BLACKSBURG, Va., March 31, 2009 – Zenobia Lawrence Hikes, Virginia Tech’s previous vice president of student affairs, was honored posthumously by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Foundation’s as a “Pillar of the Profession” at the 2009 NASPA Annual Conference held in Seattle, Wash., earlier this month.
The following is the 2009 class of Pillars of the Profession:
NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With more than 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry.
The NASPA Foundation's mission is to advance the student affairs profession by connecting the present with the future, celebrating achievement, supporting research and best practices and honoring history.
The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.