Sharon is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy . She was nominated by both students and her staff for providing transformational experiences for students. One student writes, “Sharon is able to embrace all students and meet them at their level.” Another says “Sharon goes out of her way to support and include students in the decision-making process at the university. She is truly an advocate for students and helps them navigate the complex processes at the university.” Staff and faculty alike point to the mentoring she provides for students as well as her staff. One states, “she demonstrates the importance of hearing students’ stories to better assist them in and out of the classroom.” Aiken-Wisniewski has been called inspirational, kind, incredibly talented, passionate and innovative in her efforts to create a student-centered advising environment.