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Student Leadership and Advisory Council

Student Leadership & Advisory Council Members, 2018-2019

  • Biology - Connor Vinyard
  • Chemistry - Maddy Otto
  • Communication Studies - Danielle Barsanti
  • English - Kelley McCaffery
  • Environmental Studies - Megan MacInnes
  • History - Stephanie Rowan
  • International Languages & Cultures - Elizabeth Gibson
  • Mathematics - Ruth Olson
  • Performing & Fine Arts - Angel Marie Wingart
  • Philosophy - Emma Nellor
  • Physics - Sawyer Kemmerly
  • Political Science - Alexandra Newsom
  • Psychological Sciences - Julia Norton
  • Sociology & Social Work - Ryan Laurente
  • Theology - Kayla Garchar
  • SLAC Advisor - Dr. Brian Rookey

The Student Leadership & Advisory Council is composed of students representing each department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are appointed in April of each year by their department chairs in consultation with the faculty to serve for a one-year term. Students may be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Sophomores or juniors may serve for a second term. The Council will meet approximately twice a semester to provide advice to the dean about the programs of the College and assist with projects. Among the tasks of the Council are the following:

  • To suggest how the College may better serve its students and propose new services or events that will promote the College, especially the Core program;
  • To assist departments with curriculum and program reviews, especially by helping to survey students and alumni;
  • To provide advice about how to improve advising in the College;
  • To provide advice about the publications, the web site, and the marketing plan of the College;
  • To suggest programs for inclusion in the College's "Arts and Lectures" series and evaluate the programming;
  • To present each year a sense of the College from a student's perspective to the "Public Advisory Council";
  • To manage parts of the communication plan especially reserved for the Student Advisory Council;
  • To recognize departmental office managers.
Angel Marie Wingart

Angel Marie Wingart - Class of 2019
Theater Major, Hellenic Studies Minor

"I put all my eggs in one basket, bet on myself, and only applied to UP! And luckily I got accepted before a second application became necessary, phew! I came in as a theatre major and pursued costume, makeup, hair, and wig design, but soon after I fell in love with so much more (if you can believe it!). Every year I added another minor it seemed. Each new class and professor re-inspired me to pursue different disciplines. I wanted to understand our history, to why we think the way we do, and how societies function. Now the art I create subliminally educates viewers of my various studies. Upon graduation, I plan to stay in Portland, pursue local theatre design, and create historically inspired art. All thanks to support system I have found here on campus, Portland has become my home and has won my heart! "