SVPSA Student Advisory Board

The Senior Vice President for Student Affairs (SVPSA) Advisory Board members provide honest, thorough, and critical feedback to questions and scenarios to help guide the work of the SVP, including current campus-related events, programs, and policies impacting student life at Iowa State University. Feedback and engagement with board members will help the SVP and the Division of Student Affairs create new programming, assist in effective student messaging, and facilitate an open channel of constructive feedback regarding how the university operations influence the student experience.

The board will meet in-person once per month with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Younger, and receive online engagement opportunities via Canvas or email and is expected to respond to the topic presented.  Depending on the topic and urgency, members may have several hours or several days to respond to requests for feedback. Additional feedback may include participation in focus groups or attendance at town hall meetings.

Active members of the advisory board will be compensated for their time and commitment each semester, as long as their participation in all engagement opportunities is 80% or more and demonstrates meaningful engagement in all projects. The payment will be $200 each semester.

Duties and expectations for SVPSA Student Advisory Board members:

  • Must complete all necessary paperwork and orientation.
  • Must participate in meetings held on the following Mondays at 5 p.m. in the fall semester: September 13, October 11, November 8, November 29. Spring 2022 meeting dates will be announced at a later time.
  • Must check email/Canvas and respond to engagement opportunities.
  • Respond to requests for scheduling events and other opportunities.
  • If unable to participate in a meeting or respond to requests online, contact the assigned SVPSA supervisor as soon as practical for an extension or explanation.
  • Fulfill the obligations of a board member to the best of your abilities by providing timely, thorough, and relevant responses to a minimum of 80% of all engagement opportunities.

This position is renewable, at the SVPSA’s discretion, and may terminate at any time for failure to comply with the requirements above.  A board member may also resign and terminate their agreement at any time, provided they do so in writing to the SVPSA.