2018 NASPA Region V Utah Conference

September 28, 2018
Salt Lake Community College | Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Learn from change agents, thinkers and innovators in our very own Student Affairs community here in Utah

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Come join us at Salt Lake Community College's Taylorsville Redwood Campus for the 2018 statewide Utah NASPA Conference!

The Utah NASPA conference is a great place for student affairs practitioners to reaffirm their work, identify new programs and resources that can make an impact on their campus, and establish a network of support accross the state. Our cross-institutional committee is hard at work to bring you a line-up of presentations and programming that will enrich participants personally and professionally.

We can't wait to connect with you this September!


Important Announcements:
  • The conference will start at 8:00am (with breakfast) and end by 3:00pm on Friday, September 28, 2018. See a complete schedule of events below.
  • If you were not able to pre-register for the conference, there will be on-site registration the day of the event starting at 8:00am.
  • All conference events will take place in Salt Lake Community College —Taylorsville Redwood Campus' Student Center.
Comments or Questions:
  • If you have ideas or a question about the conference please do not hesitate to contact the 2018 UT NASPA co-chairs: Erin Stirling or Antoinette Fauatea at (801) 957-4299.


Presented By

Region V


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level


Let others know you are coming!

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Call for Programs

If you are interested in submitting a program submission, please use the following links by August 31:

Submission Timeline
  • August 31, 2018
    Program submission deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Join us for a day of professional development and networking with higher education professionals accross the state.

Fri, Sep 28

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Conference Opening and Welcome to UT NASPA
Erin Stirling, & Dr. Chuck Lepper
9:15AM – 9:20AM
General Information
9:20AM – 10:10AM
Keynote Address: Generation Z
Meghan Grace
10:20AM – 11:05AM
Breakout Session I: Generation Z Discussions Continued
Keynote Speaker – Meghan Grace
10:20AM – 11:05AM
Breakout Session I: So I’ve Taken the StrengthsFinder… Now What?
Amelia Williams, Weber State University
10:20AM – 11:05AM
Breakout Session I: Strength in Numbers: An Introduction to Program Reporting and Evaluation
Ryan Braeger, Utah State University
10:20AM – 11:05AM
Breakout Session I: How to Be an Active Ally in a Time Crunch
Macy Keith, Utah State University
11:15AM – 12:05PM
Breakout Session II: Have a Conversation with Your Chief Student Affairs Officers
Dr. Chuck Lepper, Salt Lake Community College; Greg Dart, Utah State University Eastern; Dr. Kyle Reyes, Utah Valley University; Dr. Peter Gitau, Dixie State University; & Dr. Brett Perozzi, Weber State University
11:15AM – 12:05PM
Breakout Session II: Methods of Decolonizing Higher Education Mission Statements
Alina Begay, Utah State University
11:15AM – 12:05PM
Breakout Session II: Effectively Engaging Faculty in First-Generation Student Programing
Garrett Nagaishi, Utah Valley University, & Wilson, Utah Valley University
11:15AM – 12:05PM
Breakout Session II: And You Thought Coaching Was Just for Sports: Online Success Coaching at SLCC
Seini Pahulu, Salt Lake Community College; Geraldine Fitisemanu, Salt Lake Community College; & Magen Despain, Salt Lake Community College
11:15AM – 12:05PM
Breakout Session II: Supporting Social Justice Based Resistance: A Student Affairs Responsibility
Matthew Wong, University of Utah
12:10PM – 1:40PM
Lunch and Awards
1:50PM – 2:35PM
Breakout Session III: Developing a University Accessibility Committee
Alexis Palmer, Utah Valley University; Jeremy Knee, Utah Valley University; & Kat Brown, Utah Valley University
1:50PM – 2:35PM
Breakout Session III: Supporting Undocumented Students in Their Pursuit of Higher Education
Alonso R. Reyna Rivarola, University of Utah; Dayan Castañeda, University of Utah; Luis C. Trejo, University of Utah; & Brenda Santoyo, University of Utah
1:50PM – 2:35PM
Breakout Session III: How Our Design Thinking Workshop Captured the Imagination of an Entire Campus!
Donna E. Crow, Utah State University, & Jillian Morley, Utah State University
1:50PM – 2:35PM
Breakout Session III: Learning Through Reflection
Rebecca Van Maren, Salt Lake Community College, & Jenny Frame, Weber State University
1:50PM – 2:35PM
Breakout Session III: South by Southeast: Resistance and Resilience
Emilio Manuel Camu, University of Utah, & Deepika Shah KC, University of Utah
2:45PM – 3:00PM
Closing Remarks and NASPA Scholarships Giveaway


Space is limited for the Utah NASPA Conference, please register as soon as you are able. Your conference registration fee includes breakfast and lunch.

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Conference Registration

Registration Deadline
before 09/25/2018
On-site Registration
09/28/2018 to 09/28/2018
NASPA Members
Student Members
Non-NASPA Members
Student Non-Members


Erin Stirling
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 801-957-5144


This year's conference keynote speaker is the co-author of "Generation Z Goes to College," Meghan Grace. Her book highlights research findings about Gen Z and how they will influence college and universities. It provides strategies for educators and administrators to successfully educate, engage, and empower Generation Z students. Learn more about her below.

  • Meghan Grace

    Meghan Grace

    Speaker, author, and higher education consultant
    Generation Z Goes to College

    Speaker Bio


Salt Lake Community College | Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Salt Lake Community College — Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is Utah's largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses and with online classes. This year's Utah NASPA Conference will take place in SLCC's Redwood Road Campus inside the Student Center building.

Overnight Accomodations:

If you need overnight accomodations, Salt Lake Community College has a discounted rate with  Crystal Inn & Suites in West Valley City, which is two miles from the campus. To reserve a room call, 801-736-2000.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Crystal Inn & Suites
2254 City Center Ct, West Valley City, UT 84119
$84 per night (ask for the UT NASPA Conference Rate)
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