Student Personnel Association Madison

Committed to collaboration, networking, and professional development for current and aspiring 

higher education professionals in the Madison-area.

A Fond Farewell

After several wonderful decades of fostering collaboration and connection among student affairs professionals from Edgewood College, Madison College, and UW-Madison campuses, it is with regret that we announce the closure of the Student Personnel Association - Madison (SPA), effective March 2024. We will be donating our remaining funds to support college students in the greater Madison area. 


Due to the changing higher education landscape, the lasting effects of COVID-19 on retention and participation, and increased demand in our roles across the executive board, it has become increasingly challenging to cultivate and facilitate connections among higher education professionals in our community. 


We understand that this closure may cause some hardship. SPA has been, and always will be, grateful and appreciative for your participation in our organization. We hope you find alternative avenues for connection within the Madison area that resonate with you.


For those seeking professional development opportunities, please refer to your home institution for more information. Below are a few resources to help you get started: 




The SPA email ( will no longer be monitored, and other social media including our website, will be inactivated by the end of March 2024.


Once again, we sincerely thank you for your continued support and participation in SPA. We look forward to collaborating and connecting with you in the future.



SPA Executive Board