Student Affairs Committees & Task Forces

Student Engagement Task Force

The purpose of the Student Engagement Task Force 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.

Specific initiatives for 2016-17 include:

  • Designing a plan for departments to review engagement assessments in order to form intentional partnerships and expand and/or deepen student engagement opportunities.
  • Designing an assessment instrument for students to provide feedback on the different engagement levels proposed by the committee
  • Exploring a mechanism for students to identify the types of engagement opportunities that they are interested in

High Impact Engagement Rubric (PDF)

Departmental Student Engagement Assessment (WeberSync)

Membership

  • Emma Clark, Student Involvement and Leadership
    Co-Chair
  • Jenny Frame, Center for Community Engaged Learning
    Co-Chair
  • Carl Porter, Academic Support Centers & Programs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amy Huntington, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • John South, Student Support Services
  • Kyle Reinhardt, Housing and Residence Life
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Mike Henderson, Campus Recreation
  • Rebecca Mabile, Campus Recreation
  • Sarah MacKay, Student Affairs Technology
  • Shari Leder, Career Services
  • Sheldon Cheshire, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Stephen Morphet, Testing Services
  • Tara Peris, Student Involvement and Leadership

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.

Specific initiatives for 2016-17 include:

  • Encouraging division participation in Builders of Excellence program
  • Selecting Student Affairs Division Employee of the Month and announcing the winner at the division meeting and through the division e-update
  • Refining the award process so that individuals who are nominated receive a letter detailing their nomination

Membership

  • Savanna Grotz, Student Affairs Assessment
    Chair
  • Enrique Romo, Executive Director for Access and Diversity
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron Jeffrey, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Alex Muller, International Students and Scholars Center
  • Betty Simons, Career Services
  • Clayton Oyler, Student Affairs Technology
  • Debbie Cragun, Nontraditional Student Center
  • Erik Ashby, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Prasanna Reddy, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
  • Spencer Coleman, Student Affairs Technology
  • Yesenia Quintana, Center for Community Engaged Learning

Student Affairs Awards Website

Student Affairs Fundraising and Development

Purpose

The purpose of Student Affairs Fundraising and Development 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.

StrengthsQuest Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose of StrengthsQuest Advisory Committe 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.

Specific initiatives for 2016-17 include:

  • Revisiting and streamlining Strengths presentations to better align with new information gained through Gallup Strengths Coaching training
  • Empowering staff and students to recognize and utilize talents in setting and achieving departmental and individual goals and outcomes
  • Planning and hosting a Student Affairs Strengths Academy in November
  • Coordinating SQ with the rest of the university including OWL and WSUSA

Membership

  • Dave Taylor, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
    Co-Chair
  • Sheldon Cheshire, Student Involvement and Leadership
    Co-Chair
  • Jessica Oyler, Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amelia Williams, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Clayton Oyler, Student Affairs Technology
  • Greg Nielsen, Career Services
  • Jessica Alford, Dining Services
  • Jody Perkins, Student to Student
  • Julie Thompson, Testing Services
  • Morgan Kerr, Housing and Residence Life
  • Olga Antonio, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Rochelle Creager, Student Wellness
  • Suzy Flint, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Teri Bladen, Campus Recreation

Student Employment Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Employment Committee 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.

Specific initiatives for 2016-17 include:

  • Planning the Get SET training for fall 2017
  • Assisting in the upkeep of a central student employee webpage within the Division
  • Extending the Student Employee Recognition Program to include supervisor input
  • Continuing to explore standardizing hiring practices within the division
  • Exploring the possibility of expanding the Get SET program to other divisions

Membership

  • Noel Wilkinson, Nontraditional Student Center
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Brande Bernat, Housing and Residence Life
  • Carla Jones, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Jessica Gieck, Student Affairs Technology
  • Jose Limas, Student to Student
  • Kelly Boyce, Campus Recreation
  • Kim Ealy, Career Services
  • Molly Ward, Shepherd Union
  • Sarah MacKay, Student Affairs Technology
  • Tammy Bates, Campus Recreation
  • Tiana Witkamp, International Student and Scholar Center

GetSET Website

Diversity Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Committee 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.

Specific initiatives for 2016-17 include:

  • Exploring a way to highlight the diversity goals in departmental six column models
  • Continuing to explore other ways in which to increase the visibility of diversity goals within the division
  • Providing diversity information to division staff throughout the year
  • Supporting the institutional diversity goals.

Membership

  • Teresa Holt, Center for Diversity & Unity
    Chair
  • Enrique Romo, Access and Diversity
    SAMC Liaison
  • Andrea Curtis, State GEAR UP
  • Angela McLean. Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Debra Schiffman, Student Health Center
  • Erik Ashby, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Jamie Brass, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Jayson Stokes, LGBT Center
  • Jeannie Pacheco, International Students and Scholars Center
  • Jonathan Zempter, Academic Support Centers and Programs
  • Lindsay Holland, Student Affairs Technology
  • Melanie Martinez, Access and Diversity
  • Monica Rodriguez, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Morgan Fradley, Campus Recreation
  • Stephanie McClure, Women’s Center
  • Tiana Witkamp, International Student and Scholar Center

Scholarships and Waivers Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Scholarships and Waivers Committee 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.

Specific items within this charge are the following:

  • 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.
  • Helping to facilitate the coordination of a scholarship donor recognition program annually
  • Remaining current on policies and regulatory information concerning student fiscal awards

Membership

  • Tara Peris, Student Involvement and Leadership
    Co-Chair
  • Daniel Kilcrease, Housing and Residence Life
    Co-Chair
  • Mike Moon, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Paige Davies, Women’s Center
  • John South, Student Support Services
  • Jennifer Grandi, Davis Student Services
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Morgan Fradley, Campus Recreation
  • Rebecca Tierney, Talent Search

Student Affairs Conference Committee

Purpose

The Student Affairs Conference committee will work to design and implement a day long professional development opportunity for the Division of Student Affairs. This conference will primarily be designed for professionals within the division but could also include hourly and student staff and will incorporate opportunities for individuals to serve on a conference planning committee, submit conference presentation proposals, present for the first time and/or share presentations that they have delivered at other conferences. This conference will incorporate professional competencies articulated through NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education and ACPA (College Student Educators International).

Membership

  • Olga Antonio, Center for Multicultural Excellence
    Co-Chair
  • Jacob Wilkey, Career Services
    Co-Chair
  • Jessica Oyler, Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amy Huntington, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • Chip Coleman, Student Affairs Technology
  • Donna Hunter, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Jamie Bernstein, Campus Recreation
  • Jayson Stokes, LGBT Center
  • Jenny Frame, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Kyle Reinhardt, Housing and Residence Life
  • Leslie Loeffel, Davis Learning Center
  • Mary Machira, International Students and Scholars Center
  • Roxanne Holbrook, Disability Services
  • Teri Bladen, Campus Recreation
  • Wesley Walsman, Testing Services
Student Affairs Academy Website

Student Affairs Staff Development Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Staff Development Committee 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

Membership

  • Lynnette Harkness, Services for Students with Disabilities
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst, Dean of Students
    SAMC Liaison
  • Andrea Curtis, State GEAR UP
  • Ashlee Reese, Academic Support Centers and Programs
  • Charlie Chandler, Veterans Services
  • Betty Sawyer, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • Emily Child, Vice President for Student Affairs Office
  • Kyle Reinhardt, Housing and Residential Life
  • Mike Moon, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Monika Rodie, Shepherd Union
  • Shaney McCoy, Counseling and Psychological Services Center

Student Wellness Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Wellness Advisory Committee is to:

  • Collaborate with other departments throughout campus to provide comprehensive wellness programming for all 8 dimensions of wellness (Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Physical, Spiritual, Financial, Environmental, and Occupational). Ensure that wellness programming is meeting the diverse needs of the Weber State student population.
  • Increase interdepartmental collaboration and communication to reduce program duplication and increase the effectiveness and reach of our respective programming efforts.
  • Promote the link between wellness and academic success; ensure that students are aware of services within Student Affairs that can help them succeed in both.

*This committee will only have three openings this year.

Membership

  • Rochelle Creager, Student Wellness
    Chair
  • Angie Betancourt, Housing and Residence Life
  • Eveni Tafiti, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Ashley Owens, Student Success Center
  • Christopher Eisenbarth, Health Promotion and Human Performance
  • Danielle McKean, Student Affairs Technology
  • Emmy Richards, Campus Recreation
  • Jayson Stokes, LGBT Resource Center
  • Jennifer Bodine, Sustainability
  • Jennifer Unguren, Davis Student Services
  • Jessica Alford, Sodexo
  • Marilee Rohan, Student Health Services
  • Michael Olpin, Health Promotion and Human Performance
  • Paige Davies, Women’s Center
  • Raeanna Johnson, Employee Wellness
  • Sheldon Cheshire, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Tammy Robinette, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Teresa Martinez, Diversity and Inclusive Programs
  • Teresa Taylor, Disability Services