Student Misconduct Panel

Purpose or Function: The purpose of the Student Misconduct Panel (SMP) is to provide a pool of trained faculty, staff, and students who are eligible to adjudicate high-level student misconduct cases on individual Student Misconduct Hearing Panels, including but not limited to student sexual misconduct.  In addition, the SMP will be charged with rendering an outcome regarding a student’s request for an appeal, except for appeals that are academic in nature.  Student Misconduct Hearing Panels may be convened year around, including summer. 

When serving on Student Misconduct Hearing Panels, members of the SMP will determine whether a student has committed a violation under the Student Code of Conduct and, if needed, recommend appropriate sanctions. Due to the nature of this function, members of the SMP are required to attend mandatory training which incorporates appropriate adjudication methods when hearing student misconduct cases and appeals.

Membership: The Dean of Students and the Assistant Dean of Students will serve as co-chairs and will have standing appointments to the SMP.  Other membership will be based on recommendations by the academic unit deans/directors for faculty members, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics or designee for staff members, and the Dean of Students Office for student members.  Due to the nature of this function, final determination of faculty and staff eligibility to serve on the SMP will be made by the Dean of Students Office in consultation with the Office of Employee Development and Compliance Services.

The dean/director of each academic college/school will recommend two (2) faculty members to serve on the SMP. Both tenured/tenure-track and fixed-term faculty are eligible to serve on the SMP.  Faculty appointments will be for a two-year term ending May 31st. Due to the nature of the service, faculty members should be available for service year-round, including summers, during their terms.

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics or designee will recommend a pool of at least ten (10) full-time staff members to serve on SMP. Staff appointments will be for a two-year term ending on May 31st. 

Student Conduct & Advocacy through the Dean of Students Office will select five (5) students to serve on the SMP. Student appointments will be one-year terms ending on May 31st. Student Conduct & Advocacy will coordinate obtaining appointments for vacant positions. Student, faculty, and staff appointments may be renewed for another term, pending approval from Student Conduct & Advocacy. 

For questions regarding interpretation of appointments and terms for SMP, please contact the Student Conduct & Advocacy.

Chair: Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students serve as Co-Chairs

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics

Student Misconduct Panel Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Lisa Perez

Dean of Students (Co-Chair)

N/A

Michael La Torre

Assistant Dean of Students (Co-Chair)

N/A

Ginger DeLatte

College of Business

May 31, 2025

Robert Cutshall

College of Business

May 31, 2025

Kimberly Reinhardt

College of Education & Human Development

May 31, 2024

Chris Leeth

College of Education & Human Development

May 31, 2025

Wendi Pollock

College of Liberal Arts

May 31, 2024

Sinae Lee

College of Liberal Arts

May 31, 2025

Teresa Ercan

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

May 31, 2024

Dee Evans

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

May 31, 2025

Jose Guardiola

College of Science

May 31, 2025

Sharon Derrick

College of Science

May 31, 2025

Mahdiar Hariri

College of Engineering and Computer Science

May 31, 2024

Nancy Soliman

College of Engineering and Computer Science

May 31, 2024

Jennifer Garza-Cuen

School of Arts, Media, & Communication

May 31, 2024

Ivanete Blanco

School of Arts, Media, & Communication

May 31, 2025

Joe Miller

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Courtney Henderson 

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Zelda Chacon

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Benjamin Olivera

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Liz Perez

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Lauren Breckenridge

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Kevin Martin

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Devon Wilde

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Landrue Richards

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Jennifer Randolph

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Krystal Walker

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Martisha Liefer

Staff Representative

May 31, 2025

Patricia Rodriguez

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Rick Reyes

Staff Representative

May 31, 2024

Andres Castillo

Student Representative

May 31, 2024

Sydney Sandoval

Student Representative

May 31, 2024

Makenzi Camanillo

Student Representative

May 31, 2024

Joshua Schmidt

Student Representative

May 31, 2024

Daisy Lopez

Student Representative

May 31, 2024

Last Updated: 02/06/2024