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Kevin Kruger, Ph.D.

July 2

This year for the first time ever in recent history, the majority of schoolchildren in America’s public schools are from low-income families. This percentage of children from low-income families has been increasing over the past 25 years.


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Kevin Bailey
Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of West Florida

NASPA provides an environment to have stimulating and robust conversations about today's and tomorrow's higher education issues. I look forward to the national conference and other professional development opportunities to expand my knowledge base so that I may effect change on my campus. #NASPARocks

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Joan Carregal
Program Coordinator, NYU Stern School of Business

NASPA is an organization that creates a platform for professionals to share, collaborate, and exchange ideas for the betterment of ourselves and students through out the country. NASPA is composed of individuals dedicated to enriching the college experience and building students into confident leaders.

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Jesus Hernandez
Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University

NASPA is an avenue for creative and inquisitive minds to gather to share ideas. It is a collective that welcomes and values individuals from all walks of life. NASPA champions the higher education experience, advocates for forward movement, and continually shapes the future of student affairs.

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Michelle Van-Ess
Director of Student Life, Fashion Institute of Technology

I've been attending the NASPA national conference for 13 years and it has always felt like a family reunion. NASPA has given me the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and friends from across the nation, volunteer, and participate as an active member of the AAKC.

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Brent Paterson
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Illinois State University

I was fortunate to have mentors early in my career that encouraged me to not only become a NASPA member, but also become active in the association. Over the years, I was fortunate to work with outstanding student affairs professionals through NASPA and develop a network of colleagues who have supported me.

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Alondra Olvera
Women's Center Graduate Assistant, Western Illinois University

NASPA is a professional organization that helps lead and facilitate difficult conversations. It is a leading pioneer in the work of student affairs. It is a resource, a home, a family, a network, a learning tool, and overall a fantastic organization.

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Join colleagues from all professional levels

Whether you’re an undergraduate contemplating a career in student affairs or the chief student affairs officer on your campus, NASPA is here to provide you with opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and tools to advance your career.

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Institutions: Over 2,100 and Growing

With a NASPA institutional membership, your campus gains access to the largest network of student affairs professionals in the country. Plus, your staff receive exclusive discounts on individual memberships, events and publications.

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NASPA hosts over 60 events each year

With large-scale conferences, faculty-lead institutes, webinars and local drive-ins, NASPA aims to provide our members with ongoing professional development opportunities. We cover current issues in higher education, important research from leading experts and topical training, with offerings for all professional levels and student affairs disciplines.

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Members benefits

  • Registration discounts
  • Event Presentation Archive access
  • Presentation opportunities

Gain access to information and higher education analysis critical to your success

NASPA's Research and Policy Institute (RPI) is the source for timely and original research and policy analysis. As a voice for student affairs in critical conversations, the RPI provides a valuable insight into issues impacting student affairs professionals and the students they serve. Visit the RPI →

Topics Include

  • Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE)
  • Mental health
  • Diversity
  • Law & Policy

Collaborate with student affairs professionals from 30 different countries

NASPA offers opportunities across a global network that both support the implementation of student support services world-wide and help US-based institutions serve international students.

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