TPE is committed to enhancing the career readiness of current professionals as well as incoming and future colleagues through providing experiences that scaffold the learning, growth, and development at all levels. The TPE 2024 committee is a full-year commitment that extends through April 2024. This gives the committee an opportunity to contribute to the year-round connection and learning opportunities offered by TPE in addition to the placement opportunity offered in the spring. Meet this year's committee!Interested in Volunteering
2023-2024 TPE Planning Committee
TPE Planning Committee Focus
Under this year’s chair the TPE ‘24 Committee will focus its efforts on equity, inclusion, justice, accessibility, and belonging in recruiting, retaining, and advancing practitioners in the field.
TPE Planning Committee Composition
The TPE Planning Committee is composed of practitioners and graduate students in student affairs and higher education, or related fields. The planning committee is led by the chair, chair-select, and TPE Director.
Below are subcommittee opportunities.
- Chair-Select (TPE 2025 Chair)
- Practitioner Development: (3 members)
- Entering Professional support
- Advancing Professional support
- Undergraduate Student support
- Employer Development: (3 members)
- Social Media and Communications: (3 members)
- Ambassadors: (3 members)
- The individuals in this role will work closely with NASPA’s GAP initiative.
TPE Planning Committee Commitment
Members of the committee serve a one-year term with the exception of the active chair and chair-select. Current members can serve another term by participating in the application process. Reappointment is not guaranteed.
Karess GillespieSyracuse University Email
Committee Chair Select
Nick BatesBoston University Email
Director, The Placement Exchange
D'Najah Pendergrass ThomasThe Placement Exchange Email
Development: Advancing Professional
Steph OlsonUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Email
André Jordan Jr.University of North Carolina at Greensboro Email
Development: Incoming Professionals
Julie BattUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Email
dr. janine m. weaver-douglasUniversity of Northern Colorado Email
Raymond GordonUniversity of Texas at El Paso Email
Katy PeltonSam Houston State University Email
Katie HillCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay Email
Frankie DiFrancoAmerican University Email
Griffen FarrarIowa Western Community College Email
Marcom - Employers
Lisa BlasiPenn State University Email
Marcom - Candidates
Dr. Kyle N. BooneGrand Valley State University Email
Marcom - Ambassadors
Alexis HillNorthwestern University Email