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 2015-16 include:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase student engagement across the division to align with the division priority of “engaging students in meaningful learning opportunities”
  • Providing training for departments on ways to incorporate high impact practices into their work

Membership

  • Emma Clark, Student Involvement and Leadership
    Chair
  • Carl Porter, Academic Support Centers & Programs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amy Huntington, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • Angie Betancourt, Housing and Residence Life
  • Carey Anson, Student Affairs Technology
  • Dani McKean, Student Affairs Technology
  • Emma Clark, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Jenny Frame, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Kelly Boyce, Campus Recreation
  • Leslie Loeffel, Davis Learning Center
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Morgan Fradley, Campus Recreation
  • Patty Gomez, Shepherd Union
  • Sheldon Cheshire, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Tara Peris, Student Involvement and 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.

Specific initiatives for 2015-16 include:

  • Revising the committee guidelines, including the type, nature, and number of division awards
  • Reviewing the monetary amounts associated with award
  • Refining the online award submission process.

Membership

  • Janneca McClellan, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
    Chair
  • Enrique Romo, Executive Director for Access and Diversity
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron Jeffrey, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Anthony Lambert, Testing Centers
  • Betty Simons, Career Services
  • Carla Jones, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Chad Mosher, Scheduling, Events and Conferences
  • Jennifer Unguren, Davis Student Services
  • Julie Thompson, Testing Services
  • Nikki Kuculyn, State GEAR UP

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» 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.

Membership

  • Vacant, Development Director for Student Affairs
    Chair
  • Jan Winniford, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Brett Perozzi, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Enrique Romo, Executive Director for Access and Diversity
  • Brenda Kowalewski, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Stephanie McClure, Women’s Center
  • Debbie Cragun, Nontraditional Student Center
  • Jennifer Grandi, Davis Student Services
  • Ruth Stubbs, Education Access and Outreach
  • Teri Bladen, Campus Recreation
  • Winn Stanger, Career Services

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» 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 2015-16 include:

  • 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.
  • Planning another StrengthsQuest Wellbeing Fair
  • Coordinating SQ with the rest of the university including OWL and WSUSA

Membership

  • Sheldon Cheshire, Student Involvement and Leadership
    Co-Chair
  • Dave Taylor, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    Co-Chair
  • Jessica Oyler, Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives
    SAMC Liaison
  • Amelia Williams, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Bryan Hamblin, Career Services
  • Clayton Oyler, Student Affairs Technology
  • Craig Oreshnick, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Greg Nielsen, Career Services
  • Janae Hollenback, International Student and Scholar Center
  • Jessica Alford, Dining Services
  • Mickelle Smith, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Rochelle Creager, Student Wellness
  • Matthew Hinojosa – Testing Center
  • Sharadee Allred – Student Support Services
  • Suzy Flint, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Tracey Smith, Testing Services

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» 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 2015-16 include:

  • Planning the Get SET training for fall 2016
  • 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

Membership

  • Noel Wilkinson, Nontraditional Student Center
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Anthony Lambert, Testing Centers
  • Cindy Meyer, Nontraditional Student Center
  • Daniel Turner, Campus Recreation
  • Laurie Rader, State GEAR UP
  • Matthew Hinojosa, Testing Centers
  • Olga Antonio, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Roxanne Holbrook, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Sarah MacKay, Student Affairs Technology
  • Spencer Coleman, Student Affairs Technology
  • Teresa Taylor, Services for Students with Disabilities

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» 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 2015-16 include:

  • 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 a diversity goal 101 workshop once a year to help departments understand how to create or improve their goals.
  • Providing diversity information for staff through the year for the entire division

Membership

  • Teresa Holt, Center for Diversity & Unity
    Chair
  • Jeff Hurst, Dean of Students
    SAMC Liaison
  • Aaron McFarland, Education Access and Outreach
  • Angela McLean, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Betty Sawyer, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • Chad Mosher, Scheduling, Events and Conferences
  • Debra Schiffman, Student Health Center
  • Dianna Abel, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Erik Ashby, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Jayson Stokes, LGBT Resource Center
  • Jeannie Pacheco, International Students and Scholars Center
  • Jonathan Zempter, Academic Support Centers and Programs
  • Lindsay Holland, Student Affairs Technology
  • Stephanie McClure, Women’s Center
  • Teresa Holt, Diversity and Inclusive Programs
  • 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.
  • 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

Membership

  • Daniel Kilcrease, Housing and Residence Life
    Chair
  • Brett Perozzi, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Brenda Kowalewski, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Paige Davies, Women’s Center
  • Eddie Hoyle, Student Support Services
  • Jennifer Grandi, Davis Student Services
  • Michiko Nakashima-Lizarazo, Center for Multicultural Excellence
  • Morgan Fradley, Campus Recreation
  • Rebecca Tierney, Talent Search
  • Sheila Simko, Veterans 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:

  • Examine topics for inclusion into the Academy agenda that reflect current trends in student affairs and Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (NASPA and 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

Membership

  • Carey Anson, Student Affairs Technology
    Chair
  • Carl Porter, Academic Support Centers and Programs
    SAMC Liaison
  • Andrea Curtis, State GEAR UP
  • Angela McLean, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Ashlee Reese, Academic Support Centers and Programs
  • Jayson Stokes, LGBT Resource Center
  • Jennifer Grandi, Davis Student Services
  • Noel Wilkinson, Nontraditional Student Center
  • Rebecca Tierney, Talent Search
  • Ruth Stubbs, Education Access and Outreach
  • Savanna Grotz, Student Affairs Assessment
  • Tara Peris, Student Involvement and Leadership
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» 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
  • Betty Sawyer, Transition Programs and Partnerships
  • Dianna Abel, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Emily Child, Vice President for Student Affairs Office
  • Kim Fale, Davis Learning Center
  • Kyle Reinhardt, Housing and Residential Life
  • Mike Moon, Center for Community Engaged Learning
  • Monika Rodie, Shepherd Union
  • Savanna Grotz, Student Affairs Assessment
  • Shaney McCoy, Counseling and Psychological Services Center
  • Yulia Goff, Veterans Upward Bound
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