Student Leadership Council Dean and Students

Student Leadership Council


The UWF College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Student Leadership Council (SLC) was formed during the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the Council expanded in its representation and charge, reflecting the members’ desire to promote an increased presence of purposeful mentoring. The council arranges and facilitates student and faculty workshops on the topic of establishing and improving mentoring relationships. Looking forward, the Council intends to continue in its journey in becoming more responsive, relevant, and far reaching to the CEPS student body.

Mission & Objectives

The mission of this committee is to improve the educational experiences and career outcomes for CEPS students. The objectives of the SLC are twofold. First, the SLC seeks to maintain meaningful dialogue between the CEPS student body and the college dean, administration, and faculty. Likewise, the Council aims to solicit feedback from students and present their findings to the appropriate parties. Second, the SLC will promote the purposeful practice of mentorship through programming and the provision of educational materials.


The SLC seeks to maintain a membership roster that is representative of the entire college. Each year, the presidents and/or advisor of all registered student organizations (RSOs) that maintain a departmental affiliation within CEPS are contacted regarding their privilege to occupy a seat on the Council. Additionally, departments that do not possess RSOs are contacted and a request is made that they nominate exceptional leaders to serve. Due to the voluntary nature of the council, there may still remain seats open at any given time and student leaders are encouraged to express an interest by filling out the linked CEPS Student Leadership Council application.

2017-18 CEPS Student Leadership Council Members
  • Matthew Leight, Chair (Public Administration, Graduate)
  • Halle Diaz, Co-Chair (Legal Studies, Undergraduate)
  • David Foster (Army – ROTC, Undergraduate
  • Hannah Tilden (Social Work, Graduate)
  • Janise Best (Criminal Justice, Graduate)
  • Keiona Rudolph (Social Work, Undergraduate)
  • Lisa Paden (Criminal Justice, Undergraduate)
  • Michelle Kelley (Sport Management, Undergraduate)