Staff Development

Learn how to be an advocate, increase your mindfulness, or get a better headshot through the programming of the Staff Development Committee.

The Student Affairs Staff Development Committee is responsible for our key division-wide events including our Fall Kickoff, Holiday Party, and many educational programs. Each year the committee identifies and creates educational opportunities for our staff to promote skill development and personal and professional growth.

Division members - if you have an event or topic you would like to see covered please reach out to any of the committee members listed below.


Staff Development Committee 2017-18

  • Richard (Richie) J. Kenney, Housing & Residential Life, Chair
  • Caroline Gomez, Counseling Center
  • Jian Gou, Dean of Students Office
  • Junior Peña, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Mery Poynter, Housing & Residential Life
  • Jesus Santiago, Student Center Complex
  • Ronald Wabomnor,  Housing & Residential Life
  • Christina WooChing, Wellness & Recreation

Upcoming Events

  • Navigating Campus Politics Roundtable - November 30th, 3pm UC Conference Room 2420A
  • Book Club Sign Up Deadline - November 30th
  • Division Holiday Party - December 12th, 3:30pm
  • Spring Development Breakfast - February 1st, 8:30am

Spring Events

Division staff members can look forward to events focused on the following areas:

  • Wellness and healthy living
  • Teambuilding and engagement
  • Mental health and personal wellness
  • Leadership and supervision
  • Technology