Claflin and National Association of Student Affairs Professionals to host Annual Conference on Feb. 15-17 in Charleston, SC

Feb 06, 2018

Claflin University and the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) will host the organization’s 64th Annual Conference on February 15-17 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center. "Cultivating Student Success in Higher Education," is the theme for this year’s conference.

NASAP (originally known as the National Association of Personnel Workers) was founded on April 1, 1954, at Howard University. NASAP was organized in a joint business session with delegates from the National Association of Deans of Women and Advisor of Girls in Colored Schools and the National Association of Personnel Dean of Men at Negro Educational Institutions. NASAP addresses the nature and needs of our students and professional development of student affairs professional facilitating those programs and services.

NASAPs annual conference provides a forum for professional growth and development for all who are involved in work with students in the student affairs profession.

"With the challenges institutions are facing today, we look forward to this great opportunity to collaborate and share best practices, ideas, and research with colleagues around the world that will improve student success as a higher education community and at our perspective institutions," said Dr. Denver Malcom Key, conference chair and president-elect of NASAP. Dr. Key is also the project director and director of the Academic Student Success Center at Claflin University.

This year's conference will highlight issues such as leadership, student wellness, student learning and success, and student life. Guest speakers include Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, president of Claflin University; Dr. Brian Bridges, vice president of Research and Member Engagement at UNCF; Dr. Sylvia Cary Butler, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence at the University of Wisconsin; and Dr. Tia Brown McNair, vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

For more information on the conference, visit or call (803) 535-5604. 
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