2016-01-12

2016 NASPA Region III Summer Symposium

June 12 - June 15, 2016
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, Pigeon Forge, TN

About

Welcome to the NASPA Region III Summer Symposium homepage! The Summer Symposium is NASPA Region III's annual regional conference and offers a rich opportunity for professional development for all members of NASPA Region III.

 

Presented By

Region III

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • May 06, 2016: Early-bird Registration Deadline
  • June 01, 2016: Regular Registration Deadline
  • June 02, 2016: Late Registration Starts

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Speakers


  • Dr. Lori White (Opening Speaker)

    Dr. Lori White (Opening Speaker)

    NASPA Board Chair/Vice Chancellor for Students
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (President's Award Winner Keynote)

    Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (President's Award Winner Keynote)

    President
    University of Florida

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Fred Rhodes (Closing Keynote)

    Dr. Fred Rhodes (Closing Keynote)

    Professor and Chair of the Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education
    Bellarmine University

    Speaker Bio

  • Kimberly Novak (Keynote on Risk Management)

    Kimberly Novak (Keynote on Risk Management)

    CEO NovakTalks, LLC.

    Speaker Bio

  • Justin Jones-Fosu (Panelist)

    Justin Jones-Fosu (Panelist)

    President/Chief Inspirational Officer
    Justin Inspires International, LLC

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Melissa Shivers (Panelist)

    Dr. Melissa Shivers (Panelist)

    Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Heidi Leming (Keynote on Public Policy and Campus Activism)

    Dr. Heidi Leming (Keynote on Public Policy and Campus Activism)

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Tennessee Board of Regents

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Jen Day Shaw (Keynote on Public Policy and Campus Activism)

    Dr. Jen Day Shaw (Keynote on Public Policy and Campus Activism)

    Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
    University of Florida

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

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Full Schedule

Sun, Jun 12

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Region III Board Meeting
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Opens
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops and Events
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening Sessions, Keynote, and Awards Presentation
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner Reception
Details

Mon, Jun 13

7:30 am
Conference Registration Open, Continentail Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibits
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Education Session Block I
8:00 am – 11:30 am
Vice-President's Roundtable
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Education Session Block II
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote and Awards Presentation
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Education Session Block III
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel

Tue, Jun 14

7:30 am
Continental Breakfast, Sponsor Exhibits
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Assoc. Vice President/Dean of Students Roundtable
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Education Session Block IV
10:15 am – 11:30 am
Keynote
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Education Session Block V
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Keynote and Awards Presentation

Wed, Jun 15

8:30 am – 10:30 am
Closing Breakfast and Keynote

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Higher Education In the Midst of Intuitive Reflection

Sunday, June 12th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

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Corey King, Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida Atlantic University
Michael Cocuzza, Director, Student Affairs Finance Administration & Budgets at Florida Atlantic University
Higher Education is facing challenges, choices, and changes in terms of growing accountability, lack of financial resources, increasing retention/graduation rates, and college affordability.  Student Affairs is now playing critical roles in advancing the academy to face these issues "head on" with exemplary leadership through making "real time" decisions.  This pre-conference will lay the framework equipping professionals to get involved!

Venue

DollyWood’s DreamMore Resort


Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Pigeon Forge, TN

Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, yet only minutes away from excitement, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort offers everything your family is looking for - with many special touches to make your trip effortless and best of all, memorable.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
DollyWood’s DreamMore Resort
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(800) 365-5996
The NASPA block is full. For additional hotel accommodations, please contact SpringHill Suites by Marriot Pigeon Forge (120 Christmas Tree Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863). Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (865) 453-4514 or 1-800-MARRIOTT. The group rate code is NASC and ends June 1.
  • Travel

    Pigeon Forge is serviced by McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) . The DreamMore Resort is approximately 36 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    A discounted rate of $64, one way, is available from TYS to the DreamMore Resort via the Knoxville Airport Yellow Cab Company using the promo code: U1515. For more information on rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Rental Car section of the TYS website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Pigeon Forge in June are around 85-90 degrees F during the day, and around 60 degrees F at night. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information

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