Part of the Student Life portfolio in the Division of Student Affairs, the CSM is concerned with the development of students, focusing on critical thinking, leadership, ethics, collaboration, intercultural competence, goal-setting and ultimately, degree attainment. While our students are engaged in producing and promoting media channels and content, our goal is to ensure they are learning to become better thinkers and leaders in the process.
The second goal of the CSM is to manage the revenue-generating activities — advertising and media services — that can be used to grow our student media programs and provide richer experiences to the students involved.
Grounded in professional ethics and best practices, the Center for Student Media supports and empowers student-driven expression, publishing and broadcasting.
The Center for Student Media aspires to be a cutting-edge multi-platform laboratory that prepares collaborative, innovative and creative students for real-world leadership.
Assistant Director, Media Services and Fee-Funded Organizations
The Student Media Advisory Committee is charged with monitoring and advising the CSM and the media organizations under it. One of its primary responsibilities is to appoint the top student leader of each media organization and ensure those leaders fulfill their designated role.
The SMAC meets regularly to monitor the activities of student media and to provide a channel for feedback from academic, professional and community stakeholders. The committee includes three voting seats that are open to the student body and appointed by the Student Government Association. This committee adheres to the Student Media Advisory Committee Bylaws.
Voting Members Sam Khan Jr. Professional representative Adam Coleman Professional representative TBD Professional representative Alex Barboza CoogTV representative Alana Howard The Cougar representative Nahemia Tekleab Coog Radio representative Peter Hatchell SGA representative Roya Karim SGA representative TBD SGA representative
Ex-officio Keith Kowalka Assistant Vice President, DSAES Lawrence Daniel Director, DSAES IT Services and Student Media Chris Walker Assistant Director, Media Services & Fee-Funded Organizations, CSM Glissette Santana Activities Coordinator, CSM Jasmine Davis Editor in Chief, The Cougar Kiyan Badkoubeh Executive Producer, CoogTV Aarik Charles Station Director, Coog Radio Ashley N. Brown Staff Council Mary Manning Faculty Senate Dr. Temple Northup School of Communication