student affairs

2022 E-Update

Student Affairs Division E-Update 

August 2022

Back To School Luncheon

We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming Back to School Luncheon. Please go to the calendar invite and update your RSVP. (Open the appointment from your calendar and find the RSVP drop-down box. Choose Yes, in a meeting room, Yes, joining virtually, or No). It is important to get an accurate count so we can order enough food for everyone.

Meeting Formats

Please continue to include a remote option for meetings that make sense to have one. This flexibility can help include and engage staff and others in meaningful activities and discussions to help achieve our goals and serve students.

Division Annual Report

It is amazing to see all of the great work of the Student Affairs Division! Thanks to each and every person for your contributions both individually and collectively.

2021-22 Annual Report

Student Affairs Summer Socials

A huge thank you to those who were able to attend our division informal gatherings this summer! It was great to get together outside of work to socialize, meet family members, and have fun playing games and interacting together! Watch for more Division social events in the near future. 


Facility Updates

The OGX (Ogden Express) Bus Rapid Transit campus line is wrapping up and a route between the Dee Events Center and the Shepherd Union will begin at the start of the fall semester. Construction on the line running north of Lindquist Pond will continue through next year. It is anticipated that the full OGX line will be completed by summer 2023.

The Shepherd Union is seeing some construction with CCEL office renovations underway; they will be adding an additional office to their suite. This fall we hope to begin construction in the Diversity and Unity Center where they will utilize more of the space to the southeast of their current footprint (behind the radio station). 

WSU Updates

  • Campus Back to School Breakfast – August 22, 2022
  • The annual faculty/staff Back to School Breakfast will be held in the SU Ballrooms on Monday, August 22nd at 8:00 a.m. This is a great way to kick off FY2023! 
  • Three New WSU Executive Directors!

Equity in Access:

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that the new Executive Director for Equity in Access is Dr. Tammy Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen (pronounced “Win”) brings a wealth of education and experience to this role, both in academic affairs and student affairs. Her curricular and co-curricular background will be a benefit for WSU and our students and will help provide clear pathways for underserved students to access their education at our great institution.


The Office of the President and the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are delighted to welcome the new Executive Director for Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives, Ms. Yudi Lewis (pronounced Judy). We are confident that Ms. Lewis will work collaboratively across the university and into the community elevating and actualizing Weber State University’s emerging Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives.

High School Dual Enrollment:

Colton Simons will serve as the Executive Director for High School Dual Enrollment. He most recently served as the Director of Advising and Outreach for Concurrent Enrollment at Utah Valley University. He has also worked in first-year advising and admissions at UVU and has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Colton will provide vision and expertise for our concurrent enrollment and early college programs and will serve as a bridge between area high schools and Weber State.

Preferred Names and Name Changes

To ensure students' inclusion and safety, the University is working to extend the use of preferred names in Canvas, Starfish, and Banner. Currently, students can add a preferred first name to their student record by emailing Their preferred names will show across Canvas and Starfish, and IT programmers and the Office of the Registrar are working to implement preferred first names in Banner Faculty Self-Service class rolls by the start of the spring semester.

Using students' preferred names and pronouns helps them feel welcome and safe. Staff is encouraged to follow inclusive best practices such as sharing their own preferred pronouns with students when meeting or interacting with them.

Welcome To Those Who Have Recently Joined Student Affairs:

  • Jason Katte, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Mercedes Ziegler, Women’s Center
  • Julie Doyle, Davis Testing Center
  • Leslie Youngberg, Scheduling Conference Services
  • Elizabeth Hammond, International Student Admissions
  • Rachel Hales, Career Services
  • Megan Jolley, Non-trad Student Center Hourly Childcare
  • Hector Rodriguez, Housing & Residence Life
  • Tammy Nguyen, Equity in Access

Goodbye & Good Luck To Those Leaving Weber State:

  • Unique Harston, University Housing
  • Madeline Gassman Cooper, Women’s Center
  • Arene Newman, Non-trad Student Center Hourly Childcare
  • Jonathan “Chris” Harrell, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Marilee Rohan, Student Health Center
  • Cecilia Dockery, Student Conduct
  • Becky Jo Gesteland, CCEL
  • Cydney Eden, Student Health Center
  • Cody Brown, Non-Trad Student Center
  • Patrick Tadlock, CCEL
  • Brent Coleman, Student Affairs Maintenance 

On the Move:

  • Natalie Hales, Dept. of Communication
  • Carly Selden, Housing & Residence Life
  • Dianna Abel, Student Wellbeing


  • Leslie Loeffel, Davis Student Services
  • Charlie Chandler, Veteran Services
  • Teri “Woodie” Wood-Slaughter, SU Scheduling & Events

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