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Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee

Committee Members
Role Name Term
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid (Chair) Dr. Pamela Sandow
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Deborah Dilbone 2015
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Stephen Howard 2015
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Shannon Wallet 2015
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Richard Kelowitz 2015
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Geraldine Weinstein 2016
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Susan Nimmo 2016
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Edna Perez 2016
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Maggie Ribeiro Dasilva 2016
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya 2017
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Joel Hauptman 2017
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Kesavalu Lakshmyya 2017
Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly Dr. Rosalia Rey 2017
Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean Dr. Demetrick Lecorn 2016
Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean Dr. Cathy Taylor 2016
Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean Dr. Brian Decker 2014
UFCD Alumni Practitioner appointed by the Dean Dr. Gerry Weaver 2016
Representative from Basic Sciences appointed by the Dean Dr. Seunghee Cha 2016
Dental student (senior) Jacqueline Garcia (Alternate: Shaun Bullard) 2015
Dental student (junior) Natasja Isaacs (Alternate: Melissa Dixon) 2016
Dental student (sophomore) Wade Combs (Alternate: Walmir Da Costa) 2017
Ex officio: Director of Student and Multicultural Affairs Dr. Patty Xirau-Probert
Ex officio: Freshman Class Advisor Dr. Pamela Sandow
Ex officio: Director of Student Financial Aid Matt Stubbington
Ms. Stacy Buford Support staff

Committee Composition

The Assistant Dean for Admissions will serve as a member and permanent chairperson of the committee. The committee will consist of twelve full-time faculty members elected by the Faculty Assembly for three-year terms, three private practitioners identified by the Dean for three-year terms, one member from an alumni group identified by the Dean for a three-year term, three dental students, and one member from the basic science departments identified by the Dean for a three-year term. Members of this committee who are not full-time members of the College of Dentistry will be identified by the Dean, whether they are elected by their constituents or appointed, and may be re-appointed for one additional three-year term. The Director of Student and Multicultural Affairs, the Freshman class advisor, and the Director of Student Financial Aid will serve as ex officio members. All committee recommendations are presented directly to the Dean.

Standing Committee Charge

As stated in the Constitution and Bylaws, it is the responsibility of the committee to recruit, select, and recommend to the Dean the most outstanding group of student applicants for admission to the D.M.D. program of the College of Dentistry. The committee may seek consultation with relevant individuals, committees, or departments within the College, but will have the final responsibility for establishing all selection criteria for admission.

Committee Mission Statement

To assure high quality and increased access to oral health care in the United States, the Committee on Student Admissions and Recruitment will strive to increase the selection and enrollment of dental students who will be of high quality, diverse, and sensitive to the oral health needs of patients.

  2014-15 Charge letter to the Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee

Individual Faculty Member Responsibilities

Members of the Admissions Committee are required to attend 4 meetings throughout the year. These meetings include a full-day session in November, as well as one- to two-hour meetings in January, February and June, respectively. In addition, committee members must commit to interviewing potential students for six ½ days between July and February each year. A schedule of interview dates and meeting dates for the upcoming year becomes available in May of each year.

Preparation time outside of meetings varies by committee member but may include review of applications in the Office of Admissions. Application essays are available online for committee members to review.

Time commitment: A minimum of 35-40 hours per year as described above.

Schedule of Meetings

2013–2014
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
January 29, 2014 D8-46 View View N/A
November 19, 2013 D5-10 View View N/A
July 23, 2013 D3-21 View View N/A
2012–2013
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 22, 2013 D8-46 View View N/A
January 25, 2013 D8-46 View View N/A
November 16, 2012 CG-29/MDL-6 View View N/A
July 25, 2012 C1-3 View View N/A
2011–2012
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
June 8, 2012
(ADEA Admissions Committee Workshop)
N/A View N/A
February 24, 2012 D8-46 View View N/A
January 27, 2012 D8-46 View View N/A
November 18, 2011 D3-21 View View N/A
July 26, 2011 D8-46 View View N/A
2010–2011
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 24, 2011 D8-46 View View N/A
January 28, 2011 D8-46 View View N/A
November 19, 2010 D3-21 View View N/A
July 21, 2010 CG-29 View View N/A
2009–2010
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 23, 2010 D8-46 View View N/A
January 28, 2010 D8-46 View View N/A
November 20, 2009 D8-46 View View N/A
June 30, 2009 D4-16 View View N/A
2008–2009
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 20, 2009 D4-16 View View N/A
January 23, 2009 D4-16 View View N/A
November 20, 2008
(joint meeting with Curriculum Committee)
D4-16 View View View
November 14, 2008 D8-46 View View N/A
2007–2008
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 22, 2008 D8-46 View View N/A
January 18, 2008 D8-46 View View N/A
November 15, 2007 D8-46 View View N/A
July 13, 2007 D4-16 View View N/A
2006–2007
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 23, 2007 D8-46 View View N/A
January 26, 2007 D8-46 View View N/A
November 17, 2006 D1-26 View View N/A
2005–2006
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
June 27, 2006 D4-16 View View N/A
May 23, 2006 D8-46 View View N/A
February 24, 2006 D8-46 View View N/A
January 27, 2006 D8-46 View View N/A
November 17, 2005 D4-16 View View N/A
July 20, 2005 D4-16 View View N/A
2004–2005
Date Room Agenda Final Minutes Attachments
February 18, 2005 D4-16 View View N/A
December 8, 2004 D4-16 View View N/A
November 18, 2004 D4-16 View View N/A
June 29, 2004 D4-16 View View N/A

Annual Reports

Year Report Supplemental Docs
2013-2014 View
2012–2013 View N/A
2010–2011 View N/A
2008–2009 View View
2007–2008 View
2006–2007 View
2005–2006 View