Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

This organization is composed of student-athletes and meets bimonthly in the Larry K. Durham Hall of Champions to discuss impending issues and opportunities.

Functions of the UTEP SAAC:

  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes
  • Disseminate information
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletic department formulation of policies
  • Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all sports and administration
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation
  • Organize community service efforts
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus committees (i.e. Student Government)
  • Encourage a positive student-athlete image on campus
  • Assist with Life Skills Orientation, PHAT Tuesdays, Workshops and SAAC Brochure.

SAAC Board

Amber Herrera
Women's Golf
April Luther
Vice President
Kawehiokalani Netane
Treasury Chair
Tyler Ragin
Fundraising Chair
Women's Track & Field
Kylie Baumgartner
Social Media Chair
Bri Barreiro
Mentoring Chair
Nicholas Colbert
Community Service Chair
Men's Track & Field

SAAC Hunger Food Drive

The SAAC Hunger Food Drive is an annual C-USA initiative where each University in the conference collects non-perishable food items for a local food shelter. With the help of many El Paso organizations, UTEP was able to place 1st during the 2013-2014 academic year and place third with more than three tons of food in this year's competition. The donation process takes place during a designated week in the Fall semester. Members of the community may also donate monies online by clicking on the link provided. Proceeds are donated to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

If your organization or school would like to partner with UTEP SAAC to help achieve this goal, please contact

UTEP SAAC Hunger Online Donations

Members of SAAC make preparations
to collect donations for the
upcoming SAAC
Hunger Week
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