August 31, 2023 — With deep sorrow, ASCA conveys the news of the passing of Raymond Goldstone, J.D., a founding member and lifelong advocate of ASCA.
On behalf of ASCA’s Board of Directors, members, and Central Office staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Raymond’s family, friends, colleagues, and all those who were impacted by him.
Raymond was a transformative leader, educator, and scholar within the field of student conduct and student affairs, serving as UCLA’s Dean of Students for many years. In 2008, ASCA created a foundation for fundraising purposes to support ASCA. Many of us are familiar with the story of Raymond immediately pulling out his checkbook and providing the seed money to start what was then known as the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA). It is therefore fitting that the foundation was named in his honor: the Raymond H. Goldstone ASCA Foundation. His vision and generosity were instrumental in the creation of our Association.
Raymond’s contributions to the Association go far beyond his original donation. He was a frequent attendee at the Association’s annual conference, and served as a mentor to many student conduct professionals throughout the years. In the Association’s early years, he was part of the group that created the initial Ethics Statement that grounded our work. Despite contributing significantly to its development, he humbly declined accepting efforts to credit his work. As recently as three weeks ago, he was an active participant in ASCA webinars and events.
Raymond was known for being brilliant, scholarly, philosophical, and humble. He encouraged many in our Association to continue their education and engage in on-going professional development. He recognized the importance of student conduct administrators receiving proper foundational training, and the importance of keeping current on legislation and case law as part of their work. There will be more information coming from the Goldstone Foundation leadership about ways to honor this particular commitment.
ASCA will host a Zoom gathering to allow us to join together, remember, and honor Raymond Goldstone on Thursday, September 21 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST. Registration is available online. Additionally, an online Memory Book is available to share stories of his impact.
If you would like to recognize or honor Raymond Goldstone, you may contribute to the Raymond Goldstone ASCA Foundation in his memory by visiting the “How to Give” page.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Raymond Goldstone ASCA Foundation
ATTN: Raymond Goldstone Memory
PO Box 2237
College Station, TX 77841
We will also make space to remember Raymond Goldstone at our annual conference in Portland, OR. May his memory be a blessing for us all.