Welcome! I am proud to be associated with a team of caring and dedicated student affairs educators and academic enrichment professionals who are full and integral partners with the faculty of our four academic colleges, and the campus community, in offering programs and services that help ensure you achieve “success by degrees.”
The Leadership Institute is the most recent example of an innovative program our dedicated team has developed to enrich your educational experience. The response to the Leadership Institute from the campus community has been overwhelming. In its inaugural year, 45 undergraduates and 20 graduate students are participating (selected from 160 applicants), and 15 faculty and staff are workshop presenters, while 45 more are serving as leadership mentors.
Over the course of the Spring semester we'll also launch a Student Concerns Program, a Student Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice, and contribute to the campus-wide efforts to prepare for the introduction of a Lower Division program and opening of University Housing.
Above all else, I value the opportunity to support your efforts or help address any concerns you may have. I encourage you to drop by my office, located in the Student Life Center (A-2130), during my weekly open hours on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need anything at all. Even if you don’t need anything, stop in and simply visit!
Aurélio Manuel Valente
Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
The mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Enrichment is to promote the academic, personal and professional development of our students and inspire them to be responsible citizens and leaders both on campus and in the community.
The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Enrichment will be recognized as a
vital contributor in creating an inclusive, supportive and engaged campus community
focused on student success.
The Division of Student
Affairs and Academic Enrichment aspires to deliver an innovative,
comprehensive and integrated student life curriculum with learning outcomes that focus on self-efficacy and
determination, personal and professional success, multicultural competence,
leadership development, and civic engagement.
Students who actively participate in
Student Affairs and Academic Enrichment programs will achieve:
- Self-Efficacy and Determination by constructing an understanding of self, and commitment to personal responsibility, integrity and wellness, that guides their decisions and actions.
- Personal and Professional Success by learning and applying knowledge and transferable skills to achieve personal aspirations and professional and career growth.
- Multicultural Competence by thriving within diverse perspectives, experiences and environments, and building their capacity for being advocates for equity and social justice.
- Leadership Development and Civic Engagement deploying their knowledge and talents to improve their communities, both as individuals and by mobilizing others towards positive sustainable change.
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