A reasonable critique of American student affairs is that the profession does not utilize its heritage and history. The profession leans heavily on the praxis of its responsibilities to the detriment that it has a long history and those who worked diligently in years past have made what happens today possible. The Association for Christians in Student Development has a significant history. Some of it parallels contemporary culture, while some of it is unique. However, the current association reflects the vision of early "pioneers." This article seeks to begin filling the gap, provide a sense of how the association arose and honor those who had a vision and pursued it.
Published in Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, 2012, 11, pp. 24-32