Staff Professional Accomplishments

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Campus Partners

Residence Hall Directors, Tiffany Tyree, Christopher Owens, Meghan Miller, Beth Chambers, and Diane Platton, and Associate Director, Kevin Mowers, completed a week long workshop to become Green Dot Bystander Intervention Trainers in June 2015. Learn more about Green Dot.

Naadiya Hopkins, Assistant Residence Hall Director, became one of the first graduate students in the nation to become an A.L.I.C.E. instructor in September 2015. The purpose of A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is to prepare individuals to handle the threat of an Active Shooter. A.L.I.C.E. teaches individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety. Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster.

Patrick Dugan, Assistant Director, has been a member of the Kent State University Faculty and Staff Advisory Council to the LGBT Center since February 2015.

Kevin Mowers, Associate Director, presented a webinar in January 2015 focused on Vandalism and Restorative Practices in Residence Halls.

Lindsay Marx, Assistant Director, completed the Kent State University Institute for Excellence in November 2014, a year-long program devoted to leadership development.

ACUHO-I

Allison Smith, Senior Fiscal Manager, began her role as the chair of the ACUHO-I Business Operations, Administration, and Finance Committee in November 2015 for a one-year term. 

Christopher Owens and Seth Newell, Residence Hall Directors, attended the 2015 GLACUHO Annual Conference in Flint, Michigan. Christopher Owens was selected to be a member of the Programming and Development Committee for a one-year term. Seth Newell was selected to be a member of the Student Learning Committee for a one-year term.

Jill Church, Executive Director, and Allison Smith, Senior Fiscal Manager, presented “Transforming Unpopular High-Rise Residence Halls During the Summer Construction Season” at the 2015 Annual Association of College and University Residence Halls International (ACUHO-I) Conference.

Lindsay Marx, Assistant Director, and Curtis Clark, Residence Hall Director, attended the Great Lakes ACUHO (GLACUHO) annual conference in November 2014. Lindsay Marx served as a member of the Student Learning Committee and presented a session titled “Learning Outcomes 101 & Learning Outcomes 102”.

Allison Smith, Senior Fiscal Manager, served on 2013 Association of College and University Housing Officers- International (ACUHO-I) Business Operations, Finance and Administration Committee Panel Presentation on Deferred Maintenance for Small and Medium schools at the ACUHO-I's Business Operations Conference held in Providence, Rhode Island.  The session engaged conference attendees and focused in on deferred maintenance on their residential buildings.  

Jill Church, Executive Director of Residence Services, participated in the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International's (ACUHO-I) Chief Housing Officers Institute held in Atlanta, GA.  

John Hummell, Residence Hall Director, participated in and successfully completed the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International's (ACUHO-I) online Occupancy Management Certificate program.  Hummell completed two online courses and a capstone experience that earned him a certificate in occupancy management.  

Lindsay Marx, Assistant Director, co-authored “Exploring Living-Learning Communities within the Region” for the GLACUHO Trends Magazine in July 2014.

NACURH

Justin Schwendeman, Assistant Residence Hall Director, was elected the Regional Director for a one-year term beginning in May 2015 with the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH). Learn more about CAACURH.

Justin Schwendeman, Assistant Residence Hall Director, served on a one-year term as the Regional Communications Coordinator for Bidding with the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) in 2014-2015. Justin was awarded a Silver Pin for his work from the Regional Director and was honored as the recipient of RCC of the Year.

Chelsea Uhl, Assistant Residence Hall Director, David Haas, Residence Hall Director, and Patrick Dugan, Assistant Director, attended conferences associated with the National Association for College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). Chelsea attended the 2014 and CAACURH 2015 Annual Conference. David attended the NACURH 2015 Annual Conference. Patrick attended the NACURH 2015 Annual Conference and the CAACURH 2015 Annual Conference.

ACPA & NASPA

Patrick Dugan, Assistant Director, attended the 2015 Annual ACPA Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Dennis Gregory, Assistant Director, and Erica Eckert, Ph.D., Coordinator of Assessment & Evaluation and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Services, presented at the 2014 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) national conference held in Baltimore, Maryland March 15-19, 2014.  The title of their presentation was "Essential Skills for Assessment: Things Student Affairs Personnel Should Know (or Learn)" 

Curtis Clark, Residence Hall Director, attended and completed the New Professionals and Graduate Institute in November 2013 through the NASPA IV-E Region.

OCPA

Yewande Odunaiya-Moore, Residence Hall Director, has been an active member of  the OCPA Equity and Inclusion Committee as well the OCPA Conference Planning Committee since May 2015.

David Haas, Residence Hall Director, and Josette Skobieranda-Dau, Assistant Director, presented at the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) conference in January 2015 on “Creating a More Impactful Student Staff Training Experience”.

NEOHO

Beth Chambers, Residence Hall Director, was elected to a three-year term with the North East Ohio Housing Officers (NEOHO) organization. She was President-Elect in 2014-2015, is currently President, and will serve as Past President in 2015-2016.

Other Organizations

David Haas, Residence Hall Director, was recognized in October 2015 for his outstanding achievements as the Advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Kent State University. David was acknowledged for his leadership accomplishments in his work with the organization over the past two year.

Seth Newell, Residence Hall Director, co-authored the article “Making Social Media Work for You” in the Campus Activities Programming Magazine in August 2015. He also was featured in an professional spotlight introducing “10 Questions With…” in the Campus Activities Programming Magazine in September 2015.

Chris Tankersley, Assistant Director, was awarded the Durrance Award in July 2015. The Durrance Award is given annually to the most outstanding fraternity chapter advisor in the nation for exceptional service to an undergraduate chapter.

Kevin Mowers, Associate Director, and Brian Hellwig, Assistant Director, attended the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) annual conference in February 2015. Kevin Mowers served on the Conflict Resolution Committee and as a Restorative Justice Pre-Conference Mediator.

Yewande Odunaiya-Moore, Residence Hall Director, published an article in 2014 titled “Exploring the Role of Introverts in Student Affairs” with the Student Affairs Feature.

Jonathan Prenosil, Business System Analyst, presented at the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) Regional Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 5-7, 2013.  The tile of his presentation was "Practical Framework for the Implementation of an Intercultural Living Learning Community."