Purpose of the Committee

The VCU Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) is intended to form 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:

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

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Offer a student perspective on relevant Technology Services issues.

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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 and Compensation

The terms of service for this position are one academic year from September to April. Committee members must be able to attend meetings on selected Fridays from 1-2 pm. 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 2020-2021 

STAC will meet on selected Fridays during the semester, 1:00-2:00 pm. This meeting schedule for 2020-2021 is:

Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021


STAC Committee

Student Leadership

Amy Ariel, 2020-2021 Chair

Jonathan Lu, 2020-2021 Vice-Chair


Scottie Wylie, Technology Support Services, IT Support Center Team Lead

Ryan Neilson, Information Security, Security Operations Team Lead

Sam Kennedy, Technology Services Liaison, Director - Technology Support Services

Gary Garbett, Technology Support Services, Senior Communications Coordinator

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