I am nominating: Chad Bowman
Years of Service at Cal Poly: 3
Department: Disability Resource Center
Position: ARCHES Program Coordinator
Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?: Chad is a motivated student affairs professional who exhibits passion for serving students and exhibits leadership qualities within DRC, ARCHES and the campus community.
Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Passion, Richness of Diversity
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Chad is a committed advocate for students with disabilities and inclusion of diversity on campus. He is committed to increasing the awareness about and advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities through ACCESS and disABILITY ALLIANCE (AdA) affinity group and his role as the ARCHES Program Coordinator.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Chad has a student centered philosophy, balancing empathy and guidance, as described by one
student: “Chad has been there every step of the way in my progression toward graduation. You can tell he genuinely cares and always takes the time to recognize me whenever I accomplish something good and sympathizes with me, while giving constructive advice, when things don't go so well.
He puts me at ease and makes me feel comfortable.” Reaching out to colleagues, Chad also effectively communicates information and strategies to approach situations that increase colleagues’ understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of our students at Cal Poly Pomona.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Chad shows his Bronco spirit through his involvement with BroncoFusion, 3D Leadership, FYE teaching partner and service on the Veterans Initiative Task Force. Valuing student engagement, Chad encourages and seeks ways to assist students to become involved and make the most of their college experience.
In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?: Chad’s STAR shines brightly as it guides students and positively impacts students’ retention and graduation.