Regional Updates

IASAS Asia Regional Coordinators:
Qi Li (China) & Carlito B. Olaer (Philippines)







A New Set of Elected Officers and a New Name for PAASA,Inc.

The Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs, Inc. (PAASA, Inc.) has elected a new set of officers for SY 2018-2019 during its 23rd National Convention last May 2-4, 2018  at the Golden Prince Hotel, Cebu City. Elected officers from different Universities and colleges are the following:

President: Dr. Carlito B. Olaer, Centro Escolar University, Manila

VP for Private Schools: Dr. Renelyn B. Salcedo, First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, Batangas

VP for State Colleges and Universities: Mr. Manolo Loreto, Visayas State University, Leyte

Corporate Secretary: Leandro A. Loyola, De Lasalle-College of St. Benilde, Manila

Treasurer: Dr. Marilou F. Cao, Far Eastern University, Manila

Auditor: Mr. Jun L. Tayaben, Adventist University of the Phils. Batangas

Business Manager: Ms. Thelma S. Maraña, University of Santo Tomas,Manila

Public Relations Officer: Mr. Andrew S. Macalma, St. Louis University-Baguio

 With the theme “Empowered Student Affairs and Services Practitioners in an Evolving Landscape of Higher Education: New Directions, New Horizons”, the convention was attended by almost 200 student affairs and services practitioners coming from 98 higher education institutions around the country. Assoc. Professor Peter Pang, Dean of Students, office of Student Affairs National University of Singapore (NUS) was the keynote speaker. The Convention had three plenary sessions dwelling on Student Affairs for the New Generation, Internationalization of Student Affairs and Directions and Horizons of Philippine Higher Education.Launched during the Convention was the adoption of the new name Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services, Inc., which was warmly welcomed by the members.

The New Board Officers and members of PAPSAS, Inc. for SY 2018-2019


Asia Pacific Student Services Association International Conference6-10 August 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Summer School hosted by London School of Economics and Peking University – 6-17 August 2018, Beijing

Summer School hosted by Kyungpook National University – 16 July – 3 August 2018, Deigu, Korea



Beijing Normal University offers a Master of Arts Program in Higher Educaiton and Student Affairs (HESA)
The first Master of Arts Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) at Beijing Normal University began in 2014. Our students came from more than fifteen countries and most of our graduated students began to work as entry-mid level positions as practitioners in higher education/student affairs or other relevant fields after they returned to their home countries.  If you have any questions please contact the HESA program coordinator at


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