Student Affairs Gathering

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Past Student Affairs Gatherings

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Spring 2022 – Student Affairs Recognition Awards

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Employees in the Division of Student Affairs had great successes and challenges this past academic year. From spearheading large projects and program implementation, providing outstanding student support services, partnering with campus units, managing the challenges that COVID-19 presents, lending support in times of crisis, or simply performing position roles & responsibilities beyond expectations, just to name a few. Each one of us has accomplished so much over the academic year and their hard work and commitment to Western students does not go unnoticed. 

2022 Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award Recipient:

Antonio Castellanos

Antonio Castellanos, Admission & Financial Aid

The Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award is given to a Student Affairs employee who collaborated and worked closely with other division staff throughout the year. They treat colleagues with respect, consider the ideas and opinions of others, share information, are willing to accept responsibility, and promote the spirit of teamwork within their unit and the larger community.

2022 Champion of Humble Service Award Recipient:

Paula Verdegaal-Tyalor, ASWOU & Student Affairs

The Champion of Humble Service Award is given to an individual who works quietly behind the scenes for the good of students, Student Affairs, and the University. They go the extra mile and contribute immensely to a culture of care. While not always publicly celebrated, this individual demonstrates leadership through dedication and service.

2022 Service to Student Excellence Award Recipient:

Alicia Monrroy

Alicia Monrroy, Student Enrichment Program

The Service to Student Excellence Award is given to a Student Affairs employee who has made a significant difference in the life of one or more students. They have consistent interaction and engagement with students; assisting them under varying circumstances. They foster students’ academic, personal, and professional growth, contribute to student success, and advocate for students.

Nomination & Selection Process

Any classified/unclassified staff employed in the Division of Student Affairs, anytime between July 1, 2021 to present. Nominations included a brief reason for the nomination. Active employees within the division submitted nominations. The Student Affairs Leadership Team reviewed the pool of nominees and selected this years receipients.

Winter 2022 – WOUcha Kucha

SA Gathering Winter 2022


Fall 2021 – #MMIW: Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women

Student Affairs Gathering Fall 2021

Presentation recording:

Presentation slides: WOU slides MMIW

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Spring 2021 – History, Context, Lived Experiences, and Impact of Anti-AAPI Racism

Student Affairs Gathering Spring 2021


Winter 2021 – WOUcha Kucha

Student Affairs Gathering Winter 2021


Fall 2020 – Not Racist Isn’t Enough: Creating an Antiracist Workplace

Student Affairs Gathering Fall 2020

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Spring 2020 – Virtual Scavenger Hunt (May 2020) & WOUrona? Hi! Sis (April 2020)

Student Affairs Gathering Spring 2020

Winter 2020 – WOUcha Kucha

Student Affairs Gathering Winter 2020

Fall 2019 – New Initiatives and Recruitment Landscrape, WOU Admissions

Student Affairs Fall Gathering 2019

Winter 2019 - Spring 2019

Spring 2019 – Questions, Persuade, Refer (QPR) presentation by the WOU CASA and Suicide Prevention Program, WOU Research Institute

Winter 2019 – Student Media presentation by Rhys Rinch, Student Media Adviser, Student Engagement

Questions? Contact:

Emmanuel Macías, Executive Assistant | 503-838-8423