Diversity and Accountability Top the Agenda at a Student-Affairs Summit

The needs of an increasingly diverse student population are rapidly expanding the roles and responsibilities of student-affairs offices, according to administrators attending a joint conference here of the American College Personnel Association and Naspa — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

"We're now in a period where student-affairs professionals are as important to the operation of our universities as they have ever been," said Graham B. Spanier,