2015 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: The meetings are usually held at the Washington Student Achievement Council offices. Committees include representation from the following partner organizations:

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.

10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Council Offices

Stakeholder Members:

Vi Boyer (ICW)
Cody Eccles (COP)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Joe Holliday (SBCTC)
Dan Newell (OSPI)
Paul Bell

Council Members: Ray Lawton, Susana Reyes

Lead Staff: Rachelle Sharpe

Support Staff: Colleen Scovill
colleens@wsac.wa.gov
(360) 753-7850

 

 

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.

1:30 am-3:30 pm
Council Offices

Stakeholder Members:

JoLynn Berge (OSPI)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Denise Graham (SBCTC)
Tom Fitzsimmons (ICW)

Council Members: Marty Brown, Maud Daudon, Paul Francis, Karen Lee

Lead Staff: Marc Webster

Support Staff: Tivoli Sharp
tivolis@wsac.wa.gov
(360) 753-7836

 

 

Committee for Academic Affairs and Policy (CAAP)
The Committee for Academic Affairs and Policy addresses 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.

8:30-10:30am
Council Offices

Stakeholder Members:

Violet Boyer (ICW)
Linda Drake (SBE)
Nova Gattman (WTECB)
Jessica Vavrus (OSPI)
Julie Garver (COP)
Aviance Tate (Student)
Jan Yoshiwara (SBCTC)

Council Members: Jeff Charbonneau, Gil Mendoza

Lead Staff: Randy Spaulding

Support Staff: Tivoli Sharp
tivolis@wsac.wa.gov
(360) 753-7836

 

To view materials from past years' meetings, please visit our archives.