Purpose of the Committee

The VCU Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) is intended to form a cooperation between VCU Technology Services and the academic and social life of students at VCU. The Committee advises VCU Technology Services in matters related to service design and implementation, programming, and promotion of technology at VCU. Specifically, the Committee is designed to:

Advise and assist in the design and implementation of services affecting all students.

Offer a student perspective on relevant Technology Services issues.

Participate in projects or activities that promote VCU Technology Services among students.

Committee Membership

STAC will be comprised of up to 20 undergraduates and graduates per academic year. All enrolled VCU students from all majors and ranks are encouraged to apply. VCU Technology Services seeks a diverse group of outgoing students who will represent the various needs and perspectives of the VCU population.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of serving on the committee please contact us at stac@vcu.edu.

Terms of Service & Compensation

The terms of service for this position is one academic year from September to April. Committee members must be able to attend a meeting which will take place on selected Fridays from 12:00-1: 45 pm (dates for the 2019-2020 academic year are listed below). Lunch will be provided at all meetings. Committee members will receive a $100 service award upon successful completion of his or her term and these requirements. Up to two absences from STAC meetings are permitted during the academic year. Members can make up an absence by participating in Technology Services events held throughout the term of service. Committee members can request to renew membership each following year while enrolled as a full-time student.

STAC Meeting Dates 2019-2020 

Selected Fridays of the semester, 12:00-1:45 pm in TAB (Technology Administration Building) Room 202, located at 701 W. Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine). This year's meetings are scheduled as below:

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Student Leadership

Amy Ariel, 2019-2020 Chair, tsstwk23@vcu.edu

Jonathan Lu, 2019-2020 Vice-Chair, tsstwk17@vcu.edu


Gary Garbett, Technology Support Services, Senior Communications Coordinator, garbettgl@vcu.edu

Sam Kennedy, Technology Services Liaison, Director - Technology Support Services, skennedy@vcu.edu

Ryan Neilson, Information Security, Security Operations Team Lead, neilsonjr@vcu.edu

Allison Talley, Technology Support Services, ITSC Quality Assurance Lead, talleyan@vcu.edu