Sean Willett, a graduate of Valdosta State University in Georgia, has been appointed Sport Clubs Coordinator at WRS. According to WRS Director Kathy Green, there many qualified applicants and it was a very competitive (and time consuming) process. Special thanks go out to search chair Kristi O'Brien and search committee members Barb Shepard, Cindy Klatt, Mike Bobeldyk, Marcus Norris and Nick Maddix. Please take a moment to welcome Sean to campus.
On Wednesday, October 10, UNI will host the 2012 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit in the Commons Ballroom and Lounge. The day-long event will include a keynote session in the morning focusing on Accessible/Assistive Technology, and a variety of break-out sessions in the afternoon, covering topics such as Student Disability Services & Universal Design in Learning, and Employee Disability and Wellness. Faculty, staff and students are all invited to attend.
Dr. Leslie Williams has accepted the position to serve as the Dean of Students. Dr. Williams, a native of Kansas City, has previously worked at Georgia State University, the University of Tennessee, and currently serves as Director of Student Conduct and Commuter Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. She received her Ed.D. from Johnson and Wales, her M.S. from the University of Tennessee, and her B.S. from Central Missouri.
Student Disability Services (SDS) welcomes Brittany Warren as the new Disability Specialist. Brittany is a UNI alum, having received both her BA in Social Science Education and MAE in Post Secondary Education: Student Affairs from UNI. As a student at UNI, she worked for the Department of Residence and also gained experience as a practicum student in the Student Disability Services office. After graduating in 2011, Brittany began working as the Student Achievement Counselor in the Office of Academic Success at Upper Iowa University. Part of her responsibilities included the coordination
Tracey Godon, Senior Assistant Director of Career Services and Director of the UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators, was recently honored as a “Waterloo Friend of Tourism” by the Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tracey was honored for her leadership with the UNI Overseas Teaching Fair. The fair continues to grow, last year attracting more than 1000 teachers and recruiters to the Cedar Valley.