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Presidents

This list of presidents of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators is subject to editing based on further research by Dr. Sandy Estanek. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy at estaneks@canisius.edu.

 

JASPA Presidents

  • 1954-1956: Joseph Rock, S.J. (Georgetown University) - served as chair during JASPA’s formation.
  • 1958-1960: Victor Yanitelli, S.J. (Fordham University) - JASPA’s first elected president
  • 1960-1962: Patrick H. Ratterman, S.J. (Xavier University)
  • 1962-1964: Hilton Rivet, S.J. (Spring Hill College)
  • 1964-1966: Charles J. Dunn, S.J. (College of the Holy Cross)
  • 1966-1968: Wayne F. Tinkle (Loyola University Chicago) - JASPA’s first lay president
  • 1968-1970: Richard W. Rolfs, S.J. (Loyola University of Los Angeles)
  • 1970-1972: Patricia Rueckel (Georgetown University) - JASPA’s first female president
  • 1972-1974: James Scott (Marquette University)
  • 1974-1976: Wayne F. Tinkle (Gonzaga University)
  • 1976-1978: Vincent Knipfling (Loyola University New Orleans)
  • 1978-1980: Edward Heavey, S.J. (Saint Peter’s College)
  • 1980-1982: Kevin Duffy (Boston College)
  • 1982-1984: William P. Schimpf (Fairfield University)
  • 1984-1986: Henry “Hank” F. Durand (Loyola Marymount University)
  • 1986-1987: John Halstead (Gonzaga University)
  • 1987-1990: Bernard O’Kane (Boston College)
  • 1990-1992: Judy Sharpe (Seattle University)
  • 1992-1994: Jan Slattery (Loyola University Chicago)
  • 1994-1996: John Cernech (Creighton University)
  • 1996-1998: Liz Kramer Brent (Rockhurst College)
  • 1998-2000: Tom Reynolds (Regis University)
  • 2000-2002: Ronald Slepitza (Xavier University)
  • 2002-2004: Linda Lelii (Saint Joseph’s University)
  • 2004-2006: Susan Donovan (Loyola University Maryland)
  • 2006-2008: Jacqueline Peterson (College of the Holy Cross) - JASPA’s first African American president
  • 2008-2010: Andrew Thon, S.J. (Marquette University)
  • 2010-2012: Mark Reed (Fairfield University)
  • 2012-2014: M. L. “Cissy” Petty (Loyola University Maryland)
  • 2014-2016: Jeffrey Gray (Fordham University)
  • 2016-2018: Jeanne Rosenberger (Santa Clara University)
  • 2018-2020: Todd Olson (Georgetown University)
  • 2020-2022: David Johnson (Xavier University)
  • 2022-2024: Michele Murray (College of the Holy Cross) - president elect

 

JASPA History

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