Get Involved

NASPA Regions are run and supported entirely by the continued hard work and contributions of our volunteers. Region V offers numerous volunteer positions and opportunities for our members to become involved. Whether it’s taking on a leadership role or helping out at a drive-in, there’s something for everyone.

Regional Knowledge Community Representative
The Regional KC Representatives work to serve the collective efforts of their Knowledge Community within a particular region. KC Representatives serve on the appropriate KC Chair's leadership team and assist with achieving KC goals by leading Knowledge Community Activity with the region, work to increase the number of NASPA members who affiliate with the KC, assist in moving the National KC agenda forward, and develop a regional KC leadership team that generates and disseminates knowledge to the region's membership

For information about Knowledge Communities email the Region V KC Coordinators Jes Takla or Jackie Saarenas.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is a semi-structured program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. Students and mentors apply as a pair, and if selected this mentorship provides the foundation of the NUFP program. Students, once selected, are given opportunities to attend the NASPA national and regional conference(s), participate in paid summer internships, and participate in the Dungy Summer Leadership Institute. Some campuses within Region V also have campus based NUFP programs. The mission of NUFP is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds; those having a disability; and those identifying on the LGBTQ spectrum. 

If you are interested in learning more about NUFP, applying to be in NUFP as a student or mentor, or are an alumnus of the program who is interested in connecting and giving back, please contact Region V NUFP Coordinator, Danielle Kleist at d[email protected] or 509-372-7104.