Vice President Woughter elected a director to national Student Affairs organization
Alfred University (AU) Vice President for Student Affairs Kathy Woughter was recently elected to the board of directors for NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Representing Region II, Woughter will lead NASPA personnel in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Puerto, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She will begin her new role as regional director-elect this March and step fully into the role in March 2015. Woughter has been serving as the Small Colleges and Universities Division Representative for Region II.
“As the Region II director, I’ll have the honor of representing my colleagues on a national level on the NASPA board. NASPA is now 13,000 members strong, and the opportunity to become involved in higher education advocacy, policies, and decisions on a national level is really exciting,” said Woughter.
“While we always have the ability to have our voices heard within NASPA, I have to admit that the voices of small college and university professionals are sometimes fewer and further between, and I don’t want us to get lost in the crowd. As the new director-elect of Region II, I’m honored to bring our small university perspective to the national stage – and in turn, to bring back the freshest and most innovative ideas to the students on AU’s campus.”
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The organization was formed some 95 years ago at the University of Wisconsin and now has members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and in eight U.S. territories. The principal source of leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for the student affairs profession worldwide, NASPA offers a variety of programs and conferences, professional staff, and continual support of its leadership and members.
Woughter holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a master’s degree in counselor education from AU. Prior to her appointment as vice president, Woughter served as coordinator of Career Counseling Services and director of the Career Development Center at the University. In 2011, she received AU’s Abigail Allen Award for outstanding service to women.
Woughter is a member of Wellsville’s Jones Memorial Hospital Board and has served as a six-year board member on the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, including two years as president. Woughter is also a member of the regional Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and served as its 2012 conference chair. She was keynote speaker at the College Student Personnel Association of New York Graduate Pre-Conference in October 2013.
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