Student Affairs

About Us is the most comprehensive Internet resource available for college student affairs professionals.

Our History was conceived by college administrators Stuart Brown and Andrew Hedges at the 1997 ACPA/NASPA combined conference in Chicago. The goal was to create a multi-platform resource for student affairs professionals just as the Internet age began to stake a foothold in higher education and beyond. The initial offerings included a rudimentary job search area, listings of web-related resources, and a catalog of operating Listservs. After a few years, Andrew left to pursue other interests. However, the site continued to grow and expand its service offerings.

Today, is recognized as a leader in student affairs and is one of the most accessed destinations by college and university student personnel administrators.

Currently, the website features:

  • Podcasts – Host Stuart Brown chats with student affairs professionals about what is the "One Thing" they have learned that has helped shape their professional career. The original series "One Thing" contained 21 episodes in Season 1 and is now well into Season 2. "One Thing - New Professional" launched in the Fall of 2022 and hosts discussions with professionals with 1-3 years of experience.
  • Jobs – We list thousands of student affairs job openings each year covering every functional area of the field.
  • Free resume listing database – Student affairs professionals can post their resume online; member institutions can search for candidates as part of their subscription to the site.
  • Webinars – is a leader in the field in offering dozens of online, professional development programs each year.
  • Games – continues to bring you an array of fun and games to spice up your discretionary time. We invite you to join us in our two current offerings - Mini Crossword Puzzles and an Escape Room.
  • Website resources – We have catalogued dozens of helpful and informative websites within our pages.
  • Virtual Case Study Competition – One of the oldest case study competitions for graduate students that annually attractions hundreds of Master’s level students.

About Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown, who leads, has been in the field of student affairs for over 35 years. He received his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1989 and has worked in residence life, student activities, orientation, and is currently the Director of Student Services at the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut. He has held leadership positions with NASPA, both at the Regional and National level and has been awarded the Region I Distinguished Accomplishment Award and the Region I Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research.