President’s Letter May 2019

NASASPS Quarterly, Volume 11
May 2019

Greetings NASASPS Members,

Happy summer and welcome to the eleventh installment of the NASASPS Quarterly!   I have met many of you, but want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the recently elected NASASPS board president.   I am a Director for Academic Affairs with the Kansas Board of Regents, providing leadership to the private and out-of-state postsecondary education unit.  I have served on the NASASPS Board of Directors for four years as Director, Treasurer, and Vice President.  I’m excited to serve as president and continue the organization’s mission to build relationships and encourage the sharing of best practices.  I am following in the footsteps of some excellent leaders and look forward to continuing the association’s great work.

If you joined us in Jacksonville for the 47th Annual NASASPS Conference, I hope you agree that the conference went smoothly and that you took away plenty of useful information.  Conference feedback indicates the conference sessions were valuable and appreciated. I hope that all of you will be able to join us at next year’s conference in New Orleans, LA, April 26-29, 2020.

We’re now halfway through the 2018-20 strategic plan and I look forward to working with the board to continue the good work of this association. The board and its staff continue working to provide members with learning opportunities beyond the annual conference. The fall workshop for state regulators is scheduled for September 19-20 in Minneapolis, MN. The fall workshop is an excellent opportunity for regulators to meet in a small group setting to discuss the difficult issues we face daily.  Additionally, NASASPS will host several webinars throughout the year and quarterly calls between the U.S. Department of Education and state regulators, which are provided at no charge to NASASPS members.

If you have any questions about NASASPS or would like to speak to me at anytime, please feel free to email me at


Crystal Puderbaugh
NASASPS President