NASPA LAC, la Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), in conjunction with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the UDEM- Universidad de Monterrey (México), will host the 2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meanings.
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The 2017 NASPA LAC First International Student Affairs Conference: Challenges and Meaning, will be a space for meetings, trainings and discussions on current trends and challenges in student affairs and higher education. The conference will run for three days, during which lectures will be held by international guests such as NASPA President Kevin Kruger and Dr. Chrissy Coley, an expert on aspects related to student success of university students and current Ellucian consultant; Latin American experts and leaders on issues such as the new challenges of higher education in Latin America, understanding inclusion and respect for diversity, promoting healthy behaviors and environments, student participation, civic engagement and research of aspects related to Latin American student populations and other dimensions of student integration.
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education was founded in 1919 in the United States, and today has over 15,000 members in more than 25 countries. Currently, NASPA is expanding its horizons to Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and its Director of Student Affairs, is leading this initiative.
La Universidad de los Andes has been contacted to lead this initiative in Colombia as a leading university to help unify other institutions of higher education in the area of student affairs. This is how la Universidad de los Andes is part of NASPA LAC today. This area seeks to provide opportunities for professional development and the means to establish a network of contacts for professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean who are part of Student Affairs offices. The Latin American and Caribbean area encompasses 41 countries and a huge variety of renowned higher education institutions, recognized internationally for their high academic quality and research.
Working alongside NASPA, La Universidad de los Andes is part of the leading group of this event, responsible for its planning and development, along with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
This conference aims to initiate a cycle of annual meetings in different institutions of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean and to unite members of NASPA LAC to exchange ideas, practices and experiences between student affairs professionals in this region.
This event is most likely to influence these groups.
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All conference activities will take place at La Universidad de los Andes.
To reserve the nearest hotel to la Universidad de los Andes please visit the website for Hotel Augusta to reserve your room today.
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Kevin Kruger draws on more than 35 years of experience in higher education. Since 2012, he has served as president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to his role as president, Dr. Kruger worked for 18 years as the associate executive director and served as the chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) for NASPA. He has held a range of student affairs positions at Southern Methodist University and the University of Maryland. As NASPA president, Dr. Kruger represents student affairs at a variety of national forums and is a frequent contributor to higher education news stories on the college student experience. Dr. Kruger has published and presented nationally on trends in higher education, student success, degree-completion strategies for low-income/first generation students, technology, and change management and leadership in higher education. He is the proud father of two children, one a college freshman and the other a sophomore in high school.
Dr. Coley has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Prior to her engagement with Ellucian, she served as the assistant vice provost for student success initiatives at the University of South Carolina and as the dean of students at Columbia College. In her current role, she helps college and university leaders develop results-oriented plans to achieve higher levels of institutional performance and effectiveness.