By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri‑Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Chris Meiers, WSU Tri‑Cities vice chancellor of student affairs, recently was elected regional director for the Northwest region of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

As regional director, Meiers will lead region V, which encompasses Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, Idaho and Nevada. His duties in the role will consist of  representing region V on the national board and leading the regional board of directors in professional activities and services. He has been involved with National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for more than 20 years in various regional and national appointments.

“It is a honor to be selected to serve a professional organization that has mean so much to me and other professionals,” Meiers said. “NASPA is where you find some of the most dedicated professionals in higher education, and the work that we do on our campus has a direct impact on student success, graduation and outcomes for the communities that we serve.”

Meiers will start serving as NASPA regional director in March at the organization’s annual conference in Los Angeles. It is a two‑year position.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The organization provides professional development, advocacy and research for 15,000 members in 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.

For more information, see the NASPA website.