Professional Development Committee

PDC logo - Taking it to the next levelThe Professional Development Committee (PDC) works to empower and inspire Student Affairs professionals to know themselves, their positions, their field, and their community. To this end, the PDC:

  • Introduces new staff to the philosophical orientation of Student Affairs and the theoretical basis for student personnel work
  • Advocates for resources to ensure uninterrupted development offerings
  • Builds a sense of team
  • Recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of staff members
  • Provides information and programming to enhance the operation/management of Student Affairs offices

Past Professional Development Committee programs include day-long institutes, lunch and learns, supervisor trainings, retreats for classified staff, new staff orientations, social gatherings, and staff recognition. For a list of upcoming events, please see calendar of event below.

Committee Members

  • Kathy Meyer - Co-Chair
  • Julie Onnembo - Co-Chair
  • Pam Curtis
  • Jessica Gernert
  • Brian Holahan
  • Samantha Jackson
  • Sarah Klump
  • Samantha LaMar
  • Samantha Mackenzie
  • Nicole Rosskopf
  • Rosie Shannon
  • Karen Zody

Calendar of Events

Previous PDC Workshops

Additional Resources

UofL Human Resource Training Programs

Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education

APCA College Student Educators International

Southern Association for College Student Affairs

College Personnel Association of Kentucky

Thank you for supporting YOUR Student Affairs Professional Development Committee!

You can contact the PDC with workshop ideas and questions by sending an email to