student leaders from every public college and university in Massachusetts and the Board of Higher Education.

SAC meetings are typically held once a month during the academic year at centrally located campuses. Voting membership is extended to all Student Trustees and Student Government Association (Student Senate) Presidents at every community college, state university, and each University of Massachusetts campus; however, all students are welcome and are encouraged to participate.

FY20 Goals: Open Educational Resources (OER) and Retention, and Campus Safety/Sexual Assault

For more information, contact:

Stacy Bougie
Associate Director for External Affairs
(617) 994-6961
sbougie@dhe.mass.edu


Members

SAC Executive Committee 

Chair, Jorgo Gushi, SGA President, Quinsigamond Community College
Vice Chair, Niki Nguyen, Student Trustee, Bunker Hill Community College
PR Committee Chair/Secretary, Mustafa Boweden, Student Trustee, Quinsigamond Community College
Policy Committee Chair/Parliamentarian, Fantasia James, Student Trustee, Roxbury Community College
BHE Student Member, Abby Vezolo, SGA President, Mount Wachusett Community College
SU Segmental Advisor, Anna Grady, Bridgewater State University
UMass Segmental Advisor, Kush Patel, Mass Boston

Policy Committee

Chair, Fantasia James, Student Trustee, Roxbury Community College
Abraham Bravo, Student Trustee, Mount Wachusett Community College
Peter Pavone, SGA Member, Greenfield Community College

Public Relations Committee

Chair, Mustafa Boweden, Student Trustee, Quinsigamond Community College
Yanira  Aviles, Student Trustee, Springfield Technical Community College
Abby Vezolo, BHE Student Member, SGA President, Mount Wachusett Community College
Melisa Balla, SGA President, Bunker Hill Community College
Nicole McGrath-Coocen, SGA Member, Greenfield Community College


Upcoming Meetings

If you cannot attend a meeting in person, but can attend virtually/remotely, please contact Stacy Bougie at sbougie@dhe.mass.edu. If the meeting location allows, we will setup a virtual connection and send you the information prior to the meeting.

Oct 31

Student Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, October 31, 2019,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Worcester State University

Dec 5

Student Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, December 05, 2019,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Worcester State University

Jan 25

Student Advisory Council Retreat
Saturday, January 25, 2020,
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TBA

Feb 27

Student Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Worcester State University

Mar 26

Student Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2020,
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
TBA - Boston

Apr 23

Student Advisory Council Final Meeting/BHE Elections
Thursday, April 23, 2020,
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TBA

Meetings & Events

Oct 15

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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