2019 NASPA WRC: Mid-Level Professionals Institute

November 02 – November 03, 2019
Portland, OR

The 2019 Mid-Level Institute is a space for critical reflection, where participants consider best practices and emerging trends while discussing job satisfaction and professional development.

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Mid-level professionals are some of the most influential forces on campus. In pivotal positions, they serve students directly while promoting the learning, growth, and development of their staff. As managers, they provide critical insight and perspective to senior administrators and bridge the gap between Academic and Student Affairs. In appreciation of the varied roles mid-level professionals play, the MLI provides focused learning and a valuable networking opportunity. Developed for those in a managerial position with professional staff supervision and development responsibilities, the MLI curriculum offers a space to learn from senior student affairs officers and the opportunity to share cross-sector collaboration techniques and approaches.


Institute Goals and Learning Objectives

The Mid-Level Professionals Institute aims to enrich the experience of middle managers while exploring expanded roles, increased impact, and career advancement. By providing support and resources, we will explore the skills necessary to sustain high-performance and the knowledge needed to transition into a senior administrator role.

Through the Mid-Level Professionals Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Identify professional competency areas for both mid-level and senior student affairs officers;
  • Recognize professional enrichment and development opportunities at the mid-level;
  • Reflect on career objectives, professional pathways and developmental goals; and
  • Connect with a student affairs leadership network.


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Region V
Region VI


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level


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The Mid-Level Institute provides a focused curriculum as well as a valuable networking opportunity. Developed for those in a managerial position with professional staff supervision and development responsibilities, the MLI curriculum provides a space to learn from senior student affairs officers while encouraging cross-sector collaboration.

Sat, Nov 02

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Role Identity: Purpose and Meaning
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Management: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
2:45pm – 3:30pm
Life Off-Campus: Participation in Communities
3:30pm – 3:45pm
3:45pm – 5:00pm
Co-Curricular and Experiential Learning
5:15pm – 6:15pm
All Institutes Reception

Sun, Nov 03

8:30am – 9:45am
Staying Sharp: Professional Competencies and Leadership Development in NASPA
9:45am – 10:00am
10:00am – 12:15pm
Being the SSAO/AVP: Expectations, Roles and Responsibilities
12:15pm – 12:30pm


Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. All attendees must register for the 2019 NASPA Western Regional Conference to participate in the Mid-Level Professionals Institute.

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Mid-Level Pre-Conference Institute

Early-Bird Registration
05/01/2019 to 09/14/2019
Regular Registration
09/15/2019 to 10/14/2019
Late Registration
after 10/15/2019
NASPA Member

NASPA WRC Registration Fee

Early-Bird Registration
05/01/2019 to 09/14/2019
Regular Registration
09/15/2019 to 10/14/2019
Late Registration
after 10/15/2019
NASPA Member


Carmen Gold-Johnson
Registration Chair
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 801-585-5065


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Cancellation Policy: 
The cancellation deadline is October 14, 2019. All requests for cancellations must be in writing and sent to Carmen Gold-Johnson at cgold@sa.utah.edu A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be provided after October 14, 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.

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

Substitution Policy:
Substitutions will be allowed until October 14, 2019, and are only allowed between registrants with the same membership type (member to member, non-member to non-member) and the same registration type (professional to professional, student to student). All requests for substitutions must be in writing and sent to Carmen Gold-Johnson at cgold@sa.utah.edu.


  • Marcus A. Rodriguez

    Marcus A. Rodriguez

    Director, Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement
    Occidental College
  • Dr. Christine Quemuel

    Dr. Christine Quemuel

    Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Director of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED)
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


  • Monica Nixon, Ed.D.

    Monica Nixon, Ed.D.

    Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

    Speaker Bio

  • Romando Nash, J.D.

    Romando Nash, J.D.

    Associate Vice President for Student Life Services
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Speaker Bio

  • Mike Segawa

    Mike Segawa

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Pitzer College

    Speaker Bio

  • Kyle Reyes, Ph.D.

    Kyle Reyes, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Student Affairs
    Utah Valley University

    Speaker Bio

  • Tonantzin Oseguera, Ed.D.

    Tonantzin Oseguera, Ed.D.

    Associate Vice President of Student Engagement
    California State University, Fullerton

    Speaker Bio

  • Joanna Royce-Davis, Ph.D.

    Joanna Royce-Davis, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Student Life
    Pacific Lutheran University

    Speaker Bio


Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon

The Hilton Portland Downtown has been newly redesigned with an inviting, vibrant lobby and rooms that incorporate a timeless and contemporary feel. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, one block from the MAX Light Rail system, the Hilton Portland Downtown offers easy access to the city’s top restaurants and attractions including the Portland Saturday Market, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum and Powell’s Bookstore.

AIRLINE DISCOUNT: We are excited to announce a discount on Alaska Airlines web fares for your travel to Portland. The discount code will be made available to conference attendees after they register for the 2019 NASPA Western Regional Conference!

ROOM RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been set aside at a rate of $195 per night plus taxes/fees. These rates are exclusively for conference attendees and subject to availability. Click on the link below to book your hotel room online, or call the toll-free reservation line at 1-800-HILTONS, be sure to mention NASPA or the group code NPA when making your reservation. The group rate will be available through October 14, 2019.

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PARKING: Due to the hotel’s location in Downtown Portland, please note that parking is extremely limited. There is no self-parking at the conference hotel (valet parking is $52/night). You may wish to consider off-site parking options.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611
$195 per night (plus taxes/fees)
  • Travel

    The Portland International Airport (7000 NE Airport Way Portland, OR  97218) is located approximately 12 miles from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

  • Transportation

    Public Transportation
    The conference hotel is accessible from the airport via TriMet’s light rail MAX Red Line. The “Mall / SW 5th Ave” MAX Station is one block from the Hilton Portland Downtown (approximately a 45 minute ride).

    Shuttles, Taxis, and Rental Cars
    For more information regarding shuttles, taxi cab services, or rental car companies, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the Portland International Airport website

  • Weather

    Novembers tend to mark the start of the cool season in Portland, with temperatures ranging from 44°F to 58°F. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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