Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society


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Organization Purpose

The purpose of the organization shall be to promote and recognize excellence in academics, research, and service to the profession of student affairs and higher education through workshops, lectures, professional development, and advocacy.

Constitution

Refer to our SeaOrg page for our current Constitution

Officers for 2017-2018

Dalton Langdon - President

Dalton Langdon is in his second year pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education at UNCW. Dalton received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, where he double majored in Economics and International Studies (International Relations Concentration) and minored in Spanish. He currently serves as the graduate assistant in the Career Center at UNCW as their Certified Internship Program Coordinator. Dalton also has an internship in the Office of International Programs, where he serves as a global liaison to incoming exchange students. Upon graduation he is interested in pursuing a career in either career services or international student services.


Chantea` Swinson-Rhoe – Vice President

Chantea' is in her second year at UNCW in the Higher Education Master's program. She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she also gained a minor in Psychology. Chantea' currently holds two graduate assistantships. She works for Campus Activities and Involvement Center as well as for University College. Her interests include: Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Social Justice issues, Student Activities, Academic Advising, Fraternity and Sorority life, Residence Life and Housing.


Anthony Holloman - Treasurer

Anthony is in his final year of the Masters of Higher Education program at UNCW. Anthony is originally from South Carolina where he received his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from the College of Charleston. He currently works as an Assistant Residence Coordinator in Galloway Hall for Housing and Residence Life. Anthony also has a graduate internship with the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. Anthony helped to co-found and also is the current Co-Marketing and Public Relations Chair for the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA). His interests include: diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, housing, leadership and engagement.


J. D. Hastings – Director of Correspondence

JD is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is currently in his second year of graduate school at UNCW pursuing a M.Ed. in Higher Education. He comes from UNC-Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Management and Society and Sociology.  While at UNC-Chapel Hill he was heavily involved in campus recreation as well as student affairs.  He plans to follow getting his Master's by moving out west and working to one day become an administrator at a large university.


Chapter Advisor 2014-2015

Dr. Andy Ryder

Dr. Andrew J. Ryder is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Higher Education in the Department of EL in the Watson College of Education. Andy earned both his doctorate and master of science degrees in higher education from the Iowa State University and his bachelor of arts degree in history and government from the College of William & Mary. His dissertation studying Iowa GED students' pathways to community college completion earned the 2012 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC). Andy's research and scholarly interests include access to postsecondary education for students who have been both under-prepared and under-served by K-12 schools and institutional practices which support college students' development of personal and social responsibility. He also studies the history and philosophy of student affairs practice. Andy has twelve years of professional experience in the field of student affairs, having worked as an honors program student advisor at Iowa State, residence hall director and assistant director in residence life at Northeastern University and assistant dean for residence life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andy's current research projects include faculty and curricular influences on students' openness to diversity and challenge and the perceptions of essential competencies for new student affairs professionals held by their direct supervisors. He has authored several chapters for the New Directions sourcebooks for higher education and institutional research published by Jossey-Bass and presented at national and international meetings, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Andy is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and enjoys running and triathlon.