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Admission, Retention, and Financial Aid Committee

The Committee shall review the University's policies and practices concerning admission, retention, and financial aid.

It shall also recommend a change in these policies and practices when, in the Committee's judgment, change is deemed appropriate or necessary. Additionally, the Committee will collaborate with the administration in developing and assessing University-wide admission and retention strategies in enrollment management to work towards the University's goals in budgeting, discounting, and enrollment numbers. The Committee will deliver a report on admission yield, discount rate, retention, and transfer numbers data as well as provide an update on recent past changes (less than 2 years) in policies and procedures to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee during the Fall semester of each academic year.

The committee’s broad-based membership shall consist of six members of the Faculty of Instruction appointed to two-year terms, three students appointed by the Student Senate, and six ex-officio members consisting of the following: the Director of Financial Aid, the Dean of Admission, the Deputy Provost, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence & Student Success, the Dean of Students, and one member representing the Council of Academic and Administrative Departments (CAAD). The Executive Committee appoints the Chair from among the faculty members. Only the six faculty members will be voting members for any proposals that will need confirmation from the Executive Committee. (revised February 2019)


Name Unit Term of Service Expires
Wade Leuwerke SOE May 2025  
Sean Severe Zimpleman May 2025  
Meaghan Rowe-Johnson A&S May 2025  
Nora Stelter CPHS May 2024  
Kelly Bruhn SJMC May 2024  
Nate Newman CPHS May 2024 Chair
Ana Chacon Student Senate May 2024  
Tyler Butler Student Senate May 2024  
Sadaiveon Blaton-Newell Student Senate May 2024  
Lauren McCarthy CAAD ex-officio  
Hannay Clayborne   ex-officio Dean of Students
Jimmy Senteza   ex-officio Deputy Provost
Melissa Sturm-Smith   ex-officio Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Student Success
Ryan Zantingh   ex-officio Director of Financial Aid
Joel Johnson   ex-officio Dean of Admission


Upcoming Meetings 

Note: Regular Faculty Senate meetings will be held via Zoom for academic year 2023 – 2024.