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: Andy Mauk
Members: Rebecca Caldwell, Andrea Dorow, Sarah Gilbert, Aimee Helmus, Matt Herrington, Michele Kaplan, Rob McNamara, Jennie McNeilly, Thom Rakes, Will Wilkinson, Larry Wray

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: Zach Gilbert
Vice Chair: Drew Loso
Liaison: Ann Glossl
Members: Diane Edwards, Susanne Gaconnier, Abby Knight, Veronica Sills, Trisha Tinney, Katie Vance

Diversity Committee
Responsible for identifying staff training and development initiatives, staff recruitment and retention activities and student education. The committee presents their recommendations for action on an ongoing basis.
Chair: Sarah Crockett
Vice Chair: VACANT
Liaison: Brian Victor
Members: Stefanie Anderson, Amy Cavanaugh, Tiffani Idol, Allison Jones, Christina Logan, Brian Stelzer, Sarah Teitelbaum, Katie Vance, Clifton Williams, Nathan Williams

Ethics Committee
Responsible for educating students about the importance of ethical decision making and leadership. The committee primarily facilitates presentations for student organizations/leaders, employees, and in a variety of academic classes.
Chair: Chip Phillips
Vice Chair: Sonja Ardoin
Members: Thomas Bartolotta, Bill DiNome, Sandra Jackson, Tim Johnson, Michael Ruwe, Chelsea Smart

Parent’s Mini-Grant Committee
Responsible for awarding funding for programs for students within the Division of Student Affairs.
Chair: Chip Phillips
Vice Chair: Aimee Helmus
Liaison: Pat Leonard
Members: Jen Adler, Amelie Brogden, Bill DiNome, David Parker

Professional Administrative Staff Committee
Responsible for planning and coordinating the annual professional administrative staff retreat.
Chair: Cathy Murphy
Vice Chair: VACANT
Liaison: Ann Glossl
Members: Isis Arrieta-Dennis, Lauren Auton, Leona Baird, Lynn Blanchard, Lisa Boyd, David Fann, Gail Hogan, Gina Speight, Samantha Tempio

Professional Development Committee
Responsible for providing a range of opportunities for the intellectual, professional, social and cultural development of the Division of Student Affairs staff in order to increase knowledge of UNCW, enhance professional competencies and deliver exceptional service to students.
Chair: Bill DiNome
Vice Chair: Barbie Cowan
Liaison: Brian Victor
Members: Kait Goodnight, Danny Hall, Amy Hector, Zach Hollenbaugh, Rob Kight, Karen Ladley, Tim Lewis. Diane Reed, Michael Ruwe, Chris Stone

Strategic Planning Committee
Reviews departmental strategic planning and assessment documents and provides feedback to departmental directors about initiatives and reports. Also responsible for monitoring the University Strategic Plan and making recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs about programmatic initiatives to successfully meet the division's strategic direction.
Chair: Andy Mauk
Vice Chair: VACANT
Liaison: Ann Glossl
Members: Rebecca Caldwell, Cathy Murphy, David Parker, Jaime Russell, Will Wilkinson

Tech & Web Committee
Responsible for assisting the division with tech and web development.
Chair: Michael Barugel
Vice Chair: Zach Hollenbaugh
Liaison: Thom Rakes
Members: Jen Adler, Rebecca Edens, David Fann, Carrie Hammer, Aimee Helmus, Nathan Holtsclaw, Aimee Hourigan, Tom Kunz, Mindy Phillips, Andy Rampe, Phillip Sharp

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

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