NASPA Georgia

Region III

NASPA GA is the state connection for NASPA members. Our purpose is to help you connect with other professionals and enhance your professional development needs within the state of Georgia and in our region (Region III) through a variety of different professional development opportunities.

Mission: To connect both graduate students and professional members within the state of Georgia, to provide a community for professional development, resources, and collaborations.

Vision: To be a thriving community of student affairs practitioners, within the state of Georgia.


  • Advocacy: Providing a forum for voice, support, and guidance in order to better serve our students and profession.
  • Policy Awareness: Communicating policies that impact our work as Georgia student affairs practitioners.
  • Innovation: Seeking new and creative ways to improve and advance the profession of student affairs within the state of Georgia.
  • Collaboration: Committing to create a connected community, within our state, to broaden knowledge within student affairs.

How do I join NASPA GA?

You are automatically considered a member of NASPA GA when you join NASPA. There are various NASPA 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. No additional dues are required for NASPA GA.

Message from the Director


Welcome to NASPA-GA! I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources and connections we have available to you through your membership in NASPA. Our board is relatively new and we still have open positions!  Joining thee NASPA-GA Board is an incredible opportunity to leave your mark and to create many meaningful experiences for our NASPA members in the state of Georgia. If you’re not sure where to begin, feel free to contact me directly or simply email us at [email protected].  You can also find the open board positions on Volunteer Central (NASPA log in required), along with many othe NASPA engagement opportunities. We look forward to connecting and engaging with you and developing learning opportunities for our Georgia student affairs professionals.

Carolyn J. Duven, Ph.D.

NASPA Georgia, State Director

Upcoming NASPA Georgia Events


February 6-7, 2025

Lawrenceville, GA on the Gwinnett Technical College campus

Pre-conference session afternoon of 2/6/2025, full day of sessions on 2/7/2025

Webinar Proposals

We're looking for professionals to share their promising practices, innovative problem solving, or research to NASPA GA members for our 2024-2025 webinar series.

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Join Our Team

Interested in being involved in NASPA GA?  We are looking for volunteers to fill positions for 2024-2025! Visit NASPA's Volunteer Central to apply.


Graduate Student Development Coordinator

 The Graduate Student Development Coordinator is responsible for NASPA-GA initiatives and activities related to graduate programs and graduate students in the state of Georgia.  They serve as a member of the NASPA-GA Executive Board and report to the State Director. 


  • State Universities (1) Qualifying institutions: Albany State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Middle Georgia State University, Savannah State University, University of North Georgia 
  • State Colleges (1) Qualifying institutions: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, College of Coastal Georgia, Dalton State College, East Georgia State College, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Highlands College, Gordon State College, South Georgia State College 
  • Technical Colleges (2) - Qualifying institutions - all schools in the Georgia Technical College System
  • HBCUs (1)Qualifying institutions: Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Morehouse College, Paine College, Savannah State University, Spelman College 
  • Private Institutions (1) Qualifying institutions: Berry College, Brenau University, Clark Atlanta University, Covenant College, Emmanuel College, Emory College, LaGrange College, Life University, Mercer University, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe University, Paine College, Piedmont College, Point University, Reinhardt University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Shorter University, South Georgia State University, South University, Spelman College, Thomas University, Toccoa Falls College, Truett McConnell University, Wesleyan College, Young Harris College

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Annual NASPA GA Drive-In


NASPA-GA Drive-In 2025 will take place February 6-7, 2025 in Lawrenceville, GA at Gwinnett Technical College.

Past Drive-Ins

  • Feb 2024 - Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus, Savannah, GA
  • Jan 2023 - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • Feb 2022 - Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

NASPA-GA held its 3rd Annual Drive-In at Georgia Southern University's Armstrong Campus in Savannah, GA on February 1-2, 2024.  We welcomed and connected with over 80 Georgia student affairs professionals!  Thanks to all who attended, presented and volunteered.  Thank you also to our sponsor, Inspired Branding, who donated our drive-in tote bags.

We are in the process of finalizing details for the 4th Annual NASPA GA Drive-In.  Be on the lookout for details coming soon!



Georgia Higher Education Graduate Programs

Georgia offers multiple graduate prepartion programs for aspiring Higher Education and Student Affairs professionals. Our univeristies also provide options for professionals seeking a terminal degree to further enhance their experience as student affairs practitioners or transition to faculty. 

Clark Atlanta University: Doctoral Program

Higher Education Ed.D. (traditional/online) 


Georgia Southern University: Master Program

Higher Education Administration M.Ed.

Graduate Academic Services Center

[email protected]


Kennesaw State University: Masters and Doctoral Programs

Department of Educational Leadership, Bagwell College of Education


[email protected]

Mercer University: Master Program
University of West Georgia: Master and Doctoral Programs
Valdosta State University: Master Program