2016 NASPA Region II Conference

June 05 - June 07, 2016
New York, New York

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The 2016 NASPA Region II Guidebook is now live! All schedule and conference information is available online and came be downloaded from the web and onto iOS and Android devices.  Click HERE for instructions.

Join us in New York City as we share innovative ideas, explore new topics in student affairs, and create new professional connections at the Region II Annual Conference. This professional experience will give student affairs professionals the opportunity to strengthen skills, acquire knowledge, and develop meaningful connections with peers and colleagues. 

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Important Dates
  • April 15, 2016: Early Bird Deadline!
  • April 15, 2016: Deadline to Apply for NYU Housing


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Check out our schedule overview!

Sun, Jun 05

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Conference Registration and Information Table
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
New Professionals and Graduate Student Pre-Conference
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Latino/a Knowledge Community Pre-Conference
First Time Attendees Meeting
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Undergraduate Attendees Welcome
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Welcome and Opening Session
Dr. Shaun Harper, Executive Founder and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Welcome Reception Hosted by CUNY

Mon, Jun 06

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Conference Registration and Information Table
8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Hall
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
VPSA Breakfast and Think Tank
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
General Education Session I
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
General Education Session II
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Featured Speaker
Dr. Kathy Obear, Alliance for Change
1:20 PM – 2:20 PM
General Education Session III
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
General Education Session IV
3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
General Education Session V
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Educational Extended 2.0 Session VI
4:50 PM – 5:50 PM
General Education Session VII
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
VPSA Reception Hosted by National Society of Leadership and Success
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
NUFP Mentors and Alumni Reception
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Spirit Cruise and Dinner, Sponsored by Hallmark

Tue, Jun 07

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Conference Registration, Information Table and Luggage Check
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
General Education Session VIII
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Case Study Competition Presentations
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
General Education Session IX
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
General Education Session X
12:20 PM – 2:00 PM
Region Awards Luncheon and Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

We have several pre-conference events and a new undergraduate track for our members. Check out all that we are offering today!

New Professionals and Graduate Student Pre-Conference

Sunday, June 5th • 08.30 AM – 02.00 PM

Are you in your first years in the Student Affairs field or in the midst of completing your master’s degree? Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your NASPA Region II Conference experience in New York? The New Professional and Graduate Student Pre-Conference provides a unique space for personal reflection and professional growth. The 2016 Pre-Conference offers separate program tracks based on participants’ experience levels in the field of student affairs. The Pre-Conference is a rich network-building opportunity in Region II, with opportunities to learn about the challenges, successes, and promising practices experienced by new professionals and graduate students.

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New Professionals & Graduate Student Pre-Conference Tentative Schedule
Check back in April for complete schedule and descriptions!
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check In/Registration and Resume Drop Off
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Feature Speaker: Shaun Crisler
Who's your mentor board? The student affairs mentors you should recruit
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM Professional Development Block I
New Professionals Track: Supervising Graduate Students - Pietro Sasso, Nicole Pulliam, Jose Maldonado
Graduate Students Track: @Region2Grad Empowerment - Cody Rapp
11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Lunch with Chief Student Affairs Officers
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM Professional Development Block II
New Professionals Track: Understanding Your Core Value: From Personal Foundations to Adaptive Leadership - Heather Miller
Graduate Student Track: Survival Kit for New Professionals: What we Learned in the First Years on the Job - Remington Freeman, Sara Diem
12:55 PM - 1:45 PM Professional Action and Sharing
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Closing Remarks
Contact the New Professionals & Graduate Student Pre-Conference Coordinators to learn more:
Isabella Villacampa Ross Iosefson 
iv17@nyu.edu studentaffairs.ross@gmail.com 

Abriendo Puertas: Pathways for the Advancement of Latino/a Professionals

Sunday, June 5th • 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM

The pre-conference provides an opportunity for participants to assess their professional goals and begin working on a professional development plan to reach their goals. The institute provides opportunities for participants to be inspired by senior and mid-level Latino/a student affairs professionals and one another about their journey in higher education. Finally, The institute is designed to provide professional development, networking, and fellowship opportunities among Latino/a professionals in NASPA Region II.

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Contact Delmy M Lendof at delmy.lendof@nyu.edu to learn more.
Date: Sunday June 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./ Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $25 for institute and lunch
Abriendo Puertas: Pathways for the Advancement of Latino/a Professionals
Sunday, June 5, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check In/Registration
9:00 AM Welcome and Intro
9:30 AM Keynote: Dr. David Gomez, Hostos Community College, The Road to The Presidency
10:45 AM Session Block #1: The Higher Ed Highway: Know Your Academic Options
The Road to the Faculty & Research
The Road to an Ed.D. or PHD
11:45 AM Lunch and Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM Session Block #2: The Road to Mid & Senior Level Management
2:30 PM Closing

Undergraduate Student Track

Sunday, June 5th • 08.30 AM – 0

The NASPA Region II Conference is excited to add an Undergraduate Student Track to this year’s conference. We want to welcome all undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs. This is a chance for you to learn more about higher education and will give undergraduates access to leaders in our region. The Undergraduate Student Track will run concurrently with the programs. Students should register as a student and will be able to opt into sessions as the conference.

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For more information, contact the Undergraduate Track Coordinators:

Tara Leigh Sands


Jessica Cabrera


Undergraduate Student Track 
Sunday, June 5, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check In/Registration and Resume Drop Off
Monday, June 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Cultivating a Career in Student Affairs: The Effects of a Positive Mentoring Relationship Presented by David Jones
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Survive and Thrive: Navigating the Networking Jungle Presented by Dr. Julia Overton-Healy
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Finding Fleek for Fit in #SAGrad Programs Presented by Dr. Pietro Sasso
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Public Policy 101: Policy and the Practitioner for the Undergraduate Presented by Krista Saleet
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM NUFP and Undergraduate Reception
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Financial Session Presented by Nic Evans
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Start Your Career in Student Affairs as a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow! Presented by Jessica Cabrera and David Jones


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Hotel Room Rate/Night
Holiday Inn Midtown
440 W 57th St. New York, NY 10019
$239 + 14.75% tax + $3.50 fee Use group code XSP by May 6, 2016
The Hudson
356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019
$269 + 14.75% tax + $3.50 fee (queen) $369 + 14.75% tax + $3.50 fee (deluxe double) Use group code NA1209
NYU Housing Option
Reserve by April 15, 2016 through conference registration and available the nights of June 4, 5 and 6th.
$88 (single) $60 (double)
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