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Dr. Anita Jackson

Spring 2010


I am nominating: Dr. Anita Jackson
Years of Service at Cal Poly: 5
Department: CAPS
Position: Counselor

Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?: Beyond being an excellent therapist who provides caring support and counsel to some of our most broken students, Dr. Anita Jackson is an inspirational team member and a true advocate for student’s wellbeing. Dr. Jackson has a vivacious personality; she is pleasant and out-going, develops positive relationships and makes meaningful efforts to promote staff self-care. Her fellow counselors report that “Anita is a pleasure to work with. She is positive, upbeat, thorough and professional. She is an excellent team member actively involved in outreach activities, case conference, and clinical services. She is a highly effective and dynamic communicator/ presenter. It is a privilege working with her as a colleague.”

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Interconnectedness, Passion

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Dr. Jackson has spent countless hours developing curriculum geared toward the empowerment of women - which she often shares with CPP students late into the evenings and even on weekends! Also see comments re: #2 and #3 below.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Anita has played an integral role in connecting CPP students to experts in the community who continue to provide them with mentoring, career development, and opportunities to grow. Also see comments re: #3 below.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Dr. Jackson is especially passionate about teaching young women the skill set and confidence needed to be Godesses! She has applied her passion for and expertise in women’s wellness by providing educational workshops on women’s issues for University Housing, the African American Student Center, and the Violence Prevention & Women’s Resource Center. Also see comments on #1 above.

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?: All of the above already mentioned, plus... a few of her clients have commented: “Dr. Jackson is an amazing and inspirational woman who honestly cares about others and does her part to make a difference in other's lives.” “Dr. Jackson is an unconventional type of woman in the sense that she is not afraid to dig deep to the root of your problems and once she gets to your core, she is able to soothe the pains of your soul.”