Vice President for Student Affairs

Student Characteristics

 
The Lighthouse Project: First-Generation Heroes Shining Light on Others
Regina Tolbert, Graduate Assistant for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science
Carla Parra, Student Director for New Student Orientation
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
Dallas, TX, March 2017

 

First Generation Kryptonite: Feeling Like an Impostor
Carla Parra, Student Director for New Student Orientation
w/ Jacob Patrick, Northeastern State University
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
Dallas, TX, March 2017

 

Supporting Hispanic & Latinx Student Access & Success Through Pre-College Transition Institutes
Brett Bruner, Director of Transition & Student Conduct
Melanie Arellano, Student Director for Family Orientation
Marisol Regalado, Orientation Team Leader for the College of Education
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
Dallas, TX, March 2017

Supporting Hispanic & Latinx Student Access & Success Through Pre-College Transition Institutes

 

Where the Males At?
John Gettemeyer, Graduate Assistant for Extended Orientation & Transition Initiatives
Colin McIver, Orientation Team Leader for Exploratory
Jacob Schoenfeld, Student Director for Tiger Impact Fall Orientation Weekend
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
Dallas, TX, March 2017

Where the Males At?

 

How Do I Country?
Ricardo Zamora, Student Director for the Transition Experience
Haydee Reyes, Student Director for Tiger Impact Fall Orientation Weekend
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
Dallas, TX, March2017

How Do I Country?

  

High Impact Practices for First-Generation Students
John Gettemeyer, Graduate Assistant for Extended Orientation & Transition Initiatives
w/ Jacob Patrick, Northeastern State University
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN, November 2016
 
  

Commuting to Success
John Nicholson, Graduate Student for Off-Campus Life
Kansas Student Affairs Conference
Manhattan, KS, October 2016

 
So You are a Mentor...Now What?
Brett Bruner, Director of Transition & Student Conduct
Kansas Ad Astra Conference for First-Generation College Students
Wichita, KS, September 2016


Mentoring 101
Brett Bruner, Director of Transition & Student Conduct
Carla Parra-Martinez, Student Director for The Lighthouse Project First-Generation College Student Transition Mentoring Program
Kansas Ad Astra Conference for First Generation College Students
Wichita, KS, September 2016


The Lighthouse Project First-Generation College Student Transition Initiatives
John Greathouse, Graduate Assistant for Extended Orientation & Transition Initiatives
Kansas Ad Astra Conference for First Generation College Students
Wichita, KS, September 2016


First Generation College Students Speak
Carla Parra-Martinez, Student Director for The Lighthouse Project First-Generation College Student Transition Mentoring Program
Kansas Ad Astra Conference for First Generation College Students
Wichita, KS, September 2016

 
Supporting First-Year, First-Generation College Students in Transition
Brett Bruner, Director of Transition & Student Conduct
Dr. Keegan Nichols, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator
NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference
Portland, OR, June 2016

Supporting First Year, First-Generation College Students in Transition to Persistence


High Impact Practices for First Generation Students
Jacob Patrick, Graduate Assistant for New Student Programs & Community Standards
NODA Region IV Conference
Tulsa, OK, February 2016

  

Helping Freshman Commuters Gravitate to the Center of Your Campus
John Nicholson, Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Life
NODA Region IV Conference
Tulsa, OK, February 2016
 
 

Get Your Head in the Game: Serving Student-Athletes
Holly Weiss, Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities & Student Life
NODA Region IV Conference
Tulsa, OK, February 2016
 
 

Extoverts are from Venus & Introverts from Mars
John Gettemeyer, Graduate Assistant for Extended Orientation & Transition Initiatives
Ricky Zamora, Student Director for Transition Experience
NODA Region IV Conference
Tulsa, OK, February 2016
  
  
Becoming an Ally for Transfer Students 
Alyssa Mustard, Graduate Assistant for Family & Transfer Engagement
Kansas Student Affairs Conference
Hays, KS, September 2015

 
Generational Allies
Becky Peterson, Director of Residential Life
Jacob Patrick, Graduate Assistant for Student Programs & Community Standards
Kansas Student Affairs Conference
Hays, KS, September 2015


Winning with Student Athletes
 
Holly Weiss, Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities & Student Life
Kansas Student Affairs Conference
Hays, KS, September 2015

Winning with Student Athletes  

  
From Rookie to Pro: Supporting First-Generation College Students to Success
Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
w/Dr. Teresa Clounch, Baker University
Kansas Student Affairs: Committee to Student Success Conference
Salina, KS, April 2015

From Rookie to Pro

 
Meeting Transfer Student Needs through Peer Mentorships, Transfer Housing & Family Involvement

Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
Alyssa Mustard, Graduate Assistant for Family & Transfer Engagement
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
St. Louis, MO, February 2015

Transfer Session


Rookie to Pro: How Do We Best Serve First Generation Students?
Jacob Patrick, Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience & Orientation
Alma Hidalgo, Multicultural Admissions Counselor/Graduate Intern for Extended Orientation & Transitional Initiatives
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Region IV Conference
St. Louis, MO, February 2014

 
Parent & Family Engagement for Community College Transfer Students
Alyssa Mustard, Graduate Assistant for Family & Transfer Engagement
Poster Session - NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education Annual Conference
Orlando, FL, November 2014 


Supporting Students of Color from Orientation to Commencement
Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
w/Teresa Clounch, Baker Univeristy
Kansas Collaborating for Student Success: Student Development & Academic Affairs Conference
Lindsborg, KS, April 2014

Supporting Students of Color from Orientation to Commencement


Helping Males Succeed in College: Male's Experiences of Mattering and Marginalization
Roger Schieferecke, Associate Director for Student Services, KAMS & Card, K.A. (2013)
The College Student Affairs Journal.  31, (2). 

Abstract:
Perceptions of mattering and marginalization are significant to the male experience of college.  Quantitative studies regarding the gap between women's and men's achievements in education are common in research.  However, there are fewer qualitative studies focusing on male college students' experiences.  This qualitative study investigates 21 male students' perceptions of mattering and marginalization during their college experience at a research university in the Great Plains, where the majority of students were women.


Advocating for Transfer & Non-Traditional Students
Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
w/Janet Marling, National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students &
Robert Carroll, University of Washington
Transfer Services & Non-Traditional Students Networks' Pre-Conference Session
NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX, November 2013 


Today's College Student: The "New" Traditional
Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
w/ La'Cresha Moore, University of North Texas Health Science Center
National Orientation Directors Association Region IV Conference
Little Rock, AR, February 2013

Today's College Students - The New Traditional powerpoint


A Vote for the Future - Our Students

Keynote Speaker, 2012 Annual KBEA Convention
Wichita, KS - October 2012

Twitter, reality TV, smart phones, Facebook and iPads - today's students have the ability to connect to the world in more ways than previous generations ever had the opportunity to do.  Yet are they connecting with each other, and to their academics?  How do today's students get ahead in the classroom & prepare for life after high school - and will they success in college?

KBEA 2

 
Who Is In My Freshmen Class 
Joey Linn, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Enrollment Management
Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers, 2009

This session explored the changing demographics of the freshmen class and the effect the current economy is having on their decisions.

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