On this website you will find information about ways to get involved in our state, such as Knowledge Communities and presenting presentations or case studies.  We also have our quarterly state newsletter, information concerning our annual fall state drive-in conference, and professional contacts that are here to serve you and your institution.

What is NASPA-FL?

NASPA-FL is the state connection for NASPA members.  Our purpose is to help you with your professional development and networking needs within the state of Florida through a variety of different professional development opportunities.

How do I join NASPA-FL?

You are automatically considered a member of NASPA-FL when you join NASPA.  There are membership options, but the best value is an institutional membership, which allows all staff members on your campus to purchase individual membership at a discounted cost. 

How do I get involved in NASPA-FL?

It is easy to get involved in NASPA-FL! Check out Volunteer Central on the NASPA page for a listing of available opportunities within the state to help build your professional network with colleagues who have similar interests. Whether you are looking for a short-term commitment, like a Drive-In Conference Program Reviewer, or a larger commitment like an Executive Board position, they will all be posted on Volunteer Central. Another great way to get involved is to attend the annual NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference on September 27-28 at Valencia College in Orlando, FL.

Call For Programs

Interested in presenting at the 2018 NASPA-FL Drive-In? The conference committee is seeking innovative program proposals for the drive-in conference.  We encourage presenters to focus on the four pillars of NASPA – Inquiry, Inclusion, Integrity, and Innovation.  The values of our organization reflect the spirit, purpose, and curiosity of its members.  As student affairs professionals and NASPA members, we strive to offer leadership, scholarship, and professional development to student affairs.  In honoring our mission, proposals may address what the mission of NASPA means to them and how their program embodies the organization’s guiding principles. http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=904

Click here for some of the presentations from the 2017 NASPA-FL Drive In.

Award Nominations

Hello NASPA Florida!   I hope your Fall is getting off to a fantastic start this year.    If you haven’t noticed, we are experimenting with a new proposed conference time this year.   This years Drive-In Conference will be taking place in Orlando, at Valencia College, November29-30.

With the newly proposed date, we have changed our award nomination timeline for this year.   Nominations opened September 10 and will remain open until October 7.   Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a colleague or program that is making a difference in our profession or at your institution.  You can check on the selection criteria at the following link. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  
Matt Marshall, [email protected]

Ana Di Donato
Associate Vice President for Student Success at Saint Leo University - State Director - Florida

Di Donato named NASPA-FL state director

Ana Di Donato, associate vice president for student success at Saint Leo University, has been named director of the Florida chapter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the leading association for student affairs professionals. Di Donato succeeds Eric Arneson, assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida International University, who has served in the state director role for over three years. Arneson begins his new role as vice chancellor of student affairs and campus climate at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay this summer. “On behalf of NASPA-FL, I would like to wish Eric the best of luck and thank him for his leadership, commitment, and seven years of service to the executive board,” said Di Donato. “He will be missed.” Having served on the NASPA-FL executive board for the past seven years in various roles including conference & symposium chair for logistics, small colleges & universities chair, and most recently as conference coordinator, Di Donato is humbled and honored to serve as the state director. She has been an active member of NASPA since 2001. In her role as state director, Di Donato plans to work on identifying and creating involvement opportunities for current members as well as establishing a strategic plan for the Florida chapter’s future growth and development. “NASPA-FL has become my family and support network on my professional journey,” said Di Donato. “I look forward to continuing to serve an association which holds such a special place in my heart.” Di Donato holds a bachelor of arts in English literature from Saint Leo University, a master of education in college student affairs from the University of South Florida, a master of business administration from Saint Leo University, and is pursuing a doctorate of leadership in educational administration from the University of Florida.

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