Three Student Affairs Division staff were among the eight individuals honored with a Diversity Matters Award this year. Paul Sapp and Bryant Dowd of Admissions and Kathy Green of University Health Services were presented with the award during the Sixth Annual Diversity Town Hall on January 22. Learn more about all of the winners here.
Welcome from the Vice President
Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs at UNI! We provide connections and resources for students to be successful on their educational journey. We aspire to develop partnerships that build a welcoming, equitable and engaging environment, and connect in-the-classroom learning with out-of-classroom opportunities. By collaborating with others across the campus community, we challenge students to grow to their full potential. Join us on this journey as we contribute to the development of students to become better leaders of today and better citizens of tomorrow.
Please let us know how we can do better at our shared goals for student success. Departments in Student Affairs include:
- Vice President for Student Affairs
- Career Services
- Center for Multicultural Education
- Dean of Students
- Health and Recreation Services
- Student Life & Event Services
- Student Success & Retention
Paula Knudson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
UNI Dining Services now spend about 29% of their total food purchasing budget on foods from within 250 miles of campus. The purchases made by UNI Dining Services not only help to support local farmers but also the university, as some of the produce is purchased from the student-led campus gardens, Panther Plot. This local food purchasing effort has not gone unnoticed either!
On November 5, Michelle Czarnecki and Ellie Hail, second year graduate students in the Post Secondary Education: Student Affairs programs, won the case study competition at the 2013 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-East Regional Conference. The case study competition strives to cultivate the ability of graduate students to apply theory to practice, while also giving students the chance to showcase their skills and receive feedback from professionals in higher education.
In September, Tabatha Cruz, Center for Multicultural Education Program Coordinator, was named to the “The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier’s Class of 2013 20 Under 40.” Each year, the Courier honors outstanding young people in the Cedar Valley who are making a difference in their work and personal lives to make the area a better place. Tabatha was one of twenty outstanding award winners this year. A reception for the winners is planned for November 19, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall. Congratulations, Tabatha, on your accomplishment!
Two staff members from the Student Affairs Division were recently awarded the Regents Staff Excellence Award. Mary Baumann, Associate Registrar, and Dan Schofield, Associate Director of Admissions, were honored with the award during the Iowa Board of Regents staff luncheon on September 11. The Regents Staff Excellence Award annually recognizes staff for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Regent institutions as well as the State of Iowa.