ArSAA Spring Drive-In
The annual Spring Drive-In Workshop is an excellent opportunity for professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations with professionals across the state of Arkansas. Intentionally designed to be a smaller venue than a full conference, the Drive-In was created as a chance for all attendees to be a part of the vital discussions happening in the field of higher education today.
The 6th annual Spring Drive-In will be held April 23-24, 2020.
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2020 Spring Drive-in Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sarah Whitley
Senior Director, Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA
Sarah E. Whitley serves as senior director of the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. Prior to joining NASPA, Sarah earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education where here scholarly interests included issues of inequality, academic motivation and decision-making, teaching and learning, the success of first-generation and low-income students, and the university presidency and board governance. Her dissertation examined the academic decision-making of low-income and first-generation college students with interest in humanities disciplines in a post-Recession context. From 2007 - 2013, Sarah served as director of First-Year Experience and Family Programs at Longwood University where she was responsible for orientation and welcome programs, peer monitoring, living-learning communities, first year seminars, transition programs, community partnerships, as well as university liasion to the Downtown Farmville Partnership. She has extensive experience consulting with institutions on transition program development, peer mentoring, senior leader effectiveness, and board governance.
Sarah also holds an M.Ed. in college student personnel administration from James Madison University, a bachelor's degree in political science from Longwood College, and is a 2010 graduate of the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute.
Registration is now open for the Spring Drive-In Conference.
APRIL 23-24, 2020
Join us in Russellville for the 2020 Spring Drive-in. Network with other professionals, learn about exciting initiatives going on around the state, and take away valuable insights from peers working in Student Affairs. This year's conference additionally a pre-conference workshop.