Thomas Lane, Region IV-W Coordinator, welcomes you to NUFP!

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Dr. Thomas Lane

September 7, 2017

Dear NASPA IV West Undergraduate Fellow, 

Congratulations on your acceptance to the 2017-18 NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program!  I hope you are excited about taking part in a life-changing and rewarding experience. As a NUFP Fellow, you will explore a wide array of Student Affairs career possibilities while building a supportive network to assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals. As your NASPA IV-West Regional Coordinator, I am greatly looking forward to helping you navigate the many opportunities NUFP can offer.

While exploring the Student Affairs profession with your campus mentor, you will also have opportunities to expand your professional and personal development by attending regional and national conferences, the NASPA IV-W NUFP Institute, the Dungy Leadership Institute, and summer internships. The other NUFP Fellows you will meet throughout the program will also be a source of learning and support and will enrich your NUFP experience even more.

Committing to NUFP includes spending time with your mentor, reading, and engaging in projects, discussions and interviews with other student affairs professionals. As with most worthwhile endeavors, the richness of your NUFP experience will reflect the priority you give to the program.  I am confident you will find yourself changed in several positive ways as a result of your NUFP participation.

As Region IV-W NUFP Coordinator, my role is to support you and your mentor and to assist you in whatever way I can in making the most of NUFP. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me should you have any questions about the NUFP program or if I can be of any assistance to you on your student affairs journey. I am greatly looking forward to meeting you in person and celebrating you and your accomplishments!   

Wishing you a fantastic NUFP experience,

Dr. Thomas Lane
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Missouri State University

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