Seeing student affairs in a new way


“In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell, teach or preach, as I am in how you choose to live and give.”-Newark mayor Cory Booker from the world according to Gayle”O” Magazine.

This quote has really been sitting with me, especially in my work in student affairs. I’m very good at keeping data and writing reports about how many students my area serves and what they are learning and what we are doing, etc. I love sharing them and I love teaching others about student leadership and engagement. But now, I can’t help but think “How much do I Give? How am I Living student leadership? Student engagement? I know I “give” tons of energy towards advising and planning events, etc. I know I have the passion to create ways to keep student engagement happening both in the classroom and outside the classroom. However, as I look at my own life, I wonder what others see me doing? I think it all goes back to intention. Intention is what humans can see and feel from each other. Feeling a shift happening…

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