2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference

June 10 – June 12, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

The 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a unique opportunity for you, as a mid-level administrator, to engage with senior leaders in our field as they bring their best knowledge directly to you. Our presenters and facilitators will be chosen because of the breadth of their experience and willingness to invest their time in developing the next generation of SA leaders. 

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Thank you for joining us for the 2018 NASPA Mid-level Administrators Conference!
It's difficult to find time for your own career as a mid-level administrator

Managing and leading as a mid-level administrator in student affairs can be a challenge, as this is the career phase where you want to spend as much time developing your career as you do developing the careers of others day-to-day. Investing in yourself as a mid-level is critically important if you are interested in a career move in the next 5 years, either to a new institution, a new department, or a new functional area. 

The 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference will help you make an advancement in your own career development by providing exclusive access to the knowledge and experience of a variety of senior leaders in our field.  In just a few days, you will gain insights from promising practices and personal reflections from senior leaders who will help you to develop your professional competencies, and networking and supervisory skills.

The Mid-level Administrators Conference is designed for those practitioners with at least five years of student affairs experience, who supervise full time staff members and are primarily responsible for several student affairs functions on campus.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this experience, you will be able to:

  • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
  • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents
  • Maximize your role to gain a deeper understanding of influence, power, and resources while advancing your professional growth;
  • Build a global network of mid-level colleagues.


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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Mid-Level


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Call for Programs

As a presenter for this conference, we invite you to craft a proposal that represents skills you wish you had strengthened as a mid-level professional, to offer a clear persepective to those who are deep into the mid-level experience, and to provide pathways of personal and professional development that you feel are beneficial to career growth.

In the application, we ask that you verify that you have a minimum of ten years of work experience and are considered to be a senior-level administrator.

As a presenter, you are not required to register separately for the conference.  Previous presenters have remarked upon this value of this experience as a way to give back to the profession on a national scale, and we hope you can be a part of that experience this year. 

Presenters will be asked to identify the intended learning outcome in relationship to the program as programs will be selected based upon these relationships.  The call for workshops will close March 16, 2018.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • The conference planning committee invites you to submit program proposals on topics that will help participants do the following:

    • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
    • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents
    • Continue to refine personal code of ethics and gain an understanding on the impacts of professional leadership roles;
    • Envision your professional growth and learn the options on advancing and/or transitioning careers; and
    • Build a network of mid-level colleagues.

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

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Submission Timeline
  • March 16, 2018
    Call for Programs Closes

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference.

Tiki Ayiku
Senior Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-719-1184
Email: tayiku@naspa.org


The Schedule At-A-Glance is subject to change.

Sun, Jun 10

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Resume Reviews
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Networking Presentation
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Small Group Dialogues
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Mon, Jun 11

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote Speaker
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Toolkit Sessions I
2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Toolkit Session II
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings
6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Dialogue (optional)

Tue, Jun 12

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Faculty Panel and Closing Discussion


Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information. Early-Bird registration has been extended to TBD. 

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Registration Fees

before 04/06/2018
before 05/11/2018
Late / On-site
NASPA Member


Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Tiki Ayiku
Senior Director of Educational Programs
Email: tayiku@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1184


View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is TBD, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the early-bird deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. 

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to events@naspa.org prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org


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    Dr. Quincy Martin

    Faculty and Coordinator for the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program and Search Consultant
    Governors State University and Spelman Johnson

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  • Dr. Ashley B. Knight

    Dr. Ashley B. Knight

    Dean of Students
    DePaul University

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  • Dr. Jen Meyers Pickard

    Dr. Jen Meyers Pickard

    AVP for Divisional Initiatives & Planning in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives & Student Success
    University of Arizona

    Faculty Bio

  • Dr. Darryl B. Holloman

    Dr. Darryl B. Holloman

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Spelman College

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  • Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

    Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

    Vice President of Student Affairs
    Utah Valley University

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin

    Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin

    Salt Lake Community College

    Speaker Bio


Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Salt Lake City, Utah

All conference activities will take place at the Salt Lake Marriott Dowtown at City Creek.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Salt Lake Marriott starting at $159/night (not including 7.85% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, May 28, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.


Hotel Room Rate/Night
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
$159 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    Salt Lake City is serviced by Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The hotel is approximately 6 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Ground Transportation
    For more information regarding ground transportation at SLT, please visit the Parking & Transportation section of the SLT website.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Parking & Transportation page of the SLT website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Salt Lake City in June are around 82 degrees F during the day and 55 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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