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Student Affairs One Thing

The National Society of Leadership and Success

Student Affairs One Thing is a bi-weekly podcast with new episodes released every other Monday. Host Stuart Brown, founder of, chats with seasoned student affairs professionals about what is the One Thing they have learned that has helped shape their professional career.

Our premier episode is now live! Check out the show page for background information and a downloadable transcript.  You can listen to the podcast directly from our website. And within the next couple of weeks, we will post details on how you can connect though your favorite podcast app.

» EP 01.  Dr. Kevin Kruger, President of NASPA

September 27:
Dr. Larry Roper, former Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University

October 11: Dr. Nancy Crimmin, former President of Becker College

October 25: Dr. Leon McClinton, Director of Housing at Oklahoma State University and V.P. of ACUHO-I

November 9: Dr. Shannon Ellis, V.P. for Student Services at the University of Nevada – Reno

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Dr. Larry RoperDr. Larry Roper is Emeritus Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and Coordinator of the College Student Services Administration program and the undergraduate Social Justice Minor at Oregon State University.  Previously he served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 1995-2014 at the Oregon State University. He has held numerous positions in student affairs, including Director of Housing; Associate Dean of Students; Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs; and Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Dr. Nancy CrimminDr. Nancy Crimmin is the former President of Becker College.  She also served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the college.  Previously, she held numerous leadership positions at Assumption College including Dean of Campus Life.

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Student Affairs One Thing