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Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC)


The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC) advises the Merced Division and the administration on policy and practices related to admissions, access, enrollment, and outreach. This includes determining the criteria for undergraduate admissions and setting admission’s policy. AFAC maintains liaison with the following committee:
Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) 
or a complete description of AFAC’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws.   

AY 23-24 Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Minutes

2023-2024 Membership

Current Members:


Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Brian O'Bruba, Interim Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs (or alternate) (Starting July 1, 2024)

  • Dustin Noji, Director, Admissions and Outreach

  • Heather Nardello, Deputy Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships 

  • Ron Radney, Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships (Fall 2023)

  • Swetha Balamurugan, ASUCM Representative

*Charles Nies served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs through June 30, 2024.

Former AFAC Members



Melanie Snyder

Senate Senior Analyst


Fatima Paul

Executive Director

Phone: 209-756-6965