The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee coordinates efforts to provide professional development opportunities to all division employees, with a focus on critical and trending issues in our field. Throughout the year, the Committee offers different professional development opportunities, ranging from webinars, article discussions, an assessment lunch-and-learn series, and the annual Hot Topics Conference.

In addition, UNCG HR offers professional development courses that are free to employees unless otherwise stated. We encourage you to invest in yourself and others so that we can more easily create a positive effect and help to retain the best and brightest while also transforming the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and communities we serve.

The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee members are:

Chris GregoryChair, Military-Affiliated Services
Kristina Gage, Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement
Caitlin Payne, Recreation & Wellness
Rusty Rogers, Office of Accessibility Resources and Services


Hot Topics in Higher Education

Join us on Friday, March 1, 2024 for the annual Hot Topics Conference hosted by UNC Greensboro. This conference is an opportunity for higher education professionals to network, share knowledge and resources, and get inspired! This conference is open to anyone, but geared towards staff, faculty, and graduate students who engage regularly with students. 

The conference will be held in the Elliott University Center on the UNC Greensboro campus and will be held from 8:00am-1:00pm. Additional details will be shared with registered attendees prior to the event. 

If you would like to submit a program proposal, please go to

Registration will close on Friday, February 23 at 11:59pm.

We hope you will join us for this exciting FREE professional development opportunity!

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