The Journal Editorial Board is comprised of current graduate students in the Colorado State University Student Affairs in Higher Education program. The positions are volunteer and board members are selected through an application process.

Journal Reviewer Responsibilities

  • If interested email
  • Utilizes knowledge of the APA manual for editing techniques
  • Participates in all three rounds of Journal review
  • Provides editorial feedback to prospective authors as part of reading teams
  • Assists with article selection process by rating quality of articles and providing recommendations for publication
  • Busy season will be October and November. Three rounds of review with four to five articles depending on volume of submissions and number of readers.

Editorial Board Responsibilities

  • Maintain communication with the Advisors to the Journal Board
  • Attend biweekly Editorial Board Meetings
  • Provide leadership and direction for the Editorial Board
  • Read all articles and consult with the Editorial Board about the quality and subject matter of the articles being considered for submission
  •  Work with Editorial Board to encourage submission of articles from various higher education institutions, student affairs graduate programs, and professional associations both nationally and internationally
  • Attend Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference

Coordination Editing Team

Co-Chair: Mara Tinajero Daza

Co-Chair: Lalo Velazquez 

  • Coordinate application process to apply to the Editorial Board
  • Create informative agendas in advance of bi-weekly Editorial Board meetings in order to facilitate timely and effective meetings
  • Maintain accurate records of all information including correspondence, expenditures, and all communication through use of the official Journal email
  • Provide timely communication with authors to answer all questions or comments about the review process and the Journal of Student Affairs
  • Maintain constant communication with the Editorial Board regarding author submissions
  • Edit calendar timeline as necessary to provide smooth editorial review process and communicate changes to authors, Editorial Board, and reviewers
  • Facilitate double-blind review between Journal Board review teams and authors to ensure anonymity
  • Work with the Student Affairs in Higher Education administrative assistants and Alumni Association to use the Student Affairs in Higher Education alumni database
  • Communicate with the Student Affairs in Higher Education Co-Directors with regular updates as well as inform co-directors of any pertinent changes to the Journal of Student Affairs
  • Solicit “State of the Program”, “Advisors’ Perspective” and “Managing Editors’ Perspective” in advance of production weekend
  • Coordinate distribution of Journal of Student Affairs to authors who have published articles in the Journal

Marketing & Outreach Editing Team

Co-Chair: Yarethzia Ponce Gallegos 

Co-Chair: Noel Quiñones 

  • Creates and maintains a database of contacts of various student affairs graduate students, professionals, institutions and associations
  • Creates and distributes the press release announcing the pending publication and release date of the Journal
  • Creates and distributes the invitation, encouraging article authors, Colorado State University faculty and staff, Student Affairs in Higher Education program alumni, and current Student Affairs in Higher Education program students to attend the Journal Release Party
  • Coordinates production of postcards announcing release of the Journal
  • Works with Colorado State University mail services to send postcards to Student Affairs in Higher Education program alumni
  • Coordinates with Web Development to maintain the Journal of Student Affairs webpage
  • Utilizes social media to market Journal of Student Affairs related events (call for submissions, cover contest, etc.)

Technical Editing Team

Chair: Sarahy Quintana 

  • Oversees the technical merit and quality of the Journal of Student Affairs
  • Utilizes knowledge of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition for editing techniques
  • Assists the Reader Board with technical knowledge including the length, style, and grammatical expectations of articles
  • Ensures that the comments provided by the Reader Board members are constructive and appropriate
  • Facilitates discussion of final decision making process of which articles will be published
  • With advisors, ensures overall comments are compiled and final edits completed
  • Oversees production and the completion and printing of the Journal of Student Affairs
  • Writes “Acknowledgements” page with input from the Editorial Board
  • Makes arrangements with the printer at least one month prior to Production Weekend and confirms turnaround time of final product
  • Takes minutes for Editorial meetings

Training & Development Editing Team

Co-Chair: Maggie Burks 

Co-Chair: Michael Chapman 

  • With faculty advisors, coordinates APA training for 1st year Student Affairs in Higher Education cohort
  • Coordinates APA training for Editorial Board
  • Oversees Reader Board training presentation
  • Distributes articles to Reader Board in conjunction with Coordination Managing Editor
  • Coordinates all logistics of training sessions – food, location, dates, etc.
  • Plan and organize Journal of Student Affairs release party
  • Creates and maintains the budget for the Journal of Student Affairs
  • Writes possible NASPA Program Proposals for the Journal of Student Affairs 
  • Assist with professional development sessions for Editorial Board
  • Coordinates August social for incoming Student Affairs in Higher Education program students