Message from the President
On behalf of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Executive Board, we are delighted to welcome you this premier organization in which, “Work is Love Made Visible”. Founded in 1954 on the campus of Howard University, NASAP continues to build a rich history as the leading student affairs association to promote excellence, professional development, leadership, training, research, and advocacy for higher education professionals, faculty, staff, and students serving at historically black colleges and universities and other diverse settings in higher education.
NASAP is committed to providing leadership and awareness on current and emerging issues impacting higher education and student affairs, with a specific focus on HBCUs and minority serving institutions. Therefore, NASAP facilitates opportunities for professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, institutions, and higher education organizations to contribute, collaborate, share, and network through its Membership, Annual Conference, Student Leadership Institute (SLI), peer reviewed journal, and much more.
As we continue to build upon the valuable work of our founders, past presidents, executive board and committee members; we invite you to join our growing membership and welcome your expertise in our dialogue regarding higher education and student affairs issues. It is through presentations at our annual conference and student leadership institute, and manuscript submissions in the NASAP journal that you are able to share knowledge on best practices, challenges, successes, and lessons learned for improving student success and higher education. I, personally, encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as we value you, your input, and most importantly, you are the reason NASAP continues to thrive today.
NASAP is dedicated to ensuring that the demands of higher education professionals, students, and institutions are met with high quality and meaningful programming, services, and opportunities. Consequently, the executive board’s goals are consistent with its priorities to create a culture of financial stability; increase organization growth; improve marketing, branding and communication; expand partnerships and collaboration; and enhance program development for the association.
It is an exciting time for NASAP and our relevance in the higher education community continues to be a priority for leading student affairs professionals and students.
I extend best wishes for a successful academic year and we hope to see you in 2022 at the 68th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Brandon Dumas, Ph.D.