NASPA Florida

Region III

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 volunteer 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 that is currently scheduled for October 19 - 21, 2023 at the University of South Florida.

Message from State Director

Hello from the NASPA-FL Board!  Thank you for visiting our site to learn more about NASPA-Florida!

I am so honored to have been selected as your State Director for 2022 - 2024.  As a longtime member of NASPA-FL, I am excited about the opportunity to serve in this new role and to help move our state forward!  I have been involved with NASPA-FL Board for the past eight years and I am incredibly passionate about what our state organization has the potential to do for our members.

I am looking forward to working with NASPA-FL Board to create engaging professional development experiences as well as design meaningful connection opportunities to serve our members in the State of Florida.  Our team is excited about the opportunity to continue to grow our annual NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference and we are looking forward to seeing you on October 19 - 21, 2023 at the University of South Florida.

Our work as a state board continues throughout the year.  Each term we set goals focused on serving our state membership to enhance your professional experience and engagement with NASPA, NASPA Region III, and NASPA-FL.  There are several opportunities get involved through long-term and short-term volunteer roles.  You can find more information about available volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Central (NASPA log-in required).  I hope you will consider joining our team as a volunteer!

Finally, if there is anything NASPA-FL can do to support for our Florida student affairs professionals, I encourage you to reach out to a Board member and connect.  We looking forward to connecting and engaging with you!

Amy Vaughan Deahl

NASPA-FL State Director

Executive Board

Executive Board

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2023 NASPA Florida Drive In Conference

NASPA Florida Awards

The NASPA-FL Awards are presented annually at the NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference.  The NASPA-FL Awards are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals as well as outstanding programs throughout higher education in the state.

FL Grad Prep Programs


FL Grad Prep Programs


Barry Univeristy - Miami Shores, FL
Adrian Dominican School of Education
M.S., Ed.S. in Educational Leadership
Dr. Carmen McCrink - Associate Director and Program Coordinator
[email protected] or [email protected]

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL
College of Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership
Dr. Jenny Bloom - Coordinator, Higher Education Leadership M.Ed. Program
[email protected]

Florida International University - Miami, FL
College of Education
M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
Rebekah Schulze, Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
M.S. in Higher Education, Emphasis in Student Affairs
Kendra Bumpus- Program Coordinator
[email protected]

University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
Department of Educational Leadership
M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel Track
Nancy Marshall, EdD
[email protected]

University of South Florida – Tampa, FL College
College of Education
M.Ed. in College Student Affairs
Carmen Goldsmith – Program Assistant
[email protected]

University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL
Department of Professional and Community Leadership
M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration
Dr. Karen Haas
CSAA Coordinator, Visiting Instructor 
[email protected] 

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
College of Education
M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education
Dr. Lindsay Byron Lynch, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL
College of Education & Human Services
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership/Post Secondary and Adult Studies
Dr. Luke Cornelius
[email protected]

University of Miami – Miami, FL
Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Enrollment Management and Student Life and Development
Dr. Carol Anne Phekoo – Coordinator for Higher Education Administration Program
[email protected]

Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice
M.S. in College Student Affairs (Emphasis in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution)
Dr. Teri Williams – Lead Program Professor
[email protected]
Cortney Stein – Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Resources- Knowledge Communities

Knowledge Community Library