2014 Council Committees

Three standing committees, composed of Council members and top level policy staff from partner organizations, make recommendations to the Council regarding policies and potential Council action. 

Please note: All meetings are held at the Washington Student Achievement Council offices

 

Committee For Student Support (CSS)
The Committee for Student Support addresses issues related to student support services, including programs that improve student outreach and support.
Action Items:Meetings:
  • Increase support for all current and prospective students.
  • Increase awareness of postsecondary opportunities.
  • Encourage adults to earn a postsecondary credential.

Stakeholder Members:

Paul Bell (Student)
Vi Boyer (ICW)
Devon Crouch (ICW)
Cody Eccles (COP
Paul Francis (COP)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Carrie Hert (OSPI)
Mike Hubert (OSPI)
Justin Montermini (WTECB)​
Dan Newell (OSPI)
Eleni Papadakis (WTECB)
Jan Yoshiwara (SBCTC)

Location of Meetings:
Council Offices

 

Council Members:
Paul Francis, Ray Lawton, Susana Reyes

Lead Staff: Rachelle Sharpe, Weiya Liang

 

 

 

 

 

Committee For Funding and Affordability (CFA)
The Committee for Funding and Affordability addresses issues related to state funding policy, tuition policy, student financial aid, and college savings.
Action Items:Meetings:
  • Make college affordable.
  • Ensure cost is not a barrier for low-income students.
  • Help students and families save for postsecondary education.

Stakeholder Members:

JoLynn Berge (OSPI)
Vi Boyer (ICW)
Devon Crouch (ICW)
Cody Eccles (COP
Paul Francis (COP)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Denise Graham (SBCTC)
T. J. Kelly (OSPI)
Justin Montermini (WTECB)
Eleni Papadakis (WTECB)
Jayme Shoun (Student)

 

Location of Meetings:
Council Offices

 

Council Members:
Marty Brown, Paul Francis, Karen Lee

Lead Staff: Marc Webster

 

 

 

 

 

Committee For Academic Affairs and Policy (CAAP)
The Committee for Academic Affairs and Policy will address issues related to academic policy. This includes the seven Roadmap action items below. It also discusses issues related to the Council's responsibilities regarding consumer protection, the Disability Task Force, and diversity issues.
Action Items:Meetings:
  • Ensure high school graduates are career and college ready.
  • Streamline and expand dual-credit and dual-enrollment programs.
  • Align postsecondary programs with employment opportunities.
  • Provide greater access to work-based learning opportunities.
  • Leverage technology to improve student outcomes.
  • Ensure cost is not a barrier for low-income students.
  • Help students and families save for postsecondary education.

Stakeholder Members:

Akua Asare-Konadu (Student)
Violet Boyer (ICW)
Linda Drake (SBE)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Alison Grazzini (SBCTC)
​Mike Hubert (OSPI)
Gil Mendoza (OSPI)
Justin Montermini (WTECB)
Eleni Papadakis (WTECB)
Jane Sherman (COP)
Aviance Tate (Student)
Jan Yoshiwara (SBCTC)

Location of Meetings:
Council Offices

 

Council Members:
Scott Brittain, Jeff Charbonneau, Rai Nauman Mumtaz

Lead Staff: Randy Spaulding