2019 NASPA Region V Utah Conference

September 27

Learn from change agents, thinkers and innovators in our very own Student Affairs community here in Utah through this one-day conference. This year's theme is "Aspire Higher: Supporting Students Across Utah."


Join us at Weber State University for the 2019 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!

Host a Meet-Up!

Looking for an opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests or experiences to you? We invite you to host a meet-up and submit an idea for colleagues to meet together after the conference based on certain areas of interest.

If you are interested in hosting a "meet-up" please fill out this form by Monday, September 9 at 5:00pm MST.      

Utah NASPA Awards

Nominate a colleague for a Utah NASPA Award! Categories include:

Outstanding New Professional
  • A Student Affairs Professional with less than five years of full-time Student Affairs experience.
  • A Student Affairs Professional who has provided outstanding service to your campus and higher education.
  • Colleagues know them for their innovative effort to active involvement on campus and with NASPA.
  • Someone that will be a future leader in the profession.
  • Outstanding Mid-Level Professional
    • A Student Affairs Professional with 5-15 years of Student Affairs experience.
    • A Student Affairs Professional with a strong commitment to the profession as well as NASPA.
    • You see their contributions regularly to programs that address the developmental, academic, and life goals of your students.
    • Someone with experience in creating collaborations that promote student success.
Outstanding Senior Professional
  • A Student Affairs Professional with over 15 years of Student Affairs experience.
  • They have a proven record a service to Higher Education, student services, and NASPA.
  • Their active leadership skills are seen throughout their area of expertise as well their work mentoring new professionals.
  • Someone with experience in creating collaborations across academic and non-academic lines.
  • Outstanding Faculty
    • A faculty member who has demonstrated commitment to and who has supported furthering student affairs objectives. 
    • They should have demonstrated commitment to supporting student growth outside of the classroom. 
    • Bonus points for using innovative or creative efforts to work with students and/or having a large impact on students.
Most Impactful Program
  • An individual, department, or institution who has developed and implemented an outstanding program that expands student growth, development, and success. 
  • New ideas, time tested ideas, methods, or programs which result in improved activities, services, and student development. 

Submission due date: Friday, August 16, 2019.

Nominations are closed


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Region V


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

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


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Call for Programs

Thank you for your interest in presenting for the 2019 Utah NASPA Conference. Our goal is to create an informative and engaging conference for Student Affairs professionals across all levels and divisions.

What We’re Looking For:
  • Presentations that give us key/relevant information we need to do our jobs in Student Affairs in 50 minutes.
  • Presenters who are able to engage the audience.
  • Content that is thought-out, concise, and delivered in the most effective manner

For a sample proposal, please click here.

What We’re Asking From You:
  • A Clear Objective/Takeaway for attendees
  • A clear outline of how you plan to share your information and engage the attendees of your presentation
  • No need to use formal lingo - sell us on why your program should be selected.
How We Will Review Submissions:
  • Presentations will be evaluated on content delivery and engagement.

Submit Your
Proposal Online

Submit Proposal
Submission Timeline
  • July 12, 2019
    Program Submission Deadline
  • July 29, 2019
    Presenters Notified

Writing Tips

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


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 NASPA Region V Utah Conference.

Email: naspautahprograms@gmail.com


The Utah NASPA Conference will take place in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in Ogden, UT.  Parking will be at the Dee Event Center, with shuttles running to and from the campus throughout the day.  Campus maps available at https://www.weber.edu/weberstatemap/

Registered attendees will receive a parking pass the week of the conferencevia email. Please print and place the pass on your dashboard.

Full Schedule

Fri, Sep 27

8:00am – 8:30am
8:30am – 9:00am
Light Breakfast, Networking
9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome & General Information
9:15am – 10:15am
Keynote Speaker
Stacy Bernal
10:30am – 11:20am
Braiding Educator Autonomy and Student Agency: thoughts and practices on the paradox of inclusion and the transformative outcomes of relationality
Agustin “Tino” Diaz, Utah Valley University
10:30am – 11:20am
Culture and Success of a Pilot Peer Health Education Group
Jenna Templeton, University of Utah; Cathleen Zhang, University of Utah
10:30am – 11:20am
Leadership: Finding Your Place at “The Table”
Stacy Bernal, Keynote Speaker
10:30am – 11:20am
Maintaining student Success in Times of Transition: Best Practices from SLCC TRIO
Rosio Suarez, Salt Lake Community College; Tanasia Valdez, Salt Lake Community College
10:30am – 11:20am
Making the Most of Student Employment
Olga Antonio, Weber State University; Richard Campos, Weber State University; Andrea Salcedo, Weber State University
10:30am – 11:20am
Supporting Invisible Students (Refugee and Immigrant) to Attain Higher Educational Goals
Dr. Kamal Bewar, Salt Lake Community College
11:30am – 12:20pm
Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
12:30pm – 1:20pm
Be Careful What You Wish For – Chief Student Affairs Officers (CSAO) Panel
Brett Perozzi, Weber State University; Karnell McConnell-Black, Westminster College; Lori McDonald, University of Utah; James Morales, Utah State University; Jason Springer, Snow College
12:30pm – 1:20pm
Building First – Gen Student Connections to the Great Outdoors
Garrett Nagaishi, Utah Valley University; Martha Wilson, Utah Valley University
12:30pm – 1:20pm
Rewarding Wellness: Promoting Cross-Campus Wellness Collaboration
Rochelle Creager, Weber State University; Jonathan Rivera, Weber State University
12:30pm – 1:20pm
Support Students in the Mental Health Crisis: Trained Peer Advocates
Amy Blunck, Weber State University
12:30pm – 1:20pm
What’s Branding Got To Do With It? How to Create Empowering Personal Brand to Enhance Your Professional Career
Madalyn Smith, University of Utah
12:30pm – 1:20pm
Women of Color in Higher Education [Re]defining support for students, faculty and staff of color
Olga G. Antonio, Weber State University; Andrea Baltazar, Weber State University; Tashina Barber, Weber State University; Alex Dutro-Maeda, Weber State University; Andrea Hernández, Weber State University; Unique Harston, Weber State University
1:30pm – 2:20pm
Addressing Cognitive Barriers for Disadvantaged Students Wanting to Attend or Stay in College
Rebecca Tierney, Weber State University
1:30pm – 2:20pm
Higher Education and Incarceration: Redefining our Utah Student Population
Whitney Hills, University of Utah; Sydney Magana, University of Utah
1:30pm – 2:20pm
Navigating Campus Politics: Being an Effective Change Agent
Candida Darling, Salt Lake Community College; Richard Diaz, Salt Lake Community College
1:30pm – 2:20pm
Reflecting on Reflection: Practical Tips for Accessing the Magic Mirror of Meaning
Chris Crippen, Brigham Young University
1:30pm – 2:20pm
The Ripple Effect: Bystander Intervention Train-the-Trainer
Maya Jolley, University of Utah
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Closing Remarks & Drawing



On-site registration will be available.

Conference Registration

Early-Bird Registration
05/01/2019 to 07/12/2019
Regular Registration
07/13/2019 to 09/13/2019
Late Registration
09/14/2019 to 09/23/2019
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NASPA Non-Member
NASPA Student Member
Student Non-Member


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Payment Policy:

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.

Registration Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation deadline is September 23, 2019, and you will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after September 24, 2019 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org .


This year's conference keynote speaker is Stacy Bernal, a writer, speaker, and personal development coach at See Stacy Speak LLC.

  • Stacy Bernal

    Stacy Bernal

    Writer, Speaker, and Personal Development Coach
    See Stacy Speak LLC

    Speaker Bio


Call for Sponsors

To host an exhibitor booth or purchase advertising space in the program book, please submit this from by Monday, August 26.

Sponsor/Exhibitor form



Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

Founded in 1889, Weber State University prides itself on excellent teaching, providing access to educational opportunity, and its active role within the community. Weber is located on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains overlooking Ogden and the Great Salt Lake.

The Utah NASPA Conference will take place in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in Ogden, UT.  Parking will be at the Dee Event Center, with shuttles running to and from the campus throughout the day.  Campus maps available at https://www.weber.edu/weberstatemap/

Registered attendees will receive a parking pass the week of the conferencevia email. Please print and place the pass on your dashboard.

Overnight Accomodations:

If you need overnight accomodations, Weber State University has a discounted rate with the Hampton Inn in Ogden, which is three miles from the campus. To reserve a room call, 801-394-9400 and use group code "NAS" (or ask about the Utah NASPA 2019 Attendee block).

You can also reserve your rooms online. Be sure to make your reservation by August 27, 2019 to take advantage of this special rate.

Book hotel now

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hampton Inn & Suites Ogden
2401 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT 84401
$109 per night (plus taxes and fees)

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