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2023 IDEAL Honor Roll for Staff: VPSA Awardees

A big congratulations to our Student Affairs staff that were recognized!
Hoover tower and Lane History Corner building on beautiful campus of Stanford University under blue sky. Credit: Michael Vi / iStock
Hoover tower and Lane History Corner building on beautiful campus of Stanford University under blue sky. Credit: Michael Vi / iStock

Ten Student Affairs staff members were named to the inaugural Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) Honor Roll by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in University Human Resources. This award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated a significant commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts at Stanford through leadership, practices, processes, actions, and/or initiatives. These individuals were recognized at a special reception during the annual IDEAL DCP Conference on Monday, September 18, 2023. 


VPSA Awardees

Jerald Adamos

Assistant Dean of Students & Associate Director

Asian American Activities Center

Jerald has supported engaging programming, encouraged collaboration with students, and been a supportive leader of the Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS).

Rosalind Conerly

Associate Dean & Karr Family Director

Black Community Services Center

Rosalind oversees the BSBC, which provides support, programming and belonging to students. She also serves on the IDEAL Advisory Committee and subcommittees. Sheparticipates on many adhoc programming committees on campus, for events such as the Juneteenth and MLK celebrations.

Jennifer Rolen

Assistant Dean & Associate Director

FLI Student Success Center

For over seven years, Jenn Rolen has held, honored, cared for, and promoted First Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) students and the FLI community at Stanford University.

Greg Graves

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Director

Native American Cultural Center

Greg has been the chair of the American Indian Staff Forum for over 10 years as well as the associate director at the Native American Community Center. He has led and provided ongoing support to countless programs that support the Native staff, student and alumni community at Stanford.

Zayna Seyedi

Assistant Director

Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication

Zayna served as an equity ambassador, elevated the IBIC Peer Facilitation Program (LINKS), delivered DEIB educational content, mediated identity-based issues at residential houses, and made Greek Life more diverse and equitable.

Cat Sanchez

Assistant Dean of Students

Office of Community Standards

Cat has been instrumental in rebuilding the Disability Staff Forum. Cat is also the co-chair of the Stanford Disability Initiative, whose mission is to increase the visibility of disability at Stanford and to provide a guiding framework so that the university is proactive, accessible, and inclusive.

Angie Wilcox

Associate Dean & Director of Administration

Residential Education

As associate dean and director of administration in Residential Education, Angie has led efforts to increase equity and inclusion in staff recruiting and hiring for the department. 

Jenny Roxas

Associate Director of Career Coaching & Education - Belonging, Access, & Career Equity (BACE)

Stanford Career Education

As the chair of CareerEd's Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Task Force, Jenny has incorporated IDI into team leadership, center-wide planning, and her everyday life.

Jeanette Smith-Laws

Director of Facilities, Operations and Student Unions

Jeanette has been a force of nature who has been such a passionate supporter of Black staff, students, and faculty for decades. She has also worked to increase the diversity of suppliers, using her role overseeing facilities to engage minority and women owned businesses.

Jan Barker Alexander

Former Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Jan Barker Alexander was a fierce supporter of equity and inclusion for decades, including her roles in the Black Community Services Center, as a Resident Fellow, and providing leadership to the community centers.

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