Division of Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs: Committees

Division Committees

Student Affairs Committees and Work Groups

Statement of Rationale:
The Division of Student Affairs is invested in the professional career development of its staff, including professional staff and professional administrative staff. To that end, myriad opportunities exist for staff to volunteer for divisional committees and workgroups. Staff are encouraged to discuss their interests in divisional service with their supervisor before requesting to serve on a divisional committee or workgroup.

Current Student Affairs Committees and Work Groups:

Listed below are current Student Affairs committees. To express interest in a specific committee, click on the chair's name to contact the chair by e-mail.

Assessment Committee
Responsible for communicating empirically-based findings to the vice chancellor in ways that empower informed decision making. Works through the process of transitioning from a summative, evaluative understanding of assessment (student satisfaction surveys, value of service delivery surveys, etc.) to one grounded in a richer understanding of student learning. Develops a common assessment lexicon reflecting an outcomes-based approach to assessment.
Chair: Paul Cole
Vice Chair: (vacant)
Members: Jen August, Jessica Blasioli, Candice Johnston, Jon Kapell, Natalie Pazmino, Mark Perez-Lopez, Nadirah Pippen, Amber Grove, Jaime Russell, Keith Wickliffe, Will Wilkinson

Awards and Recognition Committee
Responsible for organizing and disseminating welcome bags for new employees within the division. Coordinates the annual divisional awards process, including nomination and committee selection process. Creates the program and hosts the annual luncheon.
Chair: Eric Martin
Vice Chair: (vacant)
Liaison: Amber Grove
Members: Cassie Barker, Monica Chase, Zach Gilbert, Abby Knight, Jacqueline Pitone

Diversity Committee
Responsible for providing educational programs and resources to Student Affairs staff.  We collaborate with other organizations to foster civil discourse with the goal of cultivating a respectful and inclusive community.
Chair: (vacant) 
Vice Chair: Gina DeMattei
Liaison: Eric Simon
Members: Stefanie Anderson, Cierra Clark, Caitlin Grindall, Sara Nimmo, Chip Phillips, Carrie West

Ethics Committee
The Ethics Development Committee educates students and staff about the importance of ethical decision making and leadership. The committee facilitates presentations for student organizations, student leaders, employees, and a variety of academic classes.
Chair: Bill DiNome
Vice Chair: (vacant)
Liaison: Mike Walker
Members: Charles Ozuna, Debbie Perez-Lopez, Chip Phillips, Ali Scott

Parent's Mini-Grant Committee
Responsible for awarding funding for programs for students within the Division of Student Affairs.
Chair: Chip Phillips
Liaison: Brian Victor
Members: Jen August, Amelie Brogden, Bill DiNome, Christa Faison, Sue Johnson, Tom Kunz, David Parker

Professional Administrative Staff Committee
Provide opportunities for staff to collaborate and share ideas on processes, and resource and training needs that affect departmental operations. Also, provide a platform for staff to engage and communicate with their colleagues who have similar responsibilities.
Chair: Susan Smith
Liaison: Eric Simon
Members: Zachary Clark, Agnes Huang, Sue Johnson

Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee provides access to a range of opportunities for intellectual and professional development, as well as networking and community-building experiences within the Division of Student Affairs. 
Chair: (vacant)
Vice Chair: (vacant)
Liaison: Eric Simon
Members: Nicole Barr, Stacey Huffman, Tim Lewis, Ryane Miller, Erin Williamson

Student Development Committee
Provides a formal mechanism for departments who employ students to share strategies
and “best practices” for developing student employees. SA departments share many
philosophies about student employment: that it is education, that it supports skills
development, that it provides a pre-professional experience that mirrors professional
experiences, and that student employers must support and challenge student employees.
We strive to collaboratively support these philosophies without prescriptively
determining how different departments enact them.
Chair: Gillian Perry
Vice Chair: Brittany Philbert
Liasion: Eric Simon
Members: Caitlin Annas, Grace Grindstaff, Tom Kunz, Christina Logan, Ashley Navarra, Debbie Perez-Lopez, Leslie Wright

Tech & Web Committee (Inactive)
Responsible for assisting the division with tech and web development.
Vice Chair:

Cornerstone Community Standards Committee (Workgroup)
Co-Chairs: Chip Phillips