Recognizing and Celebrating Excellence in
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Awards are presented annually at the SA+EM Summer Professional Development Day and provides an opportunity to recognize the hard work, and celebrate the accomplishments, of staff members and campus partners. This special program gives the division an opportunity to recognize our peers for their exemplary service to the community, as well as thank them for extended years of service.
To submit a nomination, simply select the award category below and complete one nomination per individual per award. Individuals and programs may be nominated more than once and for multiple awards. Please contact Hollie Campbell or Lisa Carra with any questions.
Divisional Award Categories:
- Kaizen Award
- Professional Development & Life-Long Learning Award
- Promoting Partnerships Award
- Innovation/Technology Award
- Students First Award
- Student Mentor Award
- Unsung Hero Award
- Outstanding New Employee Award
- Outstanding Employee of the Year
Congratulations to the 2016 award recipients! To see who received the awards, please click below for each category. Thank you for the 60+ nominations, visit this page in February for the 2017 awards timeline!
Kaizen Award (Change for the Better)
Kai = Change; Zen = Good. This award recognizes effectively using departmental or program assessment to impact results and facilitate continuous process improvement in student affairs and enrollment management programs and services.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Chris Huang, Registrar.
Professional Development & Life-Long Learning Award
This award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the profession through conference presentations, research/publication including dissertation/capstone.
Promoting Partnerships Award
This award recognizes individuals and/or departments that have accomplished goals and objectives through internal and/or external collaboration, outreach and partnerships both inside and outside the division, including academic affairs.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Mushtaq Choundhary, Assistant Directory of Auxiliary Services and University Housing
Innovation and Technology Award
This award recognizes significant improvement in performance, results, or process, in programs and services within SA+EM or within the university at large, through innovation or technology, social media/multimedia.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Sylvia Ponce de Leon, Associate Director of Financial Aid
This award recognizes an employee who continuously places students at the center of their work and their actions. Nominations should include examples that demonstrate a Student First approach in the nominees day-to-day work, and efforts to create a "Students First" divisional and campus culture.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Nicholas Hyer, Cohort Advisor and Coordinator of New Student Programs
This award recognizes an employee who does a great job yet receives little or no recognition for that. An unsung hero usually refrains from claiming too much in return for his/her efforts.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Melissa Hill, Admissions and Records Specialist
This award recognizes and employee who consistently gives significant time and effort counseling, advising and supporting students. Through their efforts, and mentorship, students are more likely to succeed, be leaders, servants, and change agents in their communities.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Roshaunda Ross, Director of the Dual Degree Program
Outstanding New Employee Award
This award recognizes a new divisional employee, who started within the two preceding years, who has demonstrated superior work performance, positive attitude, initiative and a cooperative spirit.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Joshua Baker, Residence Hall Director
Outstanding Employee of the Year Award
This award recognizes a divisional employee, who has been employed for two or more years, and has demonstrated superior work performance, positive attitude, initiative and a cooperative spirit.
- 2016 Award Recipient: Lisa Carra, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs