Lisa Hoogesteger - Student Affairs Service Awards 2011-12

Statement of Wonderfulness

In Celebration of

“H o o g”

AKA,  Lisa Hoogesteger


“Caring, Integrity, and Connective” are what describes this Student Affairs professional who is experienced as a “wonderful colleague that continually thinks about others and how to help students.”  According to her colleagues…”Lisa demonstrates her caring heart and makes a difference, by living her life by example every day!”

As Director of Healthy Campus Initiatives and a Student Care Team Co-Facilitator, Lisa is responsible for the management of a diverse and dynamic department dedicated to wellness at OSU.  She specifically assists with the Student Care Team, manages the Healthy Life Challenge grant, supports the Childcare and Family Resource Center, and provides direction for the growth of Spiritual Life @ OSU.  Lisa has also been involved in promoting the Fun Project, leadership with the Smoke Free OSU initiative, and in the creation of the Human Services Resource Center.  Additionally, Lisa is an active member of the Student Life On-Call Team that takes calls from students, parents, and members of the OSU community about students of concern with the goal of working to help resolve those concerns.  In this work, one colleague stated that “the quality of performance by the Student Care Team is a demonstration of Lisa making a difference in students and community members lives every day.” Lisa has been said to keep in close contact with those she supervises and that she regularly provides support and guidance to all programs and projects she oversees.  A colleague has highlighted “Lisa presents to students and staff honesty about people’s rights and the community’s responsibilities.  She is inclusive of all her work and genuinely sees the value of each person.  She treats those that challenge our work most with grace, respect and dignity.”  

Finally, Lisa provides leadership for the BeWell efforts on campus and has been seen as “humble, thoughtful, professional, motivated, committed, creative, honest, open, hard-working, engaged, loyal and energetic!!”  Your dedication to leading OSU and the division towards healthier ways of being is truly WONDERFUL and fully worthy of this year’s Student Services Award! 


17th Annual Service Awards Celebration
Division of Student Affairs
Oregon State University
May 22, 2012