UT Health San Antonio – Student Service Fee Committee

The Student Service Fee (SSF) is a compulsory fee collected to fund UT Health Science Center  student-related services such as the Office of Student Life; the Office of the Registrar; the Student Government Association; and provides support for student orientations; student graduation; the Student Ombudsperson, and the Veterans Advocate. The Student Service Fee Committee reviews and approves all budgets funded through student service fees and administers one-time funding when overages are available.  The Student Service Fee Committee is also charged with reviewing all student fee issues and providing recommendations to UT Health Science Center leadership.

By state statute, student membership must constitute a majority when voting. Student members (5) are appointed by the Student Government Association. Faculty and staff members (4) are appointed by the President with recommendations provided by the Vice President of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs and the Senior Director, Student Success. The Student Service Fee Committee chair is a non-voting member. A link to the Texas Education Code Sec. 54.503 is HERE.

Please contact the current chair, Dr. John Kaulfus, if you have any questions or concerns: kaulfus@uthscsa.edu .

2021-2022 Student Service Fee Committee Members

Dr. John Kaulfus (Chair – non-voting), Chief Student Affairs Officer & Title IX Coordinator

Mr. Mustafa Mithaiwala, Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Ms. Samar Dawy, Student, School of Dentistry

Mr. Miguel Salazar, Student, School of Nursing

Ms. Madison St. John, Student, School of Health Professions

Mr. Javier Hernandez, Student, Long School of Medicine

Ms. Amber Sharp, Director, Budget and Financial Planning – Office of CFO

Dr. Angela Watts, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Professor Tammy Harris, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions

Dr. Tiffany Tavares, Assistant Professor/Clinical, School of Dentistry

Student Support Liaisons

Dr. Matt Anderson, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, School of Health Professions

Ms. Lydia Leos, Assistant Dean for Administration, School of Dentistry

Ms. Jennifer Johnstone, Associate Dean for Finance, School of Nursing

Ms. Natalina Martinez, Director, Finance and Administration, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mr. Richard Nuttall, Interim Vice Dean for Finance, Long School of Medicine

Ex Officio (non-voting) Members

Mrs. Diana Gonzalez, Bursar

Ms. Julia Baldwin, Director, Financial Operations

Mr. Cruz Aguirre, Manager, Financial Operations

Ms. Gina Schiller, Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Academic, Faculty, & Student Affairs