Dean's Student Advisory Council

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) of the School of Communication, Fine and Performing Arts (SCFPA) is a group of undergraduate student representatives who serve in an advisory role to the Dean of the College.

Mission of DSAC

To serve as liaisons for the student population of the college, creating an open dialogue between administration and the SCFPA student body, and providing advice to the Dean on decisions and issues of importance to SCFPA students. These would include (but are not limited to): 

  • Academic programming: members will help the administration and faculty to better understand the student perspective on courses and curricula. 
  • Recruitment and retention: members provide advice on how to better bring students to Drury and to SCFPA, and on how to retain them once they arrive. 
  • Building a SCFPA community: members provide advice on event planning that seeks to bring students (and faculty) together as a SCFPA community. 
  • Ongoing concerns: members should bring issues to the Dean's attention of concern to the student body of the college. 

Length of Service

Each member shall serve a term of one year. 

Membership of DSAC

Each department within SCFPA nominates three outstanding students to serve as members, totaling six members overall. 

The following students currently serve on the Dean's Student Advisory Council: 

Cameron Anthony

  • Class: Junior
  • Major: Animation
  • Minor: Graphic design
  • Interests: Arts, voice acting, singing

Courtney Keady

  • Class: Senior
  • Major: Graphic Design
  • Minor: Music
  • Interests: Drawing, piano, singing, movies

Jacob Maher

  • Class: Junior
  • Majors: Theatre, Multimedia Production & Journalism
  • Minor: Writing
  • Interests: Film

Madeline Smith

  • Class: Senior
  • Majors: Sociology, Leadership and Organizational Communication
  • Minor: French
  • Interests: Traveling, eating, cooking/baking, exercising

Anissa Wiant

  • Class: Senior
  • Majors: Music Therapy
  • Interests: Music (obviously), Drury Leadership and volunteer opportunities, naps. :)