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  



 Joey Linn
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Registrar

     2014 KACRAO Diane Barnes Mentoring Award
    To honor and encourage the efforts and accomplishments of KACRAO members who have served
     as dedicated and inspiring mentors to new Admissions and Registration professionals.



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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