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Small Colleges and Universities Institute

Join us June 27 - 30, 2020 at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts!

Hosted on a biennial basis by NASPA’s Small Colleges and Universities Division, the NASPA NASPA M. Ben Hogan Small Colleges and Universities Institute is a three-day residential program during which vice presidents for student affairs (or the equivalent) and other senior-level administrators engage in discussion and reflection about critical issues in student affairs and examine effective and innovative programs. An intentional component of this signature NASPA program is living and learning together on the host campus. In 2020, the program will begin with an opening reception and dinner on Saturday, June 27 and will end at noon on Tuesday, June 30. Additionally, several optional pre-institute outings will be offered on Saturday, June 27 for early-arriving participants.

To learn more about the institute and to register, please click here.

About M. Ben Hogan

In March, 2016, the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Division proposed that the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute be renamed in honor of Michael “Ben” Hogan.  The NASPA Board of Directors enthusiastically supported the proposal, and the Institute was renamed the NASPA M. Ben Hogan Small Colleges and Universities Institute.

Michael “Ben” Hogan had a long and distinguished career in student affairs.  Having spent time at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and Springfield College in Massachusetts, among other places, Ben was a long-time student affairs administrator at small colleges.  As the chairperson of the NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Network (predecessor to the current division), he worked tirelessly to advance the mission and purpose of the small college movement. He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for increased recognition, which resulted in small colleges and universities gaining a seat on the NASPA Board of Directors.  Through this work, Ben championed the concept of a professional development experience specifically for small college professionals, and he served as the chairperson of the first NASPA Small Colleges and Universities Institute in 1998.