Oregon State University
College Student Services Administration
Educational Planner at Clark College
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College Student Services Administration
I'm passionate about challenging and supporting college students through academic advising, academic counseling, leadership development, and holistic student support services. I enhance my work through the lens of student development theory, qualitative and quantitative assessment, and innovative technology resources to support student development.
Specialties:Academic advising, academic counseling, leadership coaching, student organization advising, multicultural fraternity and sorority life, social justice education and ally development, higher education marketing, and social media strategy.
Courses taken: Student Development Theory I & II, Counseling, Academic Advising, Multicultural Issues in Higher Ed., Technology Issues, Disability Issues, History of American Higher Ed., Legal Issues, Programs & Functions, Research & Assessment, Budget & Finance, Student Leadership & Org. Development, Globalization of Higher Ed., Organization & Administration of Higher Ed., Organizational Architecture, Prof. Development, Spirituality in Higher Ed., and Race & Ethnicity seminar.
Internships & Projects:
- 2011 OSU Diversity Summit: Marketing Chair & Committee Member
- Faculty Member, Exploring White Identity in a Multicultural World: A Social Justice Retreat for Students (2011 & 2012)
- Co-Instructor, ALS 199 U-ENGAGE
- Coordinator, Conversations on White Privilege group
- OSU Multicultural Resource Guide project manager (http://oregonstate.edu/mrg)
Thesis: "White College Students’ Cross-Racial Involvement in Multicultural Organizations and the Shaping of White Consciousness"
Activities and Societies: Center for Leadership Development, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Faculty Advisor for Unified Greek Council, Alumni Advisor for Omega Delta Phi, University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) Diversity Initiative, UHDS Web Steering Committee, Multicultural Resource Guide Development Team, Leadership Certificate Committee, OSU Diversity Conference Planning Committee, September Scholars Summer Bridge Program.
My responsibilities include academic advising, project management, and working on college-wide initiatives geared towards student retention efforts.
I take a developmental approach to academic advising where I use a holistic lens to support students to develop educational plans relevant to their educational, career, and life goals. Through academic advising, I help students to understand college policies and procedures, utilize online tools and services, access and use college support services, develop skills and behaviors linked to academic success, and enroll in appropriate classes based on their goals. My specialty area is in the College Prep and Transfer Division working with students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution where I utilize my knowledge of articulation agreements and programs from colleges in WA and OR. I also advise Adult Basic Ed (ABE), GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL) students in support of their educational, career, and life goals. Furthermore, I provide group advising through informational presentations for New Student Orientations, class presentations, outreach activities, and assist with development and production of advising materials such as degree worksheets, program checklists, and other informational resources. I also represent Clark College's Advising Department through participation in campus-wide committees, taskforces, work groups, as well as liaison with faculty.
I coordinated a variety of strategic programs and activities that support college students through advising, mentoring, academic counseling, leadership development, teaching, and experiential learning both inside and outside of the classroom. I also managed a variety of projects promoting student leadership and recognizing student leaders. Campus coalition-building, relationship-building with individual students, and building intercultural and multicultural fluidity are three important aspects to my work in advising students in this role.
I oversaw numerous aspects of a summer bridge program supporting first-generation and historically underrepresented college students. Some of my responsibilities included strategic planning, leading orientation sessions, academic advising and counseling, developing and implementing comprehensive training modules, and developing comprehensive assessment and evaluation strategies to understand the experiences of students and staff. We designed the training using a learning outcomes-based approach to prepare our student staff for autonomy so that they could effectively provide holistic support for the 80+ students in the program.
I continued to lead UHDS in planning, developing, and launching the new 300+ page department website in Drupal 6.0 focusing on clear communication with internal and external stakeholders. You can view the website here: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds. I also developed and implemented department-wide social media strategies for student engagement, comprehensively assessed UHDS' social media strategy, and made recommendations for improvement and implementation to the incoming Online Marketing Specialist.
Another aspect of this position was overseeing and managing graphic design interns to create a diverse range of print, web, and large scale projects. Additionally, I acted as consultant with stakeholders in creation of social media policies for the department. Since January 2012, I have been a consultant to UHDS with their continuously evolving web presence including website management, social media, and online marketing.
In the Marketing, Assessment, Communications, & Diversity (MACD) unit of University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), I mentored, advised, and supported first year students in the CAMP Scholar Intern (CSI) program through orientation, educational programming, facilitation, training, professional development, teaching, and assessment. I also supervised student interns in program planning, research, assessment, social media engagement, and leadership development.
Furthermore, I oversaw the creation, development, and implementation of a variety of projects including the Oregon State University Multicultural Resource Guide (http://oregonstate.edu/mrg) and new UHDS social media pages and strategies. Overall, I directly supported the Associate Director and Multicultural Resource Coordinator in implementing the priorities of the UHDS Diversity Initiative and the OSU Diversity Action Plan. I was the lead on several assessment projects for programs and student focus groups utilizing learning outcome-based rubrics and assessment platforms.
As Publications Coordinator at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, I collaborated with OSU faculty and student coordinators to create culturally enriching campus events. Specifically, as the Publications Coordinator, I managed campus-wide promotion and advertising of Cultural Center utilizing PC and Mac programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Powerpoint, Drupal web design, and various other programs in advertising development to create and distribute eye-catching fliers, term newsletters, and advertisements for center event promotion. We experienced increased attendance to events because of my creation of many new strategic advertising campaigns. I was able to create a welcoming space in my management of the center utilizing customer service strategies and bilingual (Spanish/English) communication for students, visitors, and community members.
THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT at Oregon State University is dedicated to nurturing opportunities for students to develop as leaders, become engaged participants in their own lives, and in the world beyond OSU. At the heart of our philosophy lies the unwavering belief that leadership is – quite simply put – doing something that matters in pursuit of creating a better self and a better world.
The Center staff supports students and student groups in their efforts to understand leadership, develop their personal strengths, understand how to maximize their group potential, and become active citizens in our democratic society. We believe that leadership can spring from any person, at any level of an organization, and through any form of positive change that is uniquely shaped across our diverse community. EverydayLEADERS gives a glimpse of student leadership at OSU directly through the lens of students.
From interviews conducted in fall 2010 by Mike Shingle, the book below describes how leadership has been defined through the student voice. Students tell their story about what it is that they do that makes a difference and how they are redefining student leadership at OSU.
Master's thesis. Abstract: This qualitative study explored the experiences of self-identified White students currently enrolled at a predominantly White institution who were cross- racially involved for at least ten weeks in a multicultural association, club, or organization that had students of color as the racial majority. This study also examined students' consciousness of Whiteness and the development of students' White identities based on their cross-racial experiences. Utilizing a sample of 4 students in concert with a review of relevant literature, the principal findings of this research are that cross-racially involved students have heightened awareness of difference based on race, including their own White racial identity. Although racial tension exists between individuals' White identities and the collective organization’s multicultural identity, White students who were more deeply involved in multicultural organizations indicated that they (a) had a higher sense of belonging with their peers of color, (b) became more conscious of their Whiteness both inside and outside of their multicultural organizations to a certain degree, and (c) desired to more completely understand their ethnic heritage. Findings from this study can contribute towards literature on the development of racial justice allies in college. In order to influence racial justice ally development at a predominantly White institution, findings from this research suggest that student affairs administrators should encourage White students to engage in multicultural organizations so they can understand how their Whiteness "shows up" for others including the impact of privilege and oppression in a multicultural society.
This award was established in 2005 and recognizes staff who have demonstrated exemplary work performance, outstanding customer service, a positive and cooperative spirit, and special achievements or contributions to the college community.
Proud Penguin Award is presented to Student Affairs staff in recognition of their efforts for going “above and beyond”.
I received the highest national achievement for commitment to excellence in scholarship, community service, and leadership. I am one of seven recipients nationwide.
Honor for top 5% of academic, leadership, community service and fraternal activities.
Grant honoring top students in science and math at OSU.
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