Professional Development

The committee provides professional development opportunities for the entire division, such as webinars, networking opportunities, and hosting speakers for training and sharing of professional skills and knowledge, as well as recognition of outstanding accomplishments and efforts of Student Affairs staff. 

Examples of events and training include:

  • New Graduate Assistant Orientation
  • Assessment Mini-Conference in conjunction with Campus Labs
  • Annual Awards & Recognition for staff
  • Professional development sessions with keynote speakers including T.J. Jourian, Rich Keeling, Kevin Krueger, becky martinez, Ed Shihadeh, and Vincent Tinto.

Additionally, we encourage professional staff to travel to national, regional and state conferences for the student affairs profession and provide associated funding, where possible.

Each department is represented on the Professional Development Committee. Members, appointed by each department's director, meet monthly to discuss and plan division-wide professional development efforts.

Annual Fall Kickoff Breakfast & Awards Program

We recognize achievements of staff at a kick-off event in the fall when awards for the previous year are presented. Recognition includes Collaboration Award, Service Award, Purple & Gold Award, Innovation Award, Academic Partner Award, and Newcomer Award.

Committee

  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Campus Life -- Delia Madrid-Nothdurft
  • Office of the Vice President -- Emily Burris Hester
  • Olinde Career Center -- Mallory Danzy
  • Residential Life -- Renee Richard-Gonce
  • Student Health Center -- Keiron Couret
  • Student Success -- Christina Coovert
  • Student Success -- Center for Academic Success -- Deborah Layzell
  • Student Success -- First Year Experience -- Kathryn Knaus (Chair)
  • University Recreation -- Jennifer Mills

 

2016 awards

 

2017 breakfast