President: M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans
Phone: (504) 865-3030
The Jesuit Association of Student Affairs Administrators (JASPA) is a conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU). JASPA was originally founded in 1954 as the Conference of Jesuit Student Personnel Administrators (CJSPA). In the Fall of 1981, JASPA became the official name of the organization and JASPA continues today, as the original members of CJSPA intended, to work to promote the mission of Jesuit higher education. (Information courtesy of the JASPA website: www.jesuitstudentaffairs.org).
JASPA's members are the Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States. The Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) from each of the 28 AJCU institutions serve as the Board of Directors for JASPA and represent the student affairs perspective to AJCU and the member Presidents.
The Board meets annually in the fall, while in the spring, the Board of Directors and the larger divisions gather right before the annual NASPA conference. NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.
JASPA promotes excellence in: student development, leadership formation, student diversity, retention, career services, student transition, student life, wellness and student health, social justice, community service and service learning, athletics and recreation, multiculturalism and residential housing.