The Division of Student Affairs strategically invests in our staff to advance the organization and the greater goals of the College. The Division’s Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Kelly Hennessy, Associate Dean of Students and Will Petrick, Assistant Director for Sophomore Year Experience and Upperclass Experience. Contact Dr. Kelly Hennessy at firstname.lastname@example.org and Will Petrick at email@example.com.
Staff Presentations and Professional Service
The Division’s Professional Development Committee seeks to provide engaging, timely programs that enhance staff’s ability to serve our students. The committee is responsible for assessing professional development needs, as well as developing appropriate programs and resources to address continual skill and knowledge enhancement. The work of this committee is designed to complement existing department-specific training and focuses on professional competencies areas for higher education professionals.
The Division of Student Affairs brings engaging speakers to campus to discuss current topics in higher education with staff, faculty, and students.
Past speakers have included:
Dr. George Kuh, Indiana University, Transformative Learning Experiences: What Matters Most in Student Success?
Dr. Shaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania, Reframing Success for College Students of Color
Dr. Kevin Kruger, NASPA President, Trends in Higher Education
Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, New York Institute of Technology, Making Your Move: A Top Ten List to Consider & Capacity-Building: The New Superpower in Higher Education
NASPA Summer Series
The NASPA Summer Series is TCNJ’s gateway to over 50 of the high-quality educational sessions from the NASPA Annual Conference. The Division of Student Affairs gathered to watch and discuss select presentations every other week on a variety of current topics, such as assessment, social media, sexual assault, and diversity/equity.
Kelly Hennessy, Ed.D. Co-Chair, Associate Dean of Students
Will Petrick, Co-Chair, Assistant Director for Sophomore Year Experience & Upperclass Experience
Avani Rana, Director of Leadership Development
Devan Kowalek, Coordinator of Student Organizations
Tricia Torley, Associate Director of Residential Education
Nailah Brown, Residence Director
Crystel Maldonado, Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution
Audrey Cooper, Associate Director for the Career Center
George Nazario, Men’s Soccer Coach