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Student Advocacy Trainings

Student Advocacy Training

Student Advocacy Trainings aim to develop knowledge, skills, and resources around an advocacy issue or trend, besides building relationships among faculty and staff across university divisions.

Student Advocacy Trainings are back for Fall 2020!

Session 3 - Tuesday, November 10, 2-4 p.m.
Defining the Role of Faculty and Staff in First-Generation Student Success, with Dr. Charmaine Troy, Program Director for First-Generation Student Support.

Faculty and staff play an important role in the success of first-generation students as they have direct contact with them. This session will examine the importance of faculty/staff contact with students and how they can support the success of first-generation students. Strategies will also be provided on assisting students in the classroom and through student support programming. Session will be held via Zoom.


  • Tara Frank - Assistant Dean of Students
  • Maya Azar - Coordinator for Conduct Advising and Title IX Support
  • Najla Mouchrek - Program Director for Interfaith Leadership and Holistic Development