Event Details

Conversation with Stan Carpenter & Vasti Torres

Conversation with Stan Carpenter & Vasti Torres

Department(s): Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Location: Memorial Hall - Adinkra Hall

Friday, March 31, 2017
2:00pm to 3:30pm


Join Stan Carpenter and Vasti Torres for a conversation on The Intersection of Professional and Personal Development: Career Decisions in the Context of Life. During this conversation style session, Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Torres will share their experiences and engage the audience in an informal Q&A discussion.

Dr. Stan Carpenter is Dean of the College of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos. He earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tarleton State University; an M.S. in Student Personnel and Guidance from Texas A&M-Commerce; and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia. He joined the faculty at Texas State in 2003 after over twenty years at Texas A&M University. He has held administrative positions including Professor and Chair of the Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology Department at Texas State, Dean of Students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) from 1987-97. He has served as Chair of the Senior Scholars of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and completed terms as National Board Member at Large of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and Editor/Chair of the ACPA Media Board. He has also served as a Directorate Board member for Commission XII (Professional Preparation) of the ACPA. He is a past member of the Journal of College Student Development Editorial Board, NASPA Journal Editorial Board, and the Review Board for the College Student Affairs Journal. He has also been the chair of the NASPA Faculty Initiative and currently serves on the Board of the NASPA Foundation.

Dr. Vasti Torres is a Professor at the University of South Florida and former Dean of the College of Education. Previously she was Professor and Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) at Indiana University. Before becoming a faculty member, she had 15 years experience in student affairs. She was the Principle Investigator for several grants including a multi-year grant investigating the choice to stay in college for Latino students as well as a grant looking at the experiences of working college students. She has worked on several community college initiatives including Achieving the Dream, and Rural Community College Initiative. She was the Associate Editor of the Journal of College Student Development from 2008-2015. In 2007 – 2008 she became the first Latina president of a national student services association – ACPA.Dr. Torres is a graduate of Stetson University and The University of Georgia.