Each year, Associated Student Government (ASG) honors individuals from across the university who have positively impacted Northwestern students through the Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll. Northwestern students nominate faculty and staff who have improved their university experience, and many of the administrators honored this year come from the Division of Student Affairs.
We would like to extend a special shout-out to the faculty and staff nominated by students this year who work within the Student Affairs community. These honorees have committed themselves to always striving for a better Northwestern experience. Congratulations and thanks for all you do!
From Residential Services:
1. Ilya Mikhelson (fellow, Residential College of Science & Engineering at Slivka Hall)
2. Charles Whitaker (Associate Chair, Communications Residential College at East Fairchild)
3. John Haas (fellow, Willard Residential College)
4. Vinzenz Unger (Faculty Chair, Ayers Residential College of Commerce & Industry)
5. Liz McCabe (fellow, Humanities Residential College at Chapin Hall)
6. Scott Ogawa (fellow, Shepard Residential College at South Mid-Quads)
7. Lam-Thao Nguyen (fellow, Shepard Residential College at South Mid-Quads)
8. Henry Binford (fellow, Shepard Residential College at South Mid-Quads)
9. Joanna Grisinger (fellow, Shepard Residential College at South Mid-Quads)
10. Bob Gundlach (fellow, Communications Residential College at East Fairchild)
11. Andrew Rivers (fellow, Residential College of Cultural Studies at 2303 Sheridan)
12. Renee Engeln (Faculty Associate, Willard Hall and Southwest Neighborhood)
13. Saul Morson (Faculty Chair, Willard Residential College)
14. Rifka Cook (Faculty-in-Residence, Allison Residential Community; fellow Shepard Residential College at South Mid-Quads)
15. Jason Kelly Roberts (Associate Chair, Humanities Residential College at Chapin Hall)
16. Nancy Cunniff (fellow, Women’s Residential College at Hobart House)
From Campus Life:
Resti Miranda is a Campus Life administrative assistant. According to one student, he is “literally there to help any person who stumbles up to the third floor of Norris with any problem” — always patient and willing to provide assistance to those who need it.
Adrian Bitton is assistant director of Leadership Development and Community Engagement. She joined Campus Life in 2015 and leads the Women in Leadership Cohort, a position that has allowed her to “connect undergraduate women to a community of support.”
Valerie Buchanan is assistant director of Leadership Development and Community Engagement. She is engaged in social justice issues and the advisor of Alternative Student Breaks, which encourages students to engage with social, environmental and animal justice issues.
Joe Lattal is assistant director of Student Organizations and Activities. He primarily manages student organization resources and within Source. One student said he improves the Northwestern community by “actively encouraging discussion about a harmful student exclusion culture in our clubs.”
Jordan “JT” Turner is assistant director of Multicultural Student Affairs. One student nominated Turner by saying they “make space and truly bends over backwards for marginalized students on campus.” Turner works with various MSA workshops and resources for queer and minority students.
Kourtney Cockrell is the director of Student Enrichment Services. She is committed to making the Northwestern experience as accommodating as possible for low-income, first-generation and/or undocumented students by making sure they are “receiving the maximum amount of resources possible.”
Sharitza Rivera is assistant director of Student Enrichment Services. Rivera heads the Compass Peer Mentor Program, which aims to connect students with upperclassmen and build relationships. One student said the program helped provide “a positive experience that is not inhibited by being a part of a marginalized or underrepresented community.”
From Dean of Students Office:
Mona Dugo is the senior associate dean of students in Student Assistance and Support Services. An Evanston native who “can make magic where there is only chaos,” Dugo works with students who need assistance balancing mental health and wellness with academics.
Nadim Rana is the assistant dean of students in Student Assistance and Support Services. He was nominated for his advising work, through which he helps students navigate mental health and wellness. One student described him as reassuring and appreciative — put shortly, “everything you want in a Dean.”