Affinity Groups

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the ongoing development of staff members knowledge and skills. We believe this can take place, in part, through Affinity Groups. At present the Division is developing four Affinity Groups, based on the experience level and interests of staff members. 

If you have any questions or would be interested in forming an additional Affinity Group, please send your ideas our way by contacting Teresa Johnston

If you are interested in participating and have not yet completed the Affinity Group Interest Form you may do so now in Owl Life using this link.

Please remember that all groups are self-selecting.

Affinity group sessions will begin again this Fall Semester. More information will be available soon. 

  • Contact: JC Hernandez

    This group is open to:

    • Anyone with five years or fewer of full-time professional experience (according to ACPA and NASPA)
    • Anyone who is an entry-Level position
    • If you identify with needing additional development in the realm of a New Professional
    • This is a self-selecting group

    Goals:

    • Fostering connections between new professionals in the Division of Student Affairs
    • Engaging new professionals in professional development opportunities on campus
    • Engaging new professionals in professional development opportunities across various functional and national professional organizations
  • Contact: Teresa Johnston 

    This group is open to: 

    • Anyone with 5+ years of professional experience
    • Anyone who is in mid level or mid management position as defined by KSU HR
    • This is a self-selecting group

    Goals: 

    • Fostering connections between mid level professionals in the Division of Student Affairs
    • Engaging mid level professionals in professional development opportunities on campus
    • Engaging professionals in professional development opportunities across various functional and national professional organizations
    • Gain an awareness of the relationship between professional, individual and institution
  • Contact: Amy Burnette

    This group is open to: 

    • Anyone working in a budget-related or support function position within a Student Affairs functional area
    • Professionals at any level who work in these areas
    • This is a self-selecting group

    Goals:

    • Foster connections between budget and support professionals across the Division of Student Affairs
    • Engage budget and support professionals in professional development, and conversations about process improvement and strategies
       
  • Contact: Teresa Johnston 

    This group is open to: 

    • Anyone with 10+ years of professional experience
    • Anyone who holds a management/administrative position as defined by KSU HR
    • If you identify with needing additional development in the realm of management and leadership
    • If you are willing to mentor an entry level professional
    • This is a self-selecting group

    Goals: 

    • Fostering connections between senior management and administrative professionals in the Division of Student Affairs
    • Engaging senior management and administrative professionals in professional development opportunities on campus
    • Engaging professionals in professional development opportunities across various functional and national professional organizations
    • Gain an awareness of the relationship between ethics, risk management and BOR guidelines
    • Engaging senior level professionals in mentoring process

 

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