Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Legacy of Leadership

The Legacy of Leadership is a fundraising dinner for the Student Affairs Leadership Development Fund. During the Legacy of Leadership we take the opportunity to recognize alumni who demonstrated service to the institution through student leadership and continue to utilize those leadership skills in their lives today. Also recognized during the evening are faculty/staff who demonstrate a commitment to student leadership through their volunteer advisement of student organizations and/or have provided exceptional service and leadership to students.

Legacy of Leadership Class of 2014

Past Legacy of Leadership Award Recipients
  • Ms. Donna Brecker Maddux

  • Ms. Donna Brecker Maddux - Political Science/Public Administration 1992

    • On Campus Involvement and employment
      • Alpha Xi Delta Sorority - President
      • Pan-Hellenic Council - Executive Committee
      • Order of Omega - Secretary
      • Orientation Leader
      • Work Study program with Library & Sports Information
    • Professional Employment
      • U.S. Department of Justice, District of Oregon - Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Fraud since 9/13
      • Oregon Department of Justice -
        • Assistant United States Attorney, Medicaid Fraud 3 years
        • Attorney in Charge, Organized Crime Section
        • Assistant Attorney General, Tobacco Crimes Task Force
        • Honors Attorney, Criminal Justice Division
        • Honors Attorney, Family Law Section
  • Ms. Melissa Douglas Jarratt

  • Ms. Melissa Douglas Jarratt - Speech Communication 1991

    • On Campus involvement and employment
      • Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity - Initiate Advisor
      • The Quad - Entertainment Editor
      • Orientation Leader - 3 summers
      • Off campus employment at Daily Local News
    • Honors/Awards
      • Outstanding Speech Communication Student
    • Professional Employment
      • Genesis Healthcare - Human Resource Liaison since 2010
      • Jenner's Pond Retirement Community - Administrative/Development Coordinator
  • Dr. Andrew Yozviak

  • Dr. Andrew Yozviak - Music Education 1997

    • On Campus Involvement and employment as student
      • Phi Mu Alpha 'Sinfonia' Fraternity - President
      • WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band - Drum Major
      • Symphony Orchestra
      • Concert Choir
      • Chamber Choir
      • Work study - Music Library
    • Professional Employment
      • West Chester University, Director of Bands
  • Mr. Ric Winston

  • Mr. Ric Winston - Communications 2000

    • On Campus Involvement and employment
      • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Gamma Chapter - Pole march
      • Black & Latino Greek Council - first President
      • SGA - Chairman of Multicultural Affairs
      • Fraternity Violence & Education Project - peer facilitator and presenter
      • Board of Governors scholar
      • Member of University sponsored panels on race relations and student participation
      • WCUR 91.7 - Radio personality and producer
      • Undergraduate student speaker for spring 2000 commencement
    • Professional employment
      • Faculty member since 2006 in Communication Department
      • Pioneered learning resource Everyday Intellect LLC with 2 Kappa brothers and WCU Alumni
      • Previous lecturer, Instructor and Professor at The University of Maryland, Montgomery College and Delaware County Community College
  • Mr. Pat Lyden

  • Mr. Pat Lyden - Political Science/Public Administration 1997

    • On Campus Involvement and employment
      • Council of Trustees - 2 years
      • SAC
      • Battle of the Bands
      • Friars Society
      • University Lecture Series (with Steve McKiernan)
      • Student Director, Sykes Student Union
    • Professional Employment
      • Stanton Park Group - governmental relations professional
      • Served with Congressman John Boehner
      • Served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
      • Served as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Mary Fallin (current Gov of OK)
      • House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
      • Lobbyist for National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Ms. Diane DeVestern

  • Ms. Diane DeVestern - retired, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

    • Worked with Student Affairs Departments
      • Greek Life & Student Organizations
      • Alcohol/Drug/Wellness Education programs
      • Orientation/New Student programs
      • Recreational Services
      • Sykes Student Union
      • Career Development Center
      • Multicultural Affairs
      • Judicial Affairs/Student Assistance
      • Children's Center
      • Service Learning & Volunteer programs
    • Student Affairs' liaison to Division of Academic Affairs
    • Part of Provost's Academic Affairs Council
    • Committees
      • Academic Advising
      • New Faculty Orientation
      • Honors College Council
    • Coordinated "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" program
    • Chaired Student Affairs' Multicultural Student Success Committee
    • WCU Facilities Department for campus facility improvements
      • Sykes Union Renovation and Expansion
      • Opening of Multicultural Center
      • Student Recreation Center
    • 28 years at WCU
  • Ms. Tamekia Dancy Young

  • Ms. Tamekia Dancy Young - Psychology, minors in African American Literature and Women's Studies 1997

    • Campus Involvement and Employment
      • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc - Vice President and Public Relations Chair
      • Abbe Society
      • Black Student Union - President
      • Residence Hall Association
      • Order of Omega
      • Honors Student Association
      • Frederick Douglass Society
      • Black & Latino Greek Council - Vice President
      • Psychology Club
      • Psychology Student Life Committee
      • Women of Color Conference
      • Resident Assistant
      • Sykes Student Union Associate
    • Professional Employment
      • Adjunct Professor in Human Services and Leadership Development Programs, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr- since 2011
      • VisionQuest - Functional Family Therapy Program Director since 2008
  • Dr. Art Smith

  • Dr. Art Smith

    • Advisor WCUR-FM from 2007-2014
    • Faculty member for 30 years
      • Associate Professor of Geology, Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty
      • Appointed 1984
      • Received Helen C. Bailey, National Award of Distinction in Education, 1992
    • Current Professional Assignments and Activities
      • PDE: Division of Teacher Certification: Middle Level Content Reviewer: College and University Applications for Teacher Certification 'Program Approval'
      • Consultant/Grant Reviewer, Ben Franklin Partnership Science and Technology Program

Legacy of Leadership 2013 Video

Ten Years of Progress at WCU