2025 NASPA Annual Conference

2024 Undergraduate Student Conference

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The NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference provides a first-hand learning opportunity for undergraduate students to gain knowledge and understanding of student affairs work, awareness of professional associations, engages participants in networking opportunities, and provides resources to assist in defining their career trajectory in student affairs.

The 2024 NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference will be held March 10, 2024 in person in Seattle, Washington on the campus of Seattle University.  

March 10, 2024, 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM 


Beginning as the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program Pre-Conference, the NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference has served undergraduate students with an interest in joining the student affairs field and bolstered the work these students are currently doing on their campuses.

Through educational sessions, small group discussions, and other development opportunities, undergraduate students will come away with a wealth of knowledge intended to better their own experiences and the experiences of their peers.


Registration for the 2024 NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference is required in order to attend the pre-conference institute. There are two options for registering: Undergraduate Student Conference with Annual Conference Registration or registration for the Undergraduate Student Conference alone. 

The Undergraduate Student Conference is open to current undergraduate students.

NASPA Student Member




2024 Undergraduate Student Conference Workshop
with Annual Conference Registration

$95/$110/$130 $125/$145/$160
2024 Undergraduate Student Conference Workshop
without Annual Conference Registration
$185/$200/$220 $215/$235/$250
Register Today!

Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the Undergraduate Student Conference, participants will be able to: 

  • Develop meaningful relationships with undergraduate peers, student affairs professionals, and faculty to build their network of connections.
  • Learn a variety of pathways to begin and progress through a career in higher education and student affairs.
  • Reflect on one’s personal and professional identities and develop a preliminary understanding of the positionality one holds and the role that higher education plays in building equitable and socially just spaces.



  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am


  • 11:00 am to 12:10 pm

    Welcome and Keynote


    Dr. Alvin A. Sturdivant - Vice Provost of Student and Campus Life Seattle University

    Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard - Dean, College of Education, Seattle University

  • 12:20 pm to 12:50 pm

    Small Group Session 1

All Day

  • 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

    Educational Session 1


  • 1:50 pm to 3:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Lunch will include Senior Leader Networking & Graduate Student Poster Session

  • 3:10 pm to 3:55 pm

    Educational Session 2

  • 4:05 pm to 4:35 pm

    Small Group Session 2

  • 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Conference Closing

  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Graduate Program Fair

Planning Committee Roster

Lauren Wilson

2024 Undergraduate Student Conference Chair

2024 Undergraduate Student Conference Chair

Hendrix College - Assistant Director of Academic Success

Jillian Strong

Chair- Elect

University of Redlands - Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Success

Brandon Jones

Past Chair

University of Texas at Austin - Director of Student Engagement, Partnerships, and Programming

Heather Stevens

Assessment & Evaluation

University of Miami - Associate Director, Divisional Initiatives & Student Advocacy

Miracle McKinon

Assessment & Evaluation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Community Director

Jeanea Dunbar

Educational Sessions

University of Maryland, College Park - Retention Coordinator, Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering

Meera Patel

Educational Sessions

Vanderbilt University - Graduate Area Coordinator

Marwa Al Khamees

Engagement & Special Projects

Reed College - Assistant Director of Career and Fellowship Advising

Rouel Velasco

Engagement & Special Projects

University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu - Director of Student Life

Taylor Jones

Engagement & Special Projects

University of Florida - Program Coordinator of Family Engagement

Kayon Johnson

Marketing, Recruitment, & Registration

University of Richmond - Coordinator for Training & Development

Aaron Tucker

Marketing, Recruitment, & Registration

Michigan State University - Academic Advising Director


Paige Gardner, PhD

Strategic Initiatives

Seattle University - Assistant Professor & Co-Program Director, Student Development Administration

Sohan Daniel

Strategic Initiatives

The Ohio State University - Assistant Hall Director