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Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Don Stansberry Receives Pillar of the Profession Award

(April 23, 2024) - Dr. Don Stansberry, Vice President of Student Affairs and a dedicated figure at Clayton State University, was recently honored with the prestigious Pillar of the Profession award at the NASPA Annual Conference. This esteemed recognition celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to student affairs and higher education.

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Reflecting on this honor, Dr. Stansberry expressed gratitude for the nominations that came from former students he had advised throughout his career. "I am truly humbled," he shares.

Known for his unwavering commitment to student success, Dr. Stansberry often describes his role as the "best job on campus." "Every day, I have an opportunity to challenge and support our students on their academic journey," he explains. "It's incredibly rewarding to see them thrive."

Dr. Stansberry sees the award as a reminder of his purpose. "Being on a campus like ours allows me to give back to students, just like my advisors did for me," he reflects.

Through his dedication and genuine care, Dr. Stansberry embodies the values of excellence and service in student affairs.

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