Additional Divisional & Departmental Accomplishments

  • WSU Summer Conferences had more than 4000 guests and raised more than $800,000 during the 2009 conference season and over $1 million throughout the fiscal year.
  • The Student Affairs Division implemented a program review process in the Summer of 2009.  Five departments have completed review processes this year.
  • A new scheduling system was purchased for the Scheduling, Events, and Conferences Department.  This will allow for faster and more accurate scheduling, and provide a platform for all-university event calendaring.
  • The Staff Development Committee coordinated seven monthly division meetings and a half-day division-wide retreat for professionals within Student Affairs.  These included topics on technology, wellness, leadership, and diversity as well as a student panel and a faculty panel.
  • In October 2009, the WSU Campus Recreation Outdoor Program secured a U.S. Forest Service special-use permit allowing WSU to operate a backcountry yurt in Bloomington Canyon in Bear Lake County, Idaho.
  • The Women’s Center celebrated its 30th anniversary on March 26, 2010.
  • In conjunction with Veterans Day 2009, Veterans Upward Bound planned and held a Veterans Upward Bound Open House to showcase services for veteran students.
  • The Women’s Center partnered with the Ogden/Weber Women in Business to implement a “Women Empowerment” conference.  More than 125 women from the community attended.
  • The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, part of the Department of Defense, selected WSU as one of Utah’s outstanding institutions in providing exceptional support and commitment to employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.  Carey Anson, Student Affairs Computer Lab Coordinator, was recognized by one of his lab aides to represent WSU at an event recognizing employers at Joint Lewis-McChord Base in Washington State.
  • The TRIO Programs at WSU hosted the 2010 state conference for the Utah Chapter of ASPIRE (Association of Special Programs in Region Eight).  All TRIO personnel at WSU worked to organize this conference, and the state President, Yvette Rosenberg, and President-Elect, Lindsay Beddes, both of WSU, co-chaired this event.
  • In May 2010, the Student Health Center implemented an Electronic Medical Records System.  This system will allow for increased ease of visits for students, maximizing provider time for seeing students, and data gathering to enhance services for students.
  • The Education Access and Outreach Department, College Participation Committee, the Ogden City School District, and the Ogden/Weber Applied Technical College established the Gateway to Education Alliance with a focus on parents and families in Ogden to more effectively help them find college awareness resources and support.