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 ThemeAccess 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:




Brenna Hines, Student Success Center Director 2018-19
 2 year term

Executive Liaisons

Diane Drebin, VP Student Affairs
Casey White-Zollman, VP of Public Relations
John Fields, VP of Instruction

Ex-Officio     Ex-Officio     Ex-Officio



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 Registrar 2018-19

Financial Aid: Camille Edwards, Financial Aid Advisor 2018-19

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

Success Center: Roman Olivera, TRiO SSS Project Director

Advising: Vacant (Success Coach, Faculty Advisor)

ABE/GED/College Prep: Tammy Krawczyk, Director

Library/Media Services: Adam Sims, Interim Director*





1 year term



Faculty at Large

Ki Russell, English Faculty 2018-19

1 year tern

Student Representation

Natalee Sherbahn

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
Dan Koopman, Baker Director
Anne Morter, Boardman Director


College Coordinating Council Representative
(1 Faculty, 1 Non-faculty)

** Sascha McKeon (faculty)
*Adam Sims (Non-faculty)

1 year term  1 year term

Marketing/Alumni Representation

Foundation Representation

Anne Livingston, Director of Marketing or designee

Margaret Gianotti, Foundation Director



Administrative Services Representation

Gwen Pedro

1 year term


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