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Colleague Connections Program

**Please note:  Sign-ups are now open for employees interested in being a Peer Partner**

The VP for Finance Colleague Connections Program is a dual-track, 12-month program designed to accelerate employees' personal and professional development within the Division of Finance and the university. Open to all new faculty and staff hires, the program includes both a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship and cohort-based learning activities to facilitate employee development. The overall goals of the program are to:

  • Create a network and structure for employee support and relationship-building
  • Continue to build and enhance workplace community
  • Educate and demonstrate the vision and core values of the VP for Finance organization
  • Offer resources (human, information, documentation) that will enhance the employee's development and experience.

This initiative includes two primary components: a Peer Partner Program in which new employees are paired with a current employee who serves in a trusted resource and "mentor" capacity; and a New Hire Network in which all new employees collectively participate in executive-sponsored activities that build community and frame the organization's vision and core values. 

A cross-departmental program team led by Skylar Mouris (Office of Budget and Financial Planning) and Nick Woods (Office of the Vice President for Finance) jointly manages the program, with additional support from our divisional HR partners and the Vice President for Finance Inclusion & Diversity Committee. If you have any questions, please contact the Colleague Connections program team at

Please visit the links below for additional information regarding this initiative. 


Summer (Date TBD): Cultural and Community Center

Squires Student Center


Fall (Date TBD): Amy Sebring and University Operations



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