Kianna is a second year, student who has made an impact on the Higher Education Department. Recently she has earned the 2013 CSPA-NYS Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her development and implementation of a program for undergraduate students who are interested in the field of student affairs. She is also the Vice President for the Graduate Association of Student Personnel Administrators (G.A.S.P.A.). While being a full time student, Kianna is also a residence director on campus in Perry Hall, which is designated as a first year dormitory.
As a former SUNY College at Westbury graduate, Kianna has come to the Higher Education Administration Department with a general concentration. Her main goal is to become a Director in any functional area, but would also like to experience being a dean of students. Her research interests include leadership in the implementation of leadership in different functional areas. We as a department would like to recognize Kianna for her service to her state organization and to her campus.
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Psychology, minor in Social Work
10 Year Professional Goal: A Director of a funtional area or Dean of Students
Leadership Roles: President of GASPA (SUNY Buffalo State); President of Sigma Phi Epsilon NY Lambda AVC (Canisius College); Built the Balanced Man Scholarship for Sigma Phi Epsilon (Canisius College); Teachers Assistant, Chemistry Department (SUNY Buffalo State).
Favorite Class: HEA 619 Management and Leadership
Advice to large group of people: Always keep students and their development in mind.