Speakers

Teri Bump Teri Bump

Teri Bump is the Vice President of University Relations & Student Development for American Campus Communities, the first publicly traded student housing REIT.

Teri presents nationally on university trends and issues and has delivered educational sessions at NASPA, ACUHO-I, NACUBO, NIRSA, ACPA, NACAS, NASAP, and APPA. She currently serves on the faculty for Chema’s Women’s Leadership Institute and NACUBO’s Chief Business Officer Institute and has presented at NASPA’s Manicur Symposium, Aspiring and New SSAO Institutes since 2007. Teri is a past ACUHO-I and ACPA Foundation Board trustee and currently serves on the NACAS Education Foundation Board. She has also written for the ACUHO-I Talking Stick, NACAS Journal, the NASPA Leadership Exchange and participated in the “21st Century Project”. In 2007 she was awarded the ACUHO-I Corporate Friend Award for service to the association and received the Business Partner of the Year Award for American Campus at the 2007 national NACAS conference and the 2010 ACPA Business Partner of the Year Award.

Prior to joining American Campus Communities in 1991, Teri served Boston University, Oberlin College, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Texas Southern University, Alfred University and SUNY Oswego in student affairs. Teri received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Oswego and her master’s in College Student Development from Alfred University.




Almeda Jacks Almeda R. Jacks

Almeda R. Jacks, Ph.D. is currently the Senior Consultant with Keeling & Associates, LLC, out of New York, New York. She started with K&A in June, 2010, to handle a new component for the established consulting firm working on Executive Searches. She is heading up executive searches for Senior Officers (Vice Presidents or Vice Chancellors) in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Development Officers and other leadership positions for Student Affairs. Dr. Jacks leads this new service, which augments K&A’s established program of assistance to institutions searching for new directors for student health and counseling services.

Dr. Jacks retired from Clemson University in 2006 after 31 years of service, including 14 years as Vice President for Student Affairs and several years teaching in the College of Education. She continued with Clemson working with a new Bridge Program with the local Tri-County Technical College for an additional 3 years. She joined K&A after a short tenure as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She is a member of Blue Key, Golden Key, and other honorary societies, clubs, and organizations and has won numerous awards from Clemson and from state, regional, and national groups and organizations. She is a long time member of many professional organizations but has dedicated the last 15 years to NASPA, serving as the President-Elect, President and Past-President of the NASPA Foundation.

Dr. Jacks has one child (Errett) who is in his Junior year at her alma mater, Clemson University.




Richard Keeling Richard P. Keeling

Richard P. Keeling, M.D. leads Keeling & Associates, LLC, a comprehensive higher education consulting practice based in New York City. K&A works with colleges, universities, and professional organizations to promote campus change for learning through strategic and academic planning, improvements in academic and experiential learning programs, strengthening learning environments, and enhancing the student experience. At the heart of Dr. Keeling’s leadership of K&A are these beliefs and commitments: that learning should be transformative, that learning must be at the core of the mission of colleges and universities, and that sound processes of institutional renewal can enable campuses to improve learning in its broadest sense. Since founding K&A, Dr. Keeling has worked with more than 500 institutions and organizations over nearly 25 years of practice. 

Dr. Keeling serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and has been president of four professional organizations in higher education. He edited three sequential publications that focus improving learning: Learning Reconsidered, Learning Reconsidered II, and Reconsidered. Dr. Keeling has published more than 125 articles, monographs, and books, and served as Editor, for two terms, of the Journal of American College Health. He has received the highest awards of both the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Most recently, Dr. Keeling co-authored We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). The book examines the nature and quality of current undergraduate education in the United States.

Before creating Keeling & Associates, Dr. Keeling was both a tenured faculty member and a senior student affairs administrator at the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During more than 20 years on campus, Dr. Keeling taught and practiced medicine, directed comprehensive health programs and services, developed collaborative programs in undergraduate education with academic departments and faculty, and explored innovative approaches to advancing student learning.

Dr. Keeling took his bachelor's degree in English with highest honors from the University of Virginia and received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine; he completed residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology. He is the proud father of three liberally educated children and the grandfather of four (soon to be five) future college graduates.




Kevin Kruger Kevin William Kruger

Effective, March 15, Kevin is the new NASPA President (formerly called the executive director), having been selected after a national search to replace Gwendolyn Dungy following her retirement after seventeen years as the Executive Director of NASPA. Kevin has worked at NASPA for eighteen years, where prior to his appointment as President, he was as the Associate Executive Director serving as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for NASPA. Prior to NASPA, Kevin worked for fifteen years at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. During his tenure at the University of Maryland he worked in orientation, student activities, leadership development, admissions and with the Vice President for Student Affairs office. Kevin has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Student Development in Higher Education program at Trinity College in Washington, DC. Kevin received both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland College Park.

Kevin has published and presented nationally on leadership development, using technology in student affairs administration, international education and is a regular lecturer on technology in student affairs, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, assessment and student learning. He is the editor of two Jossey-Bass publications, Technology Innovations in Student Services and Using Technology to Promote Student Learning. He also has chapters in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration; Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment; Beyond Borders: How International Developments are Changing Student Affairs Practice; and Involving Commuter Students in Learning.