Division Committees

The division has several committees that include a cross-section of student affairs staff, and in some cases, staff outside the division and faculty. Below you will find a list of the committees and chair(s), a brief description of its purpose, and a link to the website, if applicable.


Argo Arrival

Argo Arrival Website

This committee coordinates welcome back events for new and returning students for the first 6 weeks of the Fall semester. Some of the events are planned by departments in which the committee members are housed. Other events are already part of the university's calendar within the first six weeks and are simply incorporated into the calendar as part of the events students can attend.

Chair: Matt Marshall, Director of University Commons and Student Involvement

Committee Members:

  • Ben Stubbs, Associate Director of University Commons and Student Involvement
  • Robin Zimmern, Assistant Dean of SGA
  • Mary Pittman, Sports Facilities Coordinator
  • Eryka Wallace, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
  • Jenny Hamilton, Coordinator SGA
  • Bill Healey, Director of Recreation Services
  • Alicia Cambron, Assistant Director of Wellness Services
  • Tara Kermiet, Assistant Director for Leadership and Service
  • Jackie Winkelman, Assistant Director for University Commons
  • Lindsay Walk, Career Planning Coordinator
  • Matt McKinney, Assistant Director of Reservations and Conference Services
  • Kenyattah Cox, Service Desk and Administrative Manager UCSI
  • Karli Sherman, Coordinator of Student Activities
  • Melissa Puckett, Coordinator of Marketing and Web Services for UCSI
  • Keaton West, Assistant Director of Student Transition Programs
  • Montelleo Hobley, Graduate Assistant of Student Government Association
  • Marcus Graham, Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life

Assessment

Assessment website

Our assessment efforts are divided into five categories - metrics, program outcomes, learning outcomes, program review and research. The team provides leadership and direction for strategic assessment within the division.

Chair: Shaun Boren, Associate Director of Recreation

Committee Members:

  • Alicia Cambron, Assistant Director of Wellness Services
  • Sarah Fox, Coordinator for Career Services
  • Marcus Graham, Coordinator for Housing & Residence Life
  • Gary Pelletier, Graduate Assistant for Housing & Residence Life
  • Andy Sutton, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities

Campus Care Team

A cross-functional group of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who review cases of student behavior, consult appropriate experts and provide recommendations and advice to the University administration.

Chair: Dr. Brandon Frye, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Case Management Services; Ombudsperson
  • John Warren, Chief of Campus Police
  • Dr. Rebecca Kennedy, Assistant Vice President and Director of Health, Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Evan Springer, Assistant Dean of Students for the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Dr. Ruth Davison, Director of Housing and Residence Life
  • Anita Schonberger, Deputy General Counsel
  • Rachel Blakesley, Assistant Director of Residence Life 
  • Dr. Vannee Cao Nguyen, Director, Student Disability Resource Center
  • Dr. Kimberly McCorkle, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Karen Renz, Title IX Coordinator

Homecoming

Homecoming website

A cross-functional group that plans the annual Homecoming celebration for alumni, students, faculty, staff and the Pensacola community.

Co-chairs:

  • Ben Stubbs, Associate Director for University Commons and Student Involvement
  • Melissa Grace, Director of Alumni Relations

Committee Members:

  • Joseph Spaniola, Faculty Representative
  • Mary Pittman, Recreation Facilities Coordinator
  • Matt Marshall, Director of University Commons and Student Involvement
  • Karli Sherman, Coordinator for Student Activities
  • Quinton Payton, Marketing Coordinator for Athletics
  • Pola Young, Creative Director for University Marketing & Communications
  • Taylor Suwarrow, Homecoming Student Executive Board Director

Lean In Women’s Professional Development and Support

Inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In this is a group of staff, faculty and graduate student employees whose purpose is to encourage and support the goal achievement of women at UWF.

​The Lean In meetings are open to women and men across campus.​
 
Chair: Rebecca Kennedy, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Marketing

The Student Affairs Marketing Committee was created to collaboratively guide departmental and divisional communication initiatives. New and seasoned communicators are welcome to join monthly discussions related to advertising, promotion, graphic design, marketing planning, brand management, public relations, web administration, and social media management. 

  • Melissa Puckett, University Commons & Student Involvement Marketing & Technology Coordinator
  • Mica Hughes-Harrell, Director Wellness Services
  • Greg Dziadon, Director of Testing and Technology
  • Jimmy Orum, Career Services Marketing & Technology Coordinator
  • Marcus Graham, Coordinator for Housing & Residence Life
  • Andrea Skarbecki, Recreation Services Graduate Assistant

Multicultural Competence

A team of student affairs professionals who guide our efforts in developing knowledge, awareness and skill around issues of inclusion.

Chair:

  • Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Case Management Services; Ombudsperson

Committee Members:

  • Stephanie Yelton, Head Coach, Women's Basketball 
  • Jessica Ryan, Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Rachel Blakesley, Assistant Director, Residence Life 
  • Romel Boiser, Coordinator, Delphi
  • Katelin Greene, Office Administrator, Research and Sponsored Programs/Office of Undergraduate Research
  • John Warren, Chief, University Police Department
  • Lisa Mrahi, Administrative Specialist, Career Services
  • Toshia Johnson, Graduate Student, Housing and Residence Life
  • Jane Montavon, Graduate Student, Social Work Department
  • Briana Quintanilla, Graduate Student, Housing and Residence Life

Staff Development

A team of student affairs staff who provide social and educational opportuntities for division staff. The main team is divided into four subcommittees:

Chair: Krista Boren, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life

Professional Development Sub-committee Chair: Ben Stubbs, Associate Director, University Commons and Student Involvement

Social Sub-committee Chair: Karli Sherman, Coordniator for University Common and Student Involvement

Recognition Sub-committee Chair: Jessica Ryan, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life

New Staff Orientation Sub-committee Chair: Krista Boren, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life


Technology

The technology committee provides assistance to staff in the area of web development, training and consultation. The chair also serves as liaison between the division and Information Technology Services.

Chair:

  • Greg Dziadon, Director of Testing and Technology

Committee Members:

  • Angela Schiller, SGA Activity and Services Coordinator
  • Jimmy Orum, Career Services Marketing and Technology Coordinator
  • Regena Bates, ERCCD Program Manager
  • Michelle Hayes, SDRC Program Specialist
  • Read Bell, Counseling, Psychological, and Wellness Services IT Coordinator
  • Melissa Puckett, UCSI Marketing and Technology Coordinator
  • Mica Hughes-Harrell, Director Wellness Services
  • Marcus Graham, Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life
  • Tony Nguyen, Associate Athletic Director
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