Students First Advisory Council (SFAC)

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Blue Mountain Community College reflects its commitment to Students First in that students feel valued, supported, and encouraged by the campus community from the time they decide to enroll until they complete their educational goals.  Students respond to this commitment through their engagement, persistence, and successful completion of their educational goals.     (est. 1/25/16 by the BMCC Students First Advisory Council)

Purpose and Charge:

To assure that BMCC strategic enrollment initiatives and policies are connected to both immediate as well as long term college goals supporting equitable access, progression, and completion for students.

The Students First Advisory Council will discuss, develop, recommend, monitor, and evaluate all aspects of BMCC’s three year strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan related to recruitment, retention, graduation, transfer, alumni engagement, and the overall experience of BMCC students. This committee is advisory to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of Instruction, and Vice President of Public Relations.

Reports To:

The SFAC will report twice a year to President’s Cabinet and College Coordinating Council as follows:

  • Fall term – Report on goals for the year
  • Spring term - Report on outcomes for the year

Priority Goal Areas:

  • Access
  • Persistence
  • Retention
  • Completion
  • Advancement (employment, career, transfer)
  • Use of Data

Core Theme :  Access to Quality Program and Services 

Core Theme : Opportunities for Students to Complete, Transfer, and Advance


Spring Term:  Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00am-Noon in M#100


April 26, 2019

February 1, 2019

January 18, 2019



Click Here For Prior Years Meeting Minutes & Notes

Membership Roster:




Bruce Clemetsen, Interim VP of Student Affairs
 2 year term

Executive Liaisons

Casey White-Zollman, VP College Relations & Advancement
John Fields, VP of Instruction





1 year term

CTE & Community Education

Wade Muller, Dean of Instruction: CTE                 

Daniel Anderson, Dean of Instruction: Arts & Sciences

Velda Arnaud, Business Faculty, 2017-18, 2018-19

Matt Liscom, Agriculture Faculty 2017-18, 2018-19



                            1 year term

1 year term

General Education and STEM

** Sascha McKeon, Science Faculty
Peter Hernberg, Math/Computer Science Faculty, 2017-18, 2018-19

Annual          Annual

Student Support Services & Enrollment Management (as assigned or by Director designee)

Enrollment Services: Tina Richardson, Assistant Registrar2018-19, 2019-20

Financial Aid: Camille Edwards, Financial Aid Advisor2018-19, 2019-20

Athletics, Outreach, Student Life: Dawn DiFuria McClendon, Director                                   

Success Center: Roman Olivera, Director

Advising: Vacant (Success Coach, Faculty Advisor)

ABE/GED/College Prep: Tammy Krawczyk, Director

Library/Media Services:





1 year term



Faculty at Large

Ki Russell, English Faculty 2018-19

1 year tern

Student Representation

Angel Aguilar 2019-20

1 year term

Data Team Lead

Tim Wilson, Director of Institutional Effectiveness


Center Representation (as assigned or by Director designee)

Susan Kralman, Milton-Freewater Director
Jacelyn Keys, Hermiston Director
Ian Howarth, Baker Director
Anne Morter, Boardman Director


Marketing/Alumni Representation

Anne Livingston, Director of Marketing or designee


Administrative Services Representation


1 year term


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