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The SAEM Advisory Team at work drafting mission and vision statements.
On Wednesday, the Advisory Team drafted a mission and vision statement for SAEM that will now go to all staff for feedback. The final statements will be completed by early November.
The SAEM Professional Development Committee held their first event, a one-hour presentation by Del Suggs on how to avoid burnout and manage your time. Highlights of his talk are at http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/2013/09/20248/.
Enrollment was in the news this week: Dr. Montoya was interviewed for a print story by the Sun News and had another interview featured on Santa Fe’s public radio station, KSFR at http://bit.ly/18XhnnH (minutes 18 through 26).
Working on a draft mission statement.
Wednesday September 11, the SAEM Advisory Team took the first steps toward drafting a mission and vision statement for SAEM.
We started this process by priming the pump through answering questions about who we are and what we do. We used responses to those questions as source material, then half of the team drafted a mission statement and half drafted a vision statement. Everybody drafted a their own version, and we combined them into the statements following.
Bernadette Montoya meets Del Suggs, who presented “Avoiding Burnout and Time Management” to SAEM staff.
On September 10, about two dozen SAEM employees attended the first presentation arranged by the SAEM Professional Development Committee. The presentation, “Avoiding Burnout and Time Management” was led by Del Suggs, a noted Leadership Development trainer and author, was named “Best Campus Speaker” by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA).
Del gave advice on how to recognize burnout and regain the joy in your life and work. His tips were:
- Be grateful
- Set personal goals
- Have a morning ritual
- Manage your time
- Eat that frog
- Stay healthy
- Stay connected to family and friends
- If all else fails, get a new job.
For further reading on Del Suggs and his presentation, visit his website at www.delsuggs.com.
SAEM welcomes Chadryhn Pedraza, new Mentor Coordinator for TRiO Student Support Services Program.
Chadrhyn has a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has over 10 years of experience working with students of different ages and diverse backgrounds from teaching and mentoring to research. Chadrhyn has recently relocated to New Mexico with her husband, Jesus, and two children, Michael and Robert.
Chadryhn’s office is located in Hardman Hall, room 210.