Regional Updates

IASAS Asia Regional Coordinators:
Qi Li (China)

IASAS Asia Regional Communication Coordinator: Marlon Maglipas (Philippines) & Jia Zheng (US)


UST GS-PAASA, Inc. Conducts Continuing Development Program for Student Affairs and Services Practitioners

The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education & Development (CCPED) in partnership with the Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services, Inc. (PAPSAS, Inc.) formerly known as the Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs (PAASA) has started its certificate course PAASA-UST Student Affairs and Services Continuing Development Program last October 5, 2018 at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center of UST.

To end on October 28, 2018, this program is the first of the four cycles, each of which will have the following 7 modules: Introduction to Student Affairs and Services, Student Life as Bedrock of Charter Formation for Life Success Strategic and Change Management, Dynamics of Transformational Leadership, Partnership and Collaboration, Researches  in Student Affairs, Student Discipline.

This program, funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through its Continuing Professional Education by virtue of CHED CMO No. 72, Series of 201, will have 30 student affairs practitioners as participants per cycle. The three other cycles will be held in different regions: Luzon in November, Visayas in January 2019 and the last cycle in Mindanao in May 2019.

First batch of participants together with Associate Professor Jocelyn F. Agcaoili , Director of UST-CCDPED ( First row,  5th from Left) and Dr. Carlito B. Olaer, PAPSAS, Inc., President ( First Row, 6th from left).


PAPSAS Interactive Youth Forum (IYF) in Baguio City originally on March 12-14, 2020 and rescheduled on April 28-30, 2020.


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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