Overheard at NASPA 2022: Four Insights About Emergency Aid Programs

The Edquity team was onsite at NASPA 2022 to learn from some of the brightest leaders in the field and discuss the future of emergency aid programs.

Each year, the NASPA Annual Conference brings together student affairs professionals to discuss challenges on their campuses and tap into the collective knowledge in their community of colleagues. At this year’s conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland from March 19-23, the Edquity team was on-site to take part in these conversations and learn from some of the brightest leaders in the field. 

David Helene, Edquity’s CEO, had the opportunity to share some of his own wisdom at this year’s conference, joining a panel titled “Beyond the HEERF Cliff: Making Emergency Aid Standard Practice.” On stage with David were higher education experts including Ashley Bliss Lima of JFF, Anne Lundquist of The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, Bridget Burns of the University Innovation Alliance in a conversation moderated by Rebecca Kelliher, a reporter at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. 

Over the course of the hour-long session, each provided insight from their unique vantage points on why emergency aid is a necessity for students that should endure once federal funds are exhausted. 

Here are four key insights from the panel that inform the landscape of emergency aid programs now and into the future. 

If you are looking for ways to grow or administer emergency aid and cash assistance programs, Edquity can help. Our approach combines the power of technology with deep research in basic needs and student support to provide an equitable, fast and easy to use solution that ensures students receive the funding they need to be successful.

Connect with us today to learn more about building an equity-centered, outcomes-focused emergency aid program.

Are you an administrator? Get in touch with us at inquiries@edquity.co to learn more about how you can bring equitable emergency aid to your institution today.

Are you a student? Contact support@edquity.co or click the blue bubble in the bottom-right corner of edquity.co for assistance.

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