Student Affairs Projects

The SA Projects Team provides project management support for departments and individuals. We are here to help you request and implement projects for review by the Student Affairs Cross-Impact Team, ensuring projects are well-defined, on time, and within budget. Contact us at for assistance with your projects.

Request a Project

A project is a temporary, organized effort to create a unique product, service or result. Complete a request form to get your project started (request forms will be available in January).

Projects can focus on technology, procurement, communications needs and other areas. Examples include:

  • Technology: Security review and implementation of new software
  • Procurement: A purchase that requires bids or an RFP
  • Communications: The creation of a new website, or a major website refresh (See details on communications project requests)
  • Business Development: Generation of new revenue opportunities through programs, projects and campus/corporate partnerships


Timeline for 2019 Projects

Fall 2019 project requests can be submitted January 1-March 15, 2019. The detailed timeline provides information about each step of the submission process.

Student Affairs Project Request Timeline for 2019 Projects Timeline

  • Dec. 1, 2018 AVCs begin to meet with Directors to plan project requests.
  • Jan. 1, 2019 Requests can be shared with the SA Projects Team for early feedback.
  • Jan. 1, 2019 Request submission period opens for fall 2019 projects.
  • Mar. 15, 2019 Submission period ends. 
  • Apr. 23, 2018 Requests are reviewed by the Cross- Impact Team.
  • May 1, 2018  Requests are matched to resources.
  • May 15, 2018 Project sponsors are informed of decisions.
  • June 1, 2019  Project implementations begin.


Project Approval 

The Cross-Impact Team, consisting of leaders from each area within Student Affairs, prioritizes requests based on the following factors:

  • Alignment with Division and Department goals
  • Cross-Department Collaboration
  • Purpose
  • Cost
  • Timeline
  • Size
  • Impact
  • Risk


Project Funding 

In addition to departmental funds, grants may be used to pay project implementation costs. Please explore the Student Tech Fund and the Wellness Fund for funding opportunities.


SA Projects Team

Katie Dustin, PMP - Project and Portfolio Manager
Norm Cheng, PMP - Project Manager
Ellen Rinker, MIS - Project Manager

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