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Kevin Kruger, Ph.D.

May 4

May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. This is particularly relevant for those in student affairs who have direct contact with college students.


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Walter Bumphus
President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

Since my days as a 25-year-old dean of students, and my subsequent 18-year career as dean and vice president of students, NASPA and student development have always remained very important and central to me. NASPA has assisted me in the development of my core values in working as a college leader.

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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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Cody Rapp
Graduate Assistant, Canisius College

NASPA provides a platform for inclusive networking, teaching, learning, research, and discussion. Through these pillars of engagement and growth, NASPA serves to not only to impact current student experiences, but also serves the faculty, staff, and volunteers who align with the values and the mission.

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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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Ellen Neufeldt
Vice President for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, Old Dominion University

NASPA is at the forefront of researching and communicating best practices in the student affairs profession to ensure practitioners stay relevant and adept on our campuses. The association also keeps me connected to a powerful network of colleagues and friends across the globe.

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Ashley de Leon
Graduate Student, University of San Diego

NASPA is a community of professionals, connecting with and supporting each other, in support of the advancement of our students. NASPA is a family of student affairs professionals, dedicated to making our universities around the world, not just functional, but also progressive.

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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 1300 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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