Staff Development

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to put on a Half-Day Professional Development Conference for all divisional staff. We will feature a keynote speaker, Dr. Lua Hancock,
February 8, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lakeside Village Expo

Conference Schedule Overview

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Check-in and lunch open
12:00 PM – Program start
12:15-12:50 PM – Keynote address
1:00-1:50 PM – Educational sessions block 1
2:00-2:50 PM – Educational sessions block 2
3:00-3:50 PM – Educational sessions block 3
3:50-4:00 PM – Closing address

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lua Hancock

Lua Hancock wearing a green dress with a black belt smilingDr. Lua Hancock specializes in providing consulting in areas of leadership, change management, conflict resolution, emergency planning and response, assessment, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has worked with various Fortune 500 companies and higher education institutions from diverse sectors to facilitate towards values and goal creation, alignment, and success.  Additionally, she works as a coach to industry leaders assisting them with mindful, equitable and impactful leadership.

Dr. Hancock has more than 25 years of progressive student and academic affairs.  Most recently she served as the Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University.  

Lua has a Bachelor’s of Science from Rollins College in Psychology and African/African American Studies, a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Alternative Dispute Resolution and an EdD from NSU in Higher Education Leadership. She serves on the executive board for Florida ACE Women’s Network, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Florida Executive Women and is engaged with the Bahai’s of Orlando.
Lua has two sons who make her laugh every day.

Educational Sessions

  • Building the skill of supervision: A panel discussion on the challenges and strengths of effective supervision - Dr. Ronald Wabomnor, Oscar Vazquez, Dr. Roopa Dominguez, & Tiffani Idol
  • Develop Yourself with TOD - Talent & Organizational Development Team
  • Empowered by You: How teams can come together to build a sense of belonging - Stephanie Nunez & Demi Rafuls
  • The Fine Line: Balancing support personally and professionally during societal conflicts - Gabrielle Perez, Madison Rodas, Taylor Castro, & Kennedy Robinson
  • Reengage Through Collaboration with Residential Life - Tiffani Idol, Dr. Joy Beverly, Matt McCabe, & Dr. Leslie Knecht
  • Redefining and Reengaging Me: Navigating relationships, influence, conflict, and wellness in Student Affairs - Lua Hancock
  • Redefine Workday: Better Financial Practices in Student Affairs - Demi Rafuls
  • Training and Managing Student Staff for Success - Camila Espinoza

Committee Members

  • Matthew Calle, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
  • Liz Ingrao, Housing & Residential Life
  • Alicia Kester, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Alumni Engagement
  • Mercy Lavado, Student Activities & Student Organizations
  • Sergio Madrigal, Commencement & Special Projects
  • Amanda Miller, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Alumni Engagement
  • Angela Montero, Wellness & Recreation
  • Stephanie Nuñez, Housing & Residential Life
  • Heather Stevens, Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Alumni Engagement
  • Vanessa Wabomnor, Counseling Center