Student Advisory Board


Student Advisory Board Mission

  • Serve as a liaison between students and the staff and administration of the Health Center. 
  • Inform students of special health problems on campus. 
  • Create awareness of both general and special services offered by the Health Center. 
  • Promote the general welfare and health of the student community. 
  • Review and evaluate programs, services, and policies of the Health Center. 
  • Provide a mechanism for student consumer complaints, excluding any review of medical competence. 
  • Opportunity to participate in the selection process for all new professional staff, physicians, health educators, administrators, and such others as may be appropriate and timely. 
  • Consult with the Director of Health Service on policies for the operation and management of the Health Center. 
  • Offer recommendations for new programs or modifications of existing programs. (These policies shall in no way detail the actual practice of medicine.) 
  • Review the annual budget proposal with the Director in advance of its presentation to the Service Fee Advisory Committee. 
  • Provide such other advice on health and Health Center matters as the Vice-Chancellor might request. 

Student Advisory Board Members

Director: Awais Vaid 
Ex-Officio: Dr. Robert Woodward, Matt Schrock, Jennifer Carson 
Faculty/Staff members: January Boten, Stephanie Vogelsang
Undergraduate members: Ryiah Barnes (Co-Chair), Monserrat Ponce (Co-Chair), Talitha Akoto, Nathan Gordeuk, Emmanual Newlin, Dana Shuaibi, Kai Zhao
Graduate Student members: Samuel Abbott, Queennette Odudu

How Can You Get Involved?

Each spring semester - undergraduate, graduate, and the faculty/staff members of the board shall be appointed by the Illinois Student Government (ISG) - subject to approval by the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs. Look for campus committee applications in the ISG office, 2nd floor Illini Union, or online at Student Affairs. If you have specific questions about McKinley's Advisory Board you can also message us at