Signature Initiatives

SLP-KC Graduate Student Mentoring Program – NASPA Annual Conference

The NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community (SLPKC) Graduate

Student Mentor Program is designed to connect graduate students who are interested in student leadership with current professionals in the field. Each graduate student (mentee) will be matched with a professional (mentor) during the national conference and will be encouraged to network during the course of the conference. There is an expectation that the mentor and mentee attend SLPKC and Conference social events together. It will be up to the discretion of both the mentor and mentee if they wish to continue to communicate after the conference. The purpose of the program is to connect the mentee to the SLPKC and NASPA, provide the mentee with networking opportunities during the conference, and allow the mentee to learn more about working with student leadership programs.

Mentor Requirements:

  • Currently working in an area of student leadership at an institution of higher education
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience
  • Commitment to attend conference events with mentee
Mentee Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program
  • Commitment to attend conference events with mentor

Please contact either of the SLPKC Mentorship Program Coordinators:

Heather Stevens
Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs
University of Miami

Chris Campbell
Assistant Residence Director
University of Vermont

Spotlight Series

On a quarterly basis SLP KC recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding and innovative leadershipprograms and services. All NASPA members are encouraged to share successes and highlight good or promising practices in research and assessment, influences on student learning in and outside the classroom and theory to practice. Individuals can nominate or self-nominate exemplary collegeleadership programs for the SLP KC Spotlight Series. Selected programs will be highlighted in our quarterly newsletter and on our Facebook page.

The Spotlight Series categories include:

  • Research and Assessment
  • Influences on Student Learning in and out of the Classroom
  • Theory to Practice Spotlight

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the SLP KC.