Division of Student Affairs & Diversity

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4200
studentaffairs@oakland.edu

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

image of two students walking on campus during the fall

Engagement Champions

Student Affairs & Diversity Engagement Champions

Recipients of the "Engagement Champion" Recognition Award will be professional staff that demonstrate behaviors that support the creation of a culture of student engagement focused on the persistence, retention, and overall success of Oakland University Students.  Recipients should embody the mission, vision, and values of SA&D.

Nominated employees should exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Engagement with students above and beyond tasks associated with daily responsibilities
  • Show a ‘students first’ attitude through service on committees or actions that make SA&D a more inclusive and equitable environment
  • Commitment to supporting students struggling with personal or academic issues
  • Demonstrated impact on creating a culture which enhances the student experience
  • Create, support or strengthen an environment of collaboration, communication, and community across the division
  • Display an effort to create procedures, services, facilities, programs and a general environment that is welcoming, efficient, and of exceptional quality to enhance student success

Nomination Process:

  • Nominators should include detailed examples supporting the nomination via a Google form
  • The Professional Development Planning Committee will review and select recipients to be acknowledged at the next Division Professional Development Meeting.
  • Winners will be acknowledged at Division Professional Development Meeting and rewarded with a swag pack and a recognition luncheon with Glenn McIntosh.

Award Winners:

March 2019
Amy Joa, Center for Multicultural Initiatives
Andrea Mill, Career Services
Rachel Stagman First Year Advising Center
Marie VanBuskirk, University Recreation and Well-Being

January 2019
Michele Applebee, University Housing
Bianca Bryant, First Year Advising Center
Xandra Coles, Oakland Center
Nick Desrochers, University Housing

November 2018
James Franklin, OU Counseling Center
Toby Kellk, OU Counseling Center
Amelie Lacoste, OU Counseling Center
Sally Malkim, OU Counseling Center
Laura Sanders, OU Counseling Center

David Schwartz, OU Counseling Center

September 2018
Omar Brown-El, Center for Multicultural Initiatives
Christie Gough, Disability Support Services
Lisa Hock, First Year Advising Center
Yoel Joa, Orientation and New Student Programs

August 2018
Jessie Hurse, Dean of Students Office
Lawanda Kitts, University Housing
Tracy Lauinger, Career Services
Gabby Sokol, University Recreation and Well-Being
Jim Zentmeyer, University Housing