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DSA Professional Development Day

November 9

Mark your calendar for a day-long professional development event where we will by joined by two special guest speakers, Ainsley Carry and Michael Scales.
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Ainsley Carry, Ed.D., MBA, MSL

A highly respected higher education administrator with more than two decades of experience, Carry served as the Vice President for Students Affairs at Auburn University and the University of Southern California and has been the Vice President of Students at the University of British Columbia since 2019.

Carry is the author of Washington Next? Disputed Monuments, Symbols, and Honorees on Campus. Learn more.

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Michael “Mike” Scales, M.A.

Scales is the Associate Vice President for Business Services at Temple University. Prior to leading Business Services, Michael served as Temple’s Associate VP for Student Affairs which included oversight of university housing and residential life, student center operations and campus recreation.

His specialties include organizational development, negotiation, revenue enhancement, personnel management, performance coaching, career advising and mentoring.



The Division of Student Affairs offers a variety of professional development opportunities each semester covering a wide array of topics and competencies. We want to see you be successful. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know at

Staff Development is coordinated by the DSA Professional Development Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For questions, please contact:
(850) 644-5590