Campus Programs with Heart: Impacting Community & Campus
February 27, 1 p.m. Eastern
program features two institutions with outstanding programming that
impacts the community. Featured programs have long-term or large effects
on people inside and outside the campus. These include a multi-year
leadership program at the College at Brockport and an
inter-generational service program at the University of North
Carolina–Wilmington. Come learn about these programs, the challenges and
opportunities they have faced, and the advice the presenters have for
those hoping to create programs with heart.
About the Presenters
is the associate director of community development at the College at
Brockport. In her role, she oversees community service, democratic
engagement, and the college’s award-winning Leadership Development
Program, which earned the ACUI Region 2 Outstanding Community Building
Program Award in 2010, NASPA Excellence Grand Bronze Award in 2014, and
the SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award in 2014. She has
spent the past eight years establishing and refining the co-curricular
certificate program and has presented all over the United States about
student leadership programming and assessment.
Amanda Gabbard is
the coordinator for community engagement in the Office of Student
Leadership and Engagement at the University of North
Carolina–Wilmington. She oversees the larger campus service programs,
advises the community engagement specialists who plan weekly service
opportunities for fellow students, and plans the service trips. She has a
bachelor's in recreation and sport management from Indiana State
University and a master's in student affairs in higher education from
Missouri State University with a concentration in community involvement.
Gabbard is excited to be working at an ACUI member institution where
she can begin her own ACUI journey.Register
NUS and the 2018 Students’ Unions Conference
March 6, 11 a.m. Eastern
The National Union of Students (NUS), located in the United Kingdom, is sister organization to ACUI. The organization has 600 member students’ unions, representing more than 95% of all higher education and further education unions in the UK. Through these members, NUS represents the interests of more than seven million students. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about NUS and their upcoming international professional development opportunity. The Students’ Unions Conference is a two-day experience attended by 800 students and staff from student unions in the United Kingdom. In many ways, the Students’ Unions Conference is similar to the ACUI Annual Conference in structure, format, and design. Conference content will provide many opportunities to explore new ideas, programs and services, and alternative methods of student union and student life management.
About the Presenters
Davina Keen serves as the head of events, facilities, and governance at the National Union of Students. Keen is a longtime collaborator with ACUI and has attended several ACUI conferences. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing the annual Students’ Unions Conference and has worked with the association to host ACUI members in 2016 and 2017.
Geoff Combs serves as the co-chair for the International Education
Community of Practice. He is the executive director of the Campus Center
and events services at the University of Massachusetts–Boston. He has a
particular interest in exploring international student unions and
student life. In 2001, he participated in an international job exchange
with Heriot Watt University in Scotland. Since 2005, he has led and/or
participated in four study tours and helped to develop international
partnerships between ACUI and sister associations. Combs attended the
NUS Students’ Unions Conference in 2016 and 2017.
Career Center Orientation for Prospective Employers
March 9, 2 p.m. Eastern
Learn about how to engage prospective employees through the ACUI Career Center, both online and on site during the 2018 Annual Conference.
About the Presenters
Victoria Culver Rice is the assistant director of student engagement for programs at Missouri State University, where she advises programming
boards and student Homecoming events. She currently serves on the
2018 Conference Program Team.
Rob Webber serves as director of the Lowman Student Center at Sam Houston State University. He has worked in higher education for the past 14 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Frostburg State University and holds a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education from the Indiana State University.