Wednesday, 27th October 2021- 10 am – 11:15 am EDT (Eastern Time) Click here for time zone convertor

Hear from our association leaders in different parts of the world on what the new normal post-vaccination has meant to SAS and their students. Learn from our six panelists from six regions.

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Facilitator – Rob Shea, Past President for IASAS – International Association of Student Affairs and Services


  • Danielle Morgan Acosta, President, ACPA- College Student Leaders International
  • Sibusiso Chalufu, President, SAASSAP- South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals
  • Peter W. Dicce, Director, MENASA NASPA- Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Amy Heise, Vice President, ANZSSA- Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association
  • Danja Oste, Head of Cultural and EU-Affairs, DSW- Deutsches Studentenwerk (German National Association for Student Affairs)
  • Joseph C. H. So, Chairperson, HKSSA-Hong Kong Student Services Association
Danielle Morgan Acosta, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is passionate about finding and cultivating potential, facilitating change, developing socially just spaces, and investing in students and staff so they grow personally and professionally.  She is the President of ACPA, College Student Leaders International, a professional association committed to racial justice, decolonization, and boldly transforming higher education. Danielle works at Clark University as the Associate Dean of Students, leading student engagement, belonging, and wellness efforts.  She has written, presented, and taught about leadership, student governance, systemic change, student voice, identity and student organization advising, and serves a faculty for the ACPA Phyllis M. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute. A first-generation college graduate from California, Danielle received degrees from Clark University, Salem State, and Florida State University. 
Chalufu, Sibusiso, has worked in the higher education sector for over 25 years, 11 of which have been in senior and executive management positions in student affairs and services. He serves as the reviewer for the International Journal of African Higher Education and for the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. He has contributed a chapter in the 2018 book: The Struggle for #FeesMustFall: We Are No Longer at Ease) and an article on student governance and engagement for student success, in the Council on Higher Education’s Kagisano No. 12 Journal (2020). Dr Chalufu is the President of the South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals (SAASSAP). 
Peter W. Dicce, J.D., M.Ed, is the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Athletics at NYU Abu Dhabi. Since the university’s inception in 2010, Pete set the vision and provided leadership for the university’s athletic and recreational programming. Pete is the current Area Director for MENASA NASPA, having been an active member since 2013 and serving in a variety of roles for the association. Pete regularly presents throughout the Middle East and South Asia on sport and student affairs related topics.  Pete is a graduate of Temple University (BA), Pepperdine University School of Law (JD), Virginia Commonwealth University (M.Ed.) and Kansas State University (MS). He is an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Sport Leadership.
Amy Heise is the Executive Director of Student Experience at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. In her role she has responsibility for student experience, student services and support, student achievement and student voice across the University.  Amy has worked at a number of other Aotearoa New Zealand universities largely in the area of residential life. Amy has been involved in many of the previous ANZSSA conferences held in Aotearoa New Zealand and became Vice President (New Zealand) at the end of 2019
Danja Oste served as Head of International Relations of the Deutsches Studentenwerk, DSW (German National Association for Student Affairs) from 1999 to 2011, when she assumed the position of Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the DSW. In her new responsibility she was primarily focusing on European Affairs and EU Projects. In 2015 she was appointed Head of the Culture Department. Prior to assuming her role in Student Affairs, Danja Oste worked as project manager at the College of Europe/Belgium (1995-1998) and as research assistant to a deputy (1993). Danja Oste holds a Master of Arts Degree in “Political Science, French and Spanish literature” from the University of Bonn (Germany) and a Master of Arts Degree in “European Administrative and Political Studies” from the College of Europe (Belgium).
So, Joseph C. H. (PhD) is the founding Head of Student Affairs of CPCE, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also currently the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Student Services Association (HKSSA).  He has played an active role in student affairs profession in Hong Kong through serving as the Chairperson of Recruitment and Student Affairs Committee in Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) and Chairperson of the Outstanding Student Service Awards Committee, and a senior member of IEEE Education Society. His scholarship includes published articles on the facilitation and impact of information technology on student services.
Dr. Robert Shea is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at
Memorial University. His research and teaching has embraced career
development, experiential learning, higher education leadership and adult
education. His most recent publication is entitled – Supporting Students
Globally in Higher Education (2016). He is a prolific presenter nationally and internationally. His university service includes leadership roles as president of national and international
associations – some include – The Canadian Education and Research
Institute for Counselling (CERIC), The Canadian Society for the Study of
Higher Education (CSSHE), the Canadian Association of College and
University Student Services (CACUSS) and the International Association of
Student Affairs and Services Association (IASAS) representing over 52
countries around the world.