This June AMOSSHE member organisations in north west England hosted four Student Affairs professionals from the USA, representing NASPA, the US organisation for Student Affairs administrators in higher education. AMOSSHE and NASPA have a longstanding international exchange agreement for the purpose of mutual study of Student Affairs / Student Services models, practices and current student issues.
Our NASPA guests were (left to right in the picture): Jennifer Forry (Interim Dean of Student Affairs, Newbury College), Byron McCrae (Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Hampshire College), Kristin Kushmider (Dean of Students, University of Colorado Denver), and Debbie Conner (Vice President for Student Affairs, Coastal Carolina University).
The delegates arrived in Manchester, and spent a week visiting Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, University of Chester, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University. As well as this, our visitors sampled some of north west England’s vibrant cultural scene.
Many, many thanks to our members and colleagues who took time to welcome our NASPA guests and share expertise - and thank you to our NASPA colleagues for coming!