2020 NASPA Alice Manicur Symposium

January 22 – January 25, 2020
New Orleans, LA

The Alice Manicur Symposium is specifically designed for student affairs professionals who identify as women or outside the gender binary and who are at the middle management level and considering a move to become vice presidents of student affairs.


Sponsored by the NASPA Center for Women, the Alice Manicur Symposium is an engaging and supportive environment for you to learn and reflect on your personal goals and aspirations. The Symposium is an application based professional development experience offered every two years and allows time for in-depth discussions and small, faculty lead mentor group sessions. Additionally, you will meet one-on-one with experienced VPSA faculty members, as well as participate in content sessions on topics such as: strategic thinking, leading change, planning for career advancement, and work / life integration.

You should apply if:

  • You hold a Master’s degree and/or are completing (or recently completed) your doctorate.
  • You are an experienced mid-level manager reporting to a senior-level official.
  • Your responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management experience, and designing and implementing programs

The Manicur Symposium is application based. In an effort to create a meaningful and personal experience, enrollment is limited. Applications are open now and admissions decisions will be communicated by October 18, 2019. 


Presented By


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


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Applications for the 2020 Manicur Symposium are now closed. Applicants will be notified of decisions via email. A link to the registration process and information about making hotel reservations will be sent out with acceptance notifications. 

Registration fees are listed below. Registration includes three breakfasts and two plated lunches. Dinners are on your own, but will be coordinated by the symposium.

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.


Early Bird
10/18/2019 to 12/06/2019
12/07/2019 to 01/06/2020
01/07/2020 to 01/20/2020
NASPA Member


Monica Nixon
Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
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Phone: (202) 719-1195

Tonya Murphy

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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext 1183


View Registration Policies

Purchase Orders:
Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. There is now a Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment. Please use that option when registering online. 

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by December 16, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined or to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference 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-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to refund@naspa.org. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after December 16, 2019. Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at office@naspa.org


  • Chicora Martin, Institute Director

    Chicora Martin, Institute Director

    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    Mills College

    Faculty Bio

  • Fanta Aw

    Fanta Aw

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    American University

    Faculty Bio

  • Lisa Cooper Wilkins

    Lisa Cooper Wilkins

    Vice President for Student Services
    San Joaquin Delta College

    Faculty Bio

  • Maria Angélica Garcia

    Maria Angélica Garcia

    Vice President of Student Services
    Skyline College

    Faculty Bio

  • Lori Reesor

    Lori Reesor

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Wisconsin

    Faculty Bio

  • Connie Tingson-Gatuz

    Connie Tingson-Gatuz

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Madonna University

    Faculty Bio

  • Leslie Webb

    Leslie Webb

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Boise State University

    Faculty Bio


Intercontinental New Orleans

Intercontinental New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Symposium will take place at the Intercontinental New Orleans

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Intercontinental New Orleans starting at $189/night (not including 15.20% state and local taxes, plus $2.00 occupancy fee per room, per night). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, January 3, 2020. Attendees may reserve rooms by clicking the button below.

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NASPA has partnered with Airport Shuttle, Inc., the official ground transportation provider for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, to provide discounted transportation for conference attendees.

A one-way Uber ride to/from hotel can cost around $35. The discounted shuttle cost for attendees is $40 round trip per person or $20 one-way per person.

CLICK HERE to reserve your shuttle as soon as you receive your flight information or no later than 24 hours prior to your flight. The discount only applies to reservations made through this web portal.

 Please note:

  • Wheelchair accessible service is available

  • First three bags per passenger are free

  • Attendees can both make and change existing reservations online.

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