APSSA Conferences

The APSSA international conference is held every two years. The following are the past conferences and their themes:

Conference Date Host Theme
1 12-14 July 1988 Hong Kong Student Services Association Student Affairs
2 15-17 May, 1990 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Human Resource Development within Student Affairs.
3 15-17 June, 1992 Bali, Indonesia New Trends in Tertiary Education and the Changing Role of Student Affairs
4 23-25 June 1994 Chiang Mai, Thailand Student Development for Professionalism in a Dynamic Technological Environment
5 29 September - 2 October 1996 Sydney, Australia Serving Increasingly Diverse Student Populations
6 22-28 June 1998 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century
7 5-9 July 2000 Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs (PAASA) Renewing Our Commitment to Student Services Today
8 2-7 July 2002 University of Malaya Towards Developing a Holistic Person
9 6-9 July 2004 Commission on Higher Education and the Association of Private Higher Education Institutes of Thailand Power of Youth: Developing Professionalism, Cooperative Learning and Social Responsibility
10 26-30 June 2006 National University of Singapore (NUS) Student Affairs - Empowering Students to Meet the Challenges of Globalisation
11 20-23 October 2008 Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China. Student Affairs & Services - Promoting Students' All Round Development.
12 6-9 July 2010 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Supporting | Engaging | Building Capabilities.
13 5-8 July 2012 Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs, Inc. Global Citizenship: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses


The Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs, Inc. (PAASA, Inc.) is the national professional organizational in student affairs with regional chapters in the Philippines. For the last fifteen years, PAASA has been actively providing the direction and leadership in charting the professional development program for its members through various fora, conventions, conferences, exchange programs, consultancies, workshops, discussion-lecture sessions, etc.  Its National Board had been dynamically involved in the development of the CHED MEMO Order 21, s. 2006 dubbed as the Standards, Policies and Guidelines in Student Affairs in the country. The PAASA, Inc. is an active member of the APSSA as well as the various tertiary institutions in the Philippines. For this APSSA season, the national president of PAASA, Inc. is the President-Elect of the APSSA.