Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association

Founded in 1927, the CSPAA is a professional organization of teachers/advisers devoted to the development of the student press in accordance with educational practices.

Its purposes include: to function as an autonomous unit of the CSPA; to foster the interests and promote the professional status of advisers to student publications; to encourage sympathetic teamwork between faculty advisers (as the official representatives of their publications) and the school administrators and the community; to inaugurate and publish studies of problems relative to students' publications as well as pamphlets, bulletins and monographs for advisers.

Meetings are held annually at the March CSPA Convention and at the November CSPA Conference.

View the CSPAA 21st Century Report

Headquarters: CSPA, Columbia University, 90 Morningside Drive, Suite B01, New York, NY 10027-6902.


  • Jenny Dial Creech
    St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas)
  • Wanda Vanish
    First Vice President for Membership
    Altoona Area High School (PA)
  • Bretton Zinger
    Second Vice President for Conventions
    New Bedford High School (Newton, MA)
  • Michael Simons
    Immediate Past President, Chair of Committee on Honors
    Corning-Painted Post High School (Painted Post, NY)
  • Kathleen Zwiebel
    Chair of Committee on Judging Standards
    Pottsville, PA
  • Mark Murray
    Chair of Committee on New Technology
    Santa Fe, NM