Dixie State University


Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition is dedicated to:

  • Fostering belonging, validating contributions, and enhancing inclusion through staff awards: employee(s) of the semester and year and mini trailblazer awards.
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Compensation is dedicated to:

  • Improving the working conditions, benefits, salaries and professional status of staff as they help to fulfill the university mission.
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Dixie Development Day

Dixie Development Day is dedicated to:

  • Supporting DSU’s strategic plan efforts related to staff professional development and collaborating with the Human Resources Department on these initiatives.
  • Planning the Development Day keynote speaker, breakout sessions, presenters, registration, marketing, catering, and volunteers.
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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness is dedicated to:

  • Promoting a climate where faculty and staff can become more engaged in healthy lifestyle behaviors through health and wellness resources, information, programs, and services.
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Legislative is dedicated to:

  • Working with UHESA’s legislative goals to push for cost of living increases.
  • Being a respected voice with the Utah Legislature on issues that are affecting higher education and informing SA members on legislative action important to DSU staff.
  • Encouraging staff involvement in the legislative process, increasing political activity with local state representatives.
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Policy Steering

Policy Steering is dedicated to:

  • Representing the SA Board on the University Policy Steering Committee.
  • Providing the SA Board with updates and information about policies affecting staff and campus.
  • Assisting the University Policy Steering Committee and supporting the policy development process.
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Professional Development

Professional Development is dedicated to:

  • Supporting DSU’s strategic plan efforts related to staff professional development and collaborating with the Human Resources department on these initiatives.
  • Providing professional development opportunities and identifying, offering, and supporting funding opportunities to supplement the costs of professional development activities through an application-based process.
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Scholarship is dedicated to:

  • Aiding in fund raising for the SA scholarship fund.
  • Raising awareness for the SA scholarship opportunity and collecting scholarship applications.
  • Selecting scholarship recipient(s) based on the scholarship restrictions in an objective and nondiscriminatory process.
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Service is dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness of service opportunities on campus and in the community.
  • Creating hands-on community service projects, such as the Children’s Justice Center Drive.
  • Giving staff the opportunity to participate in a broad continuum of volunteer and fundraising activities that meet the needs and values of the campus and community.
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Welcome & Mentoring

Welcome & Mentoring is dedicated to:

  • Welcoming and orienting new staff to the culture of DSU in order to help new staff be successful.
  • Promoting staff association events and inviting new employees to events.
  • Pairing new staff hires with experienced staff mentors.
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Events is dedicated to:

  • Encouraging interaction and collaboration between staff. During events, we recognize and honor SA member achievements, welcome new members, present and disseminate information, and EAT!
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