Student Committees

Committees provide an important university structure for partnership, representation of the student's voice, and shared decision-making. There are 50+ student representative positions for university committees. Students are appointed to serve from September through August.

The Student Government Association is responsible for appointing students. Students can apply on the Student Representatives for UTRGV Committees page on VLink.

  • Alma Mater and Fight Song Committee

    The committee will develop a formal proposal for the creation of UTRGV’s Alma Mater and Fight Song. The committee will provide a recommendation for the selection of music and lyrics that appeal to the culture of the institution.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Cindy Mata-Vasquez

    List of Members of the Alma Mater and Fight Song Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant Campus Activities Board
    Vacant Spirit Program
    Vacant Student Athlete
    Vacant Student At-Large
    Vacant Student At-Large
    Vacant SGA Student Representative
  • Campus Connect Committee

    Campus Connect will work to promote greater consistency in programs and services of all types for students, faculty, and staff across UTRGV’s multiple campuses. To do this, the committee will examine academic programs; recruitment, retention, and completion; campus life; and administrative services.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Nikkie Hodgson

    List of Members of the Campus Connect Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Ingrid De La Torre SGA Student Representative
    Roy Cantu SGA Student Representative
    Alexandra Smith-Macias SGA Student Representative
  • Distinguished Speaker Series Committee

    The committee aims to provide the university and surrounding community with world-class speakers and lecturers.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Cindy Mata-Vasquez

    List of Members of the Distinguished Speaker Series Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant Graduate Student
    Victoria Lozano
    victoria.lozano02@utrgv.edu
    Student At-Large (Brownsville)
    Isai Llanos
    isai.llanos01@utrgv.edu
    Student At-Large (Edinburg)
    Diana Saldaña
    diana.saldana03@utrgv.edu
    SGA Student Representative
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures Committee

    The committee has responsibility for conducting review of new or amended policies for the UTRGV Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP). The HOP contains policies and procedures for the governance of the university, as required by the UT System Regents’ Rules (Rule 20201: Presidents, Sec. 4.9).

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Annie Jones

    List of Members of the Handbook of Operating Procedures Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Ingrid De La Torre SGA President
  • Health Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Health Advisory Committee is to present student concerns and suggestions to the Director of Health Services, to actively investigate and resolve problems identified by students and student organizations, and to permit Health Services staff to solicit student opinion on stated issues.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Rick Gray

    List of Members of the Health Advisory Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position

    Fedra Hinojosa

    fedra.hinojosa01@utrgv.edu

    Student Representative

    Jorge Contreras

    jorge.contreras01@utrgv.edu

    Student Representative
    Vacant Student Representative
    Vacant Student Representative
    Vacant Student Representative
  • Parking and Traffic Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Parking & Traffic Advisory Committee (PTAC) is to review parking and traffic regulations and to develop recommendations for revisions in these regulations as are necessary to an efficient parking and traffic system as it relates to differential parking zones, parking fees, penalties for violations of regulations, arrangements for bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrian traffic.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Melissa Sandoval

    List of Members of the Parking and Traffic Advisory Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant Graduate Student
    Carlo Flores
    carlo.flores01@utrgv.edu
    Undergraduate Student
  • Pride and Traditions Committee

    The purpose of this committee is to establish and carry events and university traditions through time and build Vaquero spirit and pride.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Cindy Mata-Vasquez

    List of Members of the Pride and Traditions Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant SGA Student Representative
    Vacant Undergraduate or Graduate Student
    Vacant Undergraduate or Graduate Student
    Vacant Undergraduate or Graduate Student
    Vacant Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Research and Educational Technology Committee

    The purpose of the Research and Educational Technology Committee (RETC) is to recommend and prioritize technology initiatives to support research and educational technologies across campus. The committee will provide directional leadership for the University’s research capabilities, learning management system, lecture capture, teaching and collaboration tools and classroom technology tools. It will also identify medical education and other technologies to meet the specific needs of the School of Medicine. In addition, this committee will create long-term master plans and roadmaps that include new initiatives, upgrades and retirements of solutions that are no longer needed.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Robert Allen

    List of Members of the Research and Educational Technology Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant SGA Student Representative

    Hasan Anowar

    mdhasan.anowar01@utrgv.edu

    Student Representative
    Vacant Student Representative
  • Student Service Fee Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) is to advise the university president on the allocation of the student services fee.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Emilia Treviño

    List of Members of the Student Service Fee Advisory Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position

    Alejandro Mendivil Alcalde
    alejandro.mendivilalcalde01@utrgv.edu

    Student Representative
    Raul Ordonez
    raul.ordonez01@utrgv.edu
    Student Representative
    Roy Cantu
    roy.cantu02@utrgv.edu
    Student Representative
    Maria Ramirez Montoya
    maria.ramirezmontoya01@utrgv.edu
    Student Representative
    Alexandra Smith-Macias
    alexandra.smithmacias01@utrgv.edu
    Student Representative
  • Student Union Advisory Board

    The purpose of the Student Union Advisory Board (SUAB) is to advise the administration regarding the use of Student Union fees as prescribed by statute, to recommend general and specific policies, to guide the programming officers and committees, and to advise operating departments.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Edna Zambrano-Martinez

    List of Members of the Student Union Advisory Board
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position

    Victoria Lozano

    victoria.lozano02@utrgv.edu

    Residential Life Student Representative
    Vacant Student At-Large
    Vacant Student At-Large
    Vacant SGA Student Representative

    Isai Llanos

    isai.llanos01@utrgv.edu

    Student Organization Student Representative
    Vacant Student Organization Student Representative
  • Title IX Committee

    The Title IX Committee was created to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to address equity-related issues on campus. The Title IX Committee assists the University Title IX Coordinator with respect to the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and provides the University with advice on promoting a campus culture of respect and responsibility and in identifying and deploying effective measures to prevent and address sexual misconduct.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Florence Nocar

    List of Members of the Title IX Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Position
    Vacant Student Representative
  • University Food Services Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the University Food Services Advisory Committee is to ensure compliance with Section 51.945 of the Texas Education Code, which requires the institution to obtain meaningful input from students regarding the qualifications for, and the award or renewal of, a contract for any vendor of food services engaged principally to serve students faculty and staff, or to provide campus-wide vending for food or beverage products.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Robert Cantu

    List of Members of the University Food Services Advisory Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Student Category

    Allison Kaika

    allison.kaika01@utrgv.edu

    Graduate Student
    Vacant International Student
    Vacant Student At-Large (Brownsville)

    Suzanne El-Haj

    suzanne.elhaj01@utrgv.edu

    Student At-Large (Edinburg)
  • University Recreation Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the University Recreation Advisory Committee is to maintain a communication link between Wellness and Recreational Sports participants (Intramural, Open Recreation, Sports Clubs, Special Events/Outreach, and Fitness/Wellness) and the management staff in order to obtain advice and assistance by maximizing the efficient and effective use of the wellness and recreational resources at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The committee serves as the spokesperson on suggested issues pertaining to facilities, programs, and services offered to the University community.

    More Information: Website

    Contact: Kimberly Rottet

    List of Members of the University Recreation Advisory Committee
    The first column lists the member's name. The second column lists the position the member holds in the committee.
    Member Student Category
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Club Sports Student Representative
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Fraternity and Sorority Life Student Representative
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Intramural Sports Student Representative
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Spirit Program
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Student At-Large
    University Recreation Advisory Committee Student Government Association Student Representative