FREE VIRTUAL Careers in Student Affairs Institute

FREE VIRTUAL Careers in Student Affairs Institute

October 16, 2021: The Ethics of Care and Change: Advocating for Yourself and Others by Lucila Loera

 

 

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Sponsored by: 

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Program

  • CISA is a free, virtual event centered on ethics in Student Affairs in Higher Education. This opportunity is ideal for undergraduate students interested in student affairs, current student affairs graduate students, and new professionals in the field. The goal of the Institute is to provide development opportunities relevant to higher education professionals to enhance the work we do with students and learn more about principle-based ethics education and ethical leadership in student affairs. This opportunity is provided through the generosity of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

    This year our featured speaker is Lucila Loera, Executive Director Office of Access and Equity at Washington State University. This keynote focused on The Ethics of Care and Change: Advocating for Yourself and Others.

    Please share this opportunity with your circles of influence. Feel free to copy and paste the text into an email to students and new professionals who would benefit from attending this free and virtual event.

    Please reach out to the UCCS College of Education Event Planning and Logistics Coordinator, Andre Jordan (st-coe04@uccs.edu) if you have any questions or needs.

    Sponsored by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Education and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, CISA seeks to provide principle-based ethics educational opportunities for student affairs students, professionals, and educators throughout the state to strengthen state-wide collaboration around student support and education as well as encourage promising professionals to consider the field. 

     

  • Lucila Loera

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    Executive Director of the Office for Access and Opportunity at Washington State University

    Lucila will be sharing her journey and how educational and professional experiences have shaped her passion for an ethic for care and change in higher education. The lecture she will be giving is titled The Ethics of Care and Change: Advocating for Yourself and Others. 

    "I serve as the Executive Director of the Office for Access & Opportunity at Washington State University (WSU).  I have served in a variety of progressive roles in Student Affairs over the span of a 25-year career. My development as a practitioner and leader has been shaped from the lens as a Chicana/Latinx in higher education. I am motivated to honor those who have paved the way before me and feel an ethical responsibility to those coming behind me. Throughout my career, I have developed a deep understanding for college access and success considerations with a particular focus on low-income, first-generation and historically minoritized students in higher education. As an administrator, my commitment to leveraging understanding of what impacts students in their academic journeys stems from my own negative educational experiences and wanting to help alleviate that for others. After years working in higher education, I know that not all college students have the same access to opportunities to advance their futures. As a result, I learned to seek external funding and have procured up to $23 million in federal, state, and private funding to directly support students. In my current role I provide the executive leadership in areas of grant writing, fiscal and human resource management for student services programs. In addition, I have led efforts on Food and Basic needs, First-Generation initiatives, First-Gen Study Abroad as well as Strength based education training. I serve as a member of the on-call crisis Student Affairs response team and helped established WSU’s first crisis aware network. My leadership experience includes serving on WSU’s Alumni Association, board member for the national Council for Education (COE) and President of the regional TRIO association (NAEOP).  I earned my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Washington State University and my bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Being a long term administrator gives me the personal experience and opportunity to add to the applied research in the field. As a Student Affairs professional I also feel the responsibility and desire to improve my own practice, which is why I am pursuing my doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University."

  • CISA is a free event for high schoolers, undergraduate & graduate students, and new professionals, hosted by the UCCS College of Education in partnership with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. An informational session designed for high school students led by UCCS Professor Kim Severn, a tour of the campus, and a pizza party. We will focus on discussing relevant ethics topics within student affairs and encourage career exploration in the field of Education.

    High school counselors are welcome to sign up a group of students from their school. Individual high school students are welcome to contact us to be notified of upcoming events. 

    Please email Mrs. Nicole Simmons-Rochon at nsimmon2@uccs.edu with any questions. 

     

  • Keynote: Just Because One Can, Does Not Mean One Should: Higher Education's Complex Relationship with Ethics (Both Tracks)

    9:00am-9:50am

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    Keynote Follow Up (Both Tracks)

    10:00am-10:50am

     

    Tips for Graduate School Success with Annie Landis (Undergraduate Track)

    10:00am-10:50am

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    Couchella 2020 with Dr. Jeremy Moore (Graduate & New Professional Track)

    10:00am-10:50am

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    Thriving While Trans – Advising, Leading, and Excelling in Your Truth with Colette Sterling and Dr. Jody Donovan (Both Tracks)

    11:00am-11:50am

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    Selecting a Master's Degree Program in Student Affairs with Dr. Patty Witkowsky and Dr. Tamara Yakaboski (Undergraduate Track)

    11:00am-11:50am

    recording coming soon

    Supporting Student Employees in a Project-Based Work Environment with Jessica George, Andi Diamond, Vicki Taylor, and Anthony Trujillo (Graduate & New Professional Track)

    11:00am-11:50am

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    Culturally Inclusive Leadership is True Leadership (first session) with Dr. Sandy Ho (Both Tracks)

    1:00pm-1:50pm

    recording coming soon

    Securing the Job Offer with Mark Paquette, Beckie Munoz, and Karen Perez (Undergraduate Track)

    1:00pm-1:50pm

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    Designing Your Life with Brie Escobedo (Graduate & New Professional Track)

    1:00pm-1:50pm

    recording coming soon

    Culturally Inclusive Leadership is True Leadership (second session) with Dr. Sandy Ho (Both Tracks)

    2:00pm-2:50pm

    recording coming soon

    Launching a Career from your On-Campus Job with Abbey Strusz (Undergraduate Track)

    2:00pm-2:50pm

    https://uccsoffice365-my.sharepoint.com/personal/st-coe06_uccs_edu/Documents/Microsoft%20Teams%20Chat%20Files/Launching%20a%20Career%20From%20Your%20On%20Campus%20Job-%20Abbey%20Strusz.mp4

    Find New Possibilities: Pursue Your Doctorate! with Dr. Patty Witkowsky (Graduate & New Professional Track)

    2:00pm-2:50pm

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