April 4, 2014 5:28 pm


Wednesday, April 9th at 1:00pm EST
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout
Conversation: #HigherEdLive

Despite gains in women’s equality in the workplace, women remain underrepresented (and underpaid) in some professions and overrepresented in others. Student Affairs is often characterized as “feminized” profession, though many of the senior student affairs officers and directors of our student affairs departments are not women. After a rousing conversation on #SAChat on March 6, co-host of Student Affairs Live, Heather Shea Gasser, who recently worked as a director of a campus-based women’s center decided to host an episode exploring the topic of Women in Student Affairs.

Join co-host Heather Shea Gasser as she connects and converses with four women (detailed bios below) who work in or study student affairs. We hope you can join us LIVE and participate in the discussion on Twitter at #HigherEdLive at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 9th, but if not, feel free to watch the replay in syndication or catch the PodCast on iTunes on this page!

dalpes Paulette Dalpes is the Deputy to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Chief of Staff at the City University of New York. Prior to being appointed to this role, Dalpes served as the Dean of Student Affairs at Kingsborough Community College. Prior to joining CUNY, Dean Dalpes worked for 14 years at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts in several capacities including as Director of Academic Support. Dean Dalpes holds an Ed.D. in Consulting Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration and a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University. Connect with Paulette on Twitter @PauletteDalpes


Tricia Brand has served as Associate Dean of Students since the summer of 2009. She also held the position of Director of Multicultural Affairs until June 2013. She joined Lewis & Clark after three years of leadership for equity and retention programs at the University of Arizona.  Tricia holds an Ed.M.in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University and B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Tricia is passionate about diversity, access and excellence in higher education, student identity development, and first generation college student achievement. Connect with Tricia on Twitter @triciabrand

AbellKristen Abell is a web coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been in student affairs for fifteen years in a variety of roles. She’s worked primarily in housing and women’s centers at three different universities over that time. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, women’s studies and English and a master’s in social welfare from the University of Kansas. Kristen currently serves as a co-chair elect for the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community and the coordinator for the #SAtech Unconference series. She is a co-founder of the #SAtech chat on Twitter and of the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog – a collaborative blog highlighting women in technology and student affairs. In her spare time, she reads way too much, watches the occasional TV show (mostly ones that have been off air for a year or two) while doing some sort of craft or playing computer games, and shares a home with her two favorite people – her partner and son. Connect with Kristen on Twitter @kristendom

YakabowskiTamara Yakaboski is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Higher Education and has worked at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and at the University of Arizona. Her areas of specialization include Student Affairs, International Higher Education, Women’s Issues, and Organization and Administration. She currently serves as an editorial board member on the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and on the Journal of College and University Student Housing. She developed and teaches a course entitled “Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs” at the University of Northern Colorado and has published widely on the subject. Connect with Tamara on Twitter @TYakaboski



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