2019 Arizona NASPA Drive-In Conference - Creating Connections: Bridging Arizona Together

October 16

Join us for an exciting one-day professional development Drive-In Conference brought to you by the NASPA Region VI Arizona Executive Board.

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This is an opportunity for student affairs professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students to come together for a day of discussion and learning.

Early Bird Registration Regular Registration On-Site Registration
Registration Type ends September 6 ends October 4 ends October 16
NASPA Member $45 $55 $65
Student NASPA Member $25 $35 $45
Non-Member $95 $105 $115
Student Non-Member $40 $50 $60

For more information contact:
Karla Cruze-Silva at kcruzesilva@email.arizona.edu 
Cameo Davis at cdavis@email.arizona.edu
Caitlin Kerrigan at ckerrigan@email.arizona.edu


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Region VI
2019 Arizona NASPA Drive-In Conference - Creating Connections: Bridging Arizona Together
2019 Arizona NASPA Drive-In Conference - Creating Connections: Bridging Arizona Together


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate
  • Student Affairs Professionals


Let others know you are coming!

Call for Programs

The AZ NASPA Drive-In Conference Committee invites you to join us at the Arizona State University’s West Campus in October 2019 to reflect our collective and individual goals, passions, and purposes within both NASPA and student affairs.

AZ NASPA and the Conference Committee would like our programs and our conference experience to focus on the many reasons that we attend the AZ NASPA Drive-In conference. These include our personal and professional development, networking, learning, and connecting with colleagues.

This year’s theme of Creating Connections: Bridging Arizona Together is an opportunity to highlight the work you do as student affairs professionals within the state of Arizona to build connections in unique and innovative ways. We would like to invite you to prepare and submit a 50 minute workshop proposal, on your own or with a colleague(s).

Here are a few workshop ideas to embrace this year’s conference theme: ​

  • Collaborating with other departments, units, or functional areas on your campus to promote student success, retention, and inclusion
  • Establishing new partnerships with other universities, companies, or local communities to solve an issue or problem within Arizona
  • Sharing a professional development experience with a national organization to support work on your campus
  • Creating a pipeline from K-12 to Community College or Community College to 4-year institution ​

We encourage proposals to focus on the Regional needs and innovation within Arizona Student Affairs as well as meeting the Vision, Mission, and Principles of NASPA, and the Professional Competency Areas of Student Affairs Educators.

Additionally, please consider leading a roundtable discussion surrounding the theme with a critical issue for the state of Arizona.

UPDATE: 2019 AZNASPA Conference Presentations Announced!

  1. Thriving Within the Co-curricular Experience
  2. Creating a Professional Presence: Helping New Professionals Navigate Workplace Connections
  3. Emotional Intelligence: How our Everyday Interactions Influence our Efficacy and Student Success
  4. Benefits of Professional Connections
  5. Embedding College Advisors into Local High Schools
  6. "Becoming": Real Talk to Empower Success from First Generation Professionals
  7. AccessZone at ASU
  8. Developing pipeline programs for foster youth: Summer bridge, course, and online training
  9. Cultivating Mutually Beneficial University / Community Partnerships
  10. Devils Adapt: Building Community through Wellness - a qualitative analysis on an innovative program
  11. Co-creating solutions: A round table discussion on supporting students from immigrant backgrounds
  12. Effects of borders on the health of immigrant students in AZ colleges
  13. The untold story: Refugee youth in American higher education institutions

Submit Your
Proposal Online

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Submission Timeline
  • July 19, 2019
    Program Proposal Deadline

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 Arizona NASPA Drive-In Conference - Creating Connections: Bridging Arizona Together.

Roberto Cruze
Programs Chair
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wed, Oct 16

Arrival, Check-in, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:50am
Welcome, Mixer/Ice Breaker, Announcements, and Keynote Speaker
10:10am – 11:00am
Workshop 1
11:15am – 12:05pm
Workshop 2
12:20pm – 1:05pm
1:15pm – 2:05pm
Roundtable Topics
2:20pm – 3:10pm
Workshop 3
3:25pm – 4:15pm
Workshop 4
Closing Activity


Registration information can be found below:

Non-Member Registration - If you are not a NASPA member, you can still register for the conference. You will still need to create a profile in order to register. To create a profile, click on the "Register" button. When you are prompted to log-in, click on the “Don’t have an account?” option. If you would like to join as a member, you learn more here.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 09/06/2019
09/06/2019 to 10/4/2019
10/05/2019 to 10/16/2019
NASPA Member
Student NASPA Member
Student Non-Member


View Registration Policies

Cancellation Policy:
The cancellation deadline is October 3, 2018. A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.

Refund Policy:
No refunds will be provided after October 3, 2018.

Substitution Policy:
Substitutions must be approved and can only be done for the same registration type (member to member, non-member to non-member) and registration rate (early to early, regular to regular).

All requests for cancellations, refunds, and substitutions must be in writing and sent to Kenzalia Bryant-Scott at kenzalia.bryant-scott@asu.edu.


  • Dr. James Rund

    Dr. James Rund

    Senior Vice President, Educational Outreach and Student Services
    Arizona State University

    Speaker Bio


West University Center Bldg, West Campus - Arizona State University

University Center Building at ASU West
Glendale, Arizona

Arizona State University at the West Campus is one of four university campuses that compose Arizona State University (ASU). ASU's campuses are unified as a single institution, and so the West campus shares students, faculty, administration, and accreditation with the other campuses. Located in northwest Phoenix, the West campus is home to students pursuing degrees in business, education, and interdisciplinary arts and science programs. Patterned after the University of Oxford, the campus architecture is designed to create a close-knit learning community. CLICK HERE to view our interactive campus map.

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