2017 NASPA Region III & SACSA New Professionals Institute

June 18 - June 23, 2017

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Ignite! Engage! Inspire!

NPI - New Professionals Institute is the preeminent professional development opportunity for new student affairs professionals in the south. Anyone with five years or fewer of full-time experience in Student Affairs is eligible to apply.

The New Professionals Institute will take place June 18-23 at beautiful Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas!  We will accept a maximum of 70 participants to guarantee the best balance of a varied and diverse group with the benefits of the small group experience. Final preparations are currently taking place.

The Institute will be led by five outstanding faculty and will welcome guest presenters from SACSA, NASPA Region III, and institutions in the San Antonio area.

Great appreciation to Dave Tuttle, Vice President for Student Affairs at Trinity, for all he and his team are doing to make this an excellent experience.

Co-sponsored by NASPA Region III and SACSA, NPI is an intensive, interactive week of learning, sharing, networking and professional and personal development. This unique opportunity allows new professionals to draw on their first years of experience to improve their effectiveness and to learn from others. It is a time of professional and personal renewal and assists new professionals in the development of their careers.

NPI requires a commitment by the new professional to work intensively over five days with other new professionals and a team of more-seasoned faculty members. To assure that new professionals' participation in the Institute is fully endorsed by the current senior student affairs officer at his/her institution, registrants must have a letter of support submitted by the senior student affairs officer at the institution. There is a limit of two participants per institution.

Many institutions have used this Institute not only as a training ground for rising stars in the profession, but as a form of recognition for outstanding new professionals on their campus. Participants come from all areas of student affairs: student activities, orientation, career services, residential life, recreation, student conduct, accessibility services admissions, fraternity and sorority life, counseling, international services, and more!

SACSA/NASPA Region III New Professionals Institute 2017 – Apply today!

The New Professionals Institute (NPI) applications are now being accepted!  NPI will be held June 18-23 at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  Interested applicants should apply by Friday, April 14, 2017.   Apply today! More information about the NPI can be found on the SACSA website, too! 

Open Call for NPI Faculty!

The 2017 New Professionals Institute is currently seeking senior student affairs professionals and/or higher education faculty members to serve as the faculty mentors for the institute participants. Each faculty member will lead a cluster of 14-15 participants through the institute and serve as their mentor, facilitate small group discussions, and lead a presentation on a specific topic during the institute.

The Institute will cover transportation and travel expenses and all faculty will stay on the Trinity University campus.  Faculty must be able to commit for the entirety of the institute.

Application Information

Individuals who wish to be considered for 2017 New Professional Institute faculty, please submit the following:

  • Name
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement of interest (300-500 words) indicating why you are interested in serving in this leadership role
  • A summary of areas of expertise (for presentations as well as mentoring of new professionals)

All application materials should be sent as a word document or pdf to Dr. Alicia Caudill, NPI Director, [email protected].  Application information is due by Friday, March 31, 2017.  Please email or call 843-953-5522 with questions.


Presented By

Region III


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional

Important Dates
  • April 14, 2017: Due date for submission of application and letter of support
  • May 01, 2017: Applicants advised of selection decision
  • May 19, 2017: Due date for payment of invoice
  • March 31, 2017: Due date for faculty application materials


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