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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Conversation Series - 'How to Authentically Increase Your Influence So as to Elevate Student Success' - April 8

I am excited to announce that Nyandusi A. Nyachae, lecturer in the Social and Psychological Foundations of Education Department, will present “How to Authentically Increase Your Influence So as to Elevate Student Success” as the next speaker in our Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Series on Thursday, April 8, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom videoconference. This series is co-sponsored by the Title III Taskforce and the Professional Development Center. Please register through the Workshop Registration System.

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 Nyandusi Ayako Nyachae
Nyandusi Ayako Nyachae, known as “Dus” or “Coach Dus” to many, is a full-time lecturer in the Social and Psychological Foundations of Education Department at Buffalo State College. Mr. Nyachae has received numerous awards, such as the 3X Most Inspiring Faculty at Buffalo State College recognized by student organizations, as well as the Muriel A. Howard Presidential Award for promoting equity and diversity on campus. Mr. Nyachae has been a faculty adviser for United Students Government (USG), the Pan African Student Organization (PASO), and Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), and he continues to mentor and coach students at the institution outside of his teaching hours. He is also the founder of a college personal, professional, and leadership development program at Buffalo State known as “The Success Zone.” Mr. Nyachae has served on numerous committees across the campus community, and he is a certified facilitator at Buffalo State for the globally recognized leadership company Franklin Covey.

Within the community, Mr. Nyachae was recognized as an honoree of the Changemakers 30 Under 30 Award. He has served on the executive board of the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals as the civics and economics chair, and he is a current board member at the King Center Charter School.

Mr. Nyachae is a sought-after thought leader beyond the world of higher education who has been recognized as an independently certified professional speaker, coach, and trainer. Over the last 10 years, he has had the privilege of inspiring, equipping, and empowering groups of individuals including high school and college students, entrepreneurs, professionals, leaders, and those in the faith community, locally, nationally and globally.

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