Dean's Student Advisory Board

Dean's Student Advisory Board (DSAB) is a student organization of nursing students that have been accepted into the College of Nursing & Health. It was organized in 2012 by the dean as an advisory board for current student issues within the College of Nursing and Health. We are advocates for the students in the College of Nursing & Health and meet every other Wednesdays throughout the semester.

Any student issue can be addressed by the DSAB, who will work to find ways to solve problems and also find answers and explanations for students. The DSAB works with other WSU CoNH organizations to host fundraisers, events, community service, leadership directives, and ways to better serve the students, faculty, and staff at Wright State University, College of Nursing & Health.

Download the DSAB Bylaws

DSAB Goals

The goal of the CoNH DSAB is to improve and enrich the nursing student experience at Wright State University. We aspire to increase the value of CoNH academics by resolving concerns, developing strategic initiatives, and improving students’ overall experience in the CoNH. We seek to do this by implementing the following:

- Facilitate communication by serving as a liaison between students and faculty
- Advocate for the students we represent
- Advise the Dean on issues that nursing students are facing in order to improve their experiences"
- Serve as a resource to support nursing students with their ideas, concerns, questions, or issues with their studies
- Advance and improve the CoNH at WSU by representing the college at CoNH events


Anyone is welcome and encouraged to come to meetings and help plan events! There are also many leadership positions, including a senate position on Student Government. This person serves as our liaison between Nursing Council and Student Government. The permanent members include the following:

  • President: Karah Brinkman
  • Vice President: Maria Gilles
  • Secretary: Pam Norvell
  • Representatives: Aaron Roberds, Danae Swartz, Devin Kelly Minges, Joseph Hecht, Sarah Gale

Elections for representatives will be during the 3rd week of the Fall semester for the incoming nursing students who began their nursing curriculum in the Spring and Fall semesters.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to apply for one of the two DSAB positions for your cohort, please fill out the application  (pdf). Thank you for your interest in the CoNH DSAB!

For more information, please contact the DSAB President at or the Office of the Dean at (937) 775-3133. The DSAB office is located in the nursing lounge in 089 University Hall.