Author: Christopher Haug

I was only at my new job as Director of Residence Life at the University of Portland a few days before a colleague in our Student Activities Office invited me to lunch.  I suspected that he wanted to talk about how our offices interfaced and what he expected out of our colleague relationship.  We had a great lunch, got acquainted, and talked about a little business.  However, I was most struck by what he seemed especially excited to chat with me about. 

Author: Jessica Haywood

Receiving the Graduate Student Scholarship for NWASAP allowed me to get my first taste of student affairs conferences- an experience I would not have had without financial support from NWASAP. 

Author: Joni Tonn

When I think about my first NWASAP conference two themes come to mind- a positive community of peers, and strong personal growth.

Author: Corey Ray

At my very first NWASAP conference, I knew right away something was different at this regional gathering of Student Affairs professionals that none of the other organizations I had been involved in and/or attended had.  Simply put, making connections and having on going conversations with colleagues occurs at NWASAP, others organizations just say that happens. 

Author: Dee Dee Kanikkeberg

My ties to NWASAP (NWCPA) are long standing.  My first experience with this organization dates back to the early 90’s when I was a first time hall director.  My Vice-President for Student Affairs at the time, Michael Hostetler, brought me to this conference.  I can still recall my first time attendee session and meeting a woman (Melissa Yamamoto) I would later work with during graduate school at Oregon State.  I remember fondly the side trip our group took to the Columbia River Gorge Hotel where we had lunch and a relaxing time touring the property.