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Kevin Kruger, Ph.D.

Oct. 1

​Our student affairs colleagues at community colleges play an integral role in the success of students and higher education as a whole. The U.S. is entering the final stretch of the 2020 college completion challenge announced in 2009.


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Vernon Wall
Director of Business Development , LeaderShape

After bombing the LSAT and realizing that I wasn't going to Law School, my hall director, Francine asked me to consider a career in student affairs. Over 25 years later, I am still learning, growing, and hopefully, contributing to student success and social justice in the academy.

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Jeanine Ward-Roof
Vice President for Student Affairs, Ferris State University

NASPA is my professional “go-to” organization. The networks and scholarship materials are plentiful and easy to negotiate, providing me what I need to be successful as a VPSA. In addition, I have found numerous valuable opportunities to be intentionally involved in the leadership at various levels. For any student affairs professional or faculty member, I highly encourage you to try NASPA as there truly is something for everyone!

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Alexander Martin
Assistant Director of Student Activities & Student Organizations, University of Miami

NASPA is more than a higher education conference; it’s a higher education commitment. A commitment to uphold the best practices of higher education and student affairs, while continuing to enact new practices that reach new audiences.

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Timothy Jordan
Hall Director, Texas Christian University

NASPA is an organization that can unite student affairs through shared knowledge, professional development opportunities, and a dedication towards changing the world of higher education for the better. It helps inspire professionals toward new ideas and puts student learning at the highest priority. NASPA helps define us as student affairs professionals and creates a common goalto which we all strive for.

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Jenessa Siegel
Admissions and Financial Aid Officer, Kent State University

NASPA is a terrain of possibility. It is a grouping of diverse talent that allows individuals to gain knowledge, friendships, careers, and opportunities. NASPA allows the entry level professional to gain insight on how to reach their full potential within their education, job, and self.

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Courtney Howell
Research Assistant , Marquette University

NASPA is an organization that brings colleagues from around the world together to discuss issues that are relevant to our everyday work in student affairs. NASPA provides the resources professionals need to relay important knowledge and experiences to one another and set best practices for the field.

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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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