Division Committees

In our efforts to provide the best programs and services possible, the Division of Student Affairs has established the following committees made up of staff from around the division. If you are a staff member interested in serving on a division committee, please contact studentaffairs@iastate.edu. To sign-up for the Assessment or Research committees, please complete this Qualtrics form by Sept.1 of each year https://bit.ly/arcommittees.

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Focuses on campus climate issues and enhancing the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Staff Development & Well-being: Supports student affairs through leadership and skills training, development of resources and programming to enhance careers, work/life integration, and overall well-being.
  • Student Affairs Assessment: 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.
  • Student Affairs Research: 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.
  • United Way of Story County Campaign: Focuses on fundraising for the local United Way campaign on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs.  See their work in action here: www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/unitedway

 


Diversity & Inclusion Commmittee 

Updated September 13, 2019

Co-chairs: Shawna Saad & Jen Leptein
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.

D&I Committee Members        
Nicole Bartolozzi – Hixson/NSE | Dean of Students Office 
Jathan Chicoine – Veterans | Dean of Students Office
Emily Dougill – Office of Student Financial Aid | EMSS
Kurt Earnest – Department of Residence |Auxiliaries 
Carolyn Gonzalez – Writing & Media Center | DSO
Brad Freihoefer – The Center |Dean of Students Office 
Ali Jensen – Admissions | EMSS
Jen Leptien – Learning Communities | EMSS
Navya Mannengi – ISSO | DSO
Liz McAllister – ISU Foundation
Kevin Merrill – Memorial Union | Auxiliaries
Matt Pistilli – Assessment & Research | SVPSA Central Office
Jenny Pollard – Communications | SVPSA Central Office 
Shawna Saad – Registrar | EMSS
Neo Thurston – Department of Residence |Auxiliaries     
Emily Tittle – Department of Residence |Auxiliaries
Brian Vanderheyden – Student Wellness | Health and Wellness
Trevor Warzecha – Department of Residence |Auxiliaries


Assessment Committee

updated August 9, 2019 

Student Affairs Assessment: 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.

Pistilli, Matt – Student Affairs Assessment & Research (Chair)
Williams-Klotz, Denise – DSO/Multicultural Student Affairs (Co-Chair)
Abalu, Somi – Department of Residence
Boulden, Billy – DSO/Sorority and Fraternity Engagement
Chicoine, Jathan – DSO/Veterans Center
Giese, Carrie – Student Wellness
Gwebu, KB – Department of Residence
Mont’Alvao-Neto, Arnaldo – Admissions
Nicholson, Nichole – Admissions/New Student Programs
Severson, Allie – DSO/Hixson Opportunity Awards & National Student Exchange
Speight, Virginia – Department of Residence
Sullivan, Julia – Office of Student Financial Aid
Thurston, Nehemiah – Department of Residence
Van Heiden, Megan – DSO/Student Assistance
Vanderheyden, Brian – Student Wellness
Vlastaras, Jason – Recreation Services
Wenig, Kelly – DSO/Writing & Media Center 


Research Committee

Student Affairs Research: 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.
updated August 9, 2019 

Pistilli, Matt – Student Affairs Assessment & Research (Chair)
Baumgardner, Jordan – Department of Residence
Compton, Jonathan – Registrar
Forbes, Greg – Financial Aid
Holtman, Kyle – Learning Communities
Luiken, Liz – Student Conduct
Nolton, Jacob – Registrar
Olsen, Leif – Academic Success Center
Suchan, Jennifer – Registrar
Vlastaras, Jason – Recreation Services
Wenig, Kelly – Writing and Media Center
Williams-Klotz, Denise – Multicultural Student Affairs