Welcome to SPA!

The Student Personnel Association (SPA) is a registered student organization for individuals interested in the current status of higher education and the development of students. Our chapter of SPA at the University of Mississippi is made up of current graduate students, alumni, and faculty of the Higher Education/Student Personnel program as well as current professionals within the Division of Student Affairs. The SPA Executive Board works closely with the Department of Higher Education and the Student Affairs Professional Development Committee to offer professional development and networking opportunities for our members.

We believe that education does not end when the students leave the classroom, and we constantly search for ways to grow, learn, and develop skills as student affairs professionals and educators. The Student Personnel Association seeks to collaborate and engage with other UM campus partners to develop meaningful educational opportunities for our members. Additionally, we host professional networking and social events to encourage connection and relationship-building between HESP graduate cohorts.

This website strives to inform you about our past and future events and connect you with resources on campus and in the Oxford community.  Please let us know how we can further support you in learning about higher education and the field of student affairs.

Kind regards,

Callyn Fahey

Student Personnel Association President

HESP Graduate Student 


About

Mission

The University of Mississippi’s Student Personnel Association (SPA) is made up of current graduate students, alumni, and faculty of the Higher Education/Student Personnel program as well as current professionals within the Division of Student Affairs. The Student Personnel Association works in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education and the Student Affairs Professional Development Committee to offer professional development and networking opportunities for individuals interested in the current status of higher education and the development of students.

How to Join

SPA Membership dues are $25 per year or $40 for your entire time in the Higher Education program. In order to provide the best events possible, we ask that members pay dues as soon as they are able.  Dues can be paid to the SPA Treasurer via cash, check or Venmo (soon) at any SPA event. 

Email umSPAexec@gmail.com with any questions.

Executive Board Members

President: Callyn Fahey, cfahey@go.olemiss.edu

Vice President of Membership: Dylan Kimery, dkimery@go.olemiss.edu

Treasurer: Natalie Mineer, nrmineer@go.olemiss.edu

Secretary: Matthew Boudreaux, mgboudr1@go.olemiss.edu

Social Chair: Heather Broughton, hbrought@go.olemiss.edu

First Year Liaison: Caroline Chace, cechace@go.olemiss.edu

Doctoral Liaison: Kelly Smith, ksmith13@go.olemiss.edu

Online Liaison: vacant