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Danette Buie

Director of Student Opportunity, Success, and Equity
Professional Interests: 

Strategic Planning and Execution | Policy Design and Implementation | Budgetary Compliance and Management | Data Analysis | Career Coaching | Admissions & Outreach | Student Engagement & Success | Diversity & Inclusion | Risk Management & Title IX | Alumni Relations 

Activities: 
  • Assist in identifying, developing and maintaining internship opportunities appropriate to the Arts Division programs while also maintaining positive relationships with employers
  • Advise and support students' completion of appropriate preparatory activities based on student's intended career (resume, interview, job search, etc.) or educational pathway (e.g. certificate, professional or graduate school).
  • Reviews and analyzes predictive data related to student retention and completion (e.g. incoming student characteristics, early alert, registration holds etc; develops retention and persistence data sources summary reports for various stakeholders and users to inform effective program development, outreach and intervention; collects and interprets data regarding student attrition. 
  • Collaborates with various UCSC constituents, high schools, community colleges, K-12 districts and other members of the educational community to promote programs in the Arts Division.
  • Liaise with the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student population and to develop strategies to support the diversification of the student body.
Selected Presentations: 
  • "Finding a Sense of Belonging: Supporting the Retention of Minoritized Student Affairs Professionals on Predominantly White Campuses," Presented at the NASPA Region VI NorCal Drive-In Conference, Oakland, CA, June 2018.
  • “Beyond a Deficit View: Reconstructing a Strength-Based Identity for First-Generation Students,” Presented at the NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC, May 2018.
  • “Exploring the use of an Interpretative Phenomenological Approach to Understanding College Access and Success: Community-Based Organizations and their Impact on the Persistence of First-Generation Students,” Presented at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL, May 2017.
  • “Looking Past Prejudice: The Intersectionality of Oppression and Politics,” Presented at Staff Cultural Competency Symposium at Roosevelt University, October 2016.
  • “Culture and Identity,” Presented in ACP 101 First Year Seminar, Roosevelt University, September 2016.
  • “RISE Above Title IX Training,” Presented at New Student Orientation, Roosevelt University, July 2016
Education and Training: 
Ed.D, Leadership in Adult and Higher Education, Aurora University
MPA, Public Administration & Educational Policy, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S, Law, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Phone: 
831-459-3633
Office: 
Porter D-163
Mailing Address: 

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