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Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice

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Senior Student Affairs Officers

 

Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Senior Student Affairs Conference!

Responding to Our Call

The SSAO seeks to provide opportunities for a student's personal growth and helps students make healthy decisions within a framework of Catholic values. Given their critical role, this pre-conference will provide an audience to share and receive practical advice on leading student life; assess an understanding of the student affairs vision; and discuss how student affairs seeks to develop students spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically in the context of Catholic values and Christian community.

Conference Details & Resources

 

Many thanks to our 2022 SSAO Conference Planning Committee for their assistance in planning this year's conference!

Tim Bessler, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students,, St. Mary's University, TX
Xavier Cole, Vice President for Student Affairs, Marquette University
Chris Haug, Vice President for Student Affairs, Neumann University, Committee Chair
Nate Klein, Vice President for Student Success, Mount Mercy University
Ruth Rodgers, Senior Vice President for Leadership Integration and Student Success, Marian University (IN)

Additional gratitude to ASACCU for their support in planning the conference!

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Questions about the conference? Please contact ACCU.

Available ACCU Resources

Student affairs professionals provide opportunities for personal growth and help students make healthy decisions within a framework of Catholic values. Given their pivotal role on a Catholic campus, ACCU offers these resources to assist them professionally and personally:

  • Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice contains the collected wisdom of both current and former student affairs leaders, this book offers a blend of practical advice and personal reflection on leading student life at a Catholic institution.
  • Reprinted in 2022, Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs in Catholic Higher Education has long been the standard for understanding and assessing a vision of student affairs at Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Strengthening Catholic Identity – Student Affairs: This installment of a 12-part brochure series provides an overview of how student affairs seeks to develop students spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically in the context of Catholic values and Christian community.
  • In 2017, ACCU launched a conference specially designed for senior officers in student affairs. Bringing together expert speakers and representatives from Catholic colleges and universities across the country and beyond, this annual session equips senior leaders in student affairs with new skills and new ideas for working through the evolving challenges of their profession. More information on the upcoming conference will be posted soon.

 

United on the Verge: 2021 Senior Student Affairs Officers Conference

2021 Conference Schedule

The 2021 conference offered senior leaders in student affairs the opportunity to reconnect with one another and focus on the mission in our daily work through a year of challenges unlike any we've ever known. Discussions centered "on the verge" of what's to come through the work of student affairs professionals now and in the future, with a focus on a mission-centered core, enhanced student partnerships with community, and being actively engaged in the Catholic call to action for racial justice.

 

Thank you to everyone who engaged in extraordinary dialogue and collaborations on February 4, 2021!

 


Questions? Please contact ACCU

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