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Divisional Committees

Staff development in an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs. We invest in the learning and development of our staff members so that they may invest their best selves in the learning and development of UNC Charlotte students.

All staff have the opportunity to participate in one or more division wide committees. These committees provide educational opportunities for staff to learn more about issues impacting higher education and our work at Charlotte. Topics are grounded in the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies based on survey feedback from staff. There is also an annual Charlotte Area Student Affairs Symposium that brings staff from nearby campuses for a daylong conference. A brief description of each committee is below.

For more information and learn how to get involved, contact Karen Shaffer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, kshaffe9@uncc.edu.

Awards & Recognition celebrates the great work of the staff members in the division and provides social activities that bring together the members of the division.

At the end of the year division meeting, we recognize the good work our colleagues have done by presenting the following awards:

  • Rookie of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Most Valuable Niner
  • Hall of Famer
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Justice
  • Outstanding Team Contribution
  • Friend of Student Affairs
  • Above and Beyond, Administrative Support
  • Above and Beyond, Facilities Support
  • Assessment Champion

Visit our Awards page for more details.

View our previous Awards winners.

For more information, contact Casey Hurst, Student Venues & Engagement, cphurst@uncc.edu & Ellissa Brooks Nelson, Student Affairs Research & Assessment, edbrook@uncc.edu.

Careers in Student Affairs engages undergraduate students who are interested in joining the profession with networking opportunities, workshops, and one-on-one mentorship. NASPA Undergraduate Fellows are supported in their path to becoming student affairs professionals both through the UNC Charlotte program and NUFP.

For more information, contact Chris Washington, University Recreation, chriswashi25@uncc.edu.

CLT ConnectEd is a one-day symposium hosted by several Charlotte colleges and universities. The inaugural symposium was hosted at UNC Charlotte in December 2019.

For more information, contact Emily Teitelbaum, Student Involvement, Emily.Teitelbaum@uncc.edu.

New Employee Programs engages staff members who are new to the division of Student Affairs at UNC Charlotte with orientation, onboarding, and an opportunity to request a Niner Navigator to support the transition into the division.

For more information, contact Jeremy Dale, Student Engagement, Jeremy.Dale@uncc.edu.

New Professionals Program engages staff who have joined the field of student affairs within the last five years to network, share ideas and experiences with one another, and learn some of the ins and outs of student affairs.

For more information, contact Emily Teitelbaum, Student Involvement, Emily.Teitelbaum@uncc.edu.

The Student Affairs Supervisor Institute is a networking and learning opportunity developed to support staff members who are new to supervising professional staff.

For more information, please contact Karen Shaffer, Student Affairs, karenshaffer@uncc.edu.

This committee provides mandatory training for all full-time staff and serves as a resource to ensure we are culturally competent and are able to serve all students.