STUDENT SERVICES IN ACTION

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Conference Registration Fees:

Early Bird (by 2/28/20) = $295/person

Regular = $325/person

Max Capacity for Conference = 570


ABout the Conference

Location

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 WSSSC Conference will once again be held in Tacoma at Hotel Murano. The Murano is a "boutique" hotel that features beautiful original glass art on every floor of the hotel and sets the stage for a true humanities experience.  To make reservations, 


Hotel Murano is located at:

1320 Broadway

Tacoma, WA 98402

253-238-8000

www.hotelmuranotacoma.com

Lodging

We have secured room rates of $124 (single/double), $134 (triple), or $144 (quad) at Hotel Murano.  You must book your room prior to April 7, 2020 and reference the group code: WSSSC20.  To make a reservation, please call 253-238-8000. 


In the event that Hotel Murano sells out of our room block, we have secured a backup hotel at the Holiday Inn Express in Tacoma (www.hiexpress.com/tacomadowntown) at a conference rate of $135.   All bookings should be made by 3/29/20 and reference the code: WSSSC20 for the rate.  To make a reservation at Holiday Inn Express in Tacoma, please call 253-272-2434.

FAQs

 When is the Early Bird Registration Deadline?

Early Bird Registration ends on February 28th. 


NOTE: PLEASE LIMIT EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS TO NO MORE THAN 25 ATTENDEES PER COLLEGE. This will allow all colleges to send people to the conference.  If we do not hit capacity, we will communicate out that we can accept more than 25 sign-ups per college. 


Who do I contact if I need an accommodation?

 If you have specific access needs or require accommodations for a disability please contact marisa.hackett@bellevuecollege.edu by March 31st 2020 .


What's the refund policy?

Conference registrants canceling their registration on or before Friday, April 17th will receive a refund of the conference registration fee.

NO refunds will be allowed beyond that date. To request a refund, please email margo.hood@ghc.edu


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your printed ticket as it will help expedite the registration check-in process when you arrive at the conference.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your registration fee/ticket can be transferred to another person at your college. Please contact Margo Hood at Grays Harbor College (margo.hood@ghc.edu) by Friday, April 17th  so information in the registration system can be updated and a name tag can be ready for the alternate attendee.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Conference Co-Chairs:


Dr. Jennifer Alt, Vice President for Student Services
Grays Harbor College
360-538-4067 or jennifer.alt@ghc.edu


Dr. Robert Cox, Vice President of Student Services
Centralia College
360-623-8385 or robert.cox@centralia.edu


Registration Questions:


Margo Hood 

Grays Harbor College 

(360) 538-4066 or margo.hood@ghc.edu 


Nicole Zock

Centralia College

360-623-8613 or nicole.zock@centralia.edu 


Conference Schedule

Wednesday

Afternoon Sessions

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Event Details

Wednesday

Afternoon Sessions

Registration Open: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Workshop Sessions: 1:30pm-5:00pm

*Break(s) and snacks will be included throughout sessions.

Dinner On Own

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday

Full Day

7:00am - 10:00pm

Event Details

Thursday

Full Day

Registration:  7:00am-5:00pm

Breakfast:  7:00am-8:00am

Conference Welcome: 8:00am-8:15am

Morning Keynote (Dr. Kyle Reyes):  8:15am-9:30am

Break:...

Event Details

7:00am - 10:00pm

Friday

Morning Sessions

7:30am - 11:30am

Event Details

Friday

Morning Sessions

Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30am

Commission/Council Mtgs:  8:30am-11:30am

Alternate Workshop Session (Michael Miller):  8:30am-11:30am

7:30am - 11:30am

SPEAKER BIOs

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Dr. Kyle Reyes

 Dr. Kyle A. Reyes currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs at Utah Valley University (UVU)—the largest university in the state of Utah with over 40,000 students. From 2014-2017, Dr. Reyes served as UVU’s Chief Diversity Officer and led the development and implementation of UVU’s nationally-recognized Strategic Inclusion plan consisting of nearly 40 initiatives focused on making UVU a more inclusive campus. He has been at UVU for 16 years in various offices and programs: TRIO Upward Bound, GEAR UP, Multicultural Student Services, Student Success & Retention, and the Office of the President. Dr. Reyes is also an Associate Professor of Education at UVU and teaches courses in Multicultural Education, Family & Community Partnerships, and Arts-based Integration. His research focuses on arts based student empowerment; leadership for equity and access; and institution-wide inclusion and diversity strategic planning. Kyle serves on the Board of Directors for The United Way of Utah County, American Indian Services and the national organization of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education. Dr. Reyes serves on the Utah Governor’s Multicultural Commission and was the co-chair of the College Access Network for the Utah System of Higher Education. Dr. Reyes has received a number of awards including: UVU’s Board of Trustees Award; the Exemplary Educator for Diversity Award from the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME); Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award from CUPA-HR, Utah Valley Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40; and the top 50 Diversity Executives in the Nation from Diversity MBA Magazine. Kyle received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and was the recipient of the Bennion Morgan Fellowship.

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Erin Jones

Erin Jones is a nationally-recognized classroom teacher and administrator. She earned recognition as the WA Milken Educator of the Year in 2008. She was a White House Champion of Change in 2013. She is also a lifetime athlete. She attended Bryn Mawr College on an academic scholarship but also played Division III soccer and basketball, holding records in both sports until just recently. Erin had two children, took in a niece, and then was invited to tryout for both the Seattle Storm and the Portland Fire WNBA teams. She was interviewed by NBA Live for being “the oldest woman with the most children” to try out that year. Her tryout in Portland led to an invitation to serve as captain and translator for the American team in a series of exhibition games against the Mexican Olympic Team in Mexico City during the summer of 2000 at 30 years old. Erin continued to play in men’s and women’s basketball leagues until she decided to run for public office. Erin was the first Black woman in WA to run statewide, a race she lost in 2016 by less than 1%. She has spent the last 2 years doing school assemblies, keynote speeches at conferences and training educators and non-profit organizations in culturally-responsive practice and equity. Erin speaks 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, Dutch). 

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Michael Miller

 Michael Miller, largely focusing on effective communication, inspiration, teambuilding and enhancing self-awareness and group/solo effectiveness, strives to bring his bold, challenging approach and energetic sense of fun to all of his speaking engagements. Michael has had a great deal of experience in the spotlight, spending over 200 nights a year traveling the nation to groups as varied as human resources departments, student organization leaders, freshman parents and large corporations.  Michael received his B.A. in English from Fairfield University and his M.A. in Public Administration from Framingham State College. He worked for two decades at six college and university campuses in an array of different positions that include Residence Hall Director, Multicultural Director and Assistant Dean of Students, and he also has experience working for United Airlines as a reservationist and trainer. Michael has also contributed to the book Lessons From the Road: Inspirational Insights by Leading Speakers in Higher Education (2008) and was co-author of The NOW Factors of College Success. (2009)

Workshops