Skyler Davis, Neiman Center Coordinator
Skyler Davis is a programming wiz! They have more than eight years of experience in operations and event management. In their creative life, they enjoy design and drawing. Their goal is to create new worlds and perspectives through their art...all of which is influenced by Afrofuturism. The best part about their job at SAIC is meeting and learning from all of the students they interact with daily. Skyler has created multiple events on campus for BIPOC students, staff and faculty.
You can talk Skyler about: The LeRoy Neiman Center, any student group or departmental event needing the 1st and 2nd floor of Sharp event spaces, any programming interest you might have, the parent Facebook group, student support.
Laura Lamb, Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Campus Life
Laura is a higher education professional with over 10 years of experience in higher education. She received her B.A. in elementary education from the University of Dubuque and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. Laura has worked in student activities and programming since her time as an undergraduate student. She has worked at a variety of different colleges, including public, private, large, and small institutions. Her previous experience at an art and design college drew her to SAIC, and the creative and passionate students she works with continue to drive her own work experience. Laura serves on the Dean on Call rotation.
You can talk to Laura about: the day-to-day operations of Campus Life, New Student Orientation and Welcome Week experiences for new undergraduate students, the Student Programming Board, the EngageSAIC platform, the annual Leadership Dinner, getting your event into the weekly Campus Life email, questions about hosting an event on SAIC’s campus
Jada Bennett, Assistant Director of Campus Life
Jada Bennett (BFA 2021) studied in the Printmedia and Fiber and Material Studies departments at SAIC. During her time as a student, Jada worked as a resident advisor, Neiman Center assistant, and student government representative. Shortly after graduating from SAIC, Jada returned to her home state of Maryland to work at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Career Development department before returning to Chicago to work in Campus Life. When Jada is not working with students, she continues her art practice of illustration, comics, and soft sculpture as well as managing her artist's network BLKHAPPY.
You can talk to Jada about: starting, managing, and expanding Student Groups! Jada works closely with all of the student groups on campus (including co-advising Student Government). Questions about joining a group? Want to know how to start your own? Need help brainstorming how to introduce new programs to an older group? Jada can help with all of this and more! Jada is also happy and able to discuss leadership development skills as well as be a sounding board for any ideas you might have for the SAIC Campus!