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 December 16, 2019

Co-chairs: Jen Leptein & Nicole Bartolozzi.
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 (co-chair) – Hixson/NSE | Dean of Students Office 
Jen Leptien (co-chair) – Learning Communities | SVPSA Central Office
Kurt Earnest – Department of Residence |Auxiliaries 
Brad Freihoefer – The Center |Dean of Students Office 
Navya Mannengi – ISSO | DSO
Kevin Merrill – Memorial Union | Auxiliaries
Matt Pistilli – Assessment & Research | SVPSA Central Office
Jenny Pollard – Communications | SVPSA Central Office 
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


Staff Development & Wellbeing Committee

updated May 17, 2020

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.

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.

Staff Development & Wellbeing Committee      
Brain Vanderheyden (co-chari) – Student Wellness Office | Student Health and Wellness
Kipp Van Dyke (co-chari) – Student Assistance | Dean of Students Office
Katy Cran – Communications | Dean of Students Central Office 
Stephanie Downs – University Wellbeing | University Human Resources
Chris Hanes – Student Counseling Services | Student Health and Wellness
Nora Hudson – Recreation Services | Student Health and Wellness
Kayla Kaetzel – HR Partner | University Human Resources
Kinsey Phillips – ISU Police Department
Jenny Pollard – Communications | SVPSA Central Office 
Denise Williams-Klotz – Multicultural Student Affairs | Dean of Student Office


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
Giese, Carrie – Student Wellness
Gwebu, KB – Department of Residence
Severson, Allie – DSO/Hixson Opportunity Awards & National Student Exchange
Speight, Virginia – Department of Residence
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
Forbes, Greg – Financial Aid
Holtman, Kyle – Learning Communities
Luiken, Liz – Student Conduct
Olsen, Leif – Academic Success Center
Vlastaras, Jason – Recreation Services
Wenig, Kelly – Writing and Media Center
Williams-Klotz, Denise – Multicultural Student Affairs