Chandice Haste-Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Falk College, has been appointed Associate Dean of the Office of Student Services at Falk College effective July 2022.
In her new role, Haste-Jackson will lead the Office of Student Services team which provides a range of student services. Additionally, Haste-Jackson will work with numerous on-campus committees to represent the interests of Falk students as the University strives to improve the student experience.
“Falk students are agents of change, making a difference in people’s lives throughout their lives, across systems and structures, and in unique, innovative and entrepreneurial ways,” says Haste-Jackson. “Supporting the holistic development of these students is essential to their success as emerging professionals and global citizens, and I look forward to working with a team of talented professionals to provide high quality and unparalleled services to our student body. “
The student services team includes academic advisors – who teach new students how to develop and implement an academic plan and advise them in the process of adjusting to the university environment – and archivists – who manage several transactions academic achievements and maintain a record of all academic achievements towards students. ‘ diplomas and provide consultation to students, counselors and professors in the event of complications.
Haste-Jackson will oversee the Career Services team, which works directly with students and alumni to ensure students can develop a plan for a rewarding career after graduation. Student Services, Students, Alumni, and Administrative Staff plan and organize critical aspects of academic events, including Syracuse Welcome Events for new students and parents and Falk College Convocation.
“Chandice has been part of the Falk College family for years as a teacher, mentor and leader,” says Diane Lyden Murphy, Dean of Falk College. “She brings professional experience advising and teaching students, academic expertise in the field of youth and human development, and a deep personal dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We are privileged to have her among our leaders as Associate Dean of Student Services at Falk College, a dedicated team that provides essential resources to Falk students to support their academic success, personal development and overall well-being. .
Student Services strives to provide a caring, comfortable, and private environment where students can discuss their academic, social, and emotional concerns. Also, the office provides counseling for undeclared students and tracks all requirements for graduation.
Student Services staff members use a strengths-based counseling and counseling approach to listen to student concerns, identify their strengths and challenges, and work toward positive solutions. The office collaborates with other resources on campus to better meet the needs of students.
As an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Haste-Jackson teaches courses on intimate relationships and gender roles, family development, immigrant and refugee family development, and related topics. chosen on diversity, equity and inclusion. Previously, she coordinated the undergraduate internship program and supervised graduate students in their applied research internships. Additionally, she coordinated the first-year Gateway course at Falk College, served as Chair of the Dean’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and is a University Senator.
In 2021, Haste-Jackson served as the University’s acting director of the freshman seminary course. In addition to the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) course requirement, the freshman seminar is part of a commitment the University has made to students over the course of the year. academic year 2019-2020 requiring all students to take courses covering IDEA subjects. In this role, Haste-Jackson collaborated with faculty, administrators, and students across the University to develop and deliver the new course.
Her past roles have included Director of the Liberty Partnerships Program at the School of Education; executive director of a homeless transitional shelter for women and children; executive director of a historic African-American colonization house; and assistant director of an urban community center.
Haste-Jackson earned a Ph.D. in child and family studies from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in behavioral science from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Syracuse University.
Haste-Jackson succeeds James (Jim) Byrne, JD, CASAC, who completed his term as Associate Dean of Student Services at Falk College in June 2022 and was honored for 22 years of service to the University. Byrne has been an active participant in the Falk College Dean’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and in particular the Undergraduate Student Sub-Committee, which gives students a voice in these efforts and supports advocacy, training and student-initiated education.
For the past several years, Byrne led Falk Student Services during the COVID-19 pandemic as the team provided students with the dedicated support system they needed to process, adapt and succeed in their studies despite extraordinary challenges.
“Throughout his years of service at Falk College, Jim has had a tremendous influence on the development of our college and, more importantly, the success of our Falk students,” Murphy says. “Falk College thanks Jim for the personal integrity and professional commitment he has brought to our community here in Falk and far beyond.”