The NCAPA Student Affairs Committee acts as a liaison to North Carolina PA programs and represents the concerns of the PA student community while supporting efforts in achieving academic excellence, proficiency, and social interaction. The committee guides and supports all student events, including the Annual Student Challenge Bowl and Student Leadership Retreat.
The committee currently includes two work groups:
- Student DE&I Taskforce provides outreach to NC high schools to improve diversity of students attending PA programs.
- Pre-PA Membership Taskforce assists in developing resources for Pre-PA members
Committee Roles and Expectations
The committee consists of a Chair and an average of 15 members. The committee typically meets every other month through virtual zoom meetings. Student events are typically held in person, onsite at the Stead Center.
The Student Affairs Committee Chair is expected to attend all NCAPA board of directors meetings (4-5 times annually) and works with the NCAPA staff liaison to create the annual budget and board reports. The Chair also directs the planning of the two annual student events and may also act as moderator/host to either or both events.
Committee members are expected to attend all committee meetings, review and reply to all committee communications, and participate as necessary and possible at any planned student events.
Interested in becoming a member of the Student Affairs Committee? Apply today!
2022 Committee Chair
Justin Gambini, PA-C
- Gayle Bodner, PA-C
- Janelle Bludorn, MS, PA-C
- Betsy Melcher, PA-C
- Eric Rutland, PA-S