William Woods employee receives New Professional Award

lacey_SweetenLacey Sweeten Randall, director of student involvement at William Woods University, recently was awarded the New Professional Award at the annual Missouri College Personnel Association Conference.

MoCPA is an organization that strives to provide networking and development opportunities to its members. For more than 30 years, the association has been working with professionals in Student Affairs and the students they serve.

The New Professional Award is given to professionals with three years or less experience working in student affairs who serve as role models through demonstrating innovation and creativity in their work. Nominations for this award are taken for institutions across the state.

“Lacey brings vision and energy to the Center for Student Involvement. Her patient leadership style challenges and supports student growth and development through campus involvement,” said Venita Mitchell, vice president and dean of student life.

“I am truly grateful for being nominated for this award by fellow Student Life staff,” said Randall. “I would not be able to accomplish as much without their constant support and the amazing students I get to work with each day.”

Originally from New Bloomfield, Missouri, Randall currently lives in Columbia. She majored in communications and business as an undergraduate and earned an MBA, both at William Woods.  She was a graduate assistant for two years and began her current position in the spring of 2013.