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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.


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 Cassandra Joseph.

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 2020 - 2021

Cassandra Joseph (Chair)- she/her/hers Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Courtney McElroy (Co-Chair)- he/him/his Student Housing & Residential Life
Jeremy J. Sanford (Co-Chair)- he/him/his Admissions
Linda Patlan- she/her/hers Admissions
Teeba Rose- he/him/his Student Housing & Residential Life
Jarell Miller- he/him/his Student Housing & Residential Life
George Hill- he/him/his Student Housing & Residential Life
Alyssa Veteto- she/her/hers Student Housing & Residential Life
Aaron Crowe- he/him/his Student Housing & Residential Life
Ja'Nelle King- she/her/hers Center for Student Involvement
Javier Carmona- he/him/his Women & Gender Resource Center
Stephanie Love- she/her/hers Student Centers
Kimberly Shaw- she/her/hers Student Centers
Beverly Garcia- she/her/hers Student Centers
Mary Gibson- she/her/hers Student Health Center
Larissa Rios Cruz- she/her/hers Career Services
Jessica Rubinsky- they/them/theirs Campus Wellness