Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) represents the needs and ideas of university students. Members include undergraduate, graduate and professional students who speak for student groups like the Minnesota Student Association, Professional Student Government and Council of Graduate Students.

About SHAC

SHAC members advise Boynton on how to improve the health of the university community. One of its most important roles is to help develop the Student Services Fee (SSF) requests. SHAC members approve the final request and participate in fee hearings.

Student organizations and centers have worked with SHAC to voice their concerns and take action to improve campus health. Over the past few years, these actions have included: prioritizing and acquiring SSF dollars for mental health initiatives, expanding mental health services on both West and East Bank, establishing a drug disposal station in Boynton Pharmacy, implementing the Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy, and creating the Nutritious U Food Pantry.

SHAC Members

To see the current SHAC roster, please check the SHAC GopherLink web page.


To inquire about joining SHAC, please contact SHAC Advisor and Boynton's Director of Public Health and Communications, Dave Golden (he/him/his) at 612-626-6738 or

Contact SHAC

Do you have questions or suggestions for SHAC? Please fill out the SHAC question and suggestion form.


SHAC meetings will be held virtually until further notice from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month during the academic year. SHAC does not meet during finals, university holidays, breaks and summer. Meetings are open.

Executive Team

Tom Geskermann
MBA, Chief Operating Officer
BS, Director of Public Health and Communications
Ben Hickman
CMA, Director of Finance
Jennifer Krzmarzick
MD, Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Director and Chief Health Officer and Interim Chief Medical Officer
Hosea Ojwang
Director of Human Resources
Director of Compliance