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

2020 Election Information

Have you been wondering how to get more involved with NACDA? Here’s your chance! The NACADA Region 9 Steering Committee is now accepting nominations.

These positions are a great opportunity for anyone interested in taking on a leadership position within NACADA. You do not have to have any prior leadership experience in NACADA. These positions are an excellent entry level leadership opportunity for those of you looking for a way to become more involved in NACADA.

There are three open positions on the Steering Committee, as well as two liaison positions, one representing American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Marianas Islands and one for Nevada. You must be a current NACADA member to run for any position. More information about these positions can be found in the Region 9 Operating Principles.

  • Graduate Student Coordinator
  • Membership and Awards Coordinator
  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Hawaii/Pacific Liaison (Hawaii/Pacific members only)
  • Nevada Liaison (Nevada members only)

You can also visit the Region 9 Facebook, Instagram, or blog pages for more information and to get to know our current Steering Committee Members!

If you would like to run for a position, please submit your nomination here. Nominations must include your name, photo (jpeg preferred), institution, email, phone number and a brief (about 150 word) statement by Monday, July 20, 2020. Your personal statement will be posted on the voting website and voting will take place in early August, with winners notified by the end of August. These positions will not take office until the October 2020 Annual Conference, however you will be invited to participate in our virtual summer meetings to transition you into your new position. Attendance at the 2020 Annual Conference is not required, but encouraged.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, you can either email me or the members currently in the positions, or visit the NACADA website at

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


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.

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 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 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

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



Destination to
And Rejuvenate
Your Mind

April 23-25, 2020
Palm Springs, CA

Call for Proposal - closed

Registration Information

Hotel Information

Travel Information


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!