2020 Region 3 Conference
The 2020 NACADA Region 3 Conference has been cancelled.
Because of increased travel restrictions and the March 11 declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization and the recommendations for the Center for Disease Control to limit meetings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Region 3 Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
We encourage you to contact the hotel immediately to cancel your hotel reservation. To cancel, please call the Hilton Lexington Downtown 877-539-1648. You will also want to contact your airline carrier if you booked air travel.
For more information about the cancellations and refunds, please visit here.
We understand that you will have questions. Please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-5717. Our volunteer conference chairs and region chairs will direct you to the Executive Office.
For conference schedule, hotel information, travel tips, and more, click the links to the right!
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Academic Advising and Student Retention: A Winning Combination
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a University Distinguished Professor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the master’s degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education as well as graduate certificate programs in International Student Services and Career Services.
Before joining the faculty in 1991, he spent 10 years in progressive administrative positions, including five years as the Associate Director of University Housing at WKU. He was also Head of the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs for five years before returning to the faculty full-time in 2008. Dr. Hughey has degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin (Secondary Education – Biological Science), the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Educational Psychology), Western Kentucky University (Counselor Education – Student Personnel Services), and Northern Illinois University (Educational Administration with an Emphasis in Higher Education).
He has authored (or co-authored) over 60 refereed publications on a wide range of issues including student learning and development, recruitment and retention, leadership, standardized testing, diversity and educational administration. He regularly presents at national and international conferences and consults extensively with companies and schools. He also provides training programs and conducts webinars for multiple organizations on a variety of topics centered on evidence-based best practices. The increasingly important and still-evolving role of academic advising as an integral component of effective student retention initiatives is one of his specialties.