Kimberly Sluis copresents a conference program about senior student affairs officers

Apr 01, 2015

Kimberly A. Sluis ’99, North Central College vice president for student affairs and dean of students, copresented a program titled “You Got the Job, Now What?: Maximizing Impact as a Senior Student Affairs Officer” at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference March 24 in New Orleans.
Her copresenters were vice presidents for student affairs Wendy Endress at The Evergreen State College, Jason Pina at Bridgewater State University and Lori Reesor at the University of North Dakota. The four were classmates at the Institute for Educational Managers at Harvard University in summer 2014. They discussed how successful senior student affairs officers (SSAOs) must learn, lead and manage in new, interesting and often challenging circumstances. They also presented best practices for effective institutional leadership and strategies for success as SSAOs and making a sustained impact within their institutions.

Sluis’ presentation was one of 600 programs selected from nearly 1,700 submissions. The selection process for this year’s conference included peer reviews from some 1,400 program reviewers.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. It provides programs, experiences and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of its colleges and universities. Established in 1918, NASPA is comprised of 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.

Sluis joined North Central College in 2006, after graduating in 1999 with a degree in sociology from North Central and a master of arts in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University.