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Staff Development Team

Mission & Vision


The Staff Development Team strengthens the Student Affairs Division through professional development opportunities which allow staff to learn more about themselves and others. The team facilitates a Student Affairs Conference and programs with both internal and external sources about leadership approaches, management/supervisory styles, career enhancement, health/wellness and other cutting-edge, professional-related subjects.


The Staff Development Team aspires to serve as a benchmark for other Student Affairs divisions in providing professional development opportunities for staff.

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Student Affairs Orientation

Learning About the Student Affairs Organization

Each semester the Staff Development Team hosts the MyTraining class SD 414 Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do. This mandatory class is designed for newly hired Student Affairs staff to be introduced to our vibrant division and all its departments. This workshop provides an opportunity for new staff to meet with coworkers across the division and learn about our rich diversity and the many offices within Student Affairs. Participants will have the chance to network with coworkers across the division, attend a fair to learn about different departments and win prizes!

Being able to Communicate, Connect, Collaborate and Create across the division and campus starts with knowing what we all do! We look forward to meeting new staff members at this bi-annual event.

Upcoming Dates for Orientation

February 11, 2014 - UC Ballroom

Information about registration will be sent to the departments. For questions, please email

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Annual Student Affairs Conference

Student Affairs Conference 2015 logo

Join us for the 2015 Student Affairs Conference on March 6, 2015 as we grow, support, and celebrate our profession. The annual conference provides a variety of professional development sessions on topics relating to trends and progression in higher education, as well as UTSA specific. The conference also provides invaluable professional development opportunities for all UTSA Student Affairs staff, in addition to faculty and staff throughout UTSA and other local institutions.

To learn more about the conference, please visit the Student Affairs Conference website.

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Events Calendar

Current Events Locations Date Time
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? UC Ballroom 2/3/15 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
UTSA Student Affairs Conference: Grow More to Give More UC Ballroom 3/6/15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Past Events
UTSA Student Affairs Conference:
Act it, Believe it, Live it: Continuing a Culture of Student Commitment
04/04/14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UTSA Student Affairs Conference:
Act it, Believe it, Live it: Continuing a Culture of Student Commitment
03/20/14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? 02/11/14 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fall Workshop Series: "Get Your Grip on GRIP" 11/20/13 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Fall Workshop Series: "Hot Topics...Burning Issues" 11/05/13 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? 09/11/13 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Student Affairs Conference: Leading Through Transition 04/03/13 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Affairs Conference: Leading Through Transition 03/26/13 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Affairs Orientation: What Do We All Do? 02/12/13 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

For more information about our calendar of events, please email or Tammy Casas & Kayla Larsen.

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Team Members



  • Justin Bingam (Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services)
  • Tammy Casas (Office of the Registrar)
  • Brandon Cruz (Office of Undergraduate Admissions)
  • Cassandra Delgado (Orientation and Family Programs)
  • Kim Elicks-Center (Office of Housing and Residence Life)
  • Mysti Frazier (Career Services)
  • Carlos Garcia (Campus Recreation)
  • Tomas Garza (Student Disability Services)
  • Jessica Horace (Graduate Student, Volunteer)
  • Anne Jimenez (Student Conduct and Community Standards)
  • Tamica Jones (Athletics)
  • Steve Kudika (Campus Recreation)
  • Kayla Larsen (Office of the Registrar)
  • Kyle Leduc (Campus Recreation)
  • Christina Leeth (Student Conduct and Community Standards)
  • Brian Mannas (Development)
  • Jan McKinney (Office of Vice President for Student Affairs)
  • Stephanie Onyeador (Graduate Student, Volunteer)
  • Alison Smith (Campus Recreation)
  • Darryl Wyrick (Graduate Student, Volunteer)

How to Become a Member

The staff development team seeks new members during May and June each year. Interested Student Affairs Staff or Graduate Students may email Staff Development at any time to indicate your interest and we will get back with you during our new member recruitment process in May 2015.

How to Contact Us

Staff Development Team general mailbox.

Staff Development Team Chairs Steve Kudika and Tammy Casas.

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