Dean's Student Advisory Board 2017-2018

Questions or Concerns?








The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) Dean’s Student Advisory Board is a student run organization that advocates for the needs of students within the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University. The board works diligently to make sure that every student in CoLA feels that their voice is being heard. They are committed to working with the Dean to address any issue a CoLA student may have.

The Dean’s Student Advisory Board works closely with the Center for Liberal Arts Student Success to plan various programs for fun and professional development. They also are involved in various philanthropic efforts at the University and within the Dayton region.

Please feel free to contact our board with any concerns you may have. We are eager to help and will do everything we can to resolve the issue. 

Hannah Baird

Hannah Baird is a senior majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Marketing. She currently serves as the New Media Incubator intern at Wright State. During her time here she has served as Entertainment Chair for Raiderthon, studied abroad in Spain through the University Center of International Education, and had the opportunity to intern at a local news station. In her free time she loves anything to do with traveling, photography, and being outdoors. After graduating in December, Hannah hopes to move to the warm south and pursue a career in video production or social media.

Doug Benedict

Doug Benedict is a junior at Wright State majoring in Political Science. He is extremely passionate about mentoring new students and helping them become accustomed to Wright State. He serves as an Orientation Mentor in the summer, and during the school year, he serves as a Peer Mentor facilitating the education of first year students. Doug is also involved in Student Government where he is currently the Chief of Staff. Being a CoLA student has provided him with many resources and opportunities. Doug was an intern for Dayton's Department of Public Works. The internship allowed him to study the city's challenges of maintenance and crumbling infrastructure during a time of economic constraint. In his free time, he loves to play intramural sports like soccer, volleyball, kickball, softball, and dodgeball. After completing his undergraduate degree, Doug hopes to attend graduate school to attain a Master of Public Administration.

Thanh Dang

Thanh Dang is a senior majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Asia and a minor in English-TESOL. Thanh would like to use her skills acquired at Wright State to move overseas and teach English to elementary students in Japan. Along with being a member of the DSAB, Thanh is also President of the Asian Student Association, President for the Asian/Native American Council, and President of the Majors and Minors International Studies Organization, which she founded.

Emma Mattingly

Emma Mattingly is a junior majoring in Urban Affairs and minoring in Spanish. Throughout her time at Wright State, Emma has been involved with the Student Government Association and UCIE's International Friendship Program. She recently completed an internship at the Dayton International Airport and currently interns with the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Emma loves to travel, read, play volleyball, and spend time outdoors. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Emma hopes to attend graduate school to earn her Master's in Public Policy.

Kayla Mosley

Kayla Mosley is a sophomore majoring in English with a concentration in Literature, along with a minor in Deaf Studies. Kayla is quite involved on campus. In addition to serving on DSAB, Kayla is involved with Raiderthon, 4 Paws, and the English Club. She is always eager to meet and connect with other Raiders on campus and loves lending a helping hand. Kayla hopes to further her studies in English by attending graduate school after earning her undergraduate degree.

Timri Nolte

Timri Nolte is a senior English major with a focus on Integrated Language Arts. In addition to serving on DSAB, Timri is the Director of Academic Affairs for the Student Government Association. She is dedicated to helping students with their academic success! Timri is also an active member of the Student Honors Association, and she is a Study Coach at the Student Success Center. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, singing and playing any sport she can.

Emma Peterson

Emma Peterson is a junior double majoring in Spanish and International Studies and minoring in French. She also studies Chinese and is pursuing a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in hopes of someday teaching English abroad. Emma spent the last year studying abroad in Costa Rica, Chile, and France and would like to promote the importance of education abroad. She is a President's Ambassador and works as a supplemental instruction leader for Spanish. When not traveling, spending time outdoors, or learning languages, she enjoys reading and writing. After graduation, Emma hopes to work in the international sector with a non-profit or in refugee resettlement. Emma is very excited to have the opportunity to interact with and advocate for her CoLA peers and to enact positive change as part of the Dean's Student Advisory Board.

Becca Webb

Becca Webb will receive her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies this December after 15 years of higher education course work and multiple associate degrees. She is a staff member of the Wright State University Foundation and the Hospitality Chair of Wright State's Breaking Silences: Sex, Sexuality and Disability conference. Becca has a love for theatre, music, and dance. She volunteers at David's United Church of Christ, the local Access Center for Independent Living, and with various Wright State departments and student organizations. Becca received first place in the Public Speaking Competition within the Communication Department in 2014, the Student Activities' Advanced Leadership Award in 2017, and induction into the Golden Key International Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. She currently has a 4.0 GPA and looks forward to graduating Summa Cum Laude in December 2017.