FORT WAYNE, Ind.—“Crossing Bridges for Student Success” is the theme of the Indiana Student Affairs Association (ISAA) annual conference, which is being co-hosted by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech), Friday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Walb Student Union on the IPFW campus.
This will mark the first time in the history of the ISAA that the group’s annual conference has been held in Fort Wayne. It is anticipated that 150–200 student affairs professionals from across Indiana, western Ohio, and southern Michigan will attend this year’s conference.
The ISAA was formed with the simple goal of bringing together student affairs professionals from across the state once a year for a fall meeting. The meeting gives individuals an opportunity for professional development; to discuss and learn about trends in higher education and student development, especially as it pertains to our state; and to increase collaboration and innovation of new approaches to student services and learning through networking and focus groups.
Highlights of the conference program include:
The conference cochairs are Chris Douse and Kasey Price from IPFW and Chris Dickson and Dani Witizgreuter from Indiana Tech. George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs at IPFW, will end his term as ISAA president at the conference. Speaking about the conference, McClellan observed, “We are delighted to be cohosting this program with Indiana Tech and to be bringing colleagues from across the state to visit our wonderful city. The conference really reflects what is best about higher education in our community—a steady and clear focus on student success, collaboration between institutions, and engagement in our community.”
The meeting is open to the public; however, there is a $45 registration fee. Members of the media are invited to attend any of the sessions, including the luncheon featuring a feast of Fort Wayne eateries.
For more information on the conference, contact McClellan at 260-481-6844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.