Strategic Partnership Council

The Strategic Partnership Council (SPC) is designed for organizations whose missions are aligned with NAGAP’s and who wish to become more strategically engaged with our association. Through customized marketing and collaboration platforms we offer bundled packages and unique opportunities for organizations to help build and maintain year round relationships with our members and GEM professionals across the nation and around the world.

If you are interested in exploring the Strategic Partnership Council (SPC), please contact our External Relations and Partnerships Committee Chair, Keith Ramsdell, at kramsde at, or one of the NAGAP board members.

Applications to join the SPC are due by April 1 annually. 


Strategic Partnership Overview 

​​​​​​Strategic Partnership Council (SPC) Agreement (Qualifications & Terms) 

Strategic Partnership Sponsorship Opportunities

Strategic Partnership Application


Strategic Partnership Council Additional Information 

SPC Application Explained Webinar



"Our team has been partnering with NAGAP for the past 14 years, and while we have strived to provide the best services for graduate institutions, we have grown tremendously with the NAGAP community by learning better what the real challenges and needs are in the graduate enrollment management industry. This unique partnership has resulted in better products and services that are more affordable, more effective, and more realistic for today’s GEM professionals. The dual-learning relationship we experience at NAGAP is unlike any other association out there, and it makes all the difference!" - Tony Fraga, CEO of Direct Development. 



“Liaison has always counted on NAGAP as a thought leader dedicated to uniting forward-looking partners across higher ed. Through their spectrum of work from conferences to educational opportunities, we have made new relationships, strengthened existing ones, and found ways to strategically leverage others. We can truly say that our expanded support for GEM through our centralized application solutions and enrollment marketing services has been a direct result of these connections.” - Adam Kenney, VP Products, Liaison International 




“Since day one of working with NAGAP, I have never experienced a more genuine definition of the word ‘partner’. And as such, our work together has always been rooted in one place: doing all we can to provide value to their membership and the GEM community. Each idea, conversation, initiative, and effort has been a true collaboration that has revolved around exploring innovative and thoughtful resources for their members and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with the NAGAP association as we have. We look forward to continued commitment and work together and the impact it can have for all of the different areas within Graduate Enrollment Management.” - Mark Cunningham, Executive Vice President, Client Solutions and Strategy, Carnegie Dartlet