The Mid-Level institute is designed for those who have five or more years of experience and are thinking of critical moves related to their role and responsibilities as student affairs professionals. The institute is designed to bring together mid-level professionals to engage with their peers and senior student affairs administrators.
This curriculum is for those with at least five years of experience as a full-time professional and who are currently responsible for the direction and oversight of one or more functions. It is capped to the first 50 individuals who sign up.
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Washington State University - Tri Cities
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The 2016 NASPA Western Regional Conference will be held at the iconic Westin Seattle hotel, located in the Emerald City's Cultural Core. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the Monorail, and the Space Needle, the hotel is ideally located for the NASPA WRC and will allow attendees an opportunity to discover and experience all that Seattle has to offer. Hotel reservations are now open.
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Please note that the rate for a Quad will incorrectly show $239 on the reservation site. Your confirmation should reflect the $209 rate after booking.
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
$179 - Single/Double
$209 - Triple/Quad
Dr. Anna Gonzalez is the Dean of Students and Chief Student Affairs Officer at Lewis and Clark College, a small highly selective liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. She is also a founding faculty member for the Master’s Program in Student Affairs administration for the campus. She brings 23 years of experience in higher education working first at the University of California Irvine, then the University of Illinois and 4 voyages with Semester at Sea. Her expertise and areas she oversees include athletics, housing, student retention, orientation and first-year experience programs, diversity education and cultural centers, counseling and wellness services, alumni and parents program, and career advising.
Dr. Gonzalez received her BA at Loyola Marymount University and Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. She is passionate about working with students and has mentored hundreds of young people to pursue a career in higher education. In March 2015, she was named a Pillar of the Profession by NASPA. She has served on both Region V and Region IV-East boards, chaired regional conferences, served on national conference committees, was the former director for both the Dungy leadership Institute and NUFP and is now a member of NASPA’s national Board of Directors. Her research was included in the NASPA publication Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education: Research and Perspectives on Identity, Leadership, and Success (Ching and Agbayani, 2012).
Dr. Joel Pérez currently serves as the Vice President Dean of Students at Whittier College located in Southern California. Whittier is a Minority Serving Institution consisting of over 60% students of color. Overseeing residence life, student activities, office of equity and inclusion, counseling center, health centers, student conduct, and sexual violence prevention. Prior to this appointment he worked at Seattle Pacific University, George Fox University, Pomona College, and Chapman University. He received his doctorate in higher education from Claremont Graduate University. His dissertation topic was looking at what drives faith-based colleges to pursue change in the area of ethnic/racial diversity. He received his bachelors from Biola University and his masters in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University. He and his partner have been married for over 19 years. They have four children, Samuel, Noah, Seth, and Eliza. He is an avid baseball fan and is committed to his believed Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes has provided leadership, vision, and oversight for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton since 2012. As Vice President for Student Affairs, she promotes a student-centered campus environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of a diverse student body. The Division includes a large housing operation and is the campus collaborator with Associated Students, Inc. In addition to leadership in the Division, she serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and the President's Advisory Board where she participates in the development of long-term, university-wide goals to increase engagement, retention, and graduation rates.
Formerly, Dr. Eanes was Vice President for Student Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York; Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Accessibility at Hamilton College; Associate Director of School of Social Work Doctoral program at Columbia University; and Program Manager for several TRIO programs at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served in faculty positions at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse College.
Dr. Eanes is currently the incoming Region VI Director for NASPA and she co-chaired the NASPA/ACPA revision of professional competencies in 2015. She earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Social Work from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Dillard University.
Barbara Hancock Snyder has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Utah since 1999. She previously served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1988-99 and in various positions in the Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University from 1975-88. She is responsible for a comprehensive Student Affairs Division including Residential Living, Enrollment Management, Student Development and the Dean of Students Office. Vice President Snyder serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Council and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Academic Leadership Team. She holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.
Dr. Snyder has been actively involved in the development of the Utah Asia Campus and serves on its Board of Directors. She has traveled to Korea on many occasions, including for the grand opening of the campus this past September.
Vice President Snyder has received numerous professional awards. Most recently she received the 2016 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA.
Dr. Snyder received her B.S. from The Ohio State University, her M.S. in Counseling from St. Cloud State University and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University.
As Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Responsibilities at Lewis & Clark College, Charlie Ahlquist leads the conflict resolution and student conduct processes, both formal and informal, and has presented on best practices in sexual misconduct Investigation and adjudication. Charlie also chairs the Welfare Intervention Network, coordinating the threat assessment and behavioral intervention efforts for the institution. Charlie developed the curriculum, implemented, and administrated Lewis & Clark's Pioneer Success Institute; a new first year experience program for degree-seeking undergraduates.
Dr. Angela E. Batista joined Oregon State University as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life in June 2015 and was named as Interim Chief Diversity Officer on February 1, 2016. Prior to joining Oregon State, she served as Dean of Students at the University of Southern Indiana. She has worked in various colleges and universities across the United States, including the University of Vermont, Lynn University, Champlain College and Mills College. Her experience as an educator includes working as a teacher, counselor administrator in Student Affairs, and a Chief Diversity Officer. Angela has also worked as a high school teacher, counselor and administrator, serving as Foreign Language Department Chair and an English Language Learners’ Program in South Florida.
Angela was born in the Dominican Republic and is a first-generation immigrant and college student. She has completed numerous consultations and presentations, both nationally and internationally and has received several honors including being chosen as Teacher of the Year and being recognized for her work in Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice. In 1999, the University of Vermont created the Angela Batista Social Justice Award, given to an undergraduate student every year. In 2015, Angela was selected by students at the University of Southern Indiana to receive the Spirit of the Eagle Award in Senior Administration.
She is also actively engaged in professional national organizations and has served as an executive office in the Executive Committee of the Latino Caucus for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) and in various national leadership roles leader in Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education also known as NASPA. She served as Vice Chair (2012-2014) and the national Chair (2014-2016) for the NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community, a member of NASPA’s first Equity and Inclusion Commission and a member of the NASPA 2016 Conference Leadership and Planning Team. More recently, she has assisted as part of the team implementing NASPA’s new Latin-American and Caribbean initiative and served as faculty member for the 2016 NASPA Escaleras Institute.
Angela earned her Ed.D. in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and her master’s degree from the University of Vermont. Her undergraduate work was completed at Brooklyn College in New York City.
Josh Hartman currently serves as Associate Dean of Students at Whittier College, located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In this role, he oversees a diverse portfolio of student affairs departments and service areas including Housing & Residential Life, Student Health, Student Conduct, and the Counseling Center. Additionally, Josh manages the campus-wide students of concern process and collaborates with faculty and staff partners to provide a web of support for students in need. During his twelve year career in student affairs, Josh has worked at a variety of institutions including The George Washington University, Dartmouth College, and New York University. Josh comes to Whittier from Bucknell University, where he served as Director of Residential Education managing all residential staff, programs, and crisis management for a 3,100-bed housing system, including the oversight of several full time professional staff, over 100 student staff members, and managed a budget of over $1 million.
Josh received all three of his degrees from The George Washington University in Washington, DC: A bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in higher education administration, and doctoral work leading to an Ed.S. degree in higher education administration.
Dr. Angélica Garcia is an educational leader who is passionate about issues of access, equity, and student success in higher education. Over the past 15 years her professional experiences include direct student support, teaching, and administrative roles in non-profit organizations, secondary education, and higher education. Currently, she is part of the San Mateo County Community College District as the Vice President of Student Services at Skyline College. Prior to Skyline College, Dr. Garcia worked in four-year colleges, both public and private, as faculty and administrator for programs and services promoting student success.
As an experienced educator, she combines her education and training as a social worker with her research and work in higher education to design and implement evidenced-based programs and services that support the retention and success of all students. Dr. Garcia is committed to leading with integrity, teaching from a student centered framework, and promotes building collaborative relationships across instructional and student services divisions to meet the needs of students. Her experience as a first generation college student herself, and working with diverse student populations throughout her career have taught her to value students’ cultural capital and skills as strengths they bring to the academy. Dr. Garcia’s work at four-year institutions includes leading institutional efforts on issues of equity and diversity, summer bridge programs, and academic support programs for first-generation college students.
Dr. Garcia is an academic scholar and administrator, rooted in Critical Race Theory, with specific emphasis in persistence and resistance strategies in first generation, Latinas in higher education. Most recently, her scholarship includes the efficacy of student services programs in community colleges. Her teaching in four-year institutions includes courses in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership. She earned her Master’s in Social Work at San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal and Civic Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Henry Gee has begun his 38th year in higher education, and his thirteenth year as the Vice President of Student Services at Rio Hondo College in Whittier CA. Prior to that, he served for 10 years as the Dean of Student Affairs at Santa Ana College and 15 years at Azusa Pacific University in various capacities. He has been active with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) having served in many roles regionally and nationally, from New Professionals to the Network for Educational Equity and Ethnic Diversity (NEEED), two annual conference committees, and countless regional conference committees, a term on the Scott Academy Board and a term on the Foundation Board; he most recently served as the Region VI Director for NASPA and has just rejoined the Foundation Board this year. He has also served as the co-facilitator for the past seventeen years of the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE), a program sponsored by the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) and the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). Henry was a member of the inaugural LDPHE class in 1997 and is a former Board member of APAHE.
Henry was honored with the Doris Ching “Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award” by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community (APIKC) in 2003, was honored in 2004 by the NASPA Foundation as a “Pillar of the Profession” and received the inaugural “Outstanding Mentoring Award” from the NASPA APIKC in 2008. In July 2009, Henry was honored to receive the David R. Barclay Alumni Leadership Award bestowed upon him by LEAP. In November of 2009 he was presented the inaugural Community College Professional Award from NASPA Region VI at the Western Regional Conference in San Jose and subsequently was presented with the inaugural National Community College Award at the NASPA National Conference in Chicago in March 2010.
On a personal note, Henry is a 1st generation college student, married, has a son who graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and majored in Landscape Architecture; they have an extremely active 18-year old daughter who graduated from high school this past spring, earned four varsity letters from the girls’ varsity tennis team, earned three varsity letters from the track & field team, and had previously earned her black belt. She is currently enrolled as a freshman at California Lutheran University.
Mike Segawa is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Puget Sound. Prior to this appointment, he served Puget Sound as the Associate Dean of Students. He has also served as the Director of Housing at The Evergreen State College and Assistant Director for Residential Life at the University of Washington. Mike has been actively involved in NASPA, ACPA, and ACUHO-I including serving as NASPA’s President in 2009-2010, co-chairing the 2007 Joint Meeting of ACPA and NASPA, serving on the NASPA Board of Directors for nine years, chairing the 2001 NASPA conference in Seattle and serving as the NASPA Region V Vice President.
Mike is not only a provider of higher education services but also has been a consumer as he and his wife Mary (Prevention Manager at the State Liquor Cannabis Board) are the proud parents of a 2008 graduate of Western Washington University and a 2013 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Mike is a baseball geek, being the owner of three fantasy baseball teams and a Seattle Mariners season ticket holder since 1997. He has also tried being a runner for the last 33 years.