SDSU STUDENT AFFAIRS 2006-2007 Annual Report

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Student Affairs Honors and Recognitions

photo of James R. KitchenJames R. Kitchen, Vice President for Student Affairs, was honored with the prestigious NASPA Foundation Pillars Award at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference. The Pillars Award is the highest distinction that NASPA bestows. NASPA annually honors members of the profession who are individuals of professional distinction, as defined by donors and supporters; have served in leadership roles in NASPA, either regionally or nationally; and/or are being recognized or remembered by colleagues, friends, or students for extraordinary service. 

Kitchen was also cited as the International Student Center’s “Hero of the Year” for securing the necessary resources to begin construction on two of the three buildings in the proposed International Student Village.

photo of Eric RiveraEric Rivera, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, was awarded the Senior Student Affairs Officer Award from the Latino Knowledge Community of the NASPA 2007 conference. Rivera was also chosen as the Student Affairs’ honoree for President Weber’s Top 25, a recognition program that honors 25 individuals who accomplished transformational work at San Diego State University.

photo of Cynthia AveryCynthia Avery was appointed Interim Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives and Campus Life. At the close of the academic year, Avery was working to complete her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She now oversees two offices within the division: Student Activities and Campus Life, and Student Rights and Responsibilities.

photo of James TarboxJames Tarbox, director of Career Services, presented at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) national conference. Additionally, he had a book review published in May 2007 in the NACE Journal, and was appointed to the Accountability and Outcomes Assessment Committee. Tarbox also presented at the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers, where he serves as the current treasurer.

photo of Randy TimmRandy Timm was appointed director of Residential Education.

The Residential Education Office presented the Parent Civility Workshop at New Student Orientation, which was then selected for presentation at the 2007 Joint Conference of NASPA and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The program was highlighted as a national best practices program regarding educating parents. The program is a collaborative effort between Student Rights and Responsibility, New Student Orientation, and Residential Education.

Civic Learning and Community Engagement, formerly the Center for Community Based Service-Learning (housed in the Office of Student Activities and Campus Life), received a $48,000 California State University Service-Learning Curriculum and Infrastructure Development Initiative grant in late fall 2006. The grant was used to enhance the program, hence the new name. Other enhancements included hiring an assistant coordinator, support for service-learning fellows (faculty), and maintaining professional development resources. The division matched the Chancellor’s office, bringing the program total to $60,000. The former CCBSL also received a national award in late 2006 – the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

photo of Tanis StarckTanis Starck was appointed director of Intercultural Relations/Cross-Cultural Center. Her office provides programs and services that promote the advocacy for and the appreciation of cultural diversity, while fostering intercultural and cross-cultural understanding.

SDSU’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Programs were once again cited nationwide. One of the programs, ASPIRE, received an honorary recognition for the Innovative Program Award from the Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education.

Additionally, a partnership was formed between NASPA and SDSU’s e-CHUG program and faculty. NASPA recognizes the e-CHUG as a true evidence-based approach that shows significant promise, and encourages campuses to give serious consideration to including evidence-based programs like the e-CHUG as a part of their comprehensive AOD prevention strategy.

photo of Ron MoffattRon Moffatt, director of the International Student Center (ISC), served as the 2007 President of NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, which is a global network of more than 10,000 individuals advancing international education.

photo of Jane KalionzesJane Kalionzes, ISC associate director, served as the 2006/2007 Chair of NAFSA Region XII (California, Hawaii, and Nevada).

photo of Yvonne HernandezYvonne Hernandez, of Residential Education, presented at the 2007 Joint Conference of NASPA and ACPA regarding undocumented students.

SDSU’s Week of Caring Program was awarded the Regional Program of the Year for the Pacific Region by the National Residence Hall Honorary. The program was selected as one of two finalists for the National Association of College and University Residence Hall Program of the Year. Week of Caring is a weeklong community service program preceding Valentine’s Day. It strives to involve students in community service activities and attempts to refocus the holiday toward caring rather than romance.

Dennis Jackson and Jason Amezcua, both from Residential Education, each presented at the Regional Conference for the Association of College and University Housing Officers regarding developing professional identity in residence hall environments.

photo of Janet CastroJanet Castro, director of New Student and Parent Programs, was once again awarded the Quest for the Best award as faculty adviser for an outstanding student.

pphoto of Karen Caflas and James LangeKaren Calfas1 and James Lange2 of Student Health Services each authored several publications that were submitted, accepted or published in peer-reviewed scientific journals or at professional conferences.

SDSU’s AOD initiatives, headed by James Lange, was recognized by the RADD (the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety) California coalition for their leadership and outstanding public service to reduce drunk driving on California roads during the winter holidays.

photo of Sue Henry and Val WinstromJames Lange, Sue Henry1 and Val Winstrom2 of SHS participated with community organizations related to sexual assault prevention, such as the PRICE (Preventing Rape by Intoxication through Community Education) coalition, a community-wide task force convened by the district attorney to reduce sexual assault.

photo of Gregg LichtensteinGregg Lichtenstein, medical director of Student Health Services, was a key player in the pandemic flu planning committee, San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services.