The Student Advisory Council at University of Maryland University College consists of 12 members who are elected by you, the student body, as your representatives to provide a means for input and information regarding significant institutional decisions. STAC members act in an advisory capacity to the university president, provost, deans, and other officials to express the views of students.

If you have an institutional issue you would like to have addressed or have questions about STAC, contact your representative or e-mail stac@umuc.edu. For individual student issues, please contact an advisor.

Nomination Period Closed

The nomination period for STAC representatives is now closed. Nominations are now being reviewed for eligibility in the upcoming election, which begins on October 2, 2017. If you have any questions about the nomination cycle, send a message to STAC-elections@umuc.edu.

About STAC

STAC is part of the UMUC shared governance structure, and its members serve as advisors to the administration on upcoming changes and important initiatives to be implemented by UMUC. Additionally, STAC members in the stateside division can hold seats on the University System of Maryland Student Council (USMSC) and on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

Graduate positions are designated for current UMUC graduate students, and undergraduate positions are designated for current undergraduate students. Because some STAC members have graduated, relocated, reached constitutional term limits, or reached the end of intentionally staggered terms, the following four STAC vacancies must be filled through the election process this year:

  • Global graduate student representative (one alternate position)
  • UMUC Stateside undergraduate student representative (one alternate position)
  • UMUC Europe undergraduate student representatives (one voting position and one alternate position)

After voting representatives are identified, the candidates who received the next highest number of votes will be named as alternates. If any STAC voting member cannot complete his or her term, the alternate will be offered the voting position.  

STAC members are elected to two-year terms, after which they can run for one more two-year term. Elected representatives are required to attend virtual meetings, serve on selected committees, represent the university and student body when requested, provide feedback to UMUC's administration, and vote on all matters requiring a voting process. Alternates are required to attend all virtual meetings.

Executive Committee

Lucille Alvarado

Lucille Alvarado

Executive Committee Vice Chair, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Graduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Ashley Esposito

Ashley Esposito

Executive Committee Secretary, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Representative to MHEC Student Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council

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Matthew Williams

Matt Williams

Executive Committee Chair, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Graduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Graduate Representative to USM Council, Student Advisory Council

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Undergraduate Representative: Asia

Cecilia Calderon

Cecilia Calderon

UMUC Asia Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Jessenia Figueroa

Jessenia Figueroa

UMUC Asia Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Thomas Martin

UMUC Asia Undergraduate Representative (Alternate), Student Advisory Council

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DeMorco Wilkerson

UMUC Asia Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Undergraduate Representatives: Europe

Joshua Hefner

Joshua Hefner

UMUC Europe Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Orlando Lambert

Orlando Lambert

UMUC Europe Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Vacant, Alternate

Undergraduate Representatives: Stateside

Delvon Anderson

Delvon Anderson

UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Undergraduate Representative to USM Student Council, Student Advisory Council

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Ashley Esposito

Ashley Esposito

Executive Committee Secretary, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Representative to MHEC Student Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council

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Kimberley Hartless

UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Alaina Portser

Alaina Portser

UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Graduate Representatives

Lucille Alvarado

Lucille Alvarado

Executive Committee Vice Chair, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Graduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Matthew Williams

Matt Williams

Executive Committee Chair, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Graduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Graduate Representative to USM Council, Student Advisory Council

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Ex-Officio

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Tiffani Metyk

UMUC Europe Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Jennifer Leydorf

Jennifer Leydorf

UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council

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Nigel Richards

Nigel Richards

UMUC Graduate Representative (Alternate), Student Advisory Council

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STAC Representatives to USM Student Council

Delvon Anderson

Delvon Anderson

UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Undergraduate Representative to USM Student Council, Student Advisory Council

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Matthew Williams

Matt Williams

Executive Committee Chair, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Graduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Graduate Representative to USM Council, Student Advisory Council

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STAC Representative to MHEC Student Advisory Council

Ashley Esposito

Ashley Esposito

Executive Committee Secretary, Student Advisory Council
UMUC Stateside Undergraduate Representative, Student Advisory Council
Representative to MHEC Student Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council

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