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.

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

  • Technology: Installation of a new software product
  • Procurement: A purchase that requires bids or an RFP
  • Communications: The creation of a new website, or a major website refresh


Timeline for 2019 Projects

Spring and summer 2019 project requests can be submitted August 1-September 14, 2018. The detailed timeline provides information about each step of the submission process.

Student Affairs Project Request Timeline for 2019 Projects Timeline

  • June 1, 2018 AVCs meet with Directors to plan project requests.
  • July 1, 2018 Requests can be shared with the SA Projects Team for early feedback.
  • Aug. 1, 2018 Request submission period opens for spring and summer 2019 projects.
  • Sept. 14, 2018 Submission period ends. 
  • Oct. 23, 2018 Requests are reviewed by the Cross- Impact Team.
  • Nov. 15, 2018 Project sponsors are informed of decisions.


Project Approval 

The Cross-Impact Team prioritizes requests based on multiple factors including cross-department collaboration, alignment with divisional goals, cost, timeline and impact.

SA Project Approval Process Flowchart

  • Project Request Form
  • SA Projects Team:
    • Available for consultation at every step.
    • Reviews requests and works with requesters on revisions.
    • In consultation with Communications, Procurement, Finance and other departments, determines if request meets the project threshold.
  • Is it a project?
    • No → Operations → Ticket
    • Yes → 
      • Cross-Impact Team: Reviews, Ranks, Recommends
      • Student Affairs Executive Team: Confirms or Changes Rankings
      • Project Queue
      • Are resources & funding available?
        • No → back to Project Queue
        • Yes → Project Implementation


SA Projects Team

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

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