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Administrative Practices Committee

*Chair: Heather Howell, executive assistant to the vice president of student affairs
*Co-Chair: McKenzie Whittinghill, assistant to the assistant vice president of student ffairs/dean of students

*Members: 

  • Kelley Consford
    Campus Recreation
  • Ashley Pirtle
  • Student Life
  • Janie Poskey
    Student Engagement / Orientation and Transition Programs
  • Kathryn Salas
    Auxiliary Services

*Membership and leadership roles tied to specific Student Affairs staff positions

Charge: Develop a customer service philosophy, create and encourage a practical way to train employees in multiple roles to promote shared services, remain informed on procedures, and communicate new practices throughout the division.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Customer Service Philosophy Statement
  • Cross-Training Process for Administrative Assistants

Current Initiatives:

  • Creating a division-wide procedure manual
  • Developing customer service training for Student Affairs staff

Alcohol and Other Drugs Biennial Review Committee

Chair: Andrew Dies, assistant vice president of student affairs/dean of students

Members: 

  • Carrie Charley
    Campus Living, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Brandi Bryant
    Athletics
  • Damon Derrick
    General Counsel
  • John Fields
    University Police Department
  • Dr. Michara Delaney-Fields
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Lacey Folsom
    Student Engagement
  • Clare Fite
    Counseling Services
  • Lissy Turner
    ​​​​​​​Title IX
  • John Wyatt
    Human Resources
  • McKenzie Wittinghill
    Dean of Students Office

Charge: Complete the Biennial Review and Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program in compliance with the law.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Completion of the Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program
  • Biennial Review Committee Meetings

Current Initiatives:

  • Completing and distributing the Biennial Review on time
  • Developing reasonable recommendations and ensuring compliance with them

Assessment Committee

Chair: Dr. Hollie Smith, executive director of student life

Members: 

  • Rachel Clark
    Student Publications
  • Daphne Curl
    Testing Services
  • Clare Fite
    Counseling Services
  • Scarleth Lopez
    Residence Life
  • Carl Mackey
    Residence Life
  • Brent McLemore
    Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Jessica Waguespack
    Campus Recreation
  • Amanda West
    Student Engagement

Charge: Develop a comprehensive divisional plan to assess student learning and evaluate programs and services.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Assessment Manual
  • Nuventive Improve Training
  • Qualtrics Training

Current Initiatives:

  • Adding assessment training to onboarding process
  • Researching assessment best practices and resources to share

Behavioral Assessment Team

Chair: Andrew Dies, assistant vice president of student affairs/dean of students

Members: 

  • Sgt. Jamie Campbell
    University Police Department
  • Sabrina Delaney
    Registrar
  • Clare Fite
    Counseling Services
  • Carl Mackey
    Residence Life
  • Diane Sizemore
    School of Social Work
  • Amy Smith
    Dean of Students Office
  • Lissy Turner
    Title IX
  • McKenzie Wittinghill
    Dean of Students Office

Purpose Statement: This multi-disciplinary team was established to serve students who may be in crisis. We do this by utilizing research-based best practices and threat assessments to establish holistic, individualized intervention plans to help each unique student achieve success. As part of the Lumberjack Wellness Network, this team collaborates with Student Outreach and Support in the deployment of these interventions. 

Recent Accomplishments:

  • National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Training
  • Comprehensive Case Flow document
  • Name Change and Purpose Statement

Current Initiatives:

  • Continuing education of campus community on BAT services
  • Reviewing membership to align with best practices

Marketing and Communications Committee

Chair: Amy Roquemore, director of student publications and divisional media

Members: 

  • Katie Blevins
    Campus Recreation
  • Rachel Clark
    Student Publications
  • Kim Lee
    Baker Pattillo Student Center
  • Morgan Pulliam
    Student Engagement
  • Laura Turner
    Office of the Vice President
  • McKenzie Whittinghill
    Dean of Students Office


Charge: Develop and implement effective marketing practices and strategies for the Division of Student Affairs that help “tell our story” and promote - both internally and externally - the critical roles we play in student recruitment, retention, access, personal development and success.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Student Affairs Newsletter
  • Marketing Brown Bag Series
  • Website Upgrades

Current Initiatives:

  • Creating annual impact report
  • Designing marketing website

Policy Committee

Chair: Andrew Dies, assistant vice president of student affairs / dean of students

Members: Heather Howell, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs

Charge: Coordinate review/revision process of university policies assigned to the Division of Student Affairs

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Student Affairs Policy Review Process
  • Quarterly Policy Reviews

Current Initiatives:

  • Ensuring knowledge of and compliance with policy review process
  • Revising and adapting process to ensure efficiency

Staff Development Committee

Chair: Ken Morton, director of campus recreation

Members: 

  • Prici Ceja
    Counseling Services
  • Lacey Folsom
    Student Engagement
  • Rachel McCorry
    Counseling Services
  • April Place
    Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Grace Romero
    Campus Recreation
  • Nick Stallworth
    Baker Pattillo Student Center
  • Steven Whitman
    Campus Recreation


Charge: Identify needs and cultivate programs for personal and professional development of division staff in order to aid in career development, increase job satisfaction and belonging, and promote the success of our students.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Onboarding Program for New Staff Members
  • Staff Appreciation Week and Awards Luncheon
  • Brown Bag Workshops

Current Initiatives:

  • Planning fall onboarding event and activities for fall divisional meeting
  • Coordinating summer book clubs
  • Helping create division-wide procedure manual

Contact

Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
936.468.2701
Fax: 936.468.2202
hhowell@sfasu.edu 

Physical Address:
1936 North Street
Austin Building
Room 314

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6101, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas  75962