2016 NASPA Region VI Northern California Drive-In

February 05

From Unheard to Heard: Responding to Campus Climate Issues - How are colleges and universities responding, preparing, and planning ahead?


Every day, student affairs leaders learn about and see the impact of campus climate issues on their communities. College campuses across the country are facing a variety of issues from financial constraints, student hunger, Title IX, inclusive practices, to student demonstrations to name a few. The awareness and care for the state of our campuses and our students requires us to understand the development of a psychological and behavioral climate that is supportive of all individuals.  How are colleges and universities inclusive, responding, preparing, and planning ahead? From unheard to heard, the rising and persisting concerns voiced by students, faculty, and staff--among others--calls for new, collaborative, and intentional ways to respond.

Volunteer: Be a part of the force

The NorCal Advisory Board is the voice of NASPA Region VI-Northern California (San Luis Obispo to the northern California border). The NorCal Advisory Board offers the diverse Student Affairs professionals of their region unique opportunities to interact, discuss, and share professional experiences and practices through networking and professional development. For your summer professional development, the NASPA NorCal Advisory Board and Saint Mary’s College of California are proud to host a one-day drive-in conference dedicated to promising practices, policies, and resources for responding to campus climate issues.


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Region VI
2016 NASPA Region VI Northern California Drive-In
2016 NASPA Region VI Northern California Drive-In


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Undergraduate
  • Student Affairs Professionals


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Fri, Feb 05

09:30 am – 10:00 am
Check-In / Registration / Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:20 am
Welcome / Keynote / Opening Session - Student Panel
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session I (Policy/Response/Resource Tracks)
12:30 pm – 01:15 pm
01:15 pm – 02:15 pm
Session II (Policy/Response/Resource Tracks)
02:15 pm – 02:30 pm
Tabling and Break
02:30 pm – 03:30 pm
Session III (Policy/Response/Resource Tracks)
03:45 pm – 04:45 pm
Senior Student Affairs Leaders Panel / Closing Remarks
04:45 pm


Registration information can be found below:

Registration Fees

Early Bird
11/5/2015 to 11/25/2015
Regular Registration
11/26/2015 to 1/22/2016
Late Registration
1/23/2016 to 02/01/2016
NASPA Member Registration
Non-Member Registration
NASPA Student Registration
Student Non-Member Registration


Evette Castillo Clark, Ed. D.
Dean of Students, Saint Mary's College of California
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 925-631-4238


View Registration Policies

Registration Policy:

Online registration will close on February 1, 2016. On-site registration WILL be available.

Payment Policy:


If you are paying by check, please send it to the address below. Include your name and order number on the check.

NASPA Region VI NorCal Drive In
Regional Accounts Coordinator
111 K Street, NE, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002

If you are paying by credit card, simply follow the steps provided in the registration system. Please note the billing address on the credit card must match the address listed on your profile at the time of check out.

Credit Card Policy:

The following credit cards will be accepted for payment:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Changes in payment method or credit card after initial payment is processed are NOT permitted, no exceptions. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.

Cancellation Policy:

 The cancellation deadline is January 26, 2016. All requests for cancellations must be in writing and sent to Evette Castillo Clark, NASPA NorCal Advisory Board Chair, at ecc4@stmarys-ca.edu. A $10 fee will be deducted from student registrations and a $25 fee will be deducted from professional registrations. 

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be processed after February 1, 2016.


  • Dr. Jane Camarillo

    Senior Student Affairs Panelist
    Vice Provost for Student Life, Saint Mary’s College of California

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Ronnie Higgs

    Senior Student Affairs Panelist
    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, California State University, Monterey Bay

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Chicora Martin

    Senior Student Affairs Panelist
    Vice President and Dean of Students, Mills College

    Speaker Bio

  • Mr. Michael Poindexter

    Senior Student Affairs Panelist
    Interim President (former Vice President of Student Services), Sacramento City College

    Speaker Bio



Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA

Soda Activity Center at Saint Mary's College
Moraga, California

Parking is FREE at or near the Soda Activity Center.

A Saint Mary's education inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. It engages the intellect and spirit, and awakens the desire to transform society. We are all learners here — working together to understand and shape the world.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California, United States, a small suburban community about 10 miles east of Oakland and 20 miles east of San Francisco. It has a 420-acre campus in the Moraga hills. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is known for its liberal arts education, including its Great Books and Seminar programs, its business program, which in recent years has become the college's most popular program, this is followed by Communication, English, Psychology, and Accounting. Recently, the college has received national attention for its men's basketball and rugby programs. Academically, Saint Mary's was ranked the 11th best college in the West by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 and among the top 20 master's colleges by Forbes.

Saint Mary's mission is guided by three traditions: Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts.

Overnight accommodations at Saint Mary’s College are limited in Siena Hall Guest Housing.  Please call Victoria Gonzalez at (925) 631-4238 to inquire about available rooms, or visit: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/node/161271.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Lafayette Park Hotel
3287 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549


Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Embassy Suites by Hilton Walnut Creek
1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek,California, 94597


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