NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession, has named Alfred State as a Lead Advisory Institution in its national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement.
Having participated in the initiative since 2012, the college has now taken a leadership role among a group of 74 institutions dedicated to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education. As a Lead Advisory Institution, Alfred State’s responsibilities include mentoring other Lead Institutions and helping NASPA staff create and execute strategy, publications, and online learning content for the initiative moving forward.
Greg Sammons, Alfred State vice president for Student Affairs, said the invitation to become a Lead Advisory Institution emphasizes Alfred State’s growing reputation as a leader in civic engagement best practices within higher education.
“We’re excited to participate to not only help NASPA’s impactful initiative and peer institutions,” Sammons said, “but to also have new opportunities to learn from peers on how we can make our strong programmatic commitment even stronger."
By combining real-world learning situations with civic engagement opportunities, Alfred State students make significant contributions to communities around the world and are frequently among the first to lend their skills and knowledge to those in need. Last year, Alfred State students contributed 80,000 hours of service, civic leadership, and workforce-ready knowledge to communities in need.
To learn more about NASPA’s Lead Initiative and view a complete listing of participating institutions, please visit the NASPA website at https://www.naspa.org/rpi/lead-initiative.