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Division Committees

Assessment

The purpose of this committee is to guide the assessment of the Division of Student Affairs student learning outcomes (SLOs) Domains by every department, and support the Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education self-assessment and external review process. 

Each director shall appoint a division representative to serve on this committee. 

Co-Chair:  Dr. Urkovia Andrews and Serena Murphy

Committee Membership

Shay LittleVice President of Student Affairs
Paul Bradley Jr.Office of Student Activities
LaShai CampbellStudent Union Facilities & Event Services
Ryan WingersCampus Recreation & Intramurals
Brandi HoffmanLeadership & Community Engagement
Crystal HingaStudent Media
Mark WhiteselDean of Students
Ben PhillipsStudent Conduct
Gemma SkuratonStudent Wellness & Health Promotion
Francisco LugoFraternity & Sorority Life
Theresa DuggarCareer & Professional Development
Anna Marie ReichStudent Accessibility Resource Center
Lauren PattersonCounseling Center
Ben WickerUniversity Housing
Kim PackerHealth Services

Strategic Planning

The purpose of this committee will be to coordinate the work of the university strategic planning committee with the Division of Student Affairs and develop a division strategic plan aligned with the university strategic plan and division inclusive excellence action plan. 

 Co-Chair: Dr. John Banter and Dr. Aileen Dowell

Committee Membership

Ben Phillips Student Conduct
Tiffany WilliamsCareer & Professional Development
Erin McFerrinUniversity Housing

Professional Engagement

The purpose of this committee will be to promote engagement of all staff in the Division of Student Affairs.  This committee will coordinate three traditional events annually (August, December/January, April) along with initiating programs to facilitate engagement of employees (i.e., lunch gatherings, sporting events, SOARIES) to promote staff interaction and engagement.

Co-Chairs:  Dr. Richelle Keilholz and Jelisa Bass

Committee Membership

Cherie GaumeDean of Students
Taylor GoodyStudent Union Facilities & Event Services
Brandon SolieCareer & Professional Development
Alison Gould Vice President of Student Affairs
Nick ShraderUniversity Housing
Elizabeth HocevarUniversity Housing
Jeremy WilburnCampus Recreation & Intramurals
Kelly WoodruffStudent Accessibility Resource Center
Courtney CappsStudent Conduct

Professional Development

The purpose of this committee will be to define the structure of staff development for different staffing groups, promote opportunities through Building a Better You or professional organizations, survey Division staff for interests and needs with respect to staff development (and implement appropriate initiatives related to those needs), and coordinate a Division orientation for new employees which includes quarterly in-person orientations, Folio sessions, and opportunities for one on one connections with new employees.

Co-Chairs:  Casey Weaver and Leigh Johnson

Committee Membership

Lisa SweanyAssociate Vice President for Administration
Max HollowayCampus Recreation & Intramurals
Linda CarwellCampus Recreation & Intramurals
Rachael BarrettCareer & Professional Development
Madison HolmesCareer & Professional Development
Tracy HamiltonStudent Accessibility Resource Center
Kathryn JonesCounseling Center
Jenna SutphinUniversity Housing
Katie FesterUniversity Housing
Taylor GoodyStudent Union Facilities & Event Services

Inclusive Excellence

The purpose of this committee will be to champion the Division of Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Action Plan, oversee implementation of the DSA Inclusive Excellence Action Plan, collaborate with all division committees to embed inclusive excellence values and principles in all activities, and support the Student Government Association in creating and implementing an SGA Inclusive Excellence Action Plan.  Further, this committee will lead the discussion within the division regarding results of the 2020 climate study results for employees in the division.  The co-chairs will serve on the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC).

Co-Chairs:  Dr. Gemma Skuraton and Dr. Mark Taracuk

Committee Membership

Lisa SweanyAssociate Vice President for Administration
Cat BishopOffice of Student Activities
Marcya BarreiroStudent Union Facilities & Event Services
Alexis McGheeCampus Recreation & Intramurals
Cami SockowLeadership & Community Engagement
David SimpsonStudent Media
Leticia FonsecaStudent Conduct
Pamela GoodmanCareer & Professional Development
Tracy HamiltonStudent Accessibility Resource Center
Nicole FaisonUniversity Housing
Emilee DuffyUniversity Housing

Eagle Experience

Purpose:  Established by Dr. Carl Reiber, Dr. Scot Lingrell, and Dr. Shay Little, this committee’s purpose is to create a comprehensive philosophy of programming and engagement that encompasses all new student elements from Orientation through the first year of enrollment and results in desired first year outcomes.

Charge:   Develop a programming model and deliver programs that incorporate SOAR, pre-matriculation programming, Operation Move In, Freshman Convocation, Weeks of Welcome programming, First Year Experience, and other programs and services into a cohesive, directed, interdependent series of programs that seeks to create a purposeful methodology of attaining desired first year outcomes.  Such programming will result in a crescendo of events and programs that amplify all of the beginning of school year activities and compliment both SOAR and the year-long activities of First Year Experience.

A secondary outcome, to follow the effective program development is to fashion such activity into a cohesive, marketable, named philosophy that encapsulates the essence of what it is to be a Georgia Southern student.  What will students get?  Who will they be after experiencing this comprehensive programming model?  What can they claim they have developed as a result of being a Georgia Southern Student?  How can they promote themselves better after having gone through this experience?  This, then, is a marketable reason why a student would choose Georgia Southern and has value in the recruitment process.

Co-Chairs:  Dr. Ken Gassiot, Dr. Dustin Anderson, and Amy Smith

Committee Membership

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Last updated: 9/13/2021