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Student Affairs Committee

Per the School of Pharmacy Bylaws, December 14, 2015.


The Student Admissions Committee (SAC) is comprised of one member of the Executive Committee, appointed by the Dean, who serves as an Ex Officio member without vote who functions as a liaison to the Executive Committee. The Dean also appoints one member of the faculty from each academic department and three faculty members selected at-large from the entire faculty. One professional pharmacy student from each class are elected by the Pharmacy Student Council and serve for one year.


The Student Affairs Committee serves as the standing faculty committee to develop policy and to make recommendations to the faculty pertaining to standards for professional pharmacy student recruitment and admissions, and scholarships. 

To accomplish their work, this committee shall:

  • Review all applicants for admission to the professional programs of the SOP, participate in the interview process, and make recommendations to the Dean regarding the admission of students. 
  • Routinely evaluate and revise policy and standards for student recruitment and admissions based on student performance data.
  • Establish standards and award scholarships for professional pharmacy students. 


Standing committees shall keep and approve all minutes of meetings. The Dean's office representative shall be responsible for the timely preparation of the minutes. The committee shall submit minutes to be posted on the committee webpage within 48 hours of approval. When accepted and approved by committee membership, minutes shall be distributed to the Executive Committee through the designated liaison.

When such minutes include a specific recommendation or policy for faculty consideration, the Executive Committee shall communicate recommendations to the standing committee within 30 working days after receipt. This paragraph is not intended to preclude the Chair of a standing committee to make recommendations on policy changes to the faculty that may not conform to the recommendations of the Executive Committee.

Committee Members

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Name Position
Joel Epps Chair
Mark Haase Chair-Elect
Abraham Al-Ahmad Member
Tiffany Coomer
Jennifer Grelle
Becky Mahan Member
Pratip Mitra Member
Debra Notturno-Strong Member
Margaret Weis Member
Summer Balcer Ex Officio Member


Meetings by Date


September 26, 2016 (Minutes)

March 7, 2016 (Minutes)


September 17, 2015 (Minutes)

September 28, 2015 (Minutes)

October 5, 2015 (Minutes)

October 12, 2015 (Minutes)


May 9, 2014 - (Minutes)




Scholarship Committee


February 4, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)