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Professional Development Committee

The DSAES Professional Development Committee coordinates opportunities for all staff members within the Division to gain knowledge and insight on topics pertaining to trends in higher education, student development, professional growth and other topics tied to the Student Success mission. In addition, the Professional Development Committee also works to develop and coordinate the Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Awards and Recognition Program and Winter Social.

The DSAES PDC is pleased to offer the following development opportunities:

DSAES Practice - A series of activities related to the latest hot topics and current issues arising in higher education.

This semester, the PDC will offer a series of Electronic Resource Toolkits for staff members related to a variety of hot topics. Toolkit topics, links and dates of availability are listed below:

DSAES Enrich - An ongoing series of workshops and activities to better yourself as a person and professional with experiences such as wellness and authenticity at work.

DSAES Link

Sponsored by the Professional Development Committee, the DSAES LINK Program pairs experienced and excelling staff members with staff who are interested in developing their career and leadership skills. The program is structured to provide support, networking opportunities, and professional development training to help staff members develop their careers and to become effective contributors to the UH community.

The Professional Development Committee would like to thank you for your interest in the DSAES LINK Program. Listed below are details about the application process for the program. Should you have any questions, please contact Ja'Nelle King.

Please also listen to the Art of Mentoring: LINKed Together, a podcast discussing mentorship and the LINK program.

DSAES Sync - Receive a welcome package with digital orientation and engage in sessions to meet other colleagues and understand the culture of the University and Division. *For new DSAES Employees.

SYNC events are intended for staff within their first year of employment within the Division; invitations will be sent directly to appropriate staff members to invite them to SYNC events.

DSAES Exchange - New professionals in the field can participate in this institute to learn personal and professional development lessons from seasoned colleagues, to improve effectiveness within the first five years.

DSAES Navigate - This institute series is to help supervisors navigate university policies and responsibilities, while learning how to best support their staff by developing new management and leadership skills.

DSAES Connect - creates opportunities for staff to connect on a personal level to build relationships with others across the Division.

Membership Roster 2019 – 2020

Ja’Nelle King (Chair)
Center for Student Involvement
Cassandra Joseph (Co-Chair) Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Jay Hills (Co-Chair) Office of the University Registrar
Stephen Reynolds Enrollment Services Communication & Marketing
Ashley Brown Office of the University Registrar
William Swanson Office of the University Registrar
Linda Patlan Admissions
Caitlin Goodwill Student Centers
Jacqueline Walker Integrated Enrollment Services
Donah Justice University Career Services
Courtney McElroy Student Housing & Residential Life
Janise Powell Center for Student Involvement
Dr. Johna McClendon Admissions
Teeba Rose Student Housing & Residential Life
Celina Javate Office of the University Registrar
Jarrell Miller Student Housing & Residential Life
Angelia Irving Office of the University Registrar
María-Cristina Gavilán Admissions