Staff Committees

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The SVPSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee advances the Divisional priority of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice by coordinating programming and resources related to access, equity, and community for all ISU students across multiple intersecting identities and also assessing diversity and inclusion practices across the division to improve future efforts; and by providing staff across the Division with training and professional development opportunities to expand their cultural competencies. Through the contributions of many members, the SVPSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee collaborate with a number of Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups, and university partners also engaged in our common work.  This includes the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Council, the NCORE/ISCORE project, and the University Committee on Women, among others. If you are interested in this committee, please contact Jen Leptien at jenl@iastate.edu or Nicole Bartolozzi at nmlozzi@iastate.edu.

Nicole Bartolozzi – Hixson Opportunity Awards/National Student Exchange | Dean of Students Office (co-chair) 
Jen Leptien – Learning Communities (co-chair) 

Joseph Ballard II – Department of Residence | Campus Life 
Rachel Boenigk – SVPSA Central Office 
Kurt Earnest – Department of Residence | Campus Life 

Brad Freihoefer – The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success | Dean of Students Office 
Fred Lloyd – Veterans Center | Dean of Students Office 
Kevin Merrill – Memorial Union | Campus Life 

Emily Miller – Student Wellness | Student Health and Wellness
Terrasa Mouw-Grewell – Dining Services | Campus Life
Jamie Niman – Student Accessibility Services | Dean of Students Office 
Matt Pistilli – SVPSA Central Office 
Jenny Pollard – Department of Residence | Campus Life 
Leticia Riberio – Student Counseling Services | Student Health and Wellness 
Wendy Robinder – Student Support Services | Dean of Students Office 
Neo Thurston – Department of Residence | Campus Life 
Megan Van Heiden – Student Assistance | Dean of Students Office 
Trevor Warzecha – Department of Residence |  Campus Life

Staff Development and wellbeing committee

Supports student affairs through leadership and skills training, development of resources and programming to enhance careers, work/life integration, and overall well-being. The committee is focused on these four priorities: 1) Create a structure that supports and empowers offices within the Division of Student Affairs to work towards strengthening and sustaining staff development and wellbeing strategies in their area. 2) Review Division of Student Affairs staff wellbeing data to monitor trends over time and identify needs and continually seek feedback from the Division of Student Affairs staff. 3) Document and report information on strategies and successes implemented by offices related to staff development and wellbeing.  4) Advocate, recommend and work on strategies for division-wide changes to guidelines and practices that connect and support staff development and wellbeing. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Brian Vanderheyden at brianv1@iastate.edu.

Brian Vanderheyden (co-chair) – Student Wellness | Student Health and Wellness
Kipp Van Dyke (co-chair) – Student Assistance | Dean of Students Office

Erin Baldwin Student Health and Wellness
Stephanie Downs – University Wellbeing | University Human Resources
Nora Hudson – Recreation Services | Student Health and Wellness
Kayla Kaetzel – HR Partner | University Human Resources
Kinsey Phillips – ISU Police Department
Jenny Pollard – Communications | Campus Life
Denise Williams-Klotz – Multicultural Student Affairs | Dean of Student Office

Student affairs assessment committee

Focuses on identifying potential areas of assessment within the division, and work with departments and individuals to create, implement, and analyze assessment efforts. Committee members will also be involved in advising and coordinating divisional program review processes and identifying, creating, and implementing training resources, sessions, and other professional development efforts about assessment. If you are interested in joining this committee, contact Matt Pistilli at pistilli@iastate.edu.

Matt PistilliStudent Affairs Assessment and Research (co-chair) 
Denise Williams-KlotzMulticultural Student Affairs | Dean of Students Office (co-chair)

Somi AbaluDepartment of Residence | Campus Life 
Liz FeldmanRecreation Services | Student Health and Wellness
Jahmai Fisher – Central Office | Dean of Students Office 
Kristine HeflinMemorial Union | Campus Life 
Elizabeth HousholderDepartment of Residence | Campus Life 
Leif OlsenAcademic Success Center | Dean of Students Office 
Allison SeversonHixson Opportunity Awards & National Student Exchange | Dean of Students Office 
Megan Van HeidenStudent Assistance | Dean of Students Office 
Brian VanderheydenStudent Wellness | Student Health and Wellness 
Jason VlastarasRecreation Services | Student Health and Wellness 
 

Student affairs research committee

Identifies potential areas of research, provides consultation and guidance on projects assumed by departments/individuals in the Division. This committee will also conduct research on areas of interest and be involved in the identifying, creating, and implementing training resources, sessions, and other professional development efforts about research. To join the Student Affairs Research Committee contact Matt Pistilli at pistilli@iastate.edu.

Matt Pistilli – Student Affairs Assessment and Research (chair) 

Kyle Holtman – Learning Communities 
Liz Luiken – Student Conduct | Dean of Students Office 
Leif Olsen – Academic Success Center | Dean of Students Office 
Jason Vlastaras – Recreation Services | Student Health and Wellness 
Denise Williams- Klotz – Multicultural Student Affairs | Dean of Students Office

Student Affairs United Way Campaign Committee

Focuses on fundraising for the local United Way campaign on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs. To join the Student Affairs United Way of Story County Campaign Committee, contact Brendan O'Brien at brendano@iastate.edu.