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NASPA Future of Student Affairs Task Force

Student Success Supporting the Profession

Well before the COVID-19 crisis, higher education was already planning and responding to changing student demographics, affordability pressures, and challenges aligning programs and services with outcomes related to persistence and completion. The COVID-19 crisis has amplified these issues, while adding a new set of challenges related to health and safety and the very nature of learning. It is in this context that we undertake trying to answer the big question; “What is the future of student affairs in the next ten years?”

Background

The landscape of higher education has been rapidly changing. The pandemic has compelled us to operate in ways that we never imagined. It has sparked and accelerated innovations and changes that will invariably inform the future of the profession.  It is within this context, that the NASPA Future of Student Affairs Task Force (NFSTF) will address the future of the profession over the next 10 to 15 years. Our charge is both important and wide-spread. Our envisioned process incorporates input from student affairs educators across all professional levels, as well as key stakeholders whose work intersects with student affairs. The NFSTF will employ the best ways to collect data and perspectives regarding institutional type, with a lens that gathers voices from a wide range of diverse identities.  Our work will include a broad examination of issues, topics, and trends related to the profession, the function, the students, and the broader higher education industry. A key focus of our work will be identifying areas for student affairs to lead and support the ongoing work to help students thrive. 

 

 

 

 

Timeline

FSATF Timeline

Task Force Members

Angela Batista

Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Champlain College

 

Claire Brady

Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs

Lake-Sumter State College

 

Danielle DeSawal

Clinical Professor and HESA Master's Coordinator

Indiana University

 

Jon Dooley

Vice President for Student Life

Elon University

 

Anna Gonzalez

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Harvey Mudd College

 

Erin Grishman

Vice President of Student Affairs 

Northern Arizona University

 

Robin Holmes-Sullivan

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Lewis & Clark College

 

Vernon Hurte

Vice President of Student Affairs

Towson University

 

Lamar Hylton

Vice President for Student Affairs 

Kent State University

 

Matthew Jeffries

Director, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

Washington State University

 

Charles Nies

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs 

University of California Merced

 

Tonantzin Oseguera

Vice President for Student Affairs 

California State University, Fullerton

 

Smita Ruzicka

Dean of Student Life

John Hopkins University

 

Lou Stark

Vice President for Student Affairs 

Case Western University

 

 

Byron Tsabetsaye

Director, Native American Center

San Juan College

 

Victor Wilson

Vice President for Student Affairs

University of Georgia

 

Erica Yamamura

Associate Professor

Seattle University

 

Kevin Kruger

President

NASPA

 

Stephanie Gordon

Vice President for Professional Development

NASPA

 

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy

NASPA

 

Omari Burnside

Assistant Vice President for Stategy and Practice

NASPA

 

Monica Nixon

Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

NASPA

 

James Stascavage

Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officer Initiatives

NASPA

 

Alexis Wesaw

Senior Director of Data Analytics

NASPA

 

Abby Vollmer

Director, NASPA Advisory Services

NASPA

 

Alexa Wesley

Associate Director for Research and Policy

NASPA

 

Mary Fugate 

Assistant Director, Center for First-generation Student Success

NASPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

Join us at the NASPA Virtual Annual Conference

to Learn More:

Featured Educational Session: Looking Toward Tomorrow – Update from and Discussion with The Future of Student Affairs Task Force

Tuesday, March 23

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST 

Contact

For inquiries about the work of the NASPA Future of Student Affairs Task Force, please contact:

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA

aparnell@naspa.org

(202) 719-1191

 

Stephanie Gordon

Vice President for Professional Development, NASPA

sgordon@naspa.org

(202) 719-1166