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This year, we are excited to have Richard M. "Dick" Scott & Phyllis McCluskey-Titus.
Richard M. "Dick" Scott - Biography
Dick Scott has worked in higher education administration for almost 40 years and has a unique view of "the Academy." As a graduate (1973) of the College Student Personnel Program at Western Illinois University, he served in Student Affairs as Head Resident Advisor, Housing and Food Service Director and Student Life Director at the University of South Florida, University of Central Florida and Syracuse University.
Using his passion for students and his business acumen, Scott made his way into Business Affairs serving in Auxiliary Services where he was President of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. He went on to become Associate Vice Chancellor at UNC Wilmington where he had responsibility for all university finances. He is currently the Vice President for Business Affairs at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida.
Scott credits his background in Counseling and Student Personnel as a key to success in helping colleges and universities to plan and spend their dollars wisely on programs and services that lead to student success.
Phyllis McCluskey-Titus - Biography
A student affairs professional and educator for 33 years, Phyllis appreciates the many opportunities she has had to educate staff and students both inside and outside the classroom. She has worked on five different campuses including: Western Illinois University, Syracuse University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Florida State University and Illinois State University. Phyllis joined the faculty at Illinois State in 1999. She has two degrees from WIU (BA 1979; MS 1981) and a doctorate of Higher Education from Florida State. She is passionate about her work with the CSPA and Higher Education graduate students, sharing with them the potential for engaged collaborative learning in a positive classroom environment.
Phyllis is an active member of NASPA and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of College and Character and Planning and Changing. Her research interests center on the practice of student affairs, student learning from participation in community service, and links between faculty background, teaching methods, and student learning in applied disciplines.
Winning Respect at the Budget Table for Student Success
Student Affairs professionals often complain that they work hard, are solid advocates for students and provide essential services to their college/university so why don't they get more respect and more resources from their institutions?
This session will focus on how Student Affairs professionals can have a seat at the table when budgets are discussed and decided. More so, the session will focus on how to support their efforts in proving how valuable they are to the success of the institutions and students they serve.