Student Affairs Staff of the Month


Nominations are due on the fifth of every month for the previous month  | Nomination form »


About the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Staff of the Month Program

The Division of Student Affairs Staff of the Month program recognizes the significant contributions of staff employees from across the Division of Student Affairs. Staff are nominated by their colleagues because of outstanding service to the University community and reviewed by members of the Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee.

 


Eligibility

Eligible: Current Student Affairs staff (including ASI and Athletics) Non-eligible: Student staff, vendors.

 

Recognition

Staff who are recognized as DSA Staff of the Month will be highlighted via the VPSA website, VPSA social media, etc. All nominees will receive a nomination e-certificate. There is no financial compensation connected to this award.

 

Nomination and Selection Criteria

A scoring model will be used by the DSA Professional Development Committee based upon the following criteria. Candidates should meet most of the criteria. However, a staff employee need not meet all the criteria be considered for the award. In order for the committee to fully evaluate the nominated employee’s service, it is important that specific examples are cited in the letters of recommendation.

  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Creativity (facilitates/provides innovative programs/services)
  • Initiative (goes above and beyond job responsibilities; active involvement on DSA/university committees)
  • Leadership (provides effective and ethical guidance and coaching)
  • Positive Attitude (displays a helpful and cooperative attitude toward others; serves as a role model for others)
  • Teamwork (assists colleagues with important projects/initiatives)


Nomination form »

 

Nomination Due Dates

Nominations are due on the fifth of every month for the previous month.

 

Questions

Please contact Dr. Larry Martin.

Staff of the Month Award
Month Awarded Recipients
July 2021

Rob Scialdone

Rob Scialdone
Director of
Business Operations

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

 

 

 

June 2021

Torrell Foree

Torrell Foree
Coordinator
African American Resource Center

 

 

 

May 2021

Katie Cullum

Katie Cullum
Admissions Information Center Associate
Office of Admissions

 

 

 

 

April 2021

Susan Collins

Susan Collins
ASI Corporate Affairs
Senior Coordinator
Associated Students, Inc.

Sean Moran

Sean Moran
Advising Coordinator
Veterans Resource Center

 

 

 March 2021

Victoria Ajemian

Victoria Ajemian
Tuffy’s Basic Needs Services Center Coordinator
Dean of Students Office



Jessica Barco

Jessica Barco
Director
Office of Financial Aid

Jaime Potter

Jaime Potter
Head Athletic Trainer
Titan Athletics

Marlene Romero

Marlene Romero
Care Services Coordinator
Dean of Students Office

February 2021

Emalie Chandras

Emalie Chandras
Coordinator, Student Conduct 
Dean of Students Office / Office of Student Conduct

Brenda Hernandez

Brenda Hernandez
Associate Director
Office of Admissions

 

 
January 2021

Adrienne Matthews

Adrienne Matthews
Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
Health Services 

 

 

 
December 2020

Isaac Cervantes

Isaac Cervantes
Assistant Director
Titan Orientation Programs/Outreach and Recruitment

 

 

 

Alyssa Hernandez

Alyssa Hernandez
Interim Director
Educational Talent Search, Center for Educational Partnerships

 

 
November 2020

Nat Betancourt

Nat Betancourt
Coordinator
LGBT Queer Resource Center

Marco Mendoza

Marco Mendoza
Client Services Counselor
Office of Financial Aid

Ashley Preston

Ashley Preston
Head Coach
Women's Volleyball 

Weston Prisbey

Weston Prisbrey
Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Director of Residential Conduct
Office of the Dean of Students