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Division Credentials

The Division of Student Services partners with USU faculty in supporting the university's mission to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-and space-grant universities. Through the exceptional credentials and commitment of our division staff, we are able to enhance students' academic success, provide them opportunities to cultivate diversity of thought and culture, and promote their learning, discovery, and engagement within and outside of the campus environment.

169 employees work within the Division of Student Services: 3 administrators, 12 executive and department directors, 88 exempt employees, and 66 non-exempt employees.

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Teaching

Division employees teach numerous academic courses as adjunct faculty and adjunct instructors.


  • ACCTG 2250/4250/6250
  • BIS (Now MIS) 1400, 1500, 2200, 3400 4400
  • BUS 2250/4250/6250, 2251
  • CHSS 2250/4250
  • ECN 2250/4250/6250
  • ENG 1010, 3440
  • ENVS 4850, 6610, 6620
  • FCHD 4900
  • IELI 1120-2330
  • JCOMM 1130, 2300
  • LING 4200
  • MATH 0990, 1010, 2020
  • MGT 1160, 2160, 3110, 3060, 3500, 4550
  • MIS 2250/4250/6250
  • PE 1407
  • PEP 6700
  • PHIL 1010, 2010
  • POLS 1100, 2200
  • PSY 1010, 1210, 1220, 1730, 1750, 2950, 3210, 3510, 4210, 4720, 6330, 6350, 7370, 7380
  • SCED 4200
  • SOC 1010, 1020, 6310
  • STAT 1040
  • USU 1010 (many division professional employees have been selected to teach this course); USU 1010 online
  • WGS 2010
Publications

Staff have published individually as well as collaboratively as members of doctoral and thesis committees.


  • Al-Rashid, Nazih. Leadership and Management Duties in Higher Education: Success and Aspiration in Managing Student Services Programs. A paper presented at the ASPIRE 23rd. Annual Conference, Salt Lake, Utah - October. 1999.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih. Disadvantaged Students, Friendly Climate, and Their General Satisfaction: Measures of Satisfaction/ Dissatisfaction of a Group of Disadvantaged Students at Utah State University. A paper presented at the Annual Conference of Utah ASPIRE, Salt Lake City, Utah - March 1995.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih. Social Inequality and Educational Opportunity. A paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of WESTOP (Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel), Sacramento, California - March, 1989.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih (1987). Democracy in Management: Test of the Worker's Participation Experience in Management in The General Cooperation of Textile at Al-Wazeriah, Baghdad, Iraq. Social Thought, Baghdad, Iraq .
  • Berry, T. R., (2008).  USU counseling center retaining students.  Retention @ Utah State University, 1, 3.
  • Turner, A. T., & Berry, T. R.  (2000).  Counseling center contributions to student retention and graduation:  A longitudinal assessment.  Journal of College Student Development, 41, 627-636.
  • Wang, L. F., Heppner, P. P., & Berry, T. R.  (1997).  Developing a mediational model of psychological adjustment:  Implications for counseling.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 44, 245-255.
  • Pike, G.  R., Schroeder, C.  C., & Berry, T.  R.   (1997).  Enhancing the educational impact of residence halls: The effects of residential learning communities on first-year college experience and persistence.  Journal of College Student Development, 38, 609-621.   
  • Heppner, P. P., Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., Wright, G. E., Pledge, D. S., Brossart, D. F., Bellatin, A. M., Wang, L. F., Kinder, M. H., Hertel, J. B., Hendricks, F. M., Kim, H., Durham, R. J., Berry, T. R., Witty, T. E., & Krull L. A.   (1995).  Teaching the history of counseling:  Training the next generation.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 73, 337-341.
  • Heppner, P. P., Berry, T. R., Ritter, T. J., Pusateri, M. R., Clay, D. L., Brock, K. J., Kivlighan, D. M., Jr.  (1994).  Using oral history readings in teaching the history of counseling.  Counselor Education and Supervision, 34, 68-75.
  • Heppner, P. P., Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., Burnett, J. W., Berry, T. R., Goedinghaus, M., Doxsee, D. J., Hendricks, F. M., Krull, L. A., Wright, G. E., Bellatin, A. M., Durham, R. J., Tharp, A., Kim, H., Brossart, D. F., Wang, L. F., Witty T. E., Kinder, M. H., Hertel, J. B., Wallace, D, L.  (1994).  Dimensions that characterize supervisor interventions delivered in the context of live supervision of practicum counselors.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 41, 227-235.
  • Jensen, Eric. Nonfiction essays published in Idaho magazine and Sport Literate; poetry published in Pegasus Quarterly
  • Ridley, C. R., & Kleiner, A. J. (2003). Multicultural counseling competence: History, themes, and issues. In D. B. Pope-Davis, H. L. K. Hardin, W. M. Liu, & R. L. Toprek (Eds.) Handbook of multicultural competencies in counseling and psychology (pp. 3-20). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Sexton, T.L., Ridley, C.R., & Kleiner, A.J. (2004). Beyond common factors: Multilevel-process models of therapeutic change. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 30(2), 131-149.
  • Larson, J. H., & Hickman (Brighton), R. L. (2004).   Are College Marriage Textbooks Teaching Students the Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality?  Family Relations, 53, 385-392.
  • Nyman, S.J., Nafziger, M.A, & Smith, T.B. (2010). Client Outcomes Across Counselor Training Level Within a Multitiered Supervision Model. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 204-2010.
  • Nafziger, M.A., Couillard, G.C., & Smith, T.B. (1999). Evaluating Therapy Outcome at a University Counseling Center. Journal of College Counseling, 2, 3-13.
  • Nafziger, M.A., Couillard, G.C., Smith, T.B., & Wiswell, D.K. (1998). Normative Data on the College Adjustment Scales From a University Counseling Center. Journal of College Student Development, 39, 283-290.
  • Nafziger, M.A., Couillard, G.C., & Smith, T.B. (1997). An Evaluation of the Clinical Utility of the College Adjustment Scales. College Student Journal, 31, 516-518.
  • Wamsley, J. (1988). Corrections Policies of U.S. Dailies: A New Survey. The Bulletin. American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Awards

The exceptional performance and accomplishments of Division employees are reflected in the many university, state, regional, and national awards they have received.


University

  • Ambassador Val R. Christensen Service Award 2002
  • ASUSU Faculty Service Award, 2010
  • Center for Cultural Pluralism Classified Employee 1991-1992
  • Diversity Appreciation Award, ASUSU, 2010
  • Faculty Service Award, ASUSU, 2010
  • Professional Employee of the Year: 2006, 2010
  • Meet the Challenge Award (Athletics) 2007
  • Most Preferred Man 1967
  • Outstanding English Student, USU Secondary Education Department, 1991
  • Outstanding Professional Advisor 2010 (awarded by Disability Resource Center)
  • Outstanding Social Work Practicum Instructor 1997
  • Presidential Outstanding Classified Employee 1996
  • USU Mortar Board Top Professor 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 (2 employees), 1997
  • USU Outstanding Student Leader 1991
  • USU Research Gala 2012: Principle Investigator receiving grants >$1M (Director, Utah Conservation Corps
  • ASUSU
    • Faculty Service Award 1993
    • Member of the Year Award 1989, 2007
  • Classified Employee Association (CEA))
    • Employee of the Quarter: 1995, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    • Classified Employee of the Year: 1996, 2009, 2011
    • Classified Employee of the Month: 1988, 1994, 1997, 2000
  • Division of Student Services
    • Outstanding Achievement Award 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996
    • Outstanding Service Awards USU Native American Student Council and USU Multicultural Student Services
  • Professional Employee Association (PEA))
    • Exempt Employee of the Year: 2011
    • Exempt/Professional Employee of the Semester/Quarter: 2008, Spring 2011
    • PEA Scholarship Recipient 2007-08
  • Robins Awards
    • Professional Advisor of the Year 2010, 2007, 2001
    • Bill E. Robins Memorial Award 2010
    • Bill E. Robins Man of the Year 1989
    • Gerald R. Sherratt Special Recognition Award 1996
    • Val R. Christensen Service Award 2002
    • Organization of the Year 2006 (USU Ambassadors)
    • Finalists: Achievement of the Year (One-in-Four 2007); Organization of the Year (SAAVI office 2007); Professional Advisor of the Year 2012
  • USU Diversity Award
    • Staff: Counseling and Psychological Services 2006
    • Staff: Utah Conservation Corps 2010, Enrollment Services 2012
    • Administrator: Counseling and Psychological Services 2010

National, regional, state, and local

  • Allen Stokes Conservation Organization of the Year 2009
  • American College Personnel Association Certificate of Recognition, Commission for Career Development 2008 and Outstanding Assessment Research Award 1998
  • Applied Technology & Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
  • ASPIRE Most Supportive Institution and Most Supportive Project 1997
  • Cache and Logan City School District, Friend of Afterschool
  • Campus Compact-Utah Civically Engaged Staff Member, 2012
  • CAPSA (Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency) annual Honoree 2006
  • Cooperative Education Association, Inc. Service Award 2011
  • Golden key National Honor Society Outstanding Service 1995
  • Delta Pi Epsilon Certificate of Appreciation 1987
  • Meritorious Service Award, Idaho State USBC Youth (US Bowling Congress) 2008
  • National Business Education Association Award of Merit 1989
  • National Orientation Director's Association Publications and Media Showcase: Outstanding Novelty Item (Aggie Passport)
  • Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society 1998
  • U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service Certificate of Appreciation 2003
  • USU America Reads Program Recognition, Bridgerland Literacy 2002
  • Utah Afterschool Network Outstanding Program Awards
  • Utah Commission on Volunteers AmeriCorps Member of the Year 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Utah Association of Colleges and Employers Service Award 1990, 1997, 2011
  • Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA) Committee of the Year 2008
  • Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Awareness Month Award 2007
  • Utah FBLA-PBL Outstanding Advisor of the Year 1992
  • Utah First Judicial Nomination Commission: nominated by Governor
  • Utah Press Association Master Editor and Publisher, 2004
  • Utah Press Association Top Editor's Column 1995
  • Utah State Board of Education Certificate of Appreciation 1992
  • The Wildlife Society Utah Chaper: Utah Conservation Corps recognition for outstanding efforts and accomplishments, 2012
  • The Corps Network
    • Corps member of the Year 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • The Corps Network Project of the Year 2008
  • NACADA (National Academic Advising Association)
    • National Emerging Leader 2011
    • Outstanding Institutional Advising Program 2005
    • Outstanding Professional Advisor Certificate of Merit 2011, 2007, 2002
    • Professional Advisor of the Year; Certificate of Merit 2011, 2002
    • Recipient, NACADA Region Scholarship 2008
  • NASPA (National Student Personnel Association)
    • Outstanding New Professional Region V 1995
    • NASPA Innovative New Program Award 2011
  • UACRAO (Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)
    • Presidential Award 2011
    • Distinguished and Exemplary Service 2006
Professional Association Memberships

Division employees are actively involved in state and national associations to acquire knowledge of best practices and national trends and collaborate to advance the ethics, practice, and professionalism of student affairs.


  • American College Counseling Association: Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services, Commission for Career Development, and Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
  • American Collegfe Health Association
  • American College Personnel Association
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • ASPIRE
  • Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities( APLU)
  • Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (ASFAA)
  • Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)
  • Cache County Medical Society
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
  • Cooperative Education Internship Association
  • Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL)
  • Member National College Testing Association
  • Member of American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA )
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Cooperative Education Internship Association
  • National Counsel on Family Relations
  • Pacific Coast College Health Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Society of Indian Psychologists
  • Utah Advising and Orientation Association (UAOA)
  • Utah ASPIRE
  • Utah Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UACRAO)
  • Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA)
  • Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education
  • Utah Council
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Utah Psychological Association
  • Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEAA)
Research and Grants
  • AmeriCorps grants 2000-2011: grants totaling $10M to date, including a $1.7M grant awarded in 2010
  • B.W. Bastian Foundation Grant to expand services to LGBTQA students: 2006
  • Daniels Opportunity Scholarships (Daniels Fund) for deserving non-traditional students: two awards of three years each
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation grant: 2008-2011
  • Substance abuse prevention and education state and federal grants
  • Utah Commission on Volunteers Disability grant: 2006-2011
  • U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services program grant: ongoing since 1974 @ $1.5M annually. This grant program supports 190 students each year.
  • U.S. Department of Education Cooperative Education Internship Program Expansion: $1.67M 1989-92
Professional Credentials

Attaining relevant licenses, professional and trade certifications, and other credentials are essential for maintaining a highly qualified student affairs division whose staff and programs are held to national standards.


Licenses

  • Counseling and Psychological Services: All staff psychologists in CAPS are licensed psychologists
  • Student Health Services: SHS is staffed by licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistant, registered and practical nurses and a registered dietitian.
  • Other division employees: Certified Public Accountant; Licensed School Counselor (2 employees); Licensed Social Service Worker (SSW); Certified Social Worker (CSW); Notary Public

Professional and program certifications or accreditations

  • Allies on Campus (LGBTQA) training (many employees within the division have completed the Ally Program training)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship training program
  • American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Associate
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist (National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists)
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (all exempt employees within Career Services hold this certification)
  • Certified Testing Professional (ACT, Educational Testing Service, Pearson Vue, Prometric): 2 employees
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (2 employees)
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certified Level II Tutoring Program (Math and Statistics)
  • COMPTI A Certified: A+, Project+, Network+; FEMA PIO Certified 2011
  • Certified Critical Incident Stress Management Team Members-Utah (Mental Health)
  • CRLA Certified Level I Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, Level I)
  • International Association of Counseling Services accreditation
  • National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Certified Professional Learning Specialist II

Trade, technical, and other certifications

  • Aerial Lift, Lifefitness technical
  • American Red Cross Intermountain Safety
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): approximately 20 Division staff have earned CERT credentials.
  • Facility maintenance, OSHA Chemical Hazards
  • Gerontology certificate
  • Health & Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Personnel
  • National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
  • Paralegal certificate
  • VA Certifying Official
Service

Division employees are actively involved with university committees, professional organizations, and civic activities as officers, members, advisors, and volunteers.


University committees

  • Academic Advising Conference Committee: Chair 2011; Co-chair 2005, 2006, 2010; Member 2008 and 2009
  • Academic Action Readmission Committee
  • Academic Advising Task Force (Provost appointment)
  • Academic Services Coordinating Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee 2006-present
  • Admissions Needs-Based Scholarship Committee 2012-13
  • Admissions/Recruitment Committee 2004-present
  • Advising Coordinating Committee Chair (ongoing); multiple employees serve on this committee as members
  • Advisor Make-over Brown Bag Series co-chair 2007-09
  • Advisor Professional Development Committee
  • Aggie Legacy Fields and Aggie Recreation Center Steering Committee
  • Alcohol and Drug Coalition Advisory Board 2004-11
  • Allies on Campus Steering Committee (2 employees)
  • Alpha Chi Omega Advisor 2010-2011
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Accreditation Site Visitor
  • Arab Students Association
  • Associated Students of Utah State University (ASUSU) Athletic VP 2006-2007
  • ASUSU Student Body President 1990-91
  • ASUSU Secretary 1988-89
  • ASUSU Arts and Lectures Director 2008-2009
  • Athletics Improvement Committee
  • Banner Reporting Warehouse
  • Banner User Group
  • Business Process Analysis Committee (Banner implementation)
  • Calendaring Committee
  • Campus Alliance for Independent Music Advisor
  • Career Ladder Committee
  • CEA (Classified Employee Association) Employee Recognition Committee
  • CEA past Treasurer; Chair and member, Employee Enhancement & Recognition
  • Delta Pi Epsilon Past President (2 employees) and Chapter Advisor
  • Early Alert Task Force (3 members)
  • Early Outreach Task Force
  • Educators for Diversity
  • Emergeny Management Committee
  • Employee Health Benefits Advisory Committee 2005-ongoing
  • Faculty Senate
  • FLBA Aggie Invitational competition -Public Speaking judge 2006-10
  • General Catalog Committee
  • General Education Subcommittee 2006-pesent
  • GLBTA Services Advisory Board 2008-10
  • Health Benefits Advisory Committee
  • International Student Association Election Committee
  • International Student Council Advisor
  • Latino Family Day Planning Committee 2009-11 (several division employees serve on this committee)
  • LGBTA Scholarship Committee
  • Lynching Memorial Planning Committee 2012 (partnerships with Department of Sociology)
  • Major Fair Committee: multiple employees have served on this committee as chair, co-chair, and members since 2008
  • Men's Basketball Retention Improvement Plan Committee
  • Men's and Women's Rugby Team
  • Mr. and Mrs. International Judge 2007
  • Non-traditional Student Committee Co-Chair 2009-10
  • Non-traditional Student Association Advisor 2009-10
  • PEA (Professional Employee Association) Grievance Committee
  • PEA Professional Relations Committee
  • PEA Staff Development Committee Chair
  • Phi Beta Lambda Judge 2005, 2006, 20010-11
  • Pre-health Evaluation Committee
  • Pride! Alliance Advisor 2007-09
  • Professional Advancement Committee
  • Professional Employee Association (PEA) Secretary 2009-2011; Professional Relations Chair (2 employees); Scholarship Committee Co-chair; Professional Development Co-Chair 2006-07, Secretary 2011-12
  • Provisional Admit Subcommittee (several employees serve on this committee)
  • Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity Advisor
  • Reentry Student Association
  • Retention Committee and subcommittees (many division employees serve on these committees): Academic Experience, Student Engagement, Underserved Populations
  • Robins Awards Evaluator (several division employees have served in this capacity in different years); Presenter 2008-11
  • SAAVI Committee Past Chair
  • Salary and Benefits Committee
  • Sexual Assault Response Team
  • SOAR Team Member 2006-2011 (Student Advising Orientation and Registration)
  • Student Conduct Hearing/Honor Board (various Division members have served on this board)
  • Student Services Employee Health & Wellness Committee
  • Student Services Staff Advisory Committee
  • Student Services Professional Development Chair 2011-12
  • Student Veterans Committee
  • Summer Enrollment Committee
  • Thesis and dissertation committees for Department of Psychology and other academic departments
  • USU 1010 Connections Literature Selection Committee
  • University Retention Committee and Subcommittee
  • Veteran's Advisory Board
  • Veterans Day Committee 2009-11
  • Women in Financial Planning Committee
  • Women's and Reentry Student Center Scholarship Committee (2 employees)
  • Women's Center Mitten Tree Project Coordinator

Professional association committees

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt Committee (campus and community partnership)
  • Alliance for Youth: Executive Board Member and Chair
  • American College Personnel Association Program Reviewer 2003, 2005, 2007-10
  • Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators President
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Council of Student Affairs (APLU-CSA) Executive Committee
  • Association for Outdoor Recreation and Educaiton (AORE) national conference committee
  • ASPIRE Executive Board and Utah ASPIRE (president)
  • Cache (Utah) Chamber of Commerce Latino Scholarship Fund
  • Cache County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Past Chair-elect and Secretary
  • Cache County Sexual Assault Response Team Past Secretary
  • College Counseling Special Interest Group, American Group Psychotherapy Association: Co-chair
  • Family Institute of Northern Utah Past Board Member
  • FBLA/PBL National Board Member
  • Logan (Utah) Network Hispano Board member
  • Logan (Utah) PTSA Individual Development Chair
  • Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers Conference Planning Committee Member (2 employees)
  • National Academic Advisors Association (NACADA)Steering Committee on Probation, Dismissal, and Reinstatement Issues
  • NACADA Administrative Division representative, Council Member, National Conference Advisory Board, National Conference (chair), Region Chair, Region 10 Planning/Steering Committee, Proposal Reading Committee, National Proposal Reader Committee, portfolio mentor and review
  • National College Testing Association Conference Planning Committee 2007
  • National Cooperative Education Internship Association Conference Planning Committee (2 employees)
  • National Orientation Director's Association Conference Committee
  • National Student Personnel Association (NASPA) Statewide Conference Planning Committee
  • NASPA National Conference Time and Space (chair); Peer Reviewer
  • NWASAP member-at-large
  • Nights of Lights Benefit Committee chair
  • Rocky Jobs Founding Member (regional job site consortium for universities and employers)
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: Board of Directors and Regional Trainer
  • RMCPA Program Committee
  • Utah Association of Colleges and Employers President, President Elect, & Past President (2 employees); Conference Planning Chair (2 employees)
  • Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UACRAO) Project Lead for implementation of electronic transcripts; UACRAO Vice President 2008; UACRAO Track Chair 2005; Conference Chair 2006, 2010-11; Recruitment Track Chair 2011-12
  • Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA) President (two employees); Secretary/Treasurer (two employees); Professional Development Committee Chair; Electronics Initiative Chair; Conference Committee Co-chair; School Liaison
  • Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education
  • Utah Cooperative Education Association Past President
  • Utah Council President 2008-2011
  • Utah Council 4 year rep 2006-2008
  • Utah Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) Executive committee: Mental Health Representative
  • Utah Advising and Orientation Association (UAOA) President (2 employees)
  • UAOA university representative 2009-11
  • Utah Cooperative Education Association Past President
  • Utah Council Post High School Tour Coordinator 2008-2010
  • Utah Council President 2005-2008
  • Utah Council 4 year Representative 2004-05
  • Utah Council Secretary 2003-04
  • Utah NAME 2013 Conference Planning Committee
  • Utah State Trails Advisory Council
  • Utah Statewide Academic Standing Committee

Community and civic involvement and service

  • American Red Cross
  • American Red Cross Disaster Services 2002-2012
  • Associated Press correspondent (USU men's basketball and football - 16 years)
  • Bear River Head Start
  • Bear River District Refugee Coordinating Council
  • Big Blue Club Scholarship Fund Board of Directors: USU Athletic Department
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Bridgerland Literacy
  • Cache Valley Mental Health Providers, founding member
  • Cache County Alumni Association Board Member 2008-2012
  • Cache County Interagency Council
  • CAPSA (Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency)
  • Child and Family Support Circle of Friends Secretary 2006-present (2011) and member
  • Desert News stage reviewer (10 years)
  • Ecumenical Youth Group
  • Friends of the North Logan Library
  • Girl Scouts of America Troop Volunteer; Troop Leader
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • InTech Collegiate High School Volunteer Counselor (Logan City)
  • Idaho USBC Youth: Director Preston Association USBC; Eastern Area Director
  • Idaho Bowling Council Youth Representative & Historian
  • Logan Transit District/Cache Valley Transit District Board of Trustees 2001-present
  • Multiple Sclerosis Volunteer 2005-2010
  • Ogden Standard-Examiner columnist (10 years)
  • Providence Elementary School Community Council and Classroom Volunteer
  • PTA Providence Elementary and Spring Creek Middle School, Cache Valley
  • Service for Humanity
  • Utah Critical Incident Stress Management team (2 employees)
  • Utah Press Association Board of Directors (4 years)
Presentations: national and regional

Division employees have been consistently successful in having their presentations selected for national and regional conferences where they share their research and best practices. This listing includes only national and regional presentations.


  • Al-Rashid, N. (2011). The TRIO Mission: A Case of Success, USU SSS Longitudinal Evaluation Study. Regional ASPIRE Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Al-Rashid, N. (2004). TRIO best practices, Student Support Services experiences. Annual Conference of ASPIRE, Jackson Hole, WY.
  • Al-Rashid, N. (2002). Student Support Services Self Study, Networking and Assessment. Annual Conference of ASPIRE, Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Al-Rashid, N. (1999). Leadership and Management Duties in Higher Education: Success and Aspiration in Managing Student Services Programs. ASPIRE Annual Conference, Salt Lake, Utah.
  • Al-Rashid, N. Longitudinal Evaluation Study of Student Support Services at Utah State University. ASPIRE 20th Annual Conference, Fargo, North Dakota - October 1996.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih (1990). The Effects of Student Support Services on Students' Academic Performance; A Comparison of Student Support Services Students and Two Control Groups from the General Student Population. Annual conference of ASPIRE, Breckenridge, Colorado.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih (1989). Social Inequality and Educational Opportunity. 11th Annual Conference of WESTOP (Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel), Sacramento, California.
  • Al-Rashid, Nazih (1988). Food Security and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East. Co-presenter at Seventh World Congress of Rural Sociology in Bologna, Italy.
  • Al-Rashid, N. (1986). Irrigation Development and Technical Transfer: Factors Affecting the Success of Foreign Aid Projects. Co-presenter at annual meeting of Rural Sociological Society, Salt Lake City, Utah - August, 1986.
  • Al-Rashid, N. (1985). Democracy in Management: Test of the Worker's Participation Experience in Management in The General Cooperation of Textile at Al-Wazeriah, Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Sociological Association, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Berry, T. R., & Chapman, C. (2010). Innovations in peer education: Outreach programming and one-on-one skills teaching. American College Personnel Association, Boston, MA.
  • Berry, T. R., & Cooper, J. (2010). The intersection of student mental health and academic affairs. American College Personnel Association, Boston, MA.
  • Berry, T.R., & Torres, M. (2008). Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services roundtable. American College Personnel Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Brighton, Rachel. Are College Marriage Textbooks Teaching Students the Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality? Annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX, November 2002.
  • Brighton, Rachel. Co-presenter Cyber Assualt: A New Domain of Relationship Abuse. Anual conference of Women's Services and REsources, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, February 2003. (filmed for national and international broadcast on BYUTV)
  • Brighton, Rachel. NO MORE Rape: Male Students Making a Difference. Annual meeting of Utah chapter of NASPA, Salt Lake City, UT, September 2005.
  • Brighton, Rachel. Crucial Collaborations and Crisis Intervention . Annual Mountain West Campus Law Enforcement Association Conference. Utah State University, Logan, UT, July 2008.
  • Davis, J.  (1994).  Trampoline Related Injuries.  58th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopedic Association, Long Beach, California. 
  • Davis, J. (2000).  Benchmarking Student Health Centers: Balancing Quality, Productivity, and Cost.  Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast College Health Association
  • Davis, J.  (2004).  Data Collection and Analysis for Small Student Health Centers.  Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association
  • Davis, J.  (2006).  Expert Wound Care in College Health.  Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association
  • Davis, J. (2008).  Nutritional Supplements in Sports.  Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast College Health Association
  • Davis, J.  (2009).  Mandatory Student Health Insurance and Hard Waiver.   Pennsylvania Higher Education Conference, Slippery Rock University, Pa.
  • Davis, J. (2010) Advanced Wound Care Techniques.  National Meeting of the ACHA, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2011). Co-presenter Intrusive Advising: Knowing When to Intervene, and When to Stand Back, National Academic Advising Association 35th Annual National Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2008). Co-presenter Reinstating Students from Probation/Suspension: It Takes Collaboration to Advise a Student. National Academic Advising Association 32nd Annual National Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2006). Co-presenter Collaborative Partnerships: Essential in Creating Conditions that Matter for Student Success. Noel-Levitz National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention, Denver, CO.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2006). Co-presenter Transformational U:  Everyone Counts in Recruitment and Retention. 25th Annual National Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2004). Academic Contracts: The Bridge Between Schools and At-Risk Students. National Academic Advising Association 28th Annual National Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Deschamps, Krystin (2003). Utah State University is On Course with Articulations. SCT Summit National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    Intrusive Advising: Knowing When to Intervene, and When to Stand Back
    Intrusive Advising: Knowing When to Intervene, and When to Stand Back
  • Hamblin, S. (2012). Co-presenter Intrusive Advising: Knowing When to Parent, and When to Stand Back. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Rocky Mountain Region 10 Conference, Provo, UT.
  • Hamblin, S. (2011). Intrusive Advising: Knowing When to Parent, and When to Stand Back. Co-presenter, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Hamblin, S. (2010). Advising Syllabus: An Advising Stimulus Package. Co-presenter at NACADA Rocky Mountain Region 10 Academic Advising Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Hamblin, S. (2009). Humor: Making the Connection in Your Training Presentations and Camtasia Training Tutorial. USAID Train the Trainer, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Hamblin, S. (2008). Reinstating Students from Probation/Suspension: It Takes Collaboration to Advise a Student. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Hamblin, Stephanie (2006). Count Down to a Major: The Journey of Our Undeclared Students and co-presenter Outstanding Advising Awards: Tips for Administrators on Putting Together a Successful Nomination Packet. NACADA Rocky Mountain Region 10 Academic Advising Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Hamblin, Stephanie (2006). Outstanding Advising Awards: Tips for Administrators on Putting Together a Successful Nomination Packet. NACADA National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Hamblin, S. (2007). Outstanding Advising Awards: Tips for Administrators on Putting Together a Successful Nomination Packet. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kleiner, A. J. (2005). Therapeutic change models: Reconceptualizing counselor training practices. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2005.
  • Kleiner, A. J., & Ridley, C. R. (2004). Perceptions of training: Do counselor-trainees develop competence? American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2004.
  • Kleiner, A. J. (2004). Toward a Multilevel Change Process Model in Counseling Psychology. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2004.
  • Kleiner, A. J., & Ridley, C. R. (2003). Do counselor-trainees learn competence?: Bridging a gap in research and practice. Great Lakes Regional Counseling Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 2003.
  • Morales, James (May 1995). Working with Communities of Color. Annual conference of Minnesota Association of Secondary School Counselors and College Admissions Officers, St. Paul, MN.
  • Nafziger, M.A. (2000). The College Adjustment Scales (CAS). American University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) Convention, Snowbird, UT.
  • Nafziger, M.A. (1999). University counseling center assessment using the College Adjustment Scales (CAS). Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Nielsen, K. (2011). You're mother doesn't work here but if she did...American Associatoin of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), New York, NY.
  • Nielsen, K. (2007). So you think you can present. Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Nielsen, K. (2005). Stop, Collaborate and Listen. Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Seattle, WA.
  • Reece, D. (2008). Evolution of Undeclared Student/Athlete Advising. NACADA Region 10.
  • Reece, Deborah (2008). Metamorphosis: Free Yourself from the Mundane and Repetitious by Accounting for Student Progress. NACADA Region 10.
  • Rosenthal, C. (2007). Step Into My Parlor: a new direction for partnerships. Joint ACPA/NASPA National Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Weight, N. (2010). The Effects of Non-school Factors on Math and Reading Scores. Pacific Sociological Association.