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Vice President for Student Affairs

NASPA is committed to providing high-quality, executive-level professional development opportunities for Vice President of Student Affairs who lead their divisions and their institutions during this period of transformational change in higher education. Largely through the programs offered by the James E. Scott Academy, NASPA provides networking, resources, and professional development programs for VPSAs at all stages of their careers.

The Vice President of Student Affairs is the individual responsible for leading all student affairs efforts at an institution. In the majority of cases, this is a position that reports to the President and is at the peer-level of other institutional division leaders such as the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer. At a time where the role of student affairs within the larger collegiate experience is evolving, it is important for our profession that our highest-ranking leaders are identified with the same title as their peers, ensuring equity across the presidential cabinets on which they all serve.

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The James E. Scott Academy provides innovative, rigorous, and high quality experiential learning and professional growth opportunities meeting the diverse and changing needs of Vice President of Student Affairs.

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    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: What does the end of Obama’s Title IX guidance mean for colleges; How campus sexual assault became so politicized; Online abroad, and beyond Title IX reach?; Consistency vs. ethnic studies; Who is blocking campus speakers now?

    Posted on September 24, 2017 at 09:01 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Initial Response to latest from DOE on Title IX

    NASPA stands by the student affairs professionals and advocates who work on behalf of students every day and who have spent countless hours in extensive training to ensure that campuses are handling these cases appropriately.

    Posted on September 22, 2017 at 03:01 PM by NASPA Blog
  • NASPA Responds to Student Loss at Georgia Tech

    The impact of the loss of a student goes beyond the boundaries of the Georgia Tech campus to every student affairs professional in our community. For those both close to Scout and those who are feeling the pain of the Georgia Tech campus from across the world, our thoughts are with you as you navigate the “why” of this tragedy.

    Posted on September 21, 2017 at 03:57 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Notes & Coffee: September 11 - 17

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Student voices: DACA students worry about "really tough times" ahead; California leaders pledge $30M for young immigrants; How can colleges better serve adult students; Long wait for loan forgiveness; Transfer students still lose lots of credits.

    Posted on September 17, 2017 at 10:43 AM by NASPA Blog

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