Kent State’s Department of Residence Services To Host Skype Conversation With NASPA President
Kent State University’s Department of Residence Services invites the Kent State community to attend a Skype conversation interview titled, “Advancing Our Profession to the Next Level,” with Kevin Kruger, Ph.D., first executive president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). The event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Governance Chambers at the Kent Student Center.
“Join us for an enlightening conversation about the profession both from a national and international lens to learn more about issues and challenges impacting the student affairs profession,” says Charles Holmes-Hope, assistant director of Kent State’s Department of Residence Services. “We invite faculty and staff to attend this event and hear from Dr. Kruger who brings a comprehensive perspective to student affairs and the higher education community.”
An accomplished speaker, leader and educator, Kruger has been associate executive director of NASPA since 1995, and became its first executive-level president on March 15, 2012. In his capacity as a national advocate for students and the primary spokesperson for student affairs administrators and practitioners, he draws on more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
Prior to NASPA, Kruger worked for 15 years at the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, he worked in orientation, student activities, leadership development, admissions and with the vice president for student affairs office. Kruger also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the student development in higher education program at Trinity College in Washington, DC.
Kruger represents NASPA in national forums such as the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, which includes the leaders of about 50 higher education associations. While at NASPA, he has pursued a number of initiatives designed to enhance the association's role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a particular interest in the use of technology in serving diverse student populations.
Kruger has published and presented nationally on leadership development, using technology in student affairs administration and international education, and is a regular lecturer on technology in student affairs, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, assessment and student learning. He is the editor of two Jossey-Bass publications, Technology Innovations in Student Services and Using Technology to Promote Student Learning. He also has chapters in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment, Beyond Borders: How International Developments are Changing Student Affairs Practice, and Involving Commuter Students in Learning.
To learn more about Kruger and NASPA, visit www.naspa.org.
For more information about the Skype conversation event, contact Holmes-Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-7000.