We hope you will join one of our sessions at NASPA’s Virtual Conference
VPSA + CDO: A Winning Combination?
3/23/2021 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Ellen Heffernan, President of Spelman Johnson
Robert Page, CEO of the Legacy Group Online
A current emerging trend is embedding the institutional senior diversity, equity, and inclusion role into the student affairs portfolio. There are DEI roles within the division of student affairs whose responsibilities are institution-wide and there are vice president roles that oversee both student affairs and institutional DEI. This session will focus on how these roles are conceived, designed and structured and the viability of combining two key institutional leadership positions.
Professional Preparation for Aspiring AVPs: On Becoming an Assistant/Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
3/17/21 3:45 PM – 4:50 PM
Spelman Johnson Panelist
Jim Norfleet, Practice Leader and Senior Consultant
This panel will be the second of two occurring in the pre-conference workshop. The purpose of the discussion will be to explore the nuances of an AVP and AVP/Dean search.
Panelists will share personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the nuance surrounding the search and interview process. The panel will consist of one moderator, two AVP’s and two Higher Education Search Firm Professionals.
The Climb to the Top: Perspectives and Advice from College and University Presidents
03/24/2021 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM EST
Quincy Martin III, Ed.D., Senior Consultant, Spelman Johnson & Assistant Professor, Governors State University
Matthew Cooney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Governors State University
While the position of chief academic officer remains the most common launching pad for college and university presidencies, the dynamics of higher education in America are driving the demand for a new set of skills and competencies for future leaders. Moreover, college and university presidents who hail from student affairs face distinctive challenges and opportunities than their academic counterparts. This session will highlight the unique perspectives of sitting college and university presidents who previously served as chief student affairs officers and provide specific advice to presidential aspirants on how to obtain the post of president at a variety of higher education institutional types.