Professional Development


The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee exists to facilitate professional development among divisional staff members through a number of initiatives.  The committee's aim is to share information and increase communication; build a team within the division; create interaction; improve staff morale and retention; and provide personal and professional development experiences designed to enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for staff to become increasingly effective in their roles.

Role of the Committee

The committee is charged with the following roles:

  • Plan, organize and coordinate Professional Development Day and other events, as assigned;
  • Provide knowledge and resources to facilitate best practices;
  • Create opportunities for cross-departmental collaborations;
  • Develop and maintain a staff recognition program.


Membership consists of employees from within the Division of Student Affairs. The committee reports to the VP for Student Affairs and is co-chaired by the Romando Nash, AVP Student Services, and Robb Drury, Sr Director Resource Management.

The 2017-18 Committee comprises of:

Marina Corrales, Matthew Stowe, Yolanda Fernandez, Doan Phan, Neelam Keshwani, Lisa Vlay, Jed Soliven, Catherine Voss-Plaxton, Leo Young, Kell Fujimoto, Roger Elrod, Teri Tanner, Alex Froehlich, Robb Drury and Romando Nash.

Ideas for the Committee?   Please contact:  Robb Drury at (408)924-6213