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 requests. SHAC members approve the final request and participate in fee hearings.


Contact Dave Golden at 612-626-6738 or


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

RN, MSN, Director and Chief Health Officer
Tom Geskermann
MBA, Chief Operating Officer
BS, Director of Public Health and Communications
Ben Hickman
CMA, Director of Finance
Colleen Jahnel
Director of Quality Assurance, Compliance and Health Information
Jennifer Krzmarzick
MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer
Hosea Ojwang
Director of Human Resources