Accomplishments: Division of Student Affairs

March 4, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) received the African Student Association Kingdom Trailblazer Award. This award focus on faculty and staff within the university who have stride to assist students by any means necessary, and for those who have gone above and beyond their job description. 
March 2, 2020
Student Diversity & Social Justice hosted the second annual Black Carpet Awards, an event designed to recognize the contributions of black students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The following individuals and organizations were award recipients: Pre-law student Candace Mays, the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award Film and theatre…
March 2, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) published an article, From Disconnection to Sentience: Creating Space for Practitioners Who Experience Student Death, in the 41st edition of the Vermont Connection Student Affairs Journal.
February 28, 2020
Patricia Violi (Disability Resource Center) has been awarded the Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds to assist with attending the 2020…
February 26, 2020
Daniel Labrecque (Enterprise Application Services) has been recognized as a Star Presenter at this year's Higher Education User Group Alliance Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia next month. He was selected because of his excellent performance last year. His presentation this year will be "How to Stay on Schedule with Jobs and JobSets…
February 26, 2020
Kayla Tanaid (Student Diversity & Social Justice) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. As UNLV's Native American program coordinator,…
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their…
January 29, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing), Christopher Kearney (Psychology), and Ross Bryant (Military and Veteran Services Center) published an article "Student Veterans’ Construction and Enactment of Resilience: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study" and was considered as a top cited article for 2018-19 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health…
January 27, 2020
The UNLV Military & Veteran Services Center (MVSC) recently hosted a Veterans Affairs (VA) education compliance survey specialist, who conducted a regular audit of VA benefit user files. No discrepancies were found and the auditor bestowed high praise for the team's orderly files and exceptional customer service. This is a testament not only…
December 2, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) delivered a presentation on the importance of diversity and inclusion in K-12 schools, along with ways to implement social justice education in the classroom.  The presentation was given at the annual Career Day held at Kit Carson International Academy.
November 19, 2019
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) recently co-presented two sessions at the 2019 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference. They were "The Theoretical Engagements of Scholarship on Queer and Trans People in Higher Education: A Look at the Last Ten Years" (research paper) "Remaining Logic: A Queer of Color…
November 19, 2019
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership) was nominated and has accepted the nomination to serve as a Jameson Fellow for 2020. This Las Vegas-based initiative is intended to connect community members with one another to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. It is an honor to be included as a fellow, and will…