Professional Development Team

Professional Development Team

The Professional Development Team suggests, plans, and implements programs and activities designed to enrich the professional, intellectual, and cultural growth of Student Affairs staff.  Collectively, this committee recommends the best approaches to develop and enhance the strengths, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the Student Affairs staff. The focus of this team will be to use academic and professional resources in Student Affairs and higher education to develop trainings and/or programs to disseminate to the division. The committee will develop interactive methods to teach and reinforce the professional competencies outlined in the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators.

Team Members

  • Bry-Anne Jones (Chair)
  • Briana Maund
  • Kanisha Rollings
  • Amber Slack

Staff Awards & Recognition Team

The Staff Awards & Recognition Team provides opportunities to highlight achievements and accomplishments of staff members and departments within the division. The team coordinates the divisional award nominations process, coordinates the submission of nominations to national associations, and recognizes winners. The committee will also be responsible for building and maintaining staff morale.

Team Members

  • Briana Maund
  • Ann Rau
  • Dawn Sayer

Strategic Planning Team

The Strategic Planning Team partners with the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop a division-wide strategic plan to include mission, vision, values, strategic goals and strategies which align with The Winthrop Plan. This team partners closely with the Student Affairs Assessment Team on evaluation of data and trends, the drafting of Student Affairs strategies, and the development of outcomes-related metrics.

Team Members

  • Jarad Russell (Chair)
  • Tray Graham
  • Rosie Hopkins-Campbell
  • Alicia Marstall
  • Howard Seidler 

Student Affairs Assessment Team

The Student Affairs Assessment team assists units to improve student learning, student support, and University services and operations via assessment efforts. This Committee will build awareness of and expertise in division-wide and departmental assessment efforts, and evaluate current assessment efforts in order to coordinate and improve data collection and reporting. This team is expected to be knowledgeable about various tools, instruments, data sets, software, and methodologies, to help strengthen Student Affairs staff assessment efforts. Most, but not all, members of this committee serve on Winthrop’s Student Support Assessment Committee.

Team Members 

  • Jess Hudgens (Chair)
  • Rosie Hopkins-Campbell
  • Oakley Thompson 

Student Support Assessment Committee

The assessment committees foster an institutional culture of continuous improvement through ongoing, systematic, and sustainable assessment. The assessment committees collectively oversee and assist academic and student support, and administrative units in conducting ongoing assessment to improve student learning, academic and student support, and University services and operations. 

  • Facilitate a culture of assessment and continuous improvement in each student support unit by supporting a process of self-evaluation and improvement
  • Serve as an assessment leader and resource to student support units
  • Review annual continuous improvement plans and reports and provide feedback to student support units to enable quality assessment
  • Provide an annual report to the University Assessment Committee on the state of assessment and continuous improvement in student support units
  • Ensure new managers/administrators receive information on student support unit assessment

The Student Support Assessment Committee consists of 11 individuals from across student support units, including six representatives from Student Affairs. Each member serves a multi-year term. The Director of Assessment serves as a committee member. 

Committee Members

  • Rosie Hopkins-Campbell (2023-2024) 
  • Doug Stevens (2023-2026) 
  • Amber Slack (2023-2026) 
  • Kathryn Hughes (2024-2027) 
  • Howard Seidler 
  • Jarad Russell
  • Jerry Fussell (2024-2027) 
  • Kevin Sheppard (2024-2027) 

Student Affairs Educational Programs Working Group

This working group will look for opportunities to ensure better collaboration within the Student Affairs division on educational programming topics, including alcohol/drug use, conflict resolution, mental health, sexual assault prevention, hazing, etc.

Working Group Members

  • Itali Jackson (Chair) 
  • Willie Bush
  • Collins Cornwell
  • Thomas Dunham
  • LaPorcha Ellick 
  • Angelo Geter 
  • Devin Holder 
  • Rosie Hopkins-Campbell
  • Jess Hudgens 
  • Anna Rau
  • Jarad Russell