Student personnel administrators include a variety of professionals, all centered on service to students: recruitment officers, admissions directors, financial aid officers, counseling staff, career services staff, housing staff, registrars, and deans of students, among others. These specialists benefit from sharing best practices and peer networking through their participation in the Student Personnel Administrators' Network (SPAN). Engage ATS (an interactive online community for those who serve at ATS member schools), annual conferences, webinars, and other resources cover topics such as administrative structures in various institutional settings, vocational identity, spiritual formation, seminary community, and position nomenclature.
Here are several professional organizations ATS student personnel administrators have found useful:
ATS Admissions Peer Networking Conversation (June 2023)
ATS Admissions Peer Networking Conversation (April 2023)
ATS Admissions Peer Networking Conversation (February 2023)
412-788-6505, ext. 250
Saren Williams joined the ATS staff in 2022 as program assistant for leadership development. She supports the ongoing and expanding work of the learning opportunities and resources ATS provides to those who serve at ATS member schools.
Williams most recently worked at Hickory Run Campground in Denver, Pennsylvania, and as a family counselor at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Westcliffe, Colorado, organizing weekly events, family activities, and Bible studies. She received a bachelor of arts degree in biblical and religious studies with a minor in classical studies from Grove City College.