Campus Committee Representatives


Campus Committee Representatives serve a vital function for Macalester students, connecting the disparate realms of the college's various Campus Committees to student voices. Each Campus Committee deals with a specific aspect of college policy, and each Campus Committee's web page can be found here.

Campus Committee Representatives are here to answer your questions and represent your interests in their positions on these various committees. Feel free to contact any of them with your questions. Below you'll find email addresses for each Representative. You can also find written summaries of what each committee is engaged in.

Classrooms and learning Facilities advisory committee 

Student Reps: Jinath Tasnim '16, Cole Ware '17

Conduct Board
The Conduct Hearing Board provides a formal method of adjudicating disputes and grievances or behavior that is in violation of college policies. A pool of students, faculty and staff are appointed to hear the cases brought before the CHB and to determine findings and when appropriate, recommend sanctions. The board meets on an irregular schedule depending on when relevant cases come up.

Student Reps: Akila Copeland '16, Becca Hawk '16, Emma Swanson '16, Kareem Ismail '17 

Educational Policy And Governance Committee (EPAG)

EPAG considers and evaluates various educational policies on campus. Discussions in EPAG resolve around concentrations, study abroad, majors/minors, and general education requirements. 

Student reps: Cory Stern '16

Elections Procedures Commission 

Student Reps: Ian Calaway '16, Colin Casey '17, Jianhong Chen '18, Cody Olson '18

Honorary Degree Committee

Makes recommendations to the faculty and the Board of Trustees for the awarding of honorary degrees.

Student Reps: Abigail Stowe-Thurston '16, Stephanie Shimota '17/Ashley Dunn '17

Library And Media Services Advisory Committee (LMS)

The committee provides guidance to the Library and Media Services directors and staff on policy and planning issues for the DeWitt Wallace Library and Media Services.  The committee devotes attention to special projects as needed.

Student Reps: Angelica Lin, Qiuhan Su

Lectures Coordination Board 

This committee is in charge of finding prominent speakers to visit Macalester's campus. 


Discusses campus media issues and selects the editors and managers of the Mac Weekly, Spotlight, and WMCN. Also assists media groups with budgeting issues, transition between semesters and academic years, training/workshops. 

Student Reps: Lydia Karlson, Ahren Lavis

Social Responsibility Committee
The college strives to invest in socially responsible ways. This committee strives to investigate methods for making our decisions more socially responsible. This could mean anything from mutual fund investments to Coca Cola. 

Student Reps: Biftu Takele, Tasneem Issa

Student Affairs Advisory Committee

This committee serves as an advisory board to the VP of student affairs Laurie Hamre. Student concerns and issues on campus are frequently discussed.

Student Reps: Julia Gay, Chris Pieper, Liz Roten, Merrit Stueven

Resources And Planning Committee (RPC)

The Resources and Planning Committee acts as an advisory committee to the President regarding long-term financial planning. It reviews both annual and long-term budgets of the College and it undertakes studies of the college's resource use. 

Student Reps: Pending

Student Employment Advisory Committee
Reviews, discusses, and coordinates programs related to student employment issues, including supervisor training, wage rates, and Student Employment Job Fair.

Student Reps: Christelle Cayton, Lena Schaller, Joseph Vandy Sengeh

Student Learning Committee
The Student Learning Committee focuses on identifying college-wide student learning goals, evaluates Macalester’s progress on those goals by utilizing data collected from various domains of student learning inquiry, and communicates findings to the Macalester and larger communities.

Student Reps: Kelsey Larson, Noah Nieting // Nora Wu

Sustainability Advisory Committee
The mission of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to oversee the implementation of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Talloires Declaration. The committee will also recommend policies and practices which best reflect College’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable world. In addition, the committee will function as a conduit for information exchange about campus sustainability initiatives. 

Student Reps: Forest Redlin

Technology Advisory Group (TAG)

TAG is an advisory group where students can have their concerns regarding technology be heard.

Student Reps: 

Elliot Weiss (Fall) // Francesco Nutricato (Spring), Tess Van Schepen (BoT-Infrastructure)

Travel Fund
The purpose of the Macalester College Travel Fund is to support college related travel needs of students and student groups. The Travel Fund is funded by both college money each year as well as student fee money via MCSG. 

Student Reps: Jianhong (Jack) Chen, Emily Brinkman

Union Park District Council Board Representative
One student will serve as a representative on the Union Park District Council Board to voice Macalester students' concerns to the neighborhood governing body and report back to the Legislative Body on issues that may relate to Macalester.

Student Reps: Sarah Gotwals