Advisory Committee

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.


2016 – 2017 Members

Voting Members
Sam Khan Jr. Professional representative
Dayton Smith Professional representative
Tom Zizka Professional representative
Valeria Dominguez SVN representative
Julie Araica The Cougar representative
Matthew Franis Coog Radio representative
Leen Basharat Student representative (SGA)
Jordan Chaffold Student representative (SGA)
TBD Student representative (SGA)
Ex-officio 
Keith Kowalka Assistant Vice President, DSAES / Int. Dir., CSM
Callista Brown Advertising Manager, CSM
Paul Schneider Activities Coordinator, CSM
Ana Goni-Lessan Activities Coordinator, CSM
Trey Strange Editor in Chief, The Cougar
Cory Rodriguez President, SVN
Aarik Charles Station Director, Coog Radio
Nalan Giannukos Staff Council
Mary Manning Faculty Senate
Dr. Temple Northup School of Communication