Religious & Spiritual Issues

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Current Chairs

  • 2014-2015 Chair: Lennon Prothro-Jones, Academy of Art University

Previous Chairs

  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:
    • Mark Brice, CSU Chico
    • Lennon Prothro-Jones, Academy of Art University
  • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:
    • Mark Brice, CSU Chico
    • Francisco Grajales, USF
  • 2009-2012 Chair Tyler Miller, CSU Fresno
  • 2008-2009 Chair: Demisia Razo, Chapman University
  • 2007-2008 Chair: Charlie Cownie, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2006-2007 Chair: Inactive
  • 2005-2006 Chair: Inactive
  • 2004-2005 Chair: Inactive

Outline

  • Travel - Optional
  • Programming - Optional
  • Communication by phone, mail, fax, e-mail or on-site meeting

Purpose

To provide a forum in which the religious/spiritual element is both acknowledged and respected within the professional realm.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership in an interfaith/inter-religious group, it shall consist of Association members who seek to be supported and challenged in their own faith development, thereby better enabling them to facilitate that growth in outer colleagues and students.
  2. Set forth the committee to seek to validate and learn from the many contributions of people of religious and non-religious backgrounds.
  3. Lead the committee to examine a variety of questions pertaining to the development of multicultural thought and action given that ecumenism is an integral component of multiculturalism.
  4. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of networks related to the needs and issues of Association members in the areas of religious and spiritual issues and other related literature review, legal issues and specialized interest.
  5. Conduct a western region survey of programs and services provided to staff and students regarding religious and spiritual issues, in addition to requesting information about funding resources.
  6. Submit initial survey findings to the President prior to the Executive Committee meeting (typically in February).
  7. Design and coordinate one or more specialized one day workshops in the area of religious and spiritual issues as related to or impacting the housing and food service profession. The workshops should challenge participants and provide them with personal and professional skill enhancements as well as up-to-date information via literature review and shared experiences (i.e. the role of religion in higher education, high pressure groups or cults, etc.)
  8. Solicit facilitators to conduct roundtable discussions at the Annual Conference and Exposition in the area of religious and spiritual issues and request from the Annual Conference and Exposition Program Committee time and space to hold the roundtable session.
  9. Submit an informative article or update per issue of the WACUHO Waves newsletter.
  10. Prepare and submit one copy of your annual report in the EOY report cubby and one copy of the annual report in your committee’s cubby, and notify the WACUHO Vice President by May 1. (see Appendix for sample).