Vice President for Student Affairs

Staff Achievements


Rachel Brinley
Administrative Associate
Student Affairs Office

   FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award

      December 2011 


Center for Student Involvement
Adam Wilbur & Mary McDermott, Student Graphic Designers

     Association of College Unions International Regional Conference
        1st Place Brochure/Student
        1st Place Promotional Campaign/Student
        1st Place Large Media/Student
        1st Place 3 or More Color Poster/Student
        1st Place 1 or 2 Color Poster/Student
        1st Place Logos/Student
        2nd Place Large Media/Student
        3rd Place Booklet/Student

Jenna Day
Residential Life Hall Director

      2014 Phenomenal Woman Award
      2014 February McMindes Hall Staff Member of the Month Recipient
      2013 NASPA Region IV-West New Professional Institute 
2014 Hays Young Professionals


Santina Dechant
Prometric Testing Center Coordinator  

     Completed certification as Testing Center Administrator, 2014

First Year Experience

      NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention In Higher Education
        Region IV Innovative Program of the Year (ACCESS to Success - Student Success Plan), 2014        
        Region IV Graduate Student of Year - Eric Wilson, 2014      
        Region IV Publications & Media Award - FHSU Student Academic Planner, 2013


Gist, Chirs

Chris Gist
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

        2014 National Society of Leadership & Success, Excellence in Service to Students Award
        2013 FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award
        2013 NASPA Region IV-West Support Staff Recognition Award


Nicholas Goodman
Residential Life GA

     UMR-ACUHO Honorable Mention Case Study Competition, 2013


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Patricia Griffin
Director, Academic & Career Exploration Center

     2013-2015 NACADA Emerging leader Mentor
     2013 NACADA Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation Award (Enterprise Leadership
     2012 NASPA IV-West Mid-Level Institute   


Paulette Harp
Administrative Assistant
Residential Life

     Residential Life Commitment to Service Award


Alma Hidalgo
Graduate Assistant for Student Programs

     NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, December 2013



Craig Karlin
Director of Financial Assistance

    Outstanding Service Award

        Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Rebecca Lee Peterson
Director, Residential Life

     UMR-ACUHO Drake Martin-Commitment to Social Justice Award, 2013
     MACURH Advisor of the Month Honorable Mention, August 2012
     FHSU Advisor of the Year, 2012-13  



Tisa Mason
Vice President for Student Affair

      2013 Robert A. Shaffer Award
      2012 AFA Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award

          Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors


Emily Meyer
Residential Life Hall Director

     1st Place - ACPA's New Professional Study, 2014


Robert Moody
Advanced Education Programs/Co/Chair Tilford Diversity Awareness Committee

     NASPA Student Philanthropy International Education 2012 Best Practice Award

          "The America's Project: Bringing English and Technology Innovation F2F and Online to
          Primary School, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Alyssa Mustard
Graduate Assistant for Family Engagement & Learning Communities

     NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, April 2014



Kenton Olliff
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Student Support Services

    FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award

        December 2008


Sara Ouimet
Stadium Place Apartment Manager

     NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, May 2014


Isaac Ortega
International Student Services Graduate Assistant

     SOAR Outstanding Diversity Ally, 2014
    NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, September 2014


Jacob Patrick
Graduate Student for Persistence & Retention

      NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, August 2014


Residential Life

     2011 NASPA Region IV-West Publication Award/Video


Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw
Residential Life Hall Director

   UMR ACUHO Annual Conference Fee Waiver Scholarship, 2013

Carol Solko-Olliff
Director, International Student Services

     FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award

          December 2012


Blake Studer
Student Affairs Social Medial Student Specialist/Graduate Assistant for the Memorial Union

     NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, June 2014


Simone Werth
Student Employment Coordinator

    FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award

        December 2009


Amber White
Coordinator of Diversity Affairs

     2014 NASPA Region IV-West New Professional Rising Star Award


Luci Williams
Degree Analyst

    FHSU President's Distinguished Service Award

        December 2010


Eric Wilson
Graduate Assistant for Persistence & Retention

      NODA, Region 4, Outstanding Graduate Assistant, 2014
      NASPA Region IV-West Graduate Student Spotlight, December 2013



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