In 2019, we will begin our next 100 years as an Association. Student affairs has evolved from our early beginnings of student support to a remarkably diverse profession that has multiple layers and varied perspectives. Within higher education, it has often been said that we stand upon the shoulders of those who have come before us. The founders of the student affairs profession are individuals whose actions have inspired and transformed individual lives, institutions, communities, and the world. Their legacy will continue to be felt for generations to come and we have a responsibility to leave a new legacy for our future professionals.
- How does the profession develop new, mid-level and senior leaders to build upon the legacy of the profession? How do current student affairs educators prepare the next generation of colleagues to effectively serve in the profession?
- In what ways have students, organizations and institutions been transformed by social justice movements and continue to be challenged in a truly global society?
- What are strategies for ensuring equal access in admission, student participation, graduate education, faculty and administration for diverse populations?
- What is student affairs’ role in leading movements or managing responses to them, particularly in times of crises, economic challenges, rapid change in the environment, and increasing demands from stakeholders?