Kristi Baker, Graduate Student Services Manager, is a graduate of the most recent cohort of Clemson University’s Staff Development Program. The program is a year-long endeavor that offers Clemson University staff an opportunity to grow professionally and personally by voluntarily participating in various developmental and relevant service activities. Kristi was one of 25 staff members from across the University selected to participate in the 2018-2019 cohort.
About her experience, Kristi says “I am thankful to Clemson University for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Staff Development program, and grateful to the Department for being so supportive. My activities over the past year have given me a much greater understanding for and commitment to continued growth and development – both professionally and personally.” The program focuses on Professional Development, Community Service and Personal Development. Some of the activities that Kristi participated in for Staff Development included taking a semester-long graduate course on diversity in higher education, attending a conference focusing on international student education, participating in a variety of workshops and professional development activities at Clemson, volunteering with a local entity that supports cultural heritage and tourism, and developing a blog focused on hiking and regional places of interest.