Student Affairs Staff Spotlight: Madie Brown (September 2022)
September 13, 2022
Each month, Student Affairs recognizes one of its outstanding staff members for their hard work, dedication, and passion for serving the UW Tacoma community.
Name: Madie Brown
Unit: Psychological and Wellness Services
Hobby: Cooking and gardening
Favorite Place on UW Tacoma campus and Why: the top floors of DOU and TPS provide a fantastic view of Tacoma and the water.
Nominated by: Cassandra Nichols
Madie espouses many of the qualities inherent in a solid Student Affairs Professional. In her roles as a Health Promotion Specialist and Confidential Campus Advocate, Madie works tirelessly to remove barriers for students and to enable them to reach their educational and professional goals. She values being student-centered and strives to be inclusive when working with students. Because of her outreach and educative efforts on campus, Madie has had more students seek out her services as a confidential advocate in the 8 months since she was hired than in the three previous years. As an example of her hard work, vision, educational efforts, and collaborative work with campus and community partners, Madie held the first UWT Denim Day last Spring. (Denim Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This day of action and awareness is an event in which people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. https://www.denimdayinfo.org/ [denimdayinfo.org]
Student Affairs champions holistic learning and success for UW Tacoma students. We remove barriers for students, engage them as partners to create an inclusive campus community and equip them for lives and careers that have meaning and impact.