Committees Forming to Work on Issues Presented at Delegates' Agenda

Nov. 3, 2017

Administrative and student co-chairs have been appointed to lead committees that will address each of the issues presented at this year’s Delegates' Agenda. The administrators were appointed by Beth Stroble, Webster University’s president, and Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. Student co-chairs were appointed by SGA president Vasif Durarbayli.

The Delegates' Agenda is a long-running, nationally-recognized program, in which Webster University student leaders bring forward the five highest priority topics each year to be worked on by committees in order to find solutions to improve the student experience for students at the Webster Groves campus. The process starts with a survey of all students, both undergraduate and graduate students, at the Webster Groves campus. Student Government Association then reviews the results and selects the top five topics. Student leaders are then selected to research and make presentations to frame each issue.

The presentations were made on Oct. 31 in Browning Hall Auditorium (see below for the students who presented each issue). Committees are then formed to work collaboratively on addressing each issue.

Each committee will make a presentation in April to share their progress.

Committee Co-Chairs

Athletic/Recreational Facilities: Scott Kilgallon, director of Athletics; and Vladimir Radojkovic, student and SGA senator-at-large

Financial Issues: Ana Karaman, chief financial officer; Rob Parrent, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; and Shevon Fernando, student and SGA senator-at-large

Housing: Rob Parrent, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; John Buck, associate dean of Students and director of Housing and Residential Life; and Kimberly Cedillo, student and SGA senator-at-large.

Academic Programs: Nancy Hellerud, associate provost; Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications; and Katie Stevens, senior and SGA senator for School of Education

Communication: Margie Muthukumaru, interim chief information officer, Information Technology; Rick Rockwell, chief communications officer, Global Marketing & Communications; and Shiloh Bradley, student and SGA comptroller

Those interested in serving on one of these committees should contact the co-chairs. The committees will begin their work this semester.

Topics Presented Oct. 31

Academic Programs – presented by Julia Schaubach and Kathleen Schmidt

  • Scheduling of classes- especially major requirements and GCP
  • Challenges for double majors
  • Class offerings at study abroad sites

Athletic Facilities – presented by Matt Mulhearn and Emily Staten

  • Space for athletics and recreation, especially weight room, training room and locker rooms
  • Asking re: timing for plans to address these issues

Communications – presented by Zoe Burton and Shiloh Bradley

  • Master plan
  • Website consistency
  • Personalized alerts
  • Connecting social media

Housing – presented by Caitlyn Vanover and Kimberly Cedillo

  • Pricing
  • Maintenance
  • Housing options, renovations, and more housing

Financial Issues – presented by Lisa Camp and Dipti Pathre

  • Bookstore prices and ability to charge to account
  • Student employment
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Financial aid and scholarships

See an overview of the topics at Delegates’ Agenda page.


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