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NASPA Alice Manicur Symposium

Division/Group Events Supporting the Profession Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Center for Women AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level Senior Level

The Alice Manicur Symposium is an engaging and supportive environment for you to learn and reflect on your personal goals and aspirations. The Symposium is specifically designed for student affairs professionals who identify as women or outside the gender binary and who are mid-level professionals considering a move to become vice presidents of student affairs.

The Symposium is an application-based professional development experience offered every two years and allows time for in-depth discussions and small, faculty-led mentor group sessions. Additionally, attendees meet one-on-one with experienced VPSA faculty members, as well as participate in content sessions on topics such as: strategic thinking, leading change, planning for career advancement, and work/life integration.

The 2025 Symposium will take place in late January at a location still to be determined.


Applications for Symposium Director and Faculty are open through February 21, 2024. 


  • Symposium director and faculty must have served for at least two years as a Senior Student Affairs Officer at an institution of higher education or a graduate program faculty member of a higher education and student affairs program or related program
  • Event planning experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead with an intersectional lens and integrate considerations about intersectionality into the symposium curriculum
  • Active NASPA Individual Membership

Qualifications must be met at the time of selection and through the duration of the event.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Participated in or familiarity with a NASPA Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Affinity-based Pathways Program (APIDALA, Escaleras, Manicur, Ujima) or other NASPA Pathways Program (Institute for New AVPs, Institute for New VPSAs, AVP Symposium)


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