Smith Advisory Board

Portland State's motto is "Let Knowledge Serve the City."

About the Board

The Board represents the campus community in advising Smith Memorial Student Union Administration on Smith long-term operations. The Board serves to offer recommendations to the Smith Administration and is not a governing (decision-making) board. The Board shall review, advise, and provide support on:

  • The annual Smith budget to be presented to the Student Fee Committee, the ASPSU, and the University President
  • The evaluation of programs, services, and facilities as needed based on Board priorities
  • The allocation of designated space to student departments, organizations, publications, and services
  • The use of Smith lease rental space
  • The use of dedicated student lounge space
  • Smith departmental procedures that affect the use of Smith by the University community
  • Other actions that are deemed necessary to fulfill the role of a responsible Board

Join the Smith Advisory Board — Deadline May 9

The Smith Memorial Student Union Advisory Board is seeking two student members for the upcoming academic year. This is a great opportunity for students looking to get involved on campus and learn more about how budgets, operations, policies and procedures work at PSU. Board meetings take place between September-June. Find out more by reviewing the application form.

Questions about being on the Board? Reach out to Sarah Kenney at

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 9, 2021.


Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of operations of The Smith Advisory Board, a non-governing board tasked with providing recommendations for operations in the Smith Memorial Student Union building. The Board recognizes the value of all campus community members and that all respectful and inclusive voices matter. The Board’s mission is to provide a space for campus community members to be seen and heard when decisions are taking place that affect their overall experience at Portland State University.

Attend a Meeting

A meeting calendar for the 2020-21 academic year will be posted in September 2020. Meeting documents will be posted before each meeting.  

If you would like to be part of a meeting, please email Sarah Kenney for a meeting invitation.

Agendas of Upcoming Smith Advisory Board Meetings

Minutes of Recent Smith Advisory Board Meetings

Smith Advisory Board Current Bylaws


Title Name
Student Board Chair Doug Van Anda
Student Vice Chair Julia Strunk
Student representing Dean of Student Life (DOSL)* Doug Van Anda
Student representing Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)* Ayan Muhumed
Student representing ASPSU* Joshua Childs
Student at large Julia Strunk
Student at large Vacant
Non-student representing Dean of Student Life (DOSL)* Brian Janssen
Non-student representing Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)* Perla Pinedo
Non-student representing from Facilities and Property Management (FPM)* Aaron Shear
Non-student from any other tenant of SMSU not associated with DOSL, DMSS, or FPM Michael Millard
Director of Smith Memorial Student Union (non-voting) Chris Augeri
*These positions are appointed to serve on the Board by divisions and departments.  
Smith has welcomed the PSU community since 1958.