The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) serves as the governing body for The University of Texas at Tyler’s student-athletes. SAAC members are a very important voice for all UT Tyler student-athletes. The committee is comprised of representatives from all sports teams and meets once or twice a month during the fall and spring semesters. The role of a SAAC member is to represent his/her team by communicating information and needs to the administrative staff and coaches and to assist with planning events and communicating those events to teammates. The committee also has an opportunity to voice opinions about the conference and NCAA legislation.

The purpose of the University of Texas at Tyler Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Enhance the student-athlete experience throughout the athletic department
  • Provide a strong channel of communication between the athletics department and student-athletes regarding Conference and NCAA legislation.
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees helping provide a positive image for athletes on campus.
  • Support the community engagement by initiating and promoting athletics not only on campus but also in the local community.


Core Values of SAAC

  • Leadership 
  • Service
  • Accountability 
  • Community 
  • Passion


SAAC Officers

  • Kathleen Johnson (Women’s Soccer) - President
  • Stevie Clewett (Women’s Golf) - Treasurer/ Secretary 
  • Alexandra Mckissick (Women’s Tennis) - Community Service
  • Brianna Trujillo (Cheer) - Social Media


If you are a UT Tyler NCAA student-athlete and are interested in learning more about the UT Tyler Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, email

Learn more about the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at this link: