NASPA Careers:
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.

Find a Job

The Placement Exchange (TPE)
The Placement Exchange
Go to TPE Website
Interim Administrator Program →

Vice President for Student Affairs
Publications

NASPA publications help to keep VPSAs current in the rapidly changing fields of student affairs and higher education.

Vice President for Student Affairs
Initiatives & Awards

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.

James E. Scott Academy

The James E. Scott Academy is led by a board comprised of 21 accomplished vice presidents for student affairs…

NASPA Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence (SERVE) Academy

SERVE is a year and a half long program for mid-to-senior level professionals who want to gain knowledge about, and strategies for, enhancing their NASPA leadership and volunteer experiences and fully experiencing their professional association.

Related Posts

  • 2017 Assessment and Persistence Conference Highlights

    The 2017 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming. Held June 15-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regend Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, the three day conference included keynotes and panels featuring Tim Bono, Amber Garrison Duncan, William Franklin, Darby Roberts, Pamelyn Klepal Shefman and Terrell L. Strayhorn.

    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 08:52 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Notes & Coffee: June 19-25

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Helping postdocs with children; Staffing woes at the Education Department; At colleges, demographic changes everywhere but the top; Refinancing isn’t the solution to student loan woes; Are we doing enough to serve returning adult learners?

    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Two events unite in the nation’s capital behind a common purpose—one with ever-rising stakes

    Held June 15-17 at the historic Marriott Wardman Park, the 2017 Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference and the 2017 Symposium of Collegiate Financial Well-Being created a space for a dynamic cross section of higher ed professionals to wrestle with the tough questions that cloud the future, and lift up the paths to access we are determined to continue to pave. Co-locating these events, and thereby examining the topics of student success and collegiate financial wellness intentionally at their intersection, struck a timely chord with the field so much that over 500 professionals from every sector of higher education chose to attend.

    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Institutional Tool Kits for Immigration Action

    Immigration matters are increasingly urgent on college campuses across the country. Taken together, first and second-generation immigrant students, undocumented students, and international students constitute approximately thirty percent of the undergraduate population nationally. These populations are the future demographics of higher education, and crucial to our institutional viability and financial sustainability. It is critical that we listen to the student voices on our campuses and remain student-centered in our support. We need tool kits to develop more comprehensive support networks, play a more proactive role in immigration matters on multiple levels, and better leverage the power of personal stories and data.

    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 08:57 AM by NASPA Blog

Get in Touch with NASPA

×