The Student Affairs Young Professionals Committee was started out to reach out to and promote the professional development of young professionals in the Division of Student Affairs at UMD. Technically, this refers to full-time exempt employees who are under 35 years old and have worked at the University for 5 years or less. We won't worry about semantics here - if you identify as a student affairs young professional, we welcome you!
Our group seeks to promote connections, community and professional and personal development among young student affairs educators at the University of Maryland.
SAYP coordinates a host of professional development opportunities and social events for the Division. To stay up to date, be sure to find SAYP on Facebook and sign up for the SAYP listserv to receive event invitations.
Upcoming April Programs
April 5: Thriving Workplace in Student Affairs - The SAYP Committee would like to invite you to join the some of your colleagues for a Thriving Workplace mix, mingle and share session. Most units within the division have worked with Monette Bailey, from the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change, to create action steps toward more engaged work environments. During this special 90-min meeting, she'll share division-wide insights and highlights, and we'll have a chance to hear and learn from each other. https://goo.gl/forms/yEaaM1P7bnG4b4Hg1
- Daniel Hairfield, Resident Life
- Jaime Poynter, Student Conduct
- Simone Livingston, Counseling Center
- Christine Licata, Fraternity & Sorority Life
- Cait Bjellquist, Parent and Family Affairs
- Katie Flach, University Recreation & Wellness
- Tiffany Harris, Resident Life
- Ray Nardella, Resident Life
- Julie Andrus, Stamp Student Union
- Sarah Grun, Stamp Student Union
- Kate Ratcliffe, Stamp Student Union
- Jaclyn Sutton, Stamp Student Union
- Suzie Her, Transportation Services