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Pathways to Student Affairs and Student Services Around the Globe

For many, travel is not a possibility in 2020. Join our virtual voyage as we hear from a panel from around the globe about their paths into student affairs. They’ll share their journey, the challenges they have experienced in this work, and the opportunities they glimpse for its future. Come with your questions. 

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Time: 10 am (EST)

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Tricia Seifert

Tricia Seifert will moderate this panel discussion. Dr. Seifert is associate professor of Adult & Higher Education at Montana State University and is past Associate Editor for the Journal of College Student Development’s International Research & Scholarship section. She is a long-standing IASAS and ACPA member and is a strong advocate for creating professional development opportunities to internationalize the field of student affairs and services.

Soraya Reyes

Soraya Reyes is currently the Director of the Institutional Effectiveness Office in UPAEP, leading the institutional project of International Accreditation, coordinating the university efforts for assessing learning outcomes focus and academic quality criteria. She has also been a faculty member in the Business School, teaching at bachelor and master levels for 19 years. She has participated as a mentor and tutor of students. She is fully engaged with students’ academic trajectory and outreach to help them become responsible citizens and professionals.

Emelie Helsen

Emelie Helsen currently serves as the Mindsets and Skillsets coordinator, as a faculty member, at Ravensbourne University London. In her 20 years in Higher Education she has worked in a variety of Student Affairs functional areas in England and the US- from residential life to orientation, student leadership development and organisations, students’ unions, welfare and advocacy and sports and athletics. Emelie truly believes in effective collaborations between student and academic affairs that puts the student at the heart of their experience. She is currently also a doctoral student on the EdD in Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham (UK).

Dr. Leandro Loyola

Dr. Leandro Loyola is currently the National President of the Philippine Association of Student Affairs and Services (PAPSAS), Inc., and the Director of the College Student Affairs of De La Salle University Laguna campus. He has extensive experience as an educator and student affairs and services practitioner having been in the field for 15 years. He is a prime mover who is committed to promoting the welfare of the students and the SAS practitioners by developing their skills and capacities through relevant programs and activities. He aspires to develop students to become skillfully competent and socially responsible global citizens.

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Dr. Li Qi

Dr. Li Qi is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University and part of the Institute of Higher Education. Professor Li provides leadership to the Institute’s field of college student affairs administration.

Kevin Stensberg

Kevin Stensberg is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University and the Manager of Graduate Services at KAUST. He has nearly two decades of campus management experience in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Kevin has leadership capability in human talent development, strategic planning, change management, student development and engagement, campus construction, higher education start up development, global dexterity building, and social responsibility education. His work has been recognized by ACPA with awards for Excellence in Institutional Change, the Voice of Inclusion Medallion, and Outstanding International Programming. Kevin has visited all 50 US states and over 100 countries.