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


Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Nanette Miles, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Leilani Takeuchi Harjarti, University of Hawaii-Manoa

"Sailing through the storm: Empowering first generation, single parents and international students to best navigate unknown academic waters"

Don't miss Megumi, Nanette and Leilani's presentation at the 2019 Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, October 20-23, 2019!

2019 Best of Region Winners but unable to present: 
Christina Wolfe-Chandler, California Poly State University - San Luis Obispo
Mitra Nafisi, California Poly State University - San Luis Obispo

"Guiding Faculty Advising to the Developmental Level: A Training Program for Faculty Advisors"

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 Web Presentations

Region 9 is highlighting the expertise of our members through a new web presentation concept. We invite you to submit a webinar proposal on select topics relevant to our Region. (Select topics listed below.)  

If you have an idea that you think would make an engaging and informative on-demand webinar, you are encouraged to complete the form and submit for consideration. The videos will be posted on the Region 9 website and constitute an “on demand” professional development library that Region 9 NACADA members can access initially, with content later becoming accessible to all NACADA members after a specified period of time.

Web Event Proposal Submission Form 

Potential Topics

  • Advising Approaches: (e.g. Appreciative Advising, Narrative Advising, Backwards Design Thinking, Cultural Humility)
  • Key Concepts in Advising: (e.g. Career Advising, Community College Advising, Graduate Advising, Study Abroad Advising)
  • Advising Special Populations: (e.g. First-Generation, Transfer, Students with Disabilities, STEM majors, Humanities and Social Sciences majors, Arts majors)
  • Self-care and wellness for Advisors

2020 Region 9 Conference

Destination to Advise
and Rejuvenate Your Mind

Most people think of the stars “above” them. However, in Palm Springs, they are literally everywhere you look. Be sure to set your gaze skyward to revel in the timeless, star-studded beauty of the Palm Springs sky and beautiful mountain scenery. Come to Palm Springs where classic and modern meet and find your advising oasis of endless experiences.

For information about the 2020 Conference, check out the tabs on the right. 

2020 Region 9 exhibitors and sponsors


More information available soon. 


California State University, San Bernardino – Undergraduate Studies Office


2019 Region 9 & 10 Conference Summary 

Mahalo (thank you) for joining us at the 2019 NACADA Region 9 & 10 Conference! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and were able to bring a little bit of aloha back to your campus.

Session handouts and presentations are available online at (Password: nacada2019). If you have any pictures you'd like to share, please upload them to the Whova App. This event will remain active on Whova for six months, so please continue to network and reminisce about your time in Hawai`i.

In your conference bag, you received a few mango ducks. As we prepare for the registration season, we hope they remind you to be like a duck - let your students see your welcoming and warm face on the outside, but paddle and work hard on the inside. We hope you enjoyed this years conference and can't wait to see you next year!

For a complete list of sessions and presenters, visit our Whova page. 
For session handouts and presentations, visit here.

2019 Conference Program

2019 Region 9/10 exhibitors and sponsors

Campus Labs
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
BYU Independent Study
Curriculum Research & Development Group
Nuro Retention


University of Hawaii



Destination to Advise
And Rejuvenate
Your Mind

April 23-25, 2020
Palm Springs, CA

Call for Proposal
* Preconference Workshop proposals due October 1. 
* Poster and Concurrent Session proposals due November 15.   

Registration Information
Registration opens November 1.

Hotel Information

Travel Information


Preconference Workshops

Volunteer Signup

Community Service Project - available soon 

Childcare Information

Exhibitor Opportunities

Donations - available soon

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!