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 Executive Team, ensuring projects are well-defined, on time, and within budget.


Request a Project

A project is a temporary, organized effort to create a unique product, service or result. Contact to get your project started. Be sure to consult with your AVC/Executive and review the Information Needed for Project Requests before scheduling your project intake meeting.

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

  • Technology: Security reviews or implementation of new software
  • Purchasing: 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 Academic Year 2019/2020 Projects

Requests can be submitted January 1-March 15, 2019 for projects to be initiated in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. 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.
  • Mar. 15, 2019 Submission period ends. 
  • Apr. 23, 2019 Requests are reviewed by the Student Affairs Executive Team.
  • May 1, 2019  Requests are matched to resources.
  • May 15, 2019 Project sponsors are informed of decisions.


Project Approval 

The Student Affairs Executive 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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