Clemson Alumni Distinguished Professor Tony Cawthon has been named president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.

Clemson Alumni Distinguished Professor Tony Cawthon has been named president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs.

Tony Cawthon, an Alumni Distinguished Professor at Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was named president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) at the association’s annual conference.

As president, he serves as the chief executive officer of SACSA, chairperson of the Executive Council, and presiding officer at all business meetings of SACSA. He also oversees the annual conference, including arrangements, sponsors and exhibits.

“SACSA offers a broad look at the profession and higher education and helps members stay abreast of trends and relevant information,” Cawthon says. “It offers specialized practitioners the opportunity to understand how their content area connects across the profession and gives them tools for collaboration on their home campus.”

Cawthon has been a member of SACSA for more than 30 years, during which he has served in over 30 positions for the association, including vice president for professional development, conference program chair, and member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force.

Additionally, Cawthon serves as the research and scholarship director for the Governing Council for the American College Personnel Association, chair of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Dissertation of the Year Award Committee, and president of the Belton Arts Center.

SACSA is an independent, regional and generalist association designed for the professional development of practitioners, educators and students engaged in the student affairs profession.