Student Affairs Administrators (JASPA)

PresidentJeffrey Gray, Fordham University
Phone: (718) 817-4752
Next Meeting
Location: Loyola Marymount University
Date: November 4-6, 2015

Below is the schedule of future JASPA and JASPA-affiliated meetings in 2015:
  • July 12-16, 2015: JASPA 5 Year Institute: A Way Forward: Bridges, Fault Lines & Creative Tensions in Jesuit Student Affairs, University of San Francisco (click here for more information)
  • November 4-6, 2015: AJCU/JASPA SSAO Meeting, Loyola Marymount University
The Jesuit Association of Student Affairs Administrators (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:

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.

Quote of the week

“As a product of Catholic schools, continuing my education at a Jesuit institution was a logical part of my journey. The emphasis on using your talents and skills to improve the lives and conditions of others, rather than focusing on personal enrichment, resonated deeply with me. I truly believe that living my life in service of others - both personally and professionally - has allowed me to thrive in unimaginable ways.”
Major General Marcia Anderson, Creighton University '79

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