Sara Mata, NASPA IV-W Foundation Ambassador
November 21, 2017
NASPA Region IV-W is thankful to our NASPA Foundation Diamond Club members! Leading up to the National Day of Giving on November 28th, we will be featuring a regional member as they share their reason for why they give.
Featuring Myron L. Pope, Ed. D., Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma
I have been a member of NASPA for over 20 years. I was not as engaged in the organization as I would have liked until I moved to Oklahoma in 2000. At that point, I became a part of the best region in the country. NASPA IV-W embodies the spirit and professionalism that is emblematic of what student affairs work should be about. I have been able to engage with marvelous professionals who have been friends, colleagues, mentors, and so much more. I have been able to engage at a variety of levels with the board, and I have been able to grow professionally through my participation in the region. I also have been able to become engaged at the national level also, but it is at the region that I have benefitted the most.
NASPA is a leader in providing the profession with resources to help its leaders grow and thrive. I continue to watch the organization take on some of the more complex issues that we are confronted with on our respective campuses. This kind of advocacy is needed by the profession, and these conversations are important in our helping one another to better serve students. I gave without hesitation to support an organization that has helped me so much in my development as a professional who is committed to serving students.
We thank you for your support. Visit: https://www.naspa.org/foundation/make-a-gift
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