Undergraduate Dean's Council

Dean’s Council – Undergraduate

The Dean’s Council application is now open for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least one semester at UTD
  • Students who have previously attended the university must have already completed 12 hours at UT Dallas: transfer students and freshman must currently be enrolled in 12 hours at UT Dallas
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must currently be enrolled as a UTD student with a JSOM major
  • Must commit to serve on the council for at least one academic year, or two long semesters

Please note that new membership openings on the Undergraduate Dean’s Council are very competitive. Students who are not selected are encouraged to get involved with other JSOM organizations and apply again in a future semester.

Undergraduate Dean’s Council Application Calendar
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Fall 2019 Undergraduate Dean’s Council Officers

frances Dagohoy

Frances Dagohoy, President

I am Frances Dagohoy, a Senior studying accounting. I have been part of Dean’s Council since my freshman year, and it has been an excellent experience. I enjoy being able to fill in the gap between students and faculty by listening to what students need and help execute the idea. I am really excited to work with everyone to make a better JSOM.

Jessica Saywell

Jessica Saywell, VP of Operations

I am Jessica Saywell, a Senior studying marketing and risk management. I have been a member of Dean’s Council since my freshman year, and since then I have served on the Co-Curricular and Facilities and Services Committee, before taking on my current role as VP of Operations. I joined Dean’s Council for a way to connect more to our school and give back as well. One of my favorite parts of Dean’s Council is the sense of community you get from every meeting and the feeling that everything we do is based on a genuine desire to help, grow and improve all things around us.

Pratiksha Tonpe

Pratiksha Tonpe, VP of Internal Affairs

I am Pratiksha Tonpe, a junior majoring in Marketing. My role is to handle the recruitment process along with upholding handbook policies. The Dean’s Council is one of the best organizations I have been able to join because it helps to learn how to be creative and a leader. I have always appreciated that my ideas have always been welcomed within this organization and encourage other JSOM majors to join because their voice will definitely be heard!

Bella Ngo

Bella Ngo, Resource Committee Chair

I am BElla Ngo, an Information Technology & Systems sophomore pursuing a sales certification. I love being a mentor and student of the Davidson Management Honors Program and a student leader for the office of student volunteerism. For Dean’s Council, I enjoy my role because our committee intends to improve the visibility of events in our school. It pays off when we see students are able to connect with the programs at JSOM. My committee members include Brandon Borick, Noelle Jacobs, Mahir Morar, and Nikita Paturu.

Vanlexus Franks

Vanlexus Franks, Academic Advocacy Committee Chair

I am Vanlexus Franks, a Junior pursuing my Marketing and Professional Sales. My hometown is Austin, Texas and when I am not “keeping it weird” I enjoy keeping busy as a freshman mentor, student worker, and serving on Deans Council. I joined Deans Council because I saw an opportunity to make an impact within JSOM and help give voice to other students on campus. JSOM students are devoted, focused, and driven leaders and I am fortunate to work alongside a few like my committee members: Vivian Nguyen, Rachana Kataram, Reshma Karakkattil, and Harrison Reno.

Amanda Richards

Amanda Richards, Operation Committee Chair

I am Amanda Richards, a senior Business Administration major. I joined Dean’s Committee to be a part of an organization that contributes to the continuous improvement of JSOM. I enjoy brainstorming with other members to come up with ways to ensure students are utilizing the tremendous amount of resources JSOM has to offer. My committee members include Sarah Kelliher, Carol Varghese, Kaitlyn Judge, Veronica Michaels, and Sneha Chaturvedi.

Kaylie Mai

Kaylie Mai, Event Committee Chair

I am Kaylie Mai, a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. I joined Dean’s Council because I thought it is a great opportunity to get involved in JSOM and meet other students. Being a member of Dean’s Council has given me the chance to work on JSOM Instagram page, which promots all the amazing resources our school has to offer. My committee members include Hunter Gibble, Crystal Chinn, Alejandro Jimenez, Ifunanya Ngadi, and Farha Shaikh.

Charlie Hooper

Charlie Hooper, Operation Committee Chair

I Charlie Hooper, a Senior Supply Chain Management major from Austin, Texas! I love getting involved in organizations on campus and learning different skills outside of the classroom. One thing I really like about Dean’s Council is that you get out what you put in; the most rewarding work is usually the most challenging. My committee members include Neha Kaisani, Alisha Jha, Varika Pinnam, and Nilesha Gajera.

Undergraduate Dean’s Council Advisors

Nick Hinojosa Director, Undergraduate JSOM
nick.hinojosa@utdallas.edu (972) 883-4646 JSOM 11.105E
Patricia Lathen Undergraduate Program Specialist
Patricia.Lathen@utdallas.edu (972) 883-5086 JSOM 11.105F

Spring 2019

  • The Academics Committee assembled a Discover Your Major infographic template, which will be made available to all program directors.
  • The Facilities and Services Committee launched the FixJSOM system created in the previous semester, while filming a promotional video encouraging graduating students to complete the post-graduation surveys.
  • The Engagement Committee launched a JSOM Instagram page looking to educate business students on the variety of resources the school has available.
  • The Co-Curricular Committee created a proposal for JSOM professors to host a series of workshops to educate students on personal finance, international customs, and other important information.
  • The Operations Committee created the JSOM Accreditation Pilot Program to improve standards and resources available to student organizations.

Fall 2018

  • The Academics Committee developed a proposal to allow Excel certifications to be received by students completing the ITSS 3330 class.
  • The Facilities and Services Committee created a ticketing system to allow students to report broken outlets, chairs, spills, and other maintenance issues directly to JSOM building operation through a scannable QR code.
  • The Engagement Committee created a guide for important skills and information for the various JSOM majors.
  • The Co-Curricular Committee hosted an interactive online interview session to allow students to become more familiar with modern interviewing practices while meeting 1:1 with a career specialist.
  • The Operations Committee is a new committee focusing on the long-term implementation of events and ideas created by Dean’s Council.

Spring 2018

  • The Academics Committee is proposing that an excel certification be integrated into JSOM core courses.
  • The Co-Curriculars Committee held a virtual interview workshop in partnership with the CMC on April 6th, 2018 in the UG Lounge.
  • The Engagements Committee created a fact sheet for each JSOM major program and concentration, to use as a resource for current students to see which soft skills and certifications they should be pursuing for their intended career path.
  • The Facilities Committee is working with the JSOM Facilities Services team on finding a way for students to report issues they find in the building, such as broken outlets or chairs with missing wheels.

Fall 2017

  • The Academic Committee developed and hosted the first “Discover your Major Fair” where students were able to mingle with program directors and learn about the concentrations and majors offered in JSOM. The Academic Committee also proposed an update to extend the hours of the OPRE labs.
  • The Facilities Committee developed a proposal to start a student advisor program to assist the JSOM Advising Office with common inquiries regarding course enrollment.

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

  • Facilities and services committee were able to add color printers in JSOM printing lab.
  • Academics committee submitted a proposal to add mock lectures to the Business Basics course, which several professors already implemented this semester.

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

  • The Student Outreach Committee began implementing the JSOM 5 marketing campaign to design and distribute a monthly informational flyer for JSOM undergraduate students.
  • The Careers Committee created similar literature specific for internships. They distributed a flyer in all of the Internship 101 sessions which was a collection of suggestions for obtaining an internships and advice from students who had previously had internships.
  • The Spirit Committee organized a time capsule project for JSOM’s 40th Anniversary event.
  • The Rankings and Recognition Committee initiated a calling campaign to reach over 800 graduating seniors, increasing student participation in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey from 8% to over 40%.

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

  • Bridged new connections with employers to provide students new networking opportunities for careers and internships
  • Continued the hosting of the Organization Carnival and Golden Comet Award
  • Started the #JSOMRevolution to improve the reputation of JSOM from the students’ perspective

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