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November 14, 2022

Call for Proposals Launches

February 1, 2023

Call for Proposals Closes

March 31, 2023

Early Registration Deadline

May 11, 2023

Regular Registration Deadline

May 19, 2023

Hotel Room Block Deadline

2023 NASPA Mid-level Administrators Conference

In-Person Conferences Mid-Level

The 2023 NASPA Mid-level Administrators Conference is a dynamic professional development event designed to provide mid-level student affairs professionals with the opportunity to engage and learn with colleagues and senior student affairs administrators. Participants will gain insights from promising practices and personal reflections to further develop their professional competencies, networking and supervisory skills, and acquire new skills and strategies to improve their professional practice. The Mid-level Administrators Conference is designed for those student affairs professionals who serve in roles between (but not including) entry-level positions and AVP (and the equivalent) roles. As a result of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;

  • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross-campus constituents;

  • Maximize your role to gain a deeper understanding of influence, power, and resources while advancing your professional growth; and

  • Build a go-to network of mid-level colleagues.


Presented By

Mid-level Administrators Steering Committee Logo


The 2023 NASPA Mid-level Administrators Conference is a global conference hosted by NASPA designed to develop student affairs administrators who have advanced professionally beyond entry-level positions and have not yet attained AVP (or the equivalent) roles. The combination of concurrent sessions and small group discussions will help you develop the skill sets to effectively manage from the middle, to understand the intersection and impact of your personal code of ethics and your leadership roles, to reflect on your personal strengths and areas for improvement, and to envision your professional growth. The convergence of these topics will help you reflect on and further your professional development and will provide you a road map as you continue your professional journey.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this conference will be the opportunity to network with your colleagues to get fresh ideas, find new ways to solve problems, share promising practices, and reassure yourself that you are not alone in facing the challenges and opportunities of managing from the middle. This two-and-a-half day experience will provide you with new insights to help refine professional and personal strategies to advance your career as a student affairs administrator. 


Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is currently closed. 

Call for proposals is expected to open in November 2022. The planning committee encourages mid-level and senior student affairs administrators to submit proposals.




All conference activities will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  


NASPA is arranging special room rates for conference attendees at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  Please click here to reserve a room in our hotel block.

Reserving a room within our block by using the hotel's dedicated meeting website or toll-free telephone number not only benefits you; it also helps to support the conference. When you book within our conference block, you help NASPA keep meeting costs as low as possible and enable us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy. 


Hotel Room Rate / Night

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105


Single/double: $216 + taxes & fees

Triple: $216 + tax & fees

Quad: $216 + tax & fees

Kansas City International Airport
Distance From Property: 19.1 Miles
Phone Number: +1 816-243-5237
Visit Airport Website:
Alternate Airport Transportation:
SuperShuttle 800-258-3826 or 816-243-5000
Charles B Wheeler Downtown Aiport
Distance From Property: 1.8 Miles
Phone Number: +1 816-859-7600
Visit Airport Website:
Alternate Airport Transportation:
Executive Limousines


Local Suttle: Complimentary


The Metro Bus Service
On-Site Parking

Daily: $24

Hourly: $4


Daily: $34

Electric Car Charging Station

The average temperatures in Kansas City, Missouri are around 85° F during the day and 66° F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may be cooler temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.


Pre-Conference Offering
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Information coming soon.



8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Pre-conference Sessions

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Conference Programming

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception


7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Conference Programming

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Conference Programming

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Dialogue (Optional)


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Conference Programming



Registration will open soon.

Planning Committee

Brett Bruner, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management/Dean of Students, Missouri Western State University

Aarika Camp, Vice President of Student Affairs, Goucher College

Anne Flaherty, Vice President for Student Affairs, Eastern Illinois University

Griselda Flores, Director of Student Life, Harford Community College

Ken Gassiot, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Georgia Southern University

Valerie L. Holmes, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Ivy Tech Community College - System Office

Jenn Kosses, Dean of Students, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Pato Lin-Steadman, Assistant Director of Leadership and Mid-to-Senior Level Career Initiatives, NASPA

Chelsia Potts, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, Miami University

Norma Salcedo, Director, Dream Success Center, California State University, Long Beach

Lamonte Stamps, Director, First-Year Programs and Family Engagement, University of San Francisco

James Stascavage, Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA 

Robin Williamson, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Central Arkansas

Gabe Willis, Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX, Southeastern Louisiana University



NASPA Global Health, Safety, and Responsibility

With ongoing public health emergencies, NASPA is prepared to manage our place-based events with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers in mind. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, NASPA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct and all policies in effect for any event sponsored by the Association.


We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for all of our conferences regularly and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting our events.


In all cases, we will continue to assess the risks in the area local to the event and the current status in the United States. In keeping with the Association's duty of care and the responsibility as host, NASPA has implemented safety requirements for many of our place-based convenings.


We reserve the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of any current and ongoing public health emergencies. 

For complete and most up-to-date policies and procedures related to health and safety during our place-based events, please refer to this page: https://www.naspa.org/events/global-health-and-safety  




If you would like to sponsor the 2023 NASPA Mid-level Administrators Conference, please contact Senior Director of Corporate Development Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at [email protected]

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