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.


2018 – 2019 Members

Voting Members
Sam Khan Jr. Professional representative
TBD Professional representative
TBD Professional representative
TBD SVN representative
TBD The Cougar representative
TBD Coog Radio representative
TBD Student representative (SGA)
TBD Student representative (SGA)
TBD Student representative (SGA)
Ex-officio 
Keith Kowalka Assistant Vice President, DSAES / Int. Dir., CSM
Lawrence Daniel Director, DSAES IT Services and Student Media
Callista Brown Advertising Manager, CSM
Chris Walker Assistant Director, Media Services & Fee-Funded Organizations, CSM
Glissette Santana Activities Coordinator, CSM
Dana C. Jones Editor in Chief, The Cougar
Kiyan Badkoubeh Executive Producer, CoogTV
Aarik Charles Station Director, Coog Radio
Nalan Giannukos Staff Council
Mary Manning Faculty Senate
Dr. Temple Northup School of Communication