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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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