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From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Conversation Series: 'Holistic Student Support' - December 3

I am excited to announce that Sarah Young, dean of students, will present “Holistic Student Support” as the next speaker in our Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Conversation Series on Thursday, December 3, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. This series is co-sponsored by the Title III Taskforce and the Professional Development Center. Please register online.

What does student success mean at Buffalo State College? What are the individual ways that we cultivate student success at the college, and how can we as individuals apply these practices to our own work to support the students we serve? Join us as we learn from our colleagues their definition of student success and the specific practices we as staff or faculty members can apply to better support the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our students. Each conversation will involve a 10- to 15-minute presentation from a staff or faculty member focused on his or her definition of student success and effective practices that others can apply to their work with students. These conversations will then be followed by a 45- to 50-minute facilitated conversation by a member of the Title III Task Force about how we can apply these practices to our individual work with students. We will also discuss similar practices colleagues found to be effective and build off of the ideas presented to elevate these practices across campus.

About Sarah Young
Sarah Young has served as Buffalo State’s dean of students for the last three years. Before that, she served as the director of student life at Buffalo State. Ms. Young received a bachelor's degree in history from Hamilton College and a master’s in Counseling from West Virginia University. After graduate school, she worked in athletics at Hamilton College, Residence Life at Syracuse University, and Residence Life and Student Activities at Stony Brook University. Before coming to Buffalo State, she served as the executive director of student leadership and activities and interim dean of students at Hofstra University.

Over the last 20 years in higher education, Ms. Young has focused on providing student development opportunities, co-curricular education, and crisis management support to students through her varied roles on campuses. She is passionate about holistic student support and development. She also serves as a member of the Buffalo State Child Care Center and volunteers her time as a USA Swimming official.

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