Every year, the leadership team here at Student Affairs Collective turns around, and this year the changes were HUGE.
Firstly, we would like to express absolute unending gratitude to some members who have chosen to move on and give a new generation a chance to join the team. Lisa Endersby, Kristen Abell, and Erica Thompson have been serving the community with all their heart for several years. We cannot believe it’s time to say good-bye to them, but they leave SAC forever changed because of their hard work and dedication. Rest assured, you will still be seeing them around #SAChat and the site.
Lisa, Kristen and Erica, thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. It is because of you we got to enjoy Final Thought posts (Lisa), #SAreads (Lisa and Kristen), #SACommits (Kristen) and #SAChat at conferences & Partnerned #SAChats (Erica), as well as many chats MODed, and blog posts written, and new ideas.
Each of you have been a true joy to work with and your friendly faces on Google Hangout meetings will be missed. We can’t wait to see what projects you each create in the future.
And now, let’s say a joyous welcome to our new L-team members, who will be joining continuing members Tom, Sabina, Ryan, Kevin, Sinclair, Dustin, and Alex.
Juhi, Sara, and Kimberly have all helped us run monthly blog series and we know that they are going to be sharing some real talent with the team to bring SAC to the next level.
Juhi Bhatt currently serves as the Coordinator of Student Conduct & Student Information at Bergen Community College (BCC) in NJ. Her work within the Office of Student Conduct & Student Life involves not only meeting with students going through the conduct process but also serving as the co-advisor of the Student Government Association (SGA). Juhi also manages the student information desk in her current role and serves as the case manager for the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Juhi has been at BCC for 4.5 years from intern to part time to full time. Her educational journey includes a BA from The College of New Jersey in Music Education, a Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in student affairs in higher education from Montclair State University and she is currently pursuing a doctorate of education in higher education administration from Saint Peter’s University. In her spare time she is all about #SAFit as well as family and friends.
Sara Ackerson is an Academic Coordinator at Washington State University Vancouver. She believes in the power of storytelling, Springsteen, photography, and dogs. She earned her Bachelors degree from Portland State University and her Masters in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University. Her interests include academic advising, creating links between academic & student affairs, technology in advising, traveling, Boston Bruins hockey, & her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Kimberly White is the Internship Coordinator for the rise3 Initiative at Birmingham-Southern College, an experiential learning and critical reflection opportunity for students in the domains of faculty-student research, internships, and service-learning. She also serves as the BSC Campus Advisor to the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, Alabama Alpha chapter. She is a recent graduate of the HESA program at Boston College and resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
Join us in thanking Lisa, Kristen and Erica, and welcoming Juhi, Sara and Kimberly! Learn more about all our L-team members on the About page.