What We Do
The center sponsors a variety of professional development programs and activities using its own role models and expertise within the faculty and staff, as well as external consultants and experts. The center sponsors workshops and seminars throughout the year, conducts student, faculty and staff surveys, and hosts special recognition events.
The work of the center is intended to supplement, not supplant or duplicate, the many excellent professional development initiatives and programs that are sponsored and supported each year in all areas of the University. The center gives institution-wide recognition and validation to these activities and the offices that sponsor them. The center is supported through the President's Office and is guided by a rotating Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the faculty, staff and students.
The Excellence in Teaching Award
Margarita Diaz, associate professor and chair of journalism
Courtney McGinnis, associate professor of biology
Kiku Jones, associate professor of computer information services
The Excellence in Service to Students Award
Nick Yoia, associate vice president and director of financial aid
Anna Gilmore, director of prehealth advising
Stephen Allegretto, assistant controller