The purpose of the Non-Academic Appeals Committee is to “The purpose of the Non-Academic Appeals Committee is to ensure students the right of due process, providing for a fair, timely, and impartial hearing of disciplinary decisions, including those relating to Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Landmark Federal Civil Rights Law” at the College.
- Aaron Lewis, At-Large Faculty - Chair
- Michelle Kelly, At-Large Faculty
- Jason Yager, At-Large Faculty
- Ross Wittenberg, At-Large Faculty
- Rich Kelly, At-Large Faculty
- Sharon Zhone, Professional Staff
- Sandy Cummings, Professional Staff
- Nikki Benton, Professional Staff
- Diana Stefanovich, Classified Staff
- Brad Dixon, Classified Staff
- Tina Trybalski, Classified Staff
Individual Committee Members Should
- Be knowledgeable of campus regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook
- Share availability with the Chairperson
- Attend an appeal request meeting and/or hearing upon Chairperson’s request
- Safeguard all appeal request meeting and/or hearing documents
- Review packet before appeal request meeting and/or hearing
- Participate in appeal request meeting and/or hearing by listening attentively and asking clarification questions
- Participate in Committee's decision discussion.
- Ensure confidentiality by not discussing any aspect of the hearing with anyone except fellow Committee members
- Agree to step down from any case where a conflict of interest or bias may be perceived.
The Committee, Individually and As a Whole, Does Not
- Engage in conversation with petitioner or Conduct Officer outside of the formal hearing
- Act as investigators
- Interrogate the individual
- Recommend policy changes to Conduct Officers
- Speak to any third party including parents or attorneys
- Safety of the entire campus community; students and staff must be taken into account during deliberations and when speaking to witnesses.
- Be professional in the hearing and the deliberations.
- Think beyond the sanction - try to make it an educational experience, when possible and reasonable.
- The College recognizes the need to utilize progressive discipline when adjudicating incidents.