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The CLAHS Staff Development committee distributes funds from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences for staff who want to improve workplace skills by furthering their education, attending classes, workshops, conferences, or participation in professional opportunities. CLAHS staff members who want to develop their work skills can apply for funds to be used towards classes, conferences and professional organizations*. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the committee awarded over $5000 to 38 staff members to attend classes offered on campus. The following is a breakdown of the funds distributed:

  • UOPD (University Organizational and Professional Development):  $2,100.00
  • Memberships:  $379.00
  • Other Registrations for meetings:  $2,785.00

Employees complete UOPD certificate program

Six College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences employees were recently awarded certificates from University Organizational and Professional Development in the Department of Human Resources.


Customer Service Certificate

Sybil Denney, Political Science

Administrative Professional Development Program Certificate

Sonya Shelor, Communication

Sally Wieringa, English

Melissa Elliott, Office of the Dean

Diversity of Ally Certificate

Sandra Ross, English

Bridget Szersynski, English


* Please see Staff Development Funds for guidelines on eligibility.


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