AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., announced that Teri Bump, vice president of university relations/student affairs has been named a 2017 Pillar of the Profession by the NASPA Foundation, the leading association for student affairs professionals.
“Teri is an invaluable member of the American Campus Communities team, and is incredibly deserving of this prestigious award,” said Bill Bayless, ACC CEO. “Teri’s leadership has a positive impact on her peers, and her knowledge and expertise in student affairs and higher education issues have been nationally recognized on multiple occasions. I’ve had the privilege to work with Teri for over 25 years and am proud to call Teri a friend and colleague.”
The Pillars award is designed to honor individuals who have served as teachers, leaders, and scholars in the field who:
- Sustained professional distinction in the higher education field, as defined by donors and supporters;
- Served in leadership roles in NASPA, either regionally or nationally;
- Are recognized or remembered by colleagues, friends, students, or student organizations for extraordinary service; and
- Have made significant lifetime contributions to the higher education field.
As an American Campus Communities vice president, Teri presents nationally on university trends and issues, and has delivered educational sessions at ACE, NASPA, ACUHO-I, NACUBO, NIRSA, ACPA, NACAS, NASAP, and APPA. She is a past ACUHO-I and ACPA Foundation Board trustee and currently serves on the NACAS Education Foundation Board. She has also written for the ACUHO-I Talking Stick, NACAS Journal, the NASPA Leadership Exchange, and participated in the “21st Century Project”. In 2007, Teri was awarded the ACUHO-I Corporate Friend Award for service to the association, the Business Partner of the Year Award for American Campus Communities at the 2007 national NACAS conference, the 2010 ACPA Business Partner of the Year Award and was in the 2016 class of ACPA Diamond Honorees.
“Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend and champion like Teri Bump. Teri helped me to use my voice, advocate for myself, negotiate for myself and on behalf of others, and to take professional risks,” said Ann Marie Klotz, Dean of Campus Life, New York Institute of Technology. “Her reach, influence, and support of university professionals is one of her greatest gifts to higher education.”
The 2017 class of Pillars will be honored at the NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 11-15. The event will feature hundreds of sessions from leading student affairs professionals and networking opportunities.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Our work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.
About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management and operational management of student housing properties. As of December 31, 2016, American Campus Communities owned 154 student housing properties containing approximately 95,200 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC's total managed portfolio consisted of 203 properties with approximately 132,000 beds. Visit www.americancampus.com.
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