Sharyn Slavin Miller Stands as a Pillar of the Student Affairs Profession
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the NASPA Foundation have nominated Sharyn Slavin Miller as a Pillar of the Profession. NASPA will recognize Slavin Miller’s achievement at its 95th Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., in March.
NASPA is the national professional association for student affairs, and Pillars of the Profession honor a select group of people who have provided stellar leadership and service to the profession.
From USC, Slavin Miller earned an M.S. in counseling and a Ph.D. in higher education administration/educational psychology, and worked in residential life, career development, student activities and community service. She also served as USC’s assistant dean of student affairs. She was the assistant vice president for student affairs at the California Institute of Technology, and she currently serves as a full-time faculty member at the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. Her teaching and research interests focus on diversity issues in higher education, student development theory, and student counseling and mental health issues.
“She has been a leader in our profession for many years,” wrote her colleagues Cynthia Cherrey, vice president for campus life and lecturer at Princeton University, and Charlotte Tullos, associate provost for student success at the University of North Texas at Dallas. “So many students and professionals across the country have benefited from her friendship, mentoring, leadership and, of course, her excellent teaching.”