Board of Directors

The NASPA Foundation Board has been volunteer driven since its inception in 1973. Board members volunteer their time to serve as ambassadors, solicit gifts, provide strategic oversight, and support foundation programs such as Pillars of the Profession and Channing Briggs Small Grants. Additionally, each NASPA Foundation Board Member commits to joining the Diamond Club and assuming travel and lodging costs for foundation board meetings.

NASPA Foundation Board Member Expectations

Interested in Serving as Foundation Board Member?

The Foundation Board is always seeking nominations for those interested in supporting the fundraising work of the NASPA Foundation. To learn more about becoming a Board member and the application process, please contact the Foundation Board Chair Les Cook or Foundation Board Chair-Elect, Maureen Keefe.  



Message from the Board Chair

It’s hard to explain the pride I feel when I meet a graduate student, attending the NASPA Annual Conference with the help of a Rhatigan Fellowship – I know I’m face to face with the future of our profession. If you have the opportunity to review the research proposals we receive, you will be impressed at the academic discourse of our colleagues – you will want to fund them all! For all of these reasons and more, I am so proud to support the NASPA Foundation – with gifts of my time and my treasure. If you’ve already joined our ranks – thank you and good work! If you are not yet a donor – come join us! Together, we can change lives.

Executive Committee

Past Foundation Board Presidents/Board Chairs

2018 - 2020 Dr. Bette Simmons, County College of Morris  2016 - 2018  Dr. Eugene L. Zdziarski, II, DePaul University
2014-2016  Dr. Frank Ardaiolo, Winthrop University, (Retired) 2012-2014 Dr. Cherry Callahan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, (Retired)
2010-2012  Dr. Barb Snyder, University of Utah, (Retired) 2008-2010 Dr. Almeda Jacks, Clemson University
2006-2008  Dr. Ed Whipple, Bowling Green State University, (Retired) 2004-2006 Ms. Susan Batchelor Adams, Texas Christian University, (Retired)
2002-2004 Dr. Doris Ching, University of Hawaii, (Retired) 2000-2002 Dr. Margaret Barr, Northwestern University, (Deceased)
1998-2000 Dr. William Thomas, (Deceased) 1996-1998 Dr. David Ambler, University of Kansas, (Retired)
1993-1996 Ms. Judith Chambers, University of the Pacific, (Retired) 1992-1993 Dr. Dudley Woodard, University of Arizona, (Retired)
1991-1992 Dr. Richard Correnti, Florida International University, (Retired) 1989-1990 Dr. Larry Ebbers, Iowa State University, (Retired)
1988-1989 Dr. Tom Goodale, Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1987-1988 Ms. Judith Chambers, University of the Pacific, (Retired)
1986-1987 Dr. Robert Leach, (Deceased) 1985-1986 Dr. Richard Correnti, Florida International University, (Retired)
1984-1985 Dr. Edward Hammond, Fort Hays State University, (Retired) 1983-1984 Dr. Mikell O'Donnell, Ohio State University, (Retired)
1977-1983 Dr. Channing Briggs, (Deceased) 1976-1977 Dr. Jim Rhatigan, Wichita State University, (Retired)
1975-1976 Dr. James Appleton, University of Redlands, (Retired) 1973-1975 Dr. John Blackburn, Blackburn Educational Technologies, (Deceased)