Vice President for Student Development Dr. Bob Lutz recently announced two promotions.
Nathan Chau has been promoted to director of Workship, Palm Beach Atlantic’s distinctive community service program. Chau has served in the Workship office since 2013, during which time the program has grown in community reach and student, faculty and staff participation. Chau was integral in the development of a robust MLK Day of Service, including this year’s event in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County — the largest Workship event on record, Lutz said. Chau has been instrumental in several Workship milestones, such as the Engaged Campus of the Year Award and the celebration of 3 million hours of service.
During COVID-19, Chau created a digital Workship log, hosted a compliant Welcome Week service project and championed virtual service opportunities. He serves on the Sailfish Cup Committee and is a volunteer with Youth for Christ, Berean Christian School and for a hotline for people in crisis. He is a two-time alumnus, having earned a bachelor’s degree in communication in 2013 and a master’s degree in leadership in 2016.
Comfort Olugbuyi has been promoted to associate director of academic support. Most recently, she masterminded the transition of the Bridges Program to the Propel Scholars Program, while facilitating the Summer Scholars program — both important programs for improving the academic support experience, Lutz said.
Olugbuyi participates in PBA’s Wellness Committee, Sailfish Cup competition and Retention Committee. She is a mentor for MOSAIC.
She has gone above and beyond, Lutz said, to support the work of Academic Support and Disability Services by supporting students who have to quarantine or isolate for COVID-19 concerns. Additionally, she has marketed academic enrichment workshops.
Olugbuyi started working at PBA in Residence Life in 2010. She moved to Student Success in 2012, and she strategically grew the Bridges program while meeting countless students’ registration and academic support needs, Lutz said. She is active in the West Palm Beach community, volunteering with nonprofits such as No Kid Hungry, SunFest and Achieve Palm Beach County.