Ayana Wilson / March 2012
The Professional Development Award recognizes an individual who provides service and/or contributes to the dissemination of knowledge for our profession, through one or more of the following areas: service to state, regional or national professional associations; publication of best practices or original research; or presentation at professional conferences.
This past October the Professional Development Award was presented to Ayana Wilson.
Ayana Wilson serves as the Assistant Director for Campus Life. Beyond her roles and responsibilities to the department, she has made numerous contributions to the field of Student Affairs and continually seeks to improve the lives of students from underrepresented groups. She serves as the State of Florida African American Concerns Knowledge Community Chair, as well as a mentor for the Undergraduate Fellows Program through NASPA: The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators. She also developed the Professional Development Series, a new initiative open to all student leaders to increase their knowledge, understanding and to achieve their full potential. In addition, she is involved with many university committees that aim to develop our students, including the Careers in Student Affairs Day and the Student Leadership Summit committee.
Her nominator stated, “Ayana’s dedication to the holistic development of students truly reflects the mission of the Division of Student Affairs at Florida International University.”
We are proud to have Ayana Wilson as a member of The Division of Student Affairs.