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AVP Steering Committee

Supporting the Profession AVP or "Number Two" VP for Student Affairs

NASPA’s AVP Steering Committee strives to encourage excellence in the number two position (e.g., assistant/associate vice presidents, deans of students). The AVP Steering Committee accomplishes this through professional development, knowledge dissemination, networking opportunities, and recognition aimed at the unique role of AVPs. The Steering Committee seeks to address the diverse needs of all AVPs, from those new to the role to those seeking to advance to their next position as well as those student affairs professionals who aspire to the AVP role.

Message from the AVP Steering Committee Chair

In our work as assistant/associate vice presidents in student affairs we are expected to manage the complicated and demanding landscape of higher education with grace and finesse. In trying to stay abreast of these dynamic challenges, it is imperative that AVPs have the necessary skills, and connections to a strong network of colleagues that would help them be successful in their role. The NASPA AVP Steering Committee strives to offer its constituent members a wide array of professional engagement and development opportunities that range from national and regional conference workshops, roundtable discussions, intensive institutes, social networking opportunities, and blog discussions via social media. New this year, will be the 2020 NASPA AVP Symposium. We welcome input and involvement from our AVP colleagues and invite you to reach out to us if you would like to get involved and/or have suggestions or ideas.
     - Shadia Sachedina, Chair, AVP Steering Committee

Get Involved

If you would like more information about NASPA's AVP Steering Committee including how to get involved with its initiatives, please contact Art Munin, AVP Steering Committee Chair at or James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives at


One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.


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Steering Committee Membership

The AVP Steering Committee is comprised of accomplished AVPs and CSAOs from a variety of institutional types.  They are eager to hear from you regarding the Steering Committee and its initiatives.