Congratulations to Sandra Emerick, Ed.D., senior executive director of Academic Affairs and Student Services, on being presented the 2021-22 Fayetta M. Paulsen Accomplished Leader Award by the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA).
The award is named for Fayetta M. Paulsen, who retired from Bowling Green State University in 1990 after 27 years of distinguished service of leadership in student affairs and residential services at the university. She also was the first president of OCPA.
The OCPA presents the award to “a student affairs professional who has, through outstanding leadership, made significant contributions to the field and to the institution of which the professional is a part. The professional has achieved innovative responses in meeting the varied and emerging needs of today’s students.”
Dr. Emerick joined NEOMED in 2011 and has served in her current role since 2019. Since joining NEOMED, she created the Learning Center, developed the initial Counseling Services, created and chairs the Academic Management Partnership (AMP) and currently leads the Exceptional Student Experience strategic initiative. Dr. Emerick served as president of OCPA in 1999, chaired its 25th Anniversary Conference in 2001, and has served in various leadership capacities for the organization.