Student Advisory Board

Purdue Global Student Advisory Board

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The purpose of the Student Advisory Board is to provide a forum for student representatives to discuss academic related issues and to provide recommendations concerning such issues to the Chief Academic Officer.

Benefits of Membership

    • Provides Purdue Global students a method for student body advocacy
    • Great resume item
    • Social interaction
    • Improve student experience
    • Educational development opportunity
    • Professional development opportunity
    • Positive student recognition
    • Increased student investment
    • Leadership opportunity

jennifer_mcgraw_student_vice_president  Jennifer DeGraw, Student Advisory Board President

Jennifer DeGraw is a full-time student attending Purdue University Global pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. She currently resides in the coastal area of the panhandle region of Florida and enjoys being minutes away from white sandy beaches. Jennifer is actively involved in her community, serving on the Executive Board of the PTO, assisting as a co-chair on the Hospitality Committee, and volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem, an advocate for Florida’s abused and neglected children. Jennifer has also been closely involved with the Feeding America Backpack Program, a program to help feed hungry children, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research charity organization. Her passion for children stems from being a mother herself and she considers herself very blessed for having the opportunity to serve others, especially children.

When she is not studying or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new foods. Her goal as a member of the Student Advisory Board is to support her fellow classmates by focusing on strengthening student communications at Purdue University Global.

Linda Uren  Linda Uren, Student Advisory Board Vice President

Linda Uren is a student at Purdue Global working towards her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Youth/Family Services and Administration. Her goal is to become a social worker for abused and/or neglected children, go to court with them as their advocate, and be their voice. Linda is also a member of PG's Assessment Advisory Committee. Outside of school, Linda is a member of her county's System of Care Advisory Board and Youth and Family Training Institute Board. Both boards offer extensive trainings and certifications in various child and family related fields. Linda was certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder through one of their programs. Linda lives in Pennsylvania and has 5 children, three of whom were diagnosed with autism.

Erica Fuller  Erica Fuller, Student Advisory Board Secretary

Erica Fuller lives in Indianapolis and is pursuing her Master in Health Administration. She began work on her master’s immediately following the completion of her bachelor's in health science at Purdue Global. After graduation, Erica hopes to achieve her goal of becoming a disability advocate or a case manager, focusing on advocating for people who were denied Medicaid disability benefits and acting as their voice during the appeals process. In addition, Erica wants to bring integrity to nursing homes as a business office manager for a rehabilitation facility.

Erica loves reading, music, and movies, and is heavily active in her church. She is currently working as a provider data management specialist.

Governance Manual

The Academic Governance Manual is the guiding document for the academic governance of the University. The following content is reflected in the up-to-date manual.

Scope of Responsibility:

    • Review issues, policies, and/or procedures related to the academic quality of the University.
    • Provide recommendations regarding academic issues, policies, and procedures to the chief academic officer.


    • Students currently serving on other Purdue Global governance committees.
    • Additional students are appointed by the Dean of each school for a 1-year term. Students are given the option to self-nominate for Dean consideration.
    • One student representative from each campus and learning center appointed by the senior vice president of campuses/learning centers for a 1-year term.