OFFICE OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Students to Go BEYOND Wiley College
The Office of Student Development is charged with the holistic development of students through the Center for Excellence in Student Leadership (hyperlink), Counseling and Career Planning (hyperlink) and Student Activities (hyperlink).
Units within the Office of Student Development are designed to prepare students for life BEYONG Wiley College. Leadership programs, workshops and conferences prepare students to lead with a focus on ethics, spirituality, morals and values. Internships cover letter and resume development, graduate school fairs, interviewing skills, and job placement prepares students to go from the classroom to the boardroom or professional/graduate school. Involvement in student organizations, student government, and college-wide activity planning prepare students to take the lead not only at Wiley, but also in their communities.
Accordingly, student development professionals seek to inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Through programs, policies and personal interactions, students are encouraged to engage in the collegiate experience, both in and out of the classroom, and the development of the Wiley College community.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Office of Student Development is to inspire and engage through strategic integration of co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities that intentionally engages them in the life of the College and a global society. Through collaboration with our faculty, staff and students, we provide innovative programs, activities, and services that enhance the quality of student life and create a student life and create a student centered environment in which students develop, embrace, and enhance ethical leadership, life skills, leadership, spiritual, career and character development and a myriad of on and off-campus experiences.
After participation in Student Development sponsored programs and activities, students will be able to:
- Enhance their leadership skills
- Lead an organization effectively
- Interact with people from diverse backgrounds
- Assist other students to navigate the Wiley College system
- Increase involvement in service learning opportunities
Student Leadership Institute
The Student Leadership Institute is a cooperative experience designed to provide the opportunity for student participants to further develop their skills and experiences in the various areas of leadership and personal development. Students will master skills in communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, goal setting, problem solving, and etiquette while utilizing lectures, workshops, and interactive programs.
Student Leadership Calendar of Events
Meet the Staff
Interim Director for Student Development/ Director for Counseling and Career Planning
Coordinator of Student Activities
Weekend Coordinator of Student Activities
Student Activities Office Manager
With a 3.8 grade point average, Justice Brown is a student who puts his studies first. This biology major still finds time, however, to mentor students at a local middle school and play on the Wiley College baseball team.
Read on as Justice shares his career aspirations, his motto, and the name of the person who is the biggest influence in his life:
I am a proud wildcat and a member of the Wiley College baseball team. My career goals after completing school include becoming a pediatric nurse at the Children’s hospital in Houston.
During the day I focus on my studies, and then I’m off to baseball practice. My work in the classroom and on the baseball field takes up most of my day, but once a week I go to Sam Huston Middle School and mentor a student there.
The biggest influence in my life is my mom. She is a single parent raising two boys.
There has never been a time where I didn’t have food or didn’t have the things I needed for school. She is the hardest working person I know and she made every Christmas everything I ever wanted it to be.
My whole life, I have been in sports, so it would only make sense that my motto to live by was said by one of the greatest coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
Joseph Stevens Jr. hails from Port Arthur, Texas. A business administration major, he plans to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in International business. His career goals include becoming a CEO at a Fortune 500 company.
Please read on to learn more about Joseph in this "My Wiley" closeup!
My ultimate goal in life is to build a Boys and Girls Club in Port Arthur, give scholarships to high school seniors, and become Mayor of Port Arthur. I’m fully committed to my studies at Wiley and I have earned some honors because of that commitment. I am proud that I earned the Dean’s List Award as a freshman and sophomore here at Wiley. I have also received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for having a 3.5 GPA. Because of my academic record, I am currently ranked one of the top 50 men at Wiley College.
When I am not busy studying, I am actively engaged in campus live. I am the treasurer of the Wiley College Business Management Club and I serve as Vice President of the Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society.
Although my schedule is often busy, I also make time to give back to the community. I attend church every Sunday. My parents are the most influential people in my life. They taught me morals and values that only children of God could, such as how to pray, how to treat a lady, and how to go for what you want in life.
What I most admire about my parents is their nonstop desire to encourage people to learn more about Jesus Christ. Even after my father had a stroke and was unable to return to work, he and my mom never let that get them down, and I truly admire them for that. The motto I live by each day is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Thank you Wiley College for helping me persist to achieve my goals!
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