NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at LaGuardia Community College

November 03

The NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at LaGuardia Community College will provide an opportunity for community college student affairs professionals to engage with one another in the greater New York City area. The symposium is a high-quality, low-cost professional development event focused on content covering the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery designed to meet the needs of the diverse community college student population.


Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.

NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student services professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series is designed by and for community college professionals. This day-long event will provide attendees a framework to understand the context and role of community colleges in America, how each person contributes to these colleges' success, and the ways in which our work contributes to student success in higher education. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
  • apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
  • develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
  • explore unique and innovative ways in which individuals can advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals;
  • connect the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners and NASPA’s Focus Areas to the professional development of community college student affairs administrators;and
  • utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.


Presented By

Community Colleges Division
NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at LaGuardia Community College


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Undergraduate


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The schedule will be updated periodically and is subject to minor changes.

Full Schedule

Fri, Nov 03

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening and Welcome
Jake Frasier , Assistant Director of Educational Programs, NASPA - Student Affairs in Higher Education
Dr. Michael A. Baston , Vice President of Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 1: Building Pathways for Success: Is Your College Student-Ready?
Michael A. Baston , Vice President of Student Affairs, LaGuardia
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: The History, Mission, and Philosophy of the American Community College & Foundation Studies of Student Development & Adult Learning Theory
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Resource Fair
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Transition to Concurrent Sessions
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions (Choose either A, B, or C)
Skill Building A: Tools of the Trade: A Framework for Success as a Student Affairs Professional
Skill Building B: Professional Intelligence – Understanding How Your Leadership Orientation Can Impact Management Effectiveness
Skill Building C: Practical Foundations for Everyday Success and Navigating Campus Collaboration
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 4: Cultivating Tomorrow’s Community College Student Affairs Leadership
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 5: Social Justice and Equity as a Driver for Student Success
Duane Bruce, assistant dean for student engagement, LaGuardia Community College
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Symposium Closing
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Option No-Host Social Activity


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can become a member at the cost of $75. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. NASPA is pleased to offer discounted institutional memberships to community colleges.

Registration Fees

before 10/06/2017
10/07/2017 to 10/27/2017
after 10/28/2017
NASPA Member
NASPA Non-Member


LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, NY

LaGuardia Community College is  located in Long Island City in the New York City borough of Queens, and is a component of the City University of New York. The college offers associate degrees in the arts, sciences, and applied sciences, as well as continuing education programs.

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