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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. 

 

 

 

 

Task Force Members

Angela Batista Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (former) Champlain College
Claire Brady Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Ana G. Mendez University System USA
Danielle DeSawal Clinical Professor and HESA Master's Coordinator Indiana University
Jon Dooley Vice President for Student Life Elon University
Anna Gonzalez Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Washington University in St. Louis
Erin Grisham Vice President of Student Affairs (former) 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 UC Merced
Tonantzin Oseguera Vice President for Student Affairs CSU - Fullerton
Smita Ruzicka Vice President of Student Affairs Middlebury College
Lou Stark Vice President for Student Affairs Case Western University
Byron Tsabetsaye Native American Center Director 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
Monica Nixon Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice NASPA
Omari Burnside Assistant Vice President for Stategy and Practice NASPA
James Stascavage Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officer Initiatives NASPA
Abby  Vollmer Director, NASPA Advisory Services NASPA
Alexis Wesaw Senior Director of Data Analytics NASPA
Alexa Wesley Director for Research and Policy NASPA
Mary Fugate Associate Director, Center for First-generation Student Success NASPA

Updates

 

More Updates to Come. Please Check Back Soon!
 

 

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

[email protected]

(202) 719-1191

 

Stephanie Gordon

Vice President for Professional Development, NASPA

[email protected]

(202) 719-1166