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 2013-14 is to:

  • Continue to develop ways of helping students connect with WSU
  • Involve the campus community (including faculty) in expanding engagement opportunities for students; Explore opportunities to collaborate with Orientation and WSUSA
  • Continue to provide Cat Connections training support to SIL for the student, faculty and staff populations to ensure high adoption and usage of the site
  • Explore ways to develop a pathway to high-impact WSU experiences by providing entry-level, intermediate, and advanced engagement options
  • Prepare and deliver training to Student Affairs departments with regard to strategic thinking around student engagement and progressive levels of engagement opportunities
  • Explore ways to connect with cat tracks to provide a framework for this idea
 

Members

  • Mike Moon ......... 801-626-6890
    Chair
  • Carl Porter
    SAMC Liaison
  • Betty Sawyer – State GEAR UP
  • Donnie Ruth - Shepherd Union Operations
  • Fred Meaders - Shepherd Union Recreation
  • Jennette Wood - Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Kimber Harding – Student Wellness
  • Rachel Preece – International Student and Scholars Center
  • Shari Leder - Career Services
  • Tara Peris - Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Teresa Holt – Multicultural Student Center
  • Tim Nguyen – Campus Recreation
  • Yulia Goff – Veterans Upward Bound

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» Awards & Recognition Committee

Purpose

The overall purpose of the Awards and Recognition Committee for 2013-14 is to fairly and equitably administer the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Performance Award Program. The Awards Committee is responsible for managing the awards process and recommending award winners to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Awards are presented at the annual spring awards ceremony. One priority for this year’s committee is to increase the number of nominations from division staff.

 

Members

  • Cindy Meyer .......... 801-626-7256
    Chair
  • Bill Fruth
    SAMC Liaison
  • Betty Simons – Career Services
  • Carla Jones - Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Clayton Oyler - Student Affairs Technology
  • Debra Schiffman - Student Health Center
  • Emily Davidson – Campus Recreation
  • Lynnae Dopp – Appointment Tutoring
  • Marlen Avalos- Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Nikki Nicholas – Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Tami Robinette – Counseling & Psychological Services

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» Student Affairs Academy Planning Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Affairs Academy Planning Committee is to plan and coordinate the Academy, which is held every two years. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Investigate a viable time frame and format for the Student Affairs Academy
  • Examine topics for inclusion into the Academy agenda that reflect current trends in student affairs and Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (NASPA& ACPA).
  • Identify qualified professionals in student affairs and higher education with the expertise and presentation skills necessary to effectively convey concepts which are grounded in learning outcomes
  • Facilitate all logistical aspects of a dynamic staff training venue
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Academy
  • Assess the need for an “advanced” Academy
 

Members

  • Dorothy Hill
    Chair
  • Carl Porter
    SAMC Liaison
  • Adrienne Andrews – Diversity & Unity Center
  • Brenda Cheever – Davis Learning Center
  • Carey Anson – Student Affairs Technology
  • Daniel Turner – Campus Recreation
  • Greg Nielsen – Career Services
  • Noel Wilkinson – Nontraditional Student Center
  • Roxanne Holbrook – Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Tara Peris – Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Woodie Slaughter - Scheduling Events & Conferences

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» StrengthsQuest Advisory Committee

Purpose

This group is charged with the division wide development of StregthsQuest programming for students and staff. It is the mission of this committee to help participants discover, explore, and develop their Strengths. StrengthsQuest is a learning experience, which helps students and employees value diversity, embrace the principles of community, and engage in a lifelong practice of personal and professional growth.

 

Members

  • Aaron Newman .......... 801-626-6349
    Chair
  • Dave Taylor
  • Lindsay Beddes
  • Teri Bladen
  • Allison Hayes
  • Amelia Williams
  • Jessica Alford
  • Chad Mosher
  • Dorothy Hill
  • Roxanne Holbrook
  • Tracey Smith
  • Sharadee Allred

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» Student Employment Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Employment Committee for 2013-14 is to:

  • Provide structured training and development opportunities for student employees to help achieve the agreed upon learning outcomes associated with the program
  • Provide opportunities for students to meet and interact with other students outside of their specific employment setting to gain a broad understanding of the larger university setting
  • Work to refine the student employee training program for the Division, and continue to refine student employee policies
  • Use the employee training program as a platform for training other student leaders on specific learning outcomes
  • Seek to 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”
 

Members

  • Jessica Oyler .......... 801-626-6797
    Chair
  • Aaron Feller
    Co-Chair
  • Brett Perozzi
    SAMC Liaison
  • Allison Hayes - Housing and Residence Life
  • Charlene Nelson - Career Services
  • Dale Payne – GEAR UP
  • Dani McKean - Student Affairs Technology
  • Ken Grasso – Campus Recreation
  • Sean Peek – Testing Centers
  • Terra Clarke - Shepherd Union

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» Diversity Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Committee for 2013-2014 is to:

  • Articulate the role the Division of Student Affairs plays within the institution-wide Diversity Initiative under the leadership of the new Assistant to the President for Diversity.
  • Work within the various departments to operationalize and apply this understanding within their areas of influence
  • Develop opportunities for professional development using the WSU Diversity Initiative and Inclusivity Statement as the main point of reference
  • Provide guidance and support to units and departments on 6 column model goals related to diversity with clear outcomes and measures
  • Encourage attendance and participation at professional activities pertaining to cultural competence including presentations, performances, research, and discussions
 

Members

  • Angie McLean ......... 801-626-6413
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron Feller – Student Affairs Assessment
  • Adrienne Andrews– Diversity & Unity Center
  • Dianna Abel - Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Jean Harding – Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Jeannie Pacheco - International Student & Scholars Center
  • Jessica Alford – Dining Services
  • Kosti Efstathiou – Campus Recreation
  • Laurie Huntington – Davis Learning Center
  • Sarah Hanisko – Student Affairs Technology
  • Shae Eason – Student to Student
  • Tracey Smith - Testing Services

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» Scholarships and Waivers Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Scholarships and Waivers Committee is to:

  • Work closely with the Financial Aid & Scholarships office to coordinate the planning, awarding, and tracking of all waivers and scholarships within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • 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 wavier 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
  • Consolidate available monies from scholarship gift accounts into endowment accounts.
  • •Help facilitate the coordination of a scholarship donor program annually.
 

Members

  • Aaron Newman .......... 801-626-6349
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi
    SAMC Liaison
  • Carol E. Merril
  • Daniel Kilcrease
  • Jennifer Grandi
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo
  • Ruth Stubbs
  • Kosti Efstathiou
  • Lindsay Beddes
  • Mike Moon

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» Student Affairs Assessment Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Affairs Assessment Committee for 2013-14 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
 

Members

  • Jessica Oyler .......... 801-626-6797
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron Feller – Student Affairs Assessment & Research
  • Brenda Kowalewski - Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Chip Coleman – Student Affairs Technology
  • Daniel Kilcrease - Housing and Residence Life
  • Don Guthrie - Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Donna Hunter - Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Erik Ashby – Student Involvement & Leadership Davis
  • Jonathan Zempter – ASCP, Math Tutoring
  • Leslie Loeffel - Davis Learning Center
  • Prasanna Reddy - Academic Support Centers & Programs
  • Ruth Stubbs - Education Access & Outreach
  • Sheila Simko – Veterans Services

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» Student Affairs Staff Development Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Staff Development Committee for 2013-14 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 .......... 801-626-6406
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amelia Williams - Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Andrea Curtis- State GEAR UP
  • Chad Mosher - Scheduling Events & Conferences
  • Donalyn Sessions - Student Support Services
  • Emily Stanger – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Monika Rodie - Shepherd Union Operations
  • Tammy Critchlow - Testing Services
  • V. Lynnette Harkness - Services Students with Disabilities

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