Defining a Legacy
Toward the Future Vitality of Student Development Services: Redefining the Legacy in 2004
A momentous event for community college student development took place in 1984,at Traverse City, Michigan. Community college leaders and student development professionals, including Terry O’Banion, Lee Noel, Ernie Leach, and Paul Elsner collaborated on a statement entitled, Toward the Future Vitality of Student Development Services. This document is now known as the Traverse City Statement and serves as the road map for student development in the community college.
NCSD celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the original Traverse City Statement during the summer of 2004, by convening a colloquium in Indianapolis, Indiana, that outlined the future of student development in the community college.