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NASPA Western Regional Conference
Portland, OR / November 3-6, 2010

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Senior Student Affairs Officers Institute
November 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 PM & November 4th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Please join your colleagues in Portland for the NASPA Regions V and VI Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute. Space is limited to 35 participants for the 2-day SSAO Institute. As a participant, you will help develop the agenda by submitting topics for discussion, then sharing suggestions, ideas, and solutions with others. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere of great learning and an informative exchange on topics determined by the group. This regional institute provides an opportunity to honestly reflect and problem solve with colleagues.
  • Topics generated by the participants are generally wide-ranging and may include perennial issues such as budget reductions, critical incident management, and student health insurance, as well as topics which may be currently receiving a great deal of attention such as the possible NASPA-ACPA unification, pandemic protocols, and veterans services.
  • With the conference theme of Progressive Pathways, the Institute will provide an opportunity for senior leaders to reflect on how our work has been progressive and ways in which we can help push each other to do more in this area. Add your voice and expertise to the discussion and learn from others. Our goal is for participants to leave rejuvenated with fresh ideas, and new and renewed friendships through this powerful, affordable, professional gathering.
  • At $150, this is a professional development opportunity of which SSAOs should take advantage.
  • For additional information, please contact the SSAO Institute Coordinator, Dr. Celestino Limas (Dean of Students & Chief Diversity Officer) of Lewis & Clark College. He can be reached via email at or via phone at 503.768.7110 (V/TTY).

Mid-Level Professionals Institute
November 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 PM & November 4th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This year’s Mid-Level Professionals Institute will focus on renewal, rediscovering your passion and enthusiasm, and learning how to inspire the same in your work environment. Through activities and small peer group discussions, participants will learn how to enhance their visibility as a leader in their organization, recapture and maintain their energy, develop a career plan, build a vision for their organization during difficult financial times, and network with colleagues from other institutions. Please join us for this energizing and exciting personal and professional development opportunity!

Space is limited to 35 participants for the 2-day Mid-Level Institute. As a participant, you will be asked to complete a brief survey prior to the Institute in order to enhance your experience and educational opportunities.

Mid-Level Professionals are generally individuals with 5 or more years of experience in Student Affairs, with some level of supervision and leadership responsibility in a particular area or areas.

For additional information, please contact the Mid-Level Professionals Institute Coordinator, Kim Burdett, Director of Campus Village Housing at the University of California, Irvine at: or (949) 824-7492.

Eileen Hulme, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education and Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University

Dr. Eileen Hulme possesses over 25 years of experience in higher education administration. Prior to joining APU in 2005, Dr. Hulme served as vice president for student life at both Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Additionally, she has taught at the graduate level for the past 10 years and co-directed the M.S. in Student Services Administration Program at Baylor University. In her role as Vice President for Student Life at Baylor, she was responsible for creating the first major strengths program at a doctoral granting university. Currently, she consults with over 20 institutions a year on topics related to positive student development, a strengths-oriented approach to higher education.

Peter Rosenberg
Senior Associate with The Spelman & Johnson Group (SJG)

Peter Rosenberg received his B.S. in Psychology and English from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and his M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Colorado State University. In his 25 year higher education career, Peter has worked at Washington State University, Colorado State University, James Madison University, the University of Washington, and Western Washington University.

Peter served on the Executive Board of the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I), as President of NWACUHO, and on the faculty of the National Housing Training Institute. He also regularly presents programs and workshops at NASPA, for the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, at ACUHO-I/APPA conferences, The Placement Exchange, and for higher education graduate programs.

Peter joined SJG in 2005, and his current responsibilities include search management, client and candidate relations, career advisement, and new business development.

Peter lives in the northwest corner of Washington State and spends his free time trail running, hiking in the Cascade Mountains, and sea kayaking with orcas.

New Professionals/Graduate Student Institute
November 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 PM & November 4th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This institute is designed to help you develop personal strategies aimed at creating measureable and transferable skills that will open doors for professional advancement. You will build strong mentoring and networking strategies in this practice-focused and interactive institute. You will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professionals who have years of experience with Students Affairs and NASPA. If you are considering a career in higher education, this is the institute for you.

Learning objectives:
  • Connect Graduate Students and New Professionals to the NASPA community and create long-term relationships with mentors through the implementation of an interactive model
  • Understand how to use supervision as a resource for mentoring
  • Explore career development and advancement in Student Affairs: utilizing strength analysis, goal setting and connecting with new, mid-level and senior student affairs professionals
  • Provide opportunity to learn how to create a mapping and networking plan for professional growth
  • Provide resume critiques and practice interview sessions with practicing student affairs professionals
This institute will be capped at 32 participants.

For additional information, please contact the NPGS Institute Chair, Debra Daniels from University of Utah: or (801) 581-8030.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
November 4th, 9:00AM – 3:00pm
Fellows and undergraduates will have the opportunity to develop professional networking skills, explore ethical decision making, and learn about career paths and graduate school in this engaging one day institute. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to network with NUFP alumni working in student affairs and other senior student affairs administrators.

The institute is free to all undergraduates registered for the conference. However, additional registration for the institute is required.

For additional information, please contact the NUFP Institute Chair, Wendy Alemán from Oregon State University: or (541) 737-3909.

Early bird registration fees
October 8 for early bird, and October 22 for regular deadline

  Early Bird Registration
By 10/8/10
Regular Registration
By 10/22/10
Late Registration
SSAO Institute $150 $175 N/A
Mid Level Managers Institute $130 $150 N/A
New Professional & Graduate Student Institute $90 $100 N/A
NUFP Free – Registration Required
Registration Information
Early Bird Fee
NASPA Member $250
Non-Member $325
Student Fee $150

Registration deadline - 10/8/2010

Regular Deadline
NASPA Member $300
Non-Member $375
Student Fee $200

Registration deadline - 10/22/2010
Late Registration
NASPA Member $350
Non-Member $425
Student Fee $250

From 10/23/10 - day of conference

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