Professional Development Committee

Mission

The Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee provides learning opportunities for staff to enhance their professional and personal growth. This is accomplished through new employee orientation, intentional in-service programs, engagement through collaboration and divisional service, and support for participations to specific professional development institutes.

    • Facilitate an on-boarding program for new staff to ensure a smooth and effective transition to the Division of Student Affairs and Kennesaw State University
    • Engage staff in their own professional and personal development
    • Develop, promote, and implement purposeful staff development opportunities
    • Cultivate a stronger sense of community and collaboration among staff, students, and across departments
    • Promote divisional values to guide our profession and practice at Kennesaw State University
  • Name
    Position
    • Teresa Johnston

      Teresa Johnston Student Affairs Leadership

      Position:
      Student Affairs Leadership

      Phone: (470) 578-2539
      Email: tjohnst8@kennesaw.edu
      Location: KH 3431


      Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee
    • Nigel Harris

      Nigel Harris Sports and Recreation

      Position:
      Sports and Recreation

      Phone: (470) 578-5110
      Email: nharris6@kennesaw.edu
      Location: PE 1077


      Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee
    • Karen Boettler

      Karen Boettler Student Leadership & Services

      Position:
      Student Leadership & Services

      Phone: (470) 578-2688
      Email: kboettle@kennesaw.edu
      Location: ST 269B


       
    • Amy Burnette

      Amy Burnette Sports and Recreation

      Position:
      Sports and Recreation

      Phone: (470) 578-4858
      Email: aburne27@kennesaw.edu
      Location: PE 1102


       
    • Colin Chadwick

      Colin Chadwick Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

      Position:
      Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

      Phone: (470) 578-3403
      Email: cchadwi6@kennesaw.edu
      Location: ST 274E


       
    • Judy Craven

      Judy Craven Marietta Student Affairs

      Position:
      Marietta Student Affairs

      Phone: (470) 578-2331
      Email: jcraven@kennesaw.edu
      Location: A 230J


       
    • Jessica Duvall

      Jessica Duvall Cultural and Community Centers

      Position:
      Cultural and Community Centers

      Phone: (470) 578-7557
      Email: jduvall6@kennesaw.edu
      Location: UC 126A


       
    • Matt Khoury

      Matt Khoury Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Analysis

      Position:
      Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Analysis

      Phone: (470) 578-2712
      Email: mkhoury1@kennesaw.edu
      Location: A 230L


       
    • Tonya McPherson

      Tonya McPherson Student Activities

      Position:
      Student Activities

      Phone: (470) 578-3083
      Email: tmcphe11@kennesaw.edu
      Location: ST 336G


       
    • Nicole Phillips

      Nicole Phillips Student Advocacy

      Position:
      Student Advocacy

      Phone: (470) 578-3546
      Email: nphill10@kennesaw.edu
      Location: A 230K


       
    • Wayne Strother

      Wayne Strother Counseling and Psychological Services

      Position:
      Counseling and Psychological Services

      Phone: (470) 578-7391
      Email: wstrothe@kennesaw.edu
      Location: A 170h


       

Professional Development Committee Services

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

  • Learn about:

    • Our division
    • Resources for your success
    • Staff Engagement Opportunities
    • Meet new Colleagues and senior leaders in the Division
  • The Center for University Learning offers a variety of opportunities to develop your skills. To view upcoming training sessions as well as self guided online training modules, visit their website.

  • The core of NASPA’s mission is to provide professional development for student affairs educators and administrators who share the responsibility for a campus wide focus on the student experience.

    For more professional development opportunities or to learn more about NASPA, visit their website.

  • For more professional development opportunities or to learn more about ACPA, visit their website

    ACPA is providing professional development opportunities, here's more information about upcoming events.

  • Career Development: NACE is the leading organization of choice for career developent professionals. For more information visit their website.

    Counseling and Psychological Services: The American College Counseling Association is a primary resource for campus counselors. Additional information can be found here.

    Disability Services: There are a host of organizations that work in this space, including specialized organizations, as well as NASPA. A good place to start would be the NASPA website.

    Diversity and Cultural Communities: As with Disability Services, there are a host of organizations that work in this space, zeroing in on particular populations. A good place to start would be the NASPA knowledge community website.

    Greek Life: The Association of Fraternity | Sorority Advisors is a centralizing force in professional organizations for Greek Life. More information can be found here.

    Housing and Residence Life: ACUHO-I is the leading organization of choice for campus housing and residence life professionals. For more professional development opportunities or to learn more about ACUHO-I, visit their website

    Orientation: Orientation's primary professional organization is the National Orientation Directors' Association. Their website can be found here.

    Sports and Recreation: NIRSA strives to be the primary resource of continuing education for collegiate recreation professionals throughout their careers. For more information, visit their website.

    Student Activites: The National Association for Campus Activities is a primary organization in the Student Activities space. Additional information can be found here.

    Student Conduct: The Association for Student Conduct Administration is a primary organization in the Student Conduct functional area. For more information, please visit their website.

    Student Leadership: Because there are many areas within the functional area of leadership -- including organization leadership, service learning, and more -- a good starting place would be NASPA's student leadership program's knowledge community website.

  • The Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL), in conjunction with Colorado State University, are offering the 3rd iteration of a free MOOC, titled “Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs.” For more info visit the website.

    Additional Assessment resources for Division of Student Affairs staff can be found on the Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Analysis website.

     

  • Do you have a webinar you want to share with the Divison of Student Affairs? Contact Sandefur Porter to get it posted here.

 

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