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SUAB

Purpose

The purpose of the e Student Union Advisory board, which shall report to the President of the University through the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Enrollment and Student services, shall be to exercise control of the Student Union fees as prescribed by statute, to recommend Student Union general and specific policies, to departments. It shall also be responsible for seeing that the financial operations are consistent with stated purposes of the Student Union. The Student Union Advisory Board shall formulate its own Bylaws, within University rules and regulations, subject to approval by the President of the University.


Student Union Advisory Board Membership 2011-2012

Members Representing Term Expires
Evan C. Brough Student (SGA Rep) 8-31-12
Krystal Marroquin Student (At Large) 8-31-12
Tania A. Chavez Student (At Large) 8-31-12
Jesus A. Buitron Student (UPB Representative) 8-31-12
Amy Davila Campus Housing Representative 8-31-12
Michaela S. Flores Student (Campus Student Organizations Representative) 8-31-12
Kai Koong Faculty 8-31-13
Juana Cantu-Cabrera Faculty 8-31-12
Rebecca Gadson Office of Student Development Staff Representative Continuous
Edna Zambrano Director of Student Union Ex-Officio
Delma Olivarez Associate Director of Student Union Ex-Officio

 


Responsabilities

  • Annually submit to the President of the University of Texas-Pan American a complete and itemized budget with a complete report of all activities conducted during the past year and all expenditures made in connection with those activities.
  • The President shall submit the budget to the Board of Regents as part of the institutional budget
  • Reflect the diverse perspectives of the members of their constituent organizations and the student body/University community
  • Support Student Union programs and provide constructive evaluations and feedback through appropriate channel
  • Attend SUAB meeting and actively participate in discussions
  • Create standing and ad hoc committees as needed
  • Serve on any standing and/or ad hoc committees as assigned by the chair of the SUAB
  • Provide updates for their constituents at least once each fall, spring and summer (student members only)
  • Provide an update to their constituency and the Staff Senate, upon request (faculty members and the Assistant Director of the Student Union/Coordinator for Student Activities, respectively)
  • Conduct non-binding polls of the student body with respect to specific types of issues, including programming preferences, as deemed necessary.

 

Composition and Terms of Membership

 

  • Two students-at-large (voting), selected by SUAB, based on submitted applications and interviews
  • One student representative from the Student Government Association (voting), appointed by the SGA President with approval of the Student Senate
  • One student representative from the University Program Board (voting), elected by the UPB Executive Board with formal appointment by the SGA President and the Student Senate
  • One student representative from campus housing (voting), selected by the Campus Housing Advisory Committee, based on submitted applications and interviews
  • One student representative from campus student organizations (voting), selected by the Committee on Student Organizations, based on submitted applications and interviews
  • Two faculty members (voting), appointed by the Faculty Senate
  • One staff representative from the Office of Student Development (voting), designate by the Dean of Students
  • Assoicate Director of the Student Union/Director of Student Activities (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Provide an update to their constituency and the Staff Senate, upon request (faculty members and the Assistant Director of the Student Union/Coordinator for Student Activities, respectively)
  • Student Union Director (ex-officio, non-voting)

 

Student members shall have an maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 throughout their terms on the Student Union Advisory Board.

Undergraduate student members shall be enrolled for at least six hours during each fall and spring semester.

Student members must be in good standing in academics and student conduct with the Univeristy.

Student members shall serve two-year staggered terms. Faculaty shall serve three-year staggered terms. Terms begin October 1 and end on September 30 of the respective years.

Student representatives of the Student Government Association, University Program Board, campus housing and student organizations will serve their designated terms as long as they remain members of their original constituencies.

Reporting

The Student Union Advisory Board Report to the President through the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services.