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Prepare for a Meaningful Experience.

We are quickly approaching the 2012 NASPA Annual Conference in Phoenix. The planning committee has nearly completed its work of organizing for a meaningful experience for conference attendees.  The conference program will offer stimulating, engaging, and provocative sessions, while our … Continue reading

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Unleashing the Power of Student Affairs

excerpted from Journal of College & Character (vol. 12, No. 4, Dec. 2011)

As a result of environmental turbulence created by economic turmoil and shifting social policies, the world of higher education is experiencing widespread change. Student affairs professionals are well-positioned to influence the future direction of higher education and the impact education has for students and society. The NASPA 2012 conference theme Ignite Leadership Influence Change will offer attendees the opportunity to explore dynamics associated with elevating our presence and our impact.

Planning for the NASPA 2012 conference in Phoenix is now well underway
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What Do You Value?

Each of us has issues about which we feel deeply. For some it may be a passion for justice or deep feelings about the power and potential of education. Some of us have beliefs rooted in the spiritual realm and … Continue reading

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Why I chose to lead

Since the NASPA Board of Directors voted to support holding the 2012 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona there has been a wide-ranging discussion about the wisdom of that decision.  In the spirit of transparency I must reveal that as a … Continue reading

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Greetings Colleagues, I will offer periodic blogs to keep you updated on the work of the NASPA 2012 planning committee. Planning for NASPA 2012 in Phoenix is now at full speed.  The planning committee is excited as we pursue the … Continue reading

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