SAFARI History

SAFARI (Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Fair and Resource Information) began in 2006 with a vision from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. He envisioned a place where students could interact with staff from within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to discover opportunities and programs that they might not have known about previously. From it's humble beginnings the SAFARI has developed into a vital Fall semester program that students look forward to. Over 1,100 students participate each year and in addition to valuable information, students receive free food and beverages.

 First SAFARI in 2006
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2018 SAFARI Committee

SAFARI is made possible through the efforts of committee members from various Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (DOSAEM) departments:

    • Carolyn Coon (Chair), Office of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management/Dean of Students
    • Michele Dunlap, University Courtyard (not a DOSAEM department)
    • David Hembree, Development-Office of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    • Jeremiah JamesOffice of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    • Erin Kent, University Student Union
    • Melissa Norris, Student Health and Counseling Center
    • Jessica Medina, Food Security Project (Student Cupboard)
    • Luis Rincon, Student Success Services
    • Sonia Sanchez, Learning Center
    • Amanda StewartOffice of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    • Ken Ternate, Dog Days: New Student Orientation (University Advising Center)
    • Khrystine Vong, Office of the Dean of Students
    • Mehrzad Zarrin, University Student Union