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Professional Development

2015-2016 Student Life Professional Development Committee members

John Timmons, Co-Chair
Tom Injaychock, Co-Chair
Sarah Pankratz
Nicole Merchant
Steve Schuh

2015-2016 Sessions:

Teaching You, Teaching Me Series
“Student Learning at a Liberal Arts Institution”

Dr. Frank Ardaiolo, Vice President for Student Life
April 1, 2016

“Attitudes and Skills for Student Affairs Career Success”
Dr. Frank Ardaiolo, Vice President for Student Life
February 26, 2016

“From Fundamental Fairness to Diversity”
Dr. Frank Ardaiolo, Vice President for Student Life
February 5, 2016

University Risk Management and Insurance Network Webinar-“Can It Begin with Me? Risk Leadership on Campus”
November 4, 2015

Contact: Mr. John Timmons – Student Life Professional Development Co-Chair

University Risk Management and Insurance Network Webinar-“Managing Risk with Student Groups”
November 2, 2015
Contact: Mr. John Timmons – Student Life Professional Development Co-Chair

NASPA Webinar-“The Current State of Student Affairs and Looking Toward the Future”
October 8, 2015
Contact: Mr. John Timmons – Student Life Professional Development Co-Chair

Past Sessions & Material:


“Today’s Safety Concerns for Colleges and Universities”
Mr. Frank Zebedis, Assistant Vice President for Student Life/ Chief of Campus Police
April 15, 2015

“Profiles in Higher Education Leadership”
Mr. Eduardo Prieto - Vice President of Access and Enrollment
March 25, 2015

Webinar- “Student Affairs Trends We Are Watching For in 2015”
March 11, 2015
Contact: Mr. John Timmons – Student Life Professional Development Co-Chair

“Assessment in Higher Education”
Mr. Steve Schuh – Residential Learning Coordinator/Academic Associate
February 25, 2015

“Suicide, Social Problems, and Anxiety: Managing Mental Health Issues on Campus”
Ms. Miranda Knight – Assistant Dean of Students
December 3, 2014

“The Danger of Social Media in Today’s University”
Mr. Tom Injaychock – Associate Director of Career and Civic Engagement and
Mr. Frank Zebedis - Assistant Vice President for Student Life/ Chief of Campus Police
November 12, 2014

“Profiles in Higher Education Leadership”
Mr. Anthony Davis – Assistant Dean of Students
October 21, 2014

Unlocking Mysteries of University Budgets
Mr. Howard Seidler - Associate Director of Residential Services
April 30, 2014
Profiles in Higher Education Leadership
Mr. Boyd Jones - University Programs Director
April 22, 2014
Legal Issues: Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney
Mr. Joshua Mitchell - Winthrop Alumni and Attorney
April 16, 2014
Investments 101
Mr. Steven Howell - MBA Candidate
April 9, 2014
Changing Perspectives in Higher Education between New and Seasoned Professionals
case studies facilitated by committee members Mary Cahill and Michele Peterson
February 26, 2014
Webinar - Seven Emerging Trends Impacting Higher Education
December 4, 2013

“Retirement Planning: Your Money, How Can You Maximize It!"
Mr. Carl Goodwin (TIAA-CREF)
May 1, 2013

Grant Writing: Everything You Want to Know But were Afraid to Ask
Dr. Cheryl Fortner Wood -- Psychology Professor, Dr. Takita Sumter -- Chemistry Professor, and Ms. Ellin McDonough --Service Learning Program Director
March 7, 2013

Profiles in Higer Education Leadership
Chief Frank Zebedis
Campus Police
February 27, 2013

Moving Forward while Staying Put: Advancement in the Workplace
Zan Jones, Employment Manager, Office of Human Resources, and Amy Sullivan, Director of the Center for Career and Civic Engagement
December 12, 2012

Hip and Trendy
Student Panelist
Coordinated by Kara Ostlund x3381
November 14, 2012

Webinar - "Easing the Transition to College: Helping Students Become Self-Regulated Learners"
October 17, 2012
Contact: John Timmons x3512

Webinar - "The New Gender Gap: Addressing the Decline in Academic Attainment for Male Students"
October 9, 2012
Contact: John Timmons x3512


The Student Life Perspective of A Private College
Dr. Thomas Shandley, Davidson College Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
April 25, 2012

 "Profiles in Higher Education Leadership" series:
      1. A session with Mr. Walter Hardin, Associate Vice President and Facility Management
          - March 21, 2012
      2. A session with Dr. Debbie Garrick, Winthrop Associate Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations
          - April 4, 2012 

Three part series focused on the Myers-Briggs type indicator workshop series facilitated by Ms. Catherine Rains, MBTI Master Practitioner and Education Consultant for CPP, Inc, the publisher of MBTI and Strong assessments.

     1. "Introduction to using the MBTI Assessment for Professional Development"
          - October 12, 2011

     2. "Speed Reading' type so all Other Types can REALLY Hear You"
          - October 25, 2011

     3. "Understanding and Maximizing Your Leadership Style"
          - December 15, 2011


The Narcissim Epidemic
Julie Schrader
Wed, May 11, 2011

Academic Integrity & Misconduct WU & Beyond
Bethany Marlowe, Dean of Students
Wed, April 13, 2011

Crisis Management in Action: A Panel Discussion
Dr. Ardaiolo & Bethany Marlowe
Friday, March 25, 2011

Crisis Management in Higher Education
Dr. Cherry Callahan
December 10, 2010

Group Facilitation with Dr. Kelly James
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
October 20, 2010

Creating and Maintaining Classroom Discipline with Dr. Richard J. Chacon,
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
September 17, 2010

Career Paths & Transitional Skills for the Young Professional 
May 26, 2010

Law & Policy Update with Dr. Janosik, Ed.D.
April 22, 2010

Mediation Training
Community Mediation Center, Harrisonburg VA
January 5/6, 2010

An Introduction to the Art of Jewelry Making
With Megan D. Augustine, Center for Career & Civic Engagement
December 9, 2009

Profiles in Higher Education Leadership
Brien Lewis, J.D.
Vice President, University Development and Alumni Relations
October 28, 2009
Gloria G. Jones, PhD
Dean, University College
November 4, 2009
Grant Scurry
Assistant Dean of Students Director, Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center and Recreational Services
December 2, 2009

 Shots Fired - When Lightning Strikes
A video presentation and conversation with Frank J. Zebedis, Chief of Police
October 7, 2009

Hip and Trendy II, Embracing Technology
with Michell Jaworski
September 16, 2009


Understanding the Business of University Development
 with Amanda J. Stewart
April 22, 2009

SEED Conference
Student Excellence, Engagement and Development
March 14, 2009
Contact Sean Blackburn (x4503)

Hip and Trendy II Embracing Technology
with Michell Jaworski
February 18, 2009

A Grant Writing Workshop
January 14, 2009
Contact Nichole Scaglione (x2206)

Wise Moves in Tough Times
Enrollment Management and what institutions need to do to weather these turbulent times
December 4, 2008
Webinar hosted by STAMATS

Trends in Campus Housing: Housing Data and Core Concepts from Design Innovations (WEBINAR)
December 3, 2008
Contact John Timmons

What Faculty Members Need to Know About Retention
November 20, 2008
Contact Susan Gunderson

Profiles in Higher Education Leadership
Contact Sean Blackburn (x4503)

African American Men: Persistence & Graduation in College
September 24, 2008
Contact Dante Pelzer (x4340)


No Longer Hip and Trendy
Are you hip and trendy?
February 17, 2008
Contact Dante Pelzer (x4340)

Unlocking the Mysteries of University Budgeting
December 7, 2007
Contact Howard Seidler (x2223)

The College Student and Freedom of Expression
October 11, 2007
Contact Sean Blackburn (x4503)

Core Commitments

Raising Awareness: Working with International Students
Contact the International Center

Higher Education Resource Center

Created during the summer of 2010 as the Division of Student Life packed to move to the DiGiorgio Campus Center, the Center provides Student Life employees with a wide variety of Student Affairs journals, books and other resources. The HERC is located at 214 DiGiorgio Campus Center and may be accessed by all full-time Student Life employees.

The Higher Education Resource Center was formerly opened on March 25, 2011.




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