Posted on 22 March 2013
Pat Whitely proudly displays the Scott Goodnight Award that she received at NASPA’s annual conference in Orlando.
Pat Whitely, who took the reins as vice president for student affairs at the University of Miami 16 years ago and instituted innovative, new strategies to enhance student life, has been awarded NASPA’s 2013 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean.
The award is the highest honor bestowed by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Named in honor of the organization’s founding board chair, it is given to a senior student affairs officer “who has demonstrated sustained professional service in student affairs work, high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students’ varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university affairs.” Read the full story
Posted on 21 February 2013
Pat Whitely, vice president for student affairs at the University of Miami, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), bringing to the role more than 30 years of experience in her field.
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Posted on 18 January 2013
University of Miami administrators, student leaders, and employees of Moss & Associates celebrated camaraderie and accomplishment on January 14, gathering at the construction site of UM’s new Student Activities Center to don the popular 2012 game-day T-shirts worn by students during Hurricanes home football games at Sun Life Stadium. Read the full story
Posted on 18 October 2012
Sebastian led the crowd in several ’Canes cheers and students sang out, “It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane.” From left, in Iron Arrow jackets, are Student Government President Nawara Alawa, President Shalala, and Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely.
It adorns everything from letterhead and T-shirts to the helmets worn by the school’s football players. Now the University of Miami’s iconic symbol—the green and orange split U—can be found in one of the most popular locations on campus. Read the full story
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Posted on 08 June 2012
Vice President of Student Affairs Pat Whitely was formally recognized by NASPA at an Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 4, during the NASPA Region III Summer Symposium, which took place in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Whitely, second from left, accepted the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer from NASPA Region III. Pictured with her are, from left, NASPA board of directors chair Levester Johnson, NASPA Region III director Jeanine Ward-Roof, and NASPA president Kevin Kruger. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Whitely’s nomination is now among those under consideration by NASPA for the national Scott Goodnight Award, which is awarded at the annual spring conference, to be held next March. The John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer is awarded to senior student affairs officers who merit the respect and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on their campus; show an innovative response in meeting the needs of students; and exemplify leadership in both community and university affairs. The award is named for the first vice president of student affairs at the University of Alabama.