SA Speaks

SA Speaks - Student Affairs Speak - are submitted by your peers and selected by your colleagues, these 10-minute talks will offer presenters and participants an innovative look at important topics and a means  to spread ideas about how we can change the student affairs profession and transform learning in higher education. 

Join us at the Annual Conference for three SA Speaks blocks with 15 fantastic speakers. Monday, March 13th at 3:30pm, Tuesday March 14th at 10:30am and 3:30pm.

Teri Bump I Am Generation Z American Campus Communities 
Will Simpkins A Radically Candid Perspective on Student Affairs John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
Juan Guardia Mi Latinidad: The Influence of Latinx Identity on Our Profession University of Cincinnati 
Laci Adams Whoever I Am Wherever I Am Georgia State University

Alejandro Covarrubias
Critical Hope & Higher Education: Reflections on Empowering Students Working for Change University of San Fransico
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Romando Nash Being an Outsider in an Insider Profession San Jose State University
Chelsea Fullerton Incorporating Feminist Praxis into Supervising #SApros Lehigh University
Laura De Veau The Shawshank Effect on Student Affairs Mount Ida College
Juhi Bhatt Assumptions? Don't Make Them.  Rutgers Unversity 
Ana Rossetti Other No More Illinois Institute of Techology 
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Tom Krieglstein From Super Student Leader to Success Entrepreneur Swift Kick
Sonja Ardoin Stop Telling Me to Have Class, Be Classy, or Act Professional. Let's Talk about how the Higher Education Environment Discredits & Degrades Poor and Working Class Folks Boston University 
David Jones #BlackLivesMatter: The Time To Create Change Is Now! Rutgers University 
Annemarie Vaccaro Doing the Tough Work on the Long Journey Toward Socially Just Praxis University of Rhode Island
Laura Pasquini Forget the Shiny Object, Design Ways to Connect Instead University of North Texas
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Below are videos from the 2016 edition of SA Speaks:

2017 SA Speaks Subcommittee Members

Dr. Ann Marie Klotz

Ann Marie Klotz is the Dean for Campus Life on the Manhattan campus of the New York Institute of Technology.  Previously, she spent 14 years working in Housing and Residence Life at Oregon State University, DePaul University, Ball State University, and Albion College.  She earned her B.A. from Grand Valley State University (Political Science) and M.A.’s from Michigan State University (Student Affairs) and DePaul University (Women and Gender Studies) respectively.  She earned her doctorate from DePaul University where she studied the career trajectory and leadership styles of ten female university presidents.  Personal and research interests include women’s career development, professional staff recruitment, developing on-line communities, personal branding, and first generation college students. 

 Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Josie Ahlquist is a digital leadership educator and scholar, discovering the intersection of social communication technologies and leadership development in Higher Education. She serves as adjunct faculty at Florida State University. She blogs weekly at, connecting scholarly research to best practices for students and educational leaders. She received her EdD from California Lutheran University in Higher Education Leadership, Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University and majored in sociology and human development at South Dakota State University.

 Matt Bloomingdale

Matt Bloomingdale currently serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an active member of Georgia Housing Officers (GHO), the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), and the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I). Professionally, Matt is committed to the development of young professionals.

 Douglas Eck

Douglas Eck serves as an Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Houston. In his role as a chief conduct officer, Doug also spearheads Student Advocacy Services and serves as a chair of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Assessment committee. Doug is a co-lead facilitator for LeaderShape and an alum of Semester at Sea. When not making progress on his doctoral work, Doug enjoys traveling, being outside and the warmth of Houston!

 Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera

Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera has served in student affairs administration, advising student government, evolving campus activities and developing student leadership programs for more than 15 years. Currently she serves as the Dean of Students at Cal State Fullerton, with oversight for, Student Conduct, Behavioral Intervention team, Title IX implementation team, and university president representative in advising Associated Students Incorporated of CSUF.

 Todd Porter

Todd Porter currently serves as the Director of Residence Life at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.  Prior to Juilliard, Todd has worked at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Vermont. Todd holds his masters’ degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and a graduate certificate in Institutional Research from Ball State University and a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Denver. Todd has served NASPA in roles on the Region I Advisory board, chairing the national AODKC, planning regional conferences, participating as a faculty member in the Dungy Leadership Institute for the NUFP program, and currently serves as the Social Media Coordinator for the Small Colleges and Universities Division. Outside of work, Todd focuses on personal health and fitness, supporting the performing arts as much as possible, and cheering on New England sports teams.

Dr. Ed Cabellon

Dr. Ed Cabellon is a senior administrator in higher education with twenty years of progressive, administrative experience in student affairs and enrollment areas. He is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, and consultant in the strategic use of digital technology, marketing and communication.

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