Committees & Initiatives

Assessment Council

Chair: Amanda Thomas

The Student Affairs Assessment Council is made up of members of the WCU community who are responsible for assessment activities and/or interested in learning more about co-curricular assessment. The Assessment Council works with staff and faculty to improve the quality of co-curricular programs and services, student learning, retention and success through the intentional use of data. Meetings occur one to two times per month. To learn more, click

Church St. Fest 

Chair: Barrett McGee

This committee helps to plan, coordinate, and market all aspects of Church St. Fest, an annual Homecoming tradition. The group will meet periodically during the summer, then bi-weekly during Fall semester until the event.

Dean of Students Leadership Fund 

Chair: Denine Rocco

The Dean of Students Leadership Fund will support leadership initiatives facilitated by offices within Student Affairs. The committee will meet once a semester to review applications and choose recipients.  

Family Weekend Committee 

Chair: Lisa Montgomery

The Family Weekend Committee plans and executes our signature “ram fam” engagement opportunity for the fall semester. The committee meets bi-weekly beginning early summer until mid-October. All are welcome to share ideas, assist with coordination, and contribute to day-of support. 

Homecoming Planning Committee 

Chair: Sara Hinkle

This institution-wide committee helps to plan, coordinate, and market all aspects of the WCU Homecoming program.  The group will meet about bi-weekly during the fall semester through early November. 

Legacy of Leadership Selection and Planning 

Chair: Sara Hinkle

This committee selects the honorees for this program and plans the award dinner event.  The group will meet about monthly during the fall semester, and bi-weekly in the spring through to the event. 

Paraprofessional Supervisors Committee

Chair: Adriane Reilly

The Paraprofessional Supervisors Committee is comprised of supervisors of student employees and leadership positions across the Division of Student Affairs. The committee meets bimonthly to collaborate on projects connected to recruitment, training, supervision, and recognition and share best practices with each other in the supervision of students. 

Professional Development Committee 

Chair: Diane D'Arcangelo

The committee generates ideas, plans programs, and coordinates resources related to all levels of professional development for the Division.  The group will meet year round approximately every three to four weeks.

Programming Council

Chair: Sabrina Rightmer

Programming Council brings departments together to collaborate, share resources, and create a comprehensive approach to programs offered to students.

Ramboree Planning Committee 

Chair: Sara Hinkle

This committee helps to plan, coordinate, and market all aspects of Ramboree. The group will meet monthly during most of the year, then bi-weekly after spring break through to the event. 

Spirit and Traditions Committee 

Chair: Kelly Moyer

The purpose of the spirit and traditions committee is to increase school spirit and campus pride amongst prospective student, current students, faculty, staff and alumni; increase student involvement in athletic and campus-wide events; identify locations and ways to increase visibility of logos on campus; and develop new spirit initiatives and events.  The group will meet approximately once a month. 

West Chester University 1871 Award 

Chair: Diane D'Arcangelo

Annual award honoring up to 71 juniors and seniors who are high-achieving in both the academic and co-curricular realms.  Bi-weekly meetings in the fall semester to solicit nominations and select honorees; weekly meetings in the spring semester to finalize and plan the event itself 

West Chester’s First

West Chester University is excited and proud that thousands of first generation students—West Chester’s First—call our campus home. We consider students to be a first generation college student if none of their parents/guardians completed a Bachelor’s degree.

We have developed a cross-divisional committee structure to address the needs of our first generation college students. Committee responsibilities are listed below, as well as the contact person for each respective committee. 

Liaison: Diane D'Arcangelo

This committee focuses on classroom practices, faculty training, research, academic advising practices, and curriculum development with an emphasis on first generation student needs.

Living Learning Community/Theme Housing
Liaison: Diane D'Arcangelo

This committee aims to create a living learning community and/or theme housing in the residence halls focused on first generation students, and
build Academic Affairs and Residence Life partnerships.

Mentoring Program
Liaison: Diane D'Arcangelo

The Mentoring Program committee aims to develop a comprehensive mentoring program for first generation students to include faculty, staff and students, coordinating with existing mentoring programs.

Liaison: Diane D'Arcangelo

The Programs committee plans curricular and co-curricular events, new student programs/orientation initiatives, campus and student organization
events, develops collective values/beliefs, and encourages involvement in campus traditions.

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