Professional Development Committee

Professional development activities are coordinated by the Professional Development Committee.

The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to develop, implement and assess professional development initiatives that enhance the competence of Student Affairs staff. Specific initiatives will be developed in cooperation with the UA Department of Human Resources to:

  • educate new professionals about Division practices, campus history and structure, and competencies needed by professionals
  • educate support staff professionals regarding advanced skills needed
  • inform staff of professional development opportunities through the University, professional associations and local institutions
  • provide a series of workshops to prepare staff to meet the needs of diverse student populations
  • collaborate with campus partners to supplement the Division's professional development initiatives
  • provide supervisors and individual professional staff with tools to establish measurable professional development goals based on a competency model at early career, mid-career and senior career increments
  • evaluate staff needs for professional development and plan accordingly

Committee Members 2014-2015


George Brown, University Recreation

Committee Members:

Hawken Brackett, Housing and Residential Communities
Maureen Flint, Housing and Residential Communities
Barbara Grimes, Center for Service and Leadership
Amanda Ingram, Career Center
Jessie Patterson Jones, External Affairs
Andre Love, University Recreation
Paige Miller, Women and Gender Resource Center
Rosalind Moore, Student Involvement
Paula Perry, Student Conduct
Ryan Powell, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Celeste Siggers, University Recreation
Courtney Thomas, Center for Service and Leadership
Paul Wright, Office of Student Media