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Division-wide Committees

Professional Development

Charge

The Professional Development Committee coordinates learning opportunities for all staff members within the Division on topics pertaining to trends in higher education, student development, professional growth and other topics tied to the Student Success mission. In addition, the Professional Development Committee also works to develop and coordinate the Student Affairs Awards and Recognition Program.

Membership

  • Brian Mills (Co-Chair), Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Vanessa Battiste, Psychologist, Counseling Services
  • Megan Beardon, Program Assistant, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Aliya Beavers (Co-Chair), Director, Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Lindsely Burgess, Career Counselor, Career Services
  • Pilar Goyarzu, Coordinator, Student Conference for Research and Create Arts
  • Tashaundra Morgan, Patient Services Specialist, Health Services

Assessment and Planning

Charge

The Assessment Committee is charged with the systematic collection, review, and use information about the effectiveness of the services and programs provided by each unit comprising the Division of Student Affairs for the purpose of improving student learning and development.

Membership

  • Luisa Beck (Co-Chair), Associate Director, Career Services
  • Patrick Cardenas (Co-Chair), Interim Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Emmanuel Akogyeram, Assistant Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Jason Booth, Psychologist, Counseling Services
  • Pilar Goyarzu, Coordinator, Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts
  • Tyler Hall, Coordinator, Orientation and New Student Programs
  • Matthew Perry, Director, Student Housing and Residential Life

Marketing and Communications

Charge

The Marketing Communications Committee develops and implements strategies for internal and external communication initiatives using emerging media and for advancing programs and services by exploring innovative ways to use technology. In addition, the Marketing and Communications Committee also works to maintain the DSA brand and is charged with presenting a comprehensive marketing plan for the Division on an annual basis.

Membership

  • Lindsay Humphrey, Manager, Student Publications
  • Jonathan Schmalz-Benson, Assistant Director, Counseling Services
  • Laura Velie, Administrative Secretary, Counseling Services
  • Iliana Melendez (Co-chair), Associate Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Joshua Quinn (Co-chair), Coordinator, Women, Gender and Sexuality Programs, Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Tyler Hall, Coordinator, Orientation and New Student Programs
  • Taleen Washington, Director, Student Publications
  • Vanessa Battiste, Psychologist, Counseling Services
Contact
  • Division of Student Affairs

    Email: StudentAffairs@uhcl.edu

    Bayou Building 2523
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Phone: 281-283-3025