NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Ivy Tech Community College

April 23 – April 24, 2019
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus

The NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series (CCSS) is the association’s engaging initiative to support community college professionals across the country. The CCSS offers a dynamic curriculum and networking opportunities. Hosted multiple times a year, the CCSS is meant to provide a low-cost, high-quality professional development event in your own backyard.

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Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.

NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student services professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series is designed by and for community college professionals. This event will provide attendees a framework to understand the context and role of community colleges in America, how each person contributes to these colleges' success, and the ways in which our work contributes to student success in higher education. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
  • apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
  • develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
  • utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.

Symposium Benefits

The NASPA Community College Symposium Series is a fantastic way to engage with community college professionals throughout your state and NASPA Region (for a detailed description of the regions, click here). Attendees leave the symposium with practical advice for supporting their students in addition to new connections outside of their campus. 

About our host campus: Ivy Tech Community College

Since its inception, Ivy Tech Community College has evolved from a small post-secondary vocational school into a comprehensive community college. In 1966, 367 students were enrolled in Indianapolis. Today, more than 20,000 students attend classes. Ivy Tech Community College has several locations in central Indiana, including Indianapolis (downtown and Lawrence), Avon,  Franklin, Greencastle, Mooresville, Noblesville and Shelbyville. 

Ivy Tech’s associate degree and technical certificate curricula provide students with a broad range of affordable courses and degree programs. From a single class to an associate degree, Ivy Tech offers its students affordable tuition, flexible class schedules, experienced instructors, small class sizes, transfer opportunities, training, and programs that meet the needs of the Central Indiana community.


Presented By

Community Colleges Division


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level


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The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Tue, Apr 23

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Check-in Table Open
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Symposium Kickoff
John Laws – Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Ivy Tech Lafayette Campus
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student Development/Adult Learning Theory
Danielle DeSawal - Master’s Program Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor for Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon (provided)
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Program Outcomes / Student Learning Outcomes
Kat Stremiecki – Executive Director for Student Life and Development, Ivy Tech Community College
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Assessment, Evaluation & Research
Kristin Norris – Director of Assessment, Office of Community Engagement, IUPUI; Sonia Ninon – Director of Assessment and , Division of Student Affairs, IUPUI; Kat Stremiecki – Executive Director for Student Life and Development, Ivy Tech Community College

Wed, Apr 24

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Human Resource Management/Conflict Resolution
Adrienne Preddie – Director of Human Resources, Ivy Tech Community College; Rachel Williams – Director of Talent Development, Ivy Tech Community College
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Title IX
Carey Treager – Assistant Vice President for Student & Career Development/College Title IX Coordinator, Ivy Tech Community College
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon (provided)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Current Issues in Community Colleges/Student Affairs
Michelle Glowacki-Dudka – Professor of Adult Higher and Community Education, Ball St. University; Tiffany Peters - Assistant Dean of Students, Ball State University
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Connecting the Symposium Experience to You
Cory Clasemann-Ryan, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Ivy Tech Community College


Registration as a member is based on your individual membership status. For more details on member statuses check here.

NASPA is pleased to offer faculty/staff members of our host campus, Ivy Tech Community College the NASPA member rate. If you are a Ivy Tech Community College faculty/staff member are not already a NASPA member, you qualify to receive this discount. For questions about NASPA membership and to check if your institution is a current member, contact our membership team at 202-265-7500.

If you are an “exempt employee” currently employed at any of the Ivy Tech Community College locations, the college will pay your full registration fee. Check with your supervisor (travel costs and more are not covered) and then register is approved. Final attendance eligibility will be determined by your supervisor and System Office staff.

For non-Ivy Tech employees, see rate schedule below:

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Registration Fee

01/31/2019 to 03/29/2019
03/30/2019 to 04/19/2019
after 04/20/2019
NASPA Member
NASPA Non-Member
ITCC Staff/Faculty


Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director, Constituent Experience and Services
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Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director, Professional Development
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Phone: 202-719-1180


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Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00administrative fee is March 29, 2019.  This program may be canceled 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 March 29th for any reason.

Payment Policy:

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


Ivy Tech Indianapolis Campus
Indianapolis, IN

Campus Map

To learn more about Ivy Tech Community College's Campuses, and for a digital map, click here. Below is a map specific to the Indianapolis campus.

Please note, all event activities will take place in the C4 building, rooms 119/121.

Hotel Accomodations

There is no hotel room block for this event. A list of recommended hotels are listed below for your consideration in the event you will be staying overnight.

Hotel Address

Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast

8180 N Shadeland Ave.

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel

9625 N Meridian St.

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

350 W Maryland St.

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis

320 N. Senate Ave.

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