PACIFIC REGION 9

American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and Northern Mariana Islands

The NACADA Region 9 Steering Committee hosted a Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 29. 

View the recording here

Items that were discussed: 
  - Updates on Region initiatives
  - Discuss involvement and leadership opportunities|
  - Recognize the 2020 scholarship and award recipients, as well as the 2020 conference committee
  - Gather feedback on the upcoming 2021 region conference

 

2020 Region 9 Conference

The 2020 NACADA Region 9 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 9 Conference in Palm Springs, California. 

We encourage you to contact the hotel immediately to cancel your hotel reservation. For hotel information, visit nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-9/Hotel-Information.aspx. 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 nacada@ksu.edu or call 785-532-5717. Our volunteer conference chairs and region chairs will direct you to the Executive Office. 

R9 Spotlight

Keynote Speakers

Tara Brown | Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs for the Bourns College of Engineering, University of California - Riverside

With nearly two decades of service as a student affairs professional, Tara Brown is committed to the day when students no longer need student affairs staff. In the meantime, she is happy to support, advocate, and whip students into the best academic, personal, and professional shape possible.

A master’s in counseling in one hand and the wisdom of the ages in the other, Brown is, as one student notes, “the firm rock of unmoving sarcasm and sass in the storm that is college life.” In her current Earthly form, she is the Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs for the Bourns College of Engineering on the University of California, Riverside campus. Students and staff lovingly refer to her as “The Oracle,” a character from the Matrix movie trilogies due to her uncanny ability to know what students will do before they know they will do it. From quick questions to life pondering sessions, a moment with Brown might start with laughter and/or tears, but will always end with introspection and a plan of action. 

For conference schedule, hotel information, travel tips, and more, click the links to the right!

HOTEL UPDATE: Rooms for an overflow have been booked. For information, visit here

Sessions 2 Go

Learn more about NACADA Region 9’s new FREE, online professional development initiative and the first session, Technology at Your Fingertips: Enhancing Academic Advising Through Digital Access.

2019 Region 9 Election Results

Congratulations to the following newly elected 2019-2021 Region 9 Steering Committee members:
California Liaison – Winnie Tang
Community College Liaison – Thomas McGraw
Social Media Coordinator – Tiffany Schmier
Diversity Coordinator – Anthea Yugawa

REGION 9 CONFERENCE


 

Destination to
Advise
And Rejuvenate
Your Mind

April 23-25, 2020
Palm Springs, CA


Call for Proposal - closed

Registration Information

Hotel Information

Travel Information

Schedule

Preconference Workshops

Volunteer Signup

Community Service Project - available soon 

Childcare Information

Fun Things to do in Palm Springs

Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorships & Donations

Past/Future Conference


Conference Co-Chairs


Elizabeth Tisdale
University of California-Riverside
(951) 827-2512

Matthew Markin
California State University-San Bernardino
(909) 537-3026

See the entire committee!