Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board

The College of Education Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board represents the voices, concerns, and interests of the diverse undergraduate student body and serves as a direct line of communication between students and College of Education administration in an effort to improve the undergraduate student experience.

The board meets monthly with the dean to lend advice and support on matters of importance to the student body. The board also serves as a representative voice in sharing the hopes and concerns of the students with the dean. Each board member serves as an outreach source to gather student voices and bring them to the table for discussion. The job of the board is to provide a voice for all undergraduate students in the College of Education.

For more information or to get in touch with a board member, please email the board directly or you may also contact the board advisor, Sara Knepper via email. Applications to join the board are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Hi, my name is Alyssa! My majors are Literacy, Learning, and Leadership and Political Science and my minors are Russian and Slavic Studies and French. I have always had a passion for education and helping all students succeed. In the future, I hope to work with educational policy and administration. My favorite thing is to sit and study in the COE; it is quiet, welcoming, and sometimes there are snacks! I wanted to join the Board because it gives me the opportunity to have a voice in my community and give feedback to better the College of Education. If you need to reach me, you can email me.

Hi, my name is Haley! I am studying Mild to Moderate! My younger brother has special needs, and for as long as I can remember, I have been volunteering my time working with different organizations he is a part of to assist both himself and other kids in both academic and athletic fields. After continuous enjoyable experiences, I decided that working with those with special needs was a passion of mine, and I've also always wanted to be a teacher. Therefore, it was the perfect path for me to follow! My favorite memory in COE was definitely my first COE meeting!! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly! I wanted to join the COE Advisory Board, because I thought it would be a great way to get more involved within the college, be an advocate for a variety of students, and to also meet more people who have the same major and interests as me! If you need to reach me, you can email me.

Hi, my name is Drew, I am studying Mild to Moderate. I chose this major because I am passionate about teaching, particularly special education. I always want people to know that when I was a child, I was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.  This causes me to have physical and (rarely) verbal tics.  If you notice this, that is why! I like the COE because I have enjoyed interacting with peers about curriculum, as well as just keeping in touch and building relationships. I wanted to join the Board because I am always striving to be involved in any way I can.  I desire to play a part in big decisions.  I am always hoping to create connections and interact with new people. If you need to reach me, you can email me.

Hi my name is Lily, and I am studying Mild to Moderate! I choose this major because I love helping out people who need extra support. It has been a passion of mine for a while. I love to see the smiles on the students faces when you are able to be their advocate. I want to teach students how to overcome their own learning challenges, and share my tips and skills from when I was a student in Special Education and how it helped me succeed to become the well rounded leader that I am today. My favorite event that the COE holds is at Hounds and Hoagies Events. I went my freshman year and It was a great way to de-stress from my school work, and pet some dogs. I met some amazing students there. I really wanted to make sure that every student's voice was heard. I want to advocate for the students who need extra support, or are too shy to share their voices. I want to be the student who has her own learning challenges, and can make sure that other students get what they need to succeed. I want to make sure that all our programs are running the way they should be. If you need to reach me, you can email me.

Hello my name is Alex Kellerman. I am a freshman at the University of Arizona majoring in Deaf Studies. I decided to apply for a position on the Dean's Advisory Board once my counselor told me about the opportunity. I have really grown to like being a part of this program because I feel like I am going to be making a difference on what decisions are made within the education department for all of the students that are a part of it. It is also very neat being the only freshman a part of it because I can give an insight that only a first year student can bring to the table. I look forward to seeing what great accomplishments that we can make as a team together. If you need to reach me, you can email me.