SA: Voices from the Field Podcast

Without doubt, the student affairs profession thrives on sharing our stories, learning from each other, and elevating the one of kind voices of our colleagues. Join us as we sit down with an SA storyteller that may tell you something completely new or share a story that mirrors and affirms your own experience.

Podcast Episodes

Season 3

Episode 5: Chairing the NASPA Board with Dr. Angela Batista

Today on SA Voices from the Field we are speaking with Dr. Angela Batista, Chair of the NASPA Board of Directors and Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Champlain College . 

Batista actively serves as a national and international consultant and her service in professional organizations includes leadership roles in various organizations including serving as an executive officer on the Executive Committee of the Latino Caucus for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) and various leadership roles in the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Association, also known as NASPA. Batista served as the national Vice Chair and Chair for the NASPA Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community, a member of NASPA’s Equity and Inclusion Commission, the 2016 National Conference Leadership and Planning Team, and faculty for the NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI) and Escaleras Latinx/a/o professional institute, which she co-directed in 2018. She also supported the development of the NASPA Latin American and the Caribbean (NASPA LAC) Division, encompassing 41 countries. Batista has received several honors and has been recognized nationally for her work in Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice. Batista was the recipient of the 2017 NASPA Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community (LKC) Service Award and the 2013 NASPA LKC Administrator of the Year Award. The University of Vermont established the Angela Batista Social Justice Award, awarded to an undergraduate student every year, in 1999.

 

Episode 4: Preparing to support students during elections, helping them find their voice

Today on SA Voices from the Field we are sharing ways in which campuses are preparing to support students prior to and throughout the election period while allowing them to also find their voice. We are joined by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community, Amy Koeckes, Associate Director of Student Engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno and Spencer Long, Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

We explore the upcoming election as well as how COVID-19 has impacted the processes and activities that they and students have done or typically would be doing in the period leading up to the election and how campuses continue to support students in these different times.

 

Episode 3: Preparing for the Unexpected with Election 2020

Today on SA Voices we have a different type of episode for you. This episode features a recording of a webinar dialog from our NASPA membership on September 28, 2020. We thought this conversation was critical and decided it was worth sharing with you as part of our podcast series.

The scope of the webinar centered on colleges' and universities' responsibility to prepare students to be active, engaged, and informed participants in our democracy. NASPA has partnered with the non-partisan All In Campus Challenges Higher Education Presidents council to provide a space for growth and sharing.

 

Episode 2: Leading Student Health in an Era of COVID-19

This season on SA Voices from the Field we will be exploring leadership at all levels of our association and this week we are joined by Dr. Shawnte Elbert Associate Dean of Health and Wellness, Central Washington University and Ashley Hinton-Moncer, Director of Student Wellness at the University of Kentucky, co-chairs of the Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community. 

These guests both have worked hard to keep their campuses safe. We have a poignant conversation about what campuses have had to do to keep people safe during the time of COVID-19. Come and learn from these amazing professionals. 

Episode 1: Leadership From Aspiring to Seasoned Professional

Welcome to Season 3 of the SA Voices from the Field podcast. This season we will be exploring leadership at all levels of our association and this week we are joined by Dr. Kevin Kruger, President of NASPA as well as two students Victoria Andrade-Fonseca from the NUPF program and Zita Toth Gaddis from the NASPA GAP program.

All three of our guests give unique perspectives on leadership from their vantage points that everyone in student affairs, no matter where they are in their journey will learn from.

Intro: SA Voices From the Field: Season 3 Starts Next Week!

Hello SA Voices From The Field friends! Starting next week on our regular day and time we will be back for Season 3. We are so excited to be sharing Leadership At All Levels this season!

Season 1 and 2

Dismantling Hazing in Greek-Letter Organizations

This week on SA Voices from the Field we are exploring another brand new NASPA book called: Dismantling Hazing in Greek-Letter Organizations with authors Dr. Jason Meriwether, Dr. Elizabeth Allen and Joshua Brown.  

COVID-19: Enrollment Management

Today on SA Voices from the Field we are bringing you a continuation of our COVID-19 series with Dr. Ina Agnew, Vice President, Student Services at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology as we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on Enrollment Management.

Understanding COVID-19 From An #SAPro Who Contracted It

Today on SA Voices from the Field we are bringing you a special interview with Josh Gana, Associate Director for Facilities and Operations and Special Projects for the Department of Housing and Food Services at the University of Washington. Josh shares his story of contracting COVID-19 and allows you an inside look at the reality behind this pandemic and how it can impact people within our profession.

The Contested Campus

This week on SA Voices From the Field we have Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Frank Fernandez and Neal Hutchens, authors of a new NASPA book called, The Contested Campus: Aligning Professional Values, Social Justice, and Free Speech.

Dismantling Systemic Racism in Student Affairs

Today on SA Voices From the Field we have have a cross-over episode with Alexandra Hughes, host of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) ASCA Viewpoints podcast as they discuss dismantling systemic racism in Student Affairs. We also share the voices of student affairs professionals for a special segment on the reality of society's impact on our institutions. 

COVID-19: LGBTQQIA+ and LatinX

Today on SA Voices From the Field we have Dr. Matthew Jeffries and Dr. Salvador Mena as they talk about how COVID-19 has impacted LGBTQQIA+ and LatinX populations as well as what we can do to better serve these populations.

Beyond the College Transcript with Author Pam Bowers

This week on SA Voices From the Field we talk with Pam Bowers, author of the new NASPA book, Beyond the College Transcript: Innovative Strategies for Assessing and Documenting Student Learning

COVID-19: Small Colleges & Community Colleges

This week on SA: Voices From the Field we speak with Dr. Reyna Anaya and Dr. Heidi Hoskinson about the impact of COVID-19 on Small Colleges and Community College. 

Online & Engaged with Stephanie Budhai

Today on SA: Voices From the Field we are speaking with Dr. Stephanie Budhai, author of the new NASPA publication Online & Engaged: Innovative Student Affairs Practices for Online Learner Success.

Online & Engaged shares best practices, case studies, examples, and strategies for providing authentic student development support for online learners through their college experience. With chapters by student affairs and higher education professionals across a variety of functional areas, this edited collection covers a full range of concepts, student development theory, and programs and services, including: mental health and well-being, career counseling, student engagement, multicultural affairs, academic advising, new student orientation, global learning, student affairs assessment, and Title IX programming.

Dr. Stephanie Budhai shared that her Student Affairs Handbook was her essential Student Affairs Read

If you would like to reach out to Dr. Stephanie Budhai you can budhais@neumann.edu or you can find her on Twitter as @DrBudhai 

COVID-19: Housing and Residence Life

Today on SA: Voices From the Field we are continuing our COVID-19 Crisis Conversations Dialogue. Today’s episode is all about housing and residence life and how those operations in the student affairs profession have been impacted, in particular our students and staff. Today we were joined by Dr. Pamela Schreiber, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Executive Director of Housing and Food Services at the University of Washington and Kawanna Leggett, Executive Director of Residence Life at Washington University in St. Louis. Both shared their expertise in Housing and Residential Life as well as practical tips that they had to follow at their institutions to support their students and staff.

Dr. Schreiber shared her favorite non-Student Affairs Book as being The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Her favorite Student Affairs Read is The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you want to reach out to Dr. Schreiber you can reach out on Twitter at @pschreib or at pschreib@uw.edu

Kawanna Leggett's critical Student Affairs read is "Critical Race Theory". If you want to reach out to Kawanna Leggett you can find her on twitter @k_leg80.

Join the NASPA Gender & Sexuality Knowledge Community on Friday, June 5 at 2 PM EST for an important community conversation with Dr. Kaity Prieto on the current state of research on bisexual/pansexual/queer identities among today's college students. Dr. Prieto's presentation will include empirical and qualitative research and implications for current practices and policies for the field, particularly post-COVID. Register for free now: bit.ly/GSKCjun5.

The WISA KC will be offering affinity spaces for healing, dialogue, and community. We encourage WISA members to join the spaces they feel called to participate in and that reflect their identities. Members are welcome and encouraged to join more than one space.

The Impact and Implementation of the Release of the Final Title IX Rule

This week on the podcast, we are bringing you up to date information about the changes coming to Title IX, featuring a May 14, NASPA provided a free rapid response webinar with experts in the field on Title IX. This discussion shared a panel of experts, representing a diverse range of perspectives from those whose roles will be most directly impacted by the final rule. 

NASPA will offer a new virtual, thirty-four hour personalized Title IX certificate, beginning in late June, in partnership with Peter Lake. The Title IX certificate program is a first-of-its-kind training which includes separate tracks for Title IX Coordinators, Title IX Investigators, and Student Conduct staff. The training will cover the new regulations from the Department of Education, intersections between Title IX, Clery, and VAWA, as well as the relationship between student conduct administrators and Title IX coordinators. Registration details will be available soon.

COVID-19: People of Color and the Pandemic

Today’s episode of SA: Voices From the Field continues our COVID-19 and Crisis Conversation series. Today we talk with two faculty guests that will speak about the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on communities of color. We talk with Dr. Charles H. F. Davis III who is an assistant professor of clinical education at the University of Southern California. He is also the former chief strategy officer and director of research at the USC Race and Equity Center. We also talk with Dr. Russell Jeung, chair and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. Dr. Jeung is a scholar of race and religion and his most recent book is: Family Sacrifices: The World Views and Ethics of Chinese Americans.

Dr. Davis' essential Higher Education read is The Alchemy of Race. If you want to reach out to Dr. Davis you can find him on Twitter @hfdavis or Instagram @hfdavis.

Dr. Jeung's essential Higher Education read is Pedagogy of the Oppressed. He also shared that if you are an Asian American you can share your own experience you can go to stopaapihate.com. There are over 12 languages that you can report discrimination. Dr. Jeung he can be reached at rjeung@sfsu.edu.

Meeting the Basic Needs of Students During COVID-19

Today on SA Voices From the Field we will be having our first conversation about COVID-19 and the Student Affairs context. We’ll be talking about basic needs like food security, home security, healthcare, student emergency funding and internet. We have two great guests, Dr. Omar Estrada Torres, Dean of Students at Clark Atlanta University, an HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia and Dr. Sean Crossland,  Director of the Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College

Disruptive Transformation: Leading Creative and Innovative Teams in Higher Education

Today on SA Voices from the Field we are talking to Dr. Robert Kelly and Colin Stewart, the editors of the book Disruptive Transformation: Leading Creative and Innovative Teams in Higher Education which is now available from the NASPA bookstore and on Amazon. The authors of this new book share how disruptive transformation can be seen on campuses today and how, in this changing world we are in, we can see and become stronger leaders from this as well.

If you want to reach out to these editors, Dr. Kelly shared that he can be reached at rkelly1@loyola.edu , and Colin Stewart mentioned you can reach him at costewart@csufresno.edu or through Instagram or Twitter

A Transition - Meeting the New Host of SA: Voices From the Field

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Jill Creighton, the new host of SA Voices from the Field. Dr. Creighton is Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Washington State University. Today you will get to know Dr. Creighton as well as learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus on her campus and what they are doing to support all of their students. 

SA: Voices From the Field Special Announcement

 

Hello, this is Chris Lewis, producer of Student Affairs voices from the field. This is a quick episode today with a little announcement that with the NASPA conference happening March 29 to April 1, the student affairs voices from the field podcast is going to be taking a short break to prepare for the conference. We look forward to seeing and meeting you at the conference. And we'll be back to our regularly scheduled episodes in April. Thanks so much for being a loyal Student Affairs voices from the field podcast listener. We truly truly appreciate it and look forward to having you back again soon.

My Soul Looks and Wonders How I Got Over

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr Lori White, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Washington University, St. Louis and Past NASPA Board President as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about My Soul Looks and Wonders How I Got Over from the NASPA book: Transformational Encounters: Shaping Diverse College and University Leaders

Resilience: The Key to Thriving

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr Michael Jackson, Emeritus Vice President for Student Affairs University of Southern California as he talks with host Corliss Bennett about Resilience: The Key to Thriving. 

From NUFP Mentee to Higher Education Thought Leader

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Lori Davis of The Ohio State University as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about the Role of a Department Chair: My Path from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs. 

Student Movements Shape Higher Education

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr Felicia McGinty, Executive Vice Chancellor of Rutger University in New Jersey as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about Student Movements Shape Higher Education. 

Role of a Department Chair: My Path from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Lori Davis of The Ohio State University as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about the Role of a Department Chair: My Path from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs . 

Parenting as a Woman of Color Throughout an Entire Career

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Raquel Torres-Retana of the Pasadena City College, Dean, Rosemead Satellite Campus as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about Parenting as a Woman of Color Throughout an entire Career. 

Growing Pathways to Senior Leadership for Women of Color

This week on SA Voices from the Field, meet Dr. Shauna Sobers of the University of Texas, Austin as she talks with host Corliss Bennett about Growing Pathways to Senior Leadership for Women of Color.

Professionalism or Socialized White Supremacy

This week on SA Voices from the Field, meet LaTecia Yarbrough, Coordinator for Residential Education for both Rachel Carson and Oakes Colleges for the University of California, Santa Cruz and Ricky Urgo, University of Michigan Hall Director as they talk with host Corliss Bennett about Professionalism or Socialized White Supremacy. 

Professional Socialization: Getting Involved in NASPA

This week on SA Voices from the Field, meet Dr. Christopher Lewis as he talks with host Corliss Bennett about the importance of involvement in professional associations like NASPA. They talk about different ways to get involved and the importance of this in one's professional journey.

The Student Affairs State of Affairs With Dr. Kyle Ashlee

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Kyle Ashlee, as we talk about The Student Affairs State of Affairs. The concepts shared today come from a researched blog article. He began researching for the post in August by putting a call out to the student affairs facebook page and his network of colleagues asking folks to share the top three issues on their mind as they entered the 2019 academic year. The responses he got were overwhelming and the trends were undeniable. After compiling the responses and analyzing them, he came up with the top 10 issues on the minds of student affairs professionals. From there, he went on to make connections between those issues and the larger influence of neoliberalism on higher education. Finally, he shared some insights about what professionals can do to promote their own wellness, the well-being of their students, and their institutions. All of these issues are shared in today's great episode.

The Ecology of Magic: Designing Campus Environments

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Alan Acosta, Associate Dean of Students at Florida State University as he talks with host Corliss Bennett about The Ecology of Magic: Designing Campus Environments. In this conversation they talk about hos colleges and universities today must look at how they can create intentional environments to bring out the magic on each college campus and make the college experience one that our students will never forget!

The Rapid Rise of ESports

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Brent Marsh, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at The University of Mississippi. Today he and host Corliss Bennett dive deep into looking at The Rapid Rise of ESports on college campuses today. So whether your campus already is doing something with ESports or not, this is an episode you will not want to miss as no matter what, this impacts many of the students on your campus!

NASPA & Public Policy and how Public Policy Impacts You as a Student Affairs Professional

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Teri Lyn Hinds, Director of Policy Research & Advocacy as we talk about NASPA & Public Policy and some of the hottest topics in public policy that are impacting higher education today.  

Best Practices in Student Veteran Transition to Higher Education

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Beth Morgan, R.J. Jenkins and David Keefe from Columbia University. They share information on the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration and student veteran transition to higher education. On top of this they also share how campuses are serving the needs of student veterans and some of the obstacles student veterans face in higher education.

Influencer Marketing in Student Affairs

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Megan Rolfs, Director of Marketing and Communication at Illinois State University as we talk about Influencer Marketing in Student Affairs. 

The Inner Landscape of Senior Leaders - Preparing to Lead Campus Healing

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Larry Roper, professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University, where he also serves as coordinator of the college student services administration master’s program and coordinator of the social justice minor as we talk about The Inner Landscape of Senior Leaders - Preparing to Lead Campus Healing. 

Managing Change as a SA Professional with David Zamojski #SAPro

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. David Zamojski, Assistant Dean of Students, Boston University as we talk about Managing Change as a SA Professional and the example of merging Wheelock College with Boston University. 

 

Creating a Culture of Risk Mitigation #SAPro

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Kathy Collins, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Rhode Island as we talk about Creating a culture of risk mitigation and it's implications to Student Affairs Professionals.

Student Affairs Job Search and Working With Online Students

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Dave Eng of JobHakr as we talk about the Student Affairs Job Search and Working With Online Students. 

Protecting Your International Students

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Grant Azdell, Vice President for Student affairs and Dean of Students at Randolph-Macon College as we talk about Protecting Your International Students. 

Embracing Change in Student Affairs

 

This week on SA Voices from the field you will meet Dr. Felicia Patterson, Vice President for Learner Support Services at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. as we talk about Embracing Change in Student Affairs.

Meet the Team