2018 NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs

October 07 – October 10, 2018
Alexandria, Virginia

The NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs is a foundational three-day learning and networking experience that prepares new VPSAs to be strategic decision-makers, highly-effective managers, and transformational leaders.

SAVE THE DATE!  The 2018 NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs will be held October 7-10, 2018.  More information coming soon!


Do you want to be the best vice president on your cabinet?  The NASPA Institute for New VPSAs not only positions you to lead your division effectively, it supports your success as an institutional leader.  Designed by some of the field’s best VPSAs, the innovative curriculum focuses on:

  • Managing for heightened organizational performance;
  • Entrepreneurial leadership; and
  • Achieving systemic and transformational change

This professional development opportunity is designed for first-time VPSAs (and other most senior student affairs officers on campus such as vice chancellors and deans of students depending on organizational structure) who have not assumed office or are in the first two years of their VPSA position. Participants must be the most senior student affairs officer on their campus.

About the Institute Model

This exclusive professional development program is an institute.  Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals and offsite activities.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

Join us in Alexandria, Virginia in October and leave the Institute prepared to become the best VP on your campus.


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James E. Scott Academy


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Accomplished vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.

  • Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Florida State University
  • Shannon Ellis

    Shannon Ellis

    Vice President for Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Byron McCrae

    Byron McCrae

    Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
    Davidson College
  • Frank Ross

    Frank Ross

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Butler University
  • Jermaine Williams

    Jermaine Williams

    Vice President of Student Affairs
    North Shore Community College
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