Advancement Committee

The Advancement Committee is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for SAAL to advance the field of student affairs assessment as a discipline. Strategies for advancing the field may include publishing on various aspects of student affairs assessment or a summit to discuss ways to advance the field.

Roster of Members for Advancement Committee
Name Institution Role Pronouns
Heather Strine-PattersonAppalachian State UniversityInterim Chair, Editor, Journal of Student Affairs Inquiryshe/her/hers
Makana Aloha Lariosa Agcaoili Drew University ze/zir/zirs
Cheraton LoveWinston-Salem Sate University Blog Managershe/her/hers
Sarah GordonArkansas Tech UniversityPrincipal Researchershe/her/hers
Sarah LaFranceJames Madison University  she/her/hers
Dean MartinWestern Carolina University he/him/his
Margaretta NarcisseSt. Paul School of Theology she/her/hers
Renata OpoczynskiMichigan State University she/her/hers
Yvette KellUniversity of Missouri - St. Louis she/her/hers

External Relations Committee

The External Relations Committee is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to advance SAAL as an organization which may include membership outreach, marketing, and collaborations and partnerships with other associations (e.g. AALHE, ACPA, AIR, NASPA) or other organizations (e.g., CampusLabs, EBI).

Roster of Members for External Relations Committee
Name Institution Role Pronouns
Sara Hillis OusbyUniversity of North TexasChairshe/her/hers
Rob AaronNorthwestern University he/him/his
Dean MartinIndiana Tech he/him/his
Valerie Samuel

Kent State University


Governance and Administration Committee

The Governance and Administration Committee is responsible for annual review of the constitution and will maintain the by-laws. The Governance and Administration Committee is also responsible the development, implementation, and evaluation and coordination strategies for logistic support of SAAL which may include webpage maintenance, Listserv maintenance, resource repository.

Roster of Members for Governance & Administration Committee
Name Institution Role Pronouns
Eulena JonssonScripps College Chairshe/her/hers
Rayshawn EastmanMount St. Joseph UniversityChair Electhe/him/his
Corbin FranklinTexas A&M University he/him/his
Ursula PawlowskiNational Louis University she/her/hers
Paul GoldblattMichigan State University he/him/his

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership management, including the annual reapplication of membership and board elections processes. Additionally, the Membership Committee is charged with developing and implementing strategies for engaging SAAL members.

Roster of Members for Membership Committee
Name Institution Role Pronouns
Matt KhouryKennesaw State UniversityChair


Cindy CogswellOhio UniversityChair electshe/her/hers

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to provide professional development to SAAL members. Professional development may include activities such as Structured Conversations, annual meetings, presentations at national conferences, and development of online resources.

Roster of Members for Professional Development Committee
Name Institution Role Pronouns
Vince NixLamar UniversityChairTa (他)
Nanette SmithRhodes State CollegeChair electshe/her/hers
Lea CampbellUniversity of Houston-DowntownMembershe/her/hers
Annie ColeUniversity of Portland/Modern Classrooms ProjectMembershe/her/hers
Crystal CyrUniversity of Colorado at BoulderPodcast Contributorshe/her/hers
Ashley Farmer-HansonRocky Vista UniversityMembershe/her/hers
Sindy FlemingCarleton CollegeMembershe/her/hers
Anna Liza GarciaCalifornia State University, Dominguez HillsMembershe/her/hers
Paul GoldblattMichigan State UniversityMemberhe/him/his
Ashli GrabauUniversity of MissouriMembershe/her/hers
Joe LevyNational Louis University Podcast Contributorhe/him/his
Renee Delgado-RileyUniversity of OregonMembershe/her/hers
John SareCollege of CharlestonMemberhe/him/his
Vivian SurwillUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasMembershe/her/hers
Jessica TurosBowling Green State UniversityMembershe/her/hers