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Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Conversation Series: Holistic Student Support

I am excited to announce Sarah Young, Dean of Students, as a speaker for Buffalo State College’s Elevating Student Success in Our Current Environment Conversation Series. The title of her presentation is “Supporting Students Through Agentic Classroom Practices” and will be held via zoom on Thursday, December 3rd from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This series is co-sponsored by the Title III Taskforce and the Professional Development Center. Please register through LibCal here.

Program Description:

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 you as a staff or faculty can apply to better support the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our students. Each conversation will involve a 10 – 15 minute presentation from a staff or faculty member focused on their 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 – 50 minute facilitated conversation by a member of the Title III Taskforce about how we can apply these practices to our individual work with students, colleagues sharing similar practices found to be effective, and building off of the ideas presented to elevate these practices across campus.

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Young has served as the Dean of Students over the last three years. Prior to that she served as the Director of Student Life at Buffalo State. Sarah received a bachelor's degree in History from Hamilton College and a Master's in Counseling from West Virginia University. After graduate school Sarah worked in Athletics at Hamilton College, Residence Life at Syracuse University, Residence Life and Student Activities at Stony Brook University, and 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 twenty years in higher education Sarah has focused on providing student development opportunities, co-curricular education, and crisis management support to students through her varied role on campuses. Sarah is passionate about holistic student support and development.

Sarah also serves as a member of the Buffalo State Child Care Center and volunteers her time as a USA Swimming official.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sarah Young
  Professional Development Center  
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