Director of Assessment and Planning Elected to Serve in National NASPA Knowledge Community - University of Houston
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July 21, 2022

Dr. Pamelyn Shefman, Director of Assessment and Planning, has been elected as a co-chair for the National NASPA Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community. Dr. Shefman will serve a two-year term from March 12, 2019, to March 23, 2021. In this role, Dr. Shefman will assist with providing opportunities for NASPA members to access information related to the Knowledge Community and encourage members to come together through common interests in ways that support NASPA’s mission, vision, and goals.

The NASPA Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community encourages and supports student affairs professionals as they assess learning, evaluate programs, and research theory and practice. By providing quality education and networking opportunities, the Knowledge Community strives to serve as a driving force in the movement towards improved student learning.

Dr. Shefman has been involved with the knowledge community as the co-chair of the Coaching Workgroup and she is member-at-large for the leadership team. In this role, she has been active in creating new opportunities for the membership to engage with each other in purposeful and meaningful activities.

“Serving the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community in creating coaching opportunities has been a wonderful opportunity to engage with truly dedicated professionals, and this will continue to grow in the years to come. I am fortunate to be elected to continue in a new role,” said Shefman. “The work of the knowledge community is important for the field of Student Affairs as we expand our impact broadly on student success in postsecondary education.”
“We are very proud of Dr. Shefman’s accomplishments since joining our team and leading the division’s efforts with assessment and strategic planning,” stated Dr. Daniel Maxwell, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. “Pam has led us in advancing our efforts and our initiatives across all 29 departments in how we measure student success and the impact of our work.  I am excited to have Pam share her expertise with NASPA as a national co-chair.”

For more information about the NASPA Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community, visit

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The organization’s work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.