Division of Student Affairs
Committees & Task Forces

Student Affairs Committees & Task Forces

» Student Engagement Task Force

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Engagement Task Force for 2014-15 is to:

  • Involve the campus community (including faculty) in expanding engagement opportunities for students
  • Continue to develop ways of helping students connect with WSU
  • Prepare and deliver training to Student Affairs departments with regard to strategic thinking around student engagement and progressive levels of engagement opportunities
  • Brainstorming ways to increase student engagement across the division to align with the division priority of “engaging students in meaningful learning opportunities”
  • Exploring opportunities to expand student engagement opportunities to orientation participants
  • Helping to transition Cat Connections oversight to SIL and supporting the department as it expands the number and type of engagement opportunities listed and the awareness and utilization of the site by students.
  • Exploring ways to develop a pathway to high-impact WSU experiences by providing entry-level, intermediate and advanced engagement opportunities
  • Providing training for departments on ways to incorporate high impact practices into their work
 

Members

  • Angie Betancourt – Housing & Residence Life
    Chair
  • Carl Porter – Academic Support Centers & Programs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Adrienne Andrews – Diversity and Unity Center
  • Dorothy Hill - Women’s Center
  • Emma Clark - Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Fred Meaders - Shepherd Union
  • Jeannie Pacheco – International Student and Scholar Center
  • Jennette Wood – Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Jennifer Unguren - Davis Student Services
  • Julia Darley - Student Wellness
  • Michiko Nakashima Lizarazo – Multicultural Student Center
  • Shae Eason – Student to Student Outreach
  • Sheldon Cheshire – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Tami Robinette – Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Tara Peris – Student Involvement & Leadership

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» Awards & Recognition Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Awards and Recognition Committee is to:

  • Explore and recommend ways to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of our talented Division of Student Affairs staff.
  • Fairly and equitably administer the Student Affairs Outstanding Performance Award Program. This includes managing the awards process and recommending award winners to the Vice President for Student Affairs for presentation at the annual spring awards ceremony.
  • Revising the committee guidelines, including the type, nature, and number of division awards
  • Reviewing the monetary amounts associated with award
 

Members

  • Marlen Avalos – Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
    Chair
  • Bill Fruth – Shepherd Union
    SAMC Liaison
  • Betty Simons – Career Services
  • Fred Meaders - Shepherd Union
  • Jean Harding - Counseling & Psychological Services Center
  • Lynnae Dopp - Appointment Tutoring
  • Mike Moon – Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Rebecca Thornock – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Shelly Park - Davis Learning Center
  • Yesenia Quintana – State GEAR UP

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» Student Affairs Fundraising and Development

Purpose

The purpose of Student Affairs Fundraising and Development for 2014-15 is to:

  • Support the Student Affairs Development Director and the division overall in achieving its fundraising goals
  • Identify development priorities and write up proposals outlining the need for and purpose of a gift
  • Identify potential donors and, as appropriate, help Denise move them through the development process
  • Be a resource/liaison to other division staff and departments interested in donor identification and cultivation.
 

Members

  • Denise Thielfoldt – Development Director for Student Affairs
    Chair
  • Jan Winniford – Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Brett Perozzi – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Aaron Newman – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Adrienne Andrews – Center for Diversity & Unity
  • Brenda Kowalewski – Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Carol Merrill – Women’s Center
  • Debbie Cragun – Nontraditional Student Center
  • Jennifer Grandi – Davis Student Services
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo – Multicultural Student Center
  • Ruth Stubbs - Education Access & Outreach
  • Teri Bladen - Campus Recreation
  • Winn Stanger - Career Services

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» StrengthsQuest Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose of StrengthsQuest Advisory Committe for 2014-15 is to:

  • Develop strategies to use the StrengthsQuest model to help division staff discover, explore, and develop their strengths.
  • Plan and offer specific Strengths-based training opportunities to specific groups within the division (work teams, supervisors, committee chairs, new staff, etc.), which helps staff value diversity, embrace the principles of community, and engage in a lifelong practice of personal and professional growth.
  • Continuing to raise awareness and understanding of StrengthsQuest and how it can be used in professional and personal environments.
  • Providing information and training about overall well-being and how it relates to a person’s individual strengths.
 

Members

  • Amelia Williams – Services for Students with Disabilities
    Co-Chair
  • Sheldon Cheshire – Student Involvement & Leadership
    Co-Chair
  • Aaron Newman – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Allison Hayes – Housing & Residence Life
  • Claire Hughes – Writing Center
  • Craig Oreshnick – Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Dave Taylor – Student Affairs Technology
  • Dorothy Hill – Womens’s Center
  • Greg Nielsen – Career Services
  • Jessica Alford – Dining Services
  • Julia Darley – Student Wellness
  • Matthew Hinojosa – Testing Center
  • Sharadee Allred – Student Support Services
  • Suzy Flint – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Teri Bladen – Campus Recreation
  • Tracey Smith – Testing Centers
  • Mickelle Smith – Services for Students with Disabilities

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» Student Employment Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Employment Committee for 2014-15 is to:

  • Refine the student employee training program for the Division as well as student employee policies
  • Coordinate and standardize critical elements of student employment across the Division by embracing such issues as position descriptions, pay scales, opportunities for raises, etc.
  • Continue the collaboration between the Student Affairs Student Employment Program and the University 50/50 Employment Funding Program
  • Planning the Get SET training for fall 2015
  • Working to streamline training opportunities across the division
  • Exploring the possibility of providing structured engagement or learning opportunities for students outside of the typical training structure
 

Members

  • Jessica Oyler – Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron Feller – Education Access & Outreach
  • Anthony Lambert - Testing Centers
  • Carla Jones - Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Carol Merrill – Women’s Center
  • Dani McKean - Student Affairs Technology
  • Emily Davidson – Campus Recreation
  • JT Eborn – Career Services
  • Noel Wilkinson - Nontraditional Student Center
  • Teresa Taylor – Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Brande Barnet – Housing and Residence Life

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» Diversity Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Committee for 2014-15 is to:

  • Work with Student Affairs departments to operationalize and apply understanding of diversity and inclusivity issues within their areas of influence.
  • Provide guidance and support to units and departments on annual goals related to diversity, recommending clear outcomes and measures. Recognize outstanding efforts with annual Diversity Award.
  • Encourage attendance at and participation in professional activities pertaining to diversity including presentations, performances, research, and discussions.
  • Reviewing and supporting annual diversity goals within the Student Affairs Division
  • Examining ways to impact cultural competency on campus through the development of student learning outcomes
  • Providing diversity information for staff through the year for the entire division
 

Members

  • Teresa Holt – Center for Diversity & Unity
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst – Dean of Students
    SAMC Liaison
  • Adrienne Andrews – Diversity & Unity Center
  • Angela McLean – Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Debra Schiffman – Student Health Center
  • Dianna Abel - Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Emily Davidson – Campus Recreation
  • Jessica Alford – Dining Services
  • Jonathan Zempter – Math Tutoring
  • Laurie Huntington – Davis Learning Center
  • Jeff Simons – Multicultural Student Center
  • Tiana Witkamp – International Student & Scholar Center
  • Emma Clark – Student Involvement & Leadership

 

» Scholarships and Waivers Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Scholarships and Waivers Committee for 2014-15 is to:

  • Steward the funds provided to the Division of Student Affairs in the areas of tuition activity waivers and student scholarships.
  • Review internal policies and procedures related to scholarships and waivers, and assist those in the division with adhering to new and existing guidelines.
  • Assist with allocation of funds among the various units of the division and make decisions about reallocation of any remaining funds.
  • Work with departments to identify student learning outcomes, create methods for helping students acquire these skills and abilities, and help ensure that appropriate measurements of learning are in place.
  • Consolidate and aggregate information for and from departments and areas, communicate deadlines and changes, and assist in the fair and equitable distribution of waiver funds.
  • Make recommendations about consolidation, collaboration, and reallocation of scholarship and waiver funds.
  • Review and research the waiver defense for all waivers under Student Affairs for the Tri-Annual Review.
  • Explore ways of better informing students about scholarships and waivers.
  • Help facilitate the coordination of a scholarship donor recognition program annually
  • Remain current on policies and regulatory information concerning student fiscal awards
 

Members

  • Aaron Newman – Student Involvement & Leadership
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Brenda Kowalweski – Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Carol Merril – Women’s Center
  • Eddie Hoyle – Student Support Services
  • Jennifer Grandi – Davis Student Services
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo – Multicultural Student Center
  • Morgan Fradley – Campus Recreation
  • Rebecca Tierney – Educational Talent Search
  • Sheila Simko – Veterans Services

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» Student Affairs Assessment Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Affairs Assessment Committee for 2014-15 is to:

  • Serve as an advisory group to the Assessment Coordinator on issues related to Division assessment.
  • Provide feedback on components of the assessment pyramid and assist in refining the assessment approach for the Division
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the Division’s current assessment approach
  • Help educate Student Affairs staff members about assessment (e.g., trainings, focus groups) and create methods for disseminating assessment information to staff
  • Investigate ways to share and use assessment data within Student Affairs and with outside constituencies in the most effective ways
  • Providing a structured approach for assessment training in the division
  • Analyzing and interpreting surveys administered in 2013-14
  • Brainstorming ideas on effectively sharing data/survey results and changes made based on assessment efforts with students, faculty, and staff
  • Encouraging the use of division learning outcome measurement tools
 

Members

  • Jessica Oyler – Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Chip Coleman – Student Affairs Technology
  • Clayton Oyler - Student Affairs Technology
  • Daniel Kilcrease - Housing and Residence Life
  • Don Guthrie - Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Erik Ashby – Student Involvement & Leadership Davis
  • Greg Christiansen - Student Support Services
  • Jonathan Zempter – Math Tutoring
  • Leslie Loeffel - Davis Learning Center
  • Matthew Hinojosa – Testing Centers
  • Prasanna Reddy - Academic Support Centers & Programs
  • Rebecca Tierney - Educational Talent Search
  • Savanna Grotz – Assessment & Research
  • Tara Peris – Student Involvement & Leadership

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» Student Affairs Staff Development Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Staff Development Committee for 2014-15 is to:

  • Plan, implement, and assess specific staff development programs based on the committee mission, core competencies and staff requests for additional training
  • Continue to review Student Affairs staff development models at other universities and consult with professionals who are content experts in staff development
  • Explore means of achieving greater consistency between WSU Student Affairs core competencies and ACPA/NASPA professional competency areas
  • Seek to strengthen the sense of community and purpose within the Division
 

Members

  • Shaney McCoy – Counseling & Psychological Services
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst – Dean of Students
    SAMC Liaison
  • Andrea Curtis - State GEAR UP
  • Charlie Chandler – Veterans Services
  • Emily Stanger – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Kim Fale - Student Support Services
  • Monika Rodie - Shepherd Union Operations
  • Rebecca Thornock – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Savanna Grotz - Assessment & Research
  • Teri Bladen - Campus Recreation
  • V. Lynnette Harkness - Services Students with Disabilities
  • Yulia Goff - Veterans Upward Bound

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