Seeking a New Hampshire State Coordinator

NECPA is currently seeking a committed higher education professional to serve on the Executive Board as the New Hampshire State Coordinator. Board positions are professional development opportunities strategically designed to contribute to supporting and advancing higher education practice through events, information, and online content. Board members need to take initiative, be highly self-motivated individuals, be willing to collaborate with others across the region, and be committed to advancing the profession through local opportunities.

Board member expectations include:

If you, or someone you know, lives or works in New Hampshire, and are interested in joining the Board, please contact Jessi Robinson, President-Elect, at

2018 Summit Call for Programs

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the NECPA Summit to be held at University of  New Hampshire in Durham, NH on June 20, 2018! Our afternoon program will consist of three 50-minute blocks within two tracks – one for graduate students and new professionals; one for mid-and-senior level professionals – exploring generationality within higher education.

Topics can address any and all functional areas, personal identities, or issues facing students and/or staff. Some questions/topics ideas you may want to delve into are:

  • Academic advising students of various ages and technical skills
  • Managing staff who are older than you
  • Addressing the educational needs of multiple generations in a single classroom
  • Managing students who are similar in age to you
  • “Non-traditional” students in residence halls

Please submit proposals using the form at The call for programs is still open. Programs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about the proposal form or if you need a paper version of the form, please contact

Welcome your 2018 NECPA Executive Board!

Please congratulate your 2018 NECPA Executive Board! These amazing professionals have been elected by you and appointed by our current board members to serve and represent YOU next year. Please, as always, don’t hesitate to let us know what you think, what you need, and what you want from YOUR New England CPA Executive Board!

  • Jessi Robinson – President-Elect
  • Benjamin Lamb – Past President
  • Sarah Santiago – President
  • Matthew Denham – Operations Coordinator
  • Martha Mazeika – Communications Coordinator
  • Cherry Lim – Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
  • Brent Ploughe – Professional Development Coordinator
  • Morgan Rayner – Graduate Student Liaison
  • Michael Prinkey – Special Presidential Appointment
  • Ian Fournier – Vermont State Coordinator
  • Jessica Smith – Massachusetts State Coordinator
  • Nina Giannotti – New Hampshire State Coordinator
  • Michael Donohue – Rhode Island State Coordinator
  • Kelly Levine – Maine State Coordinator
  • Alycia Johnston – Connecticut State Coordinator

Entry-Level Professionals Workshop Review

On Thursday, September 28th, 2017, NECPA, BACHA, and MA-NASPA co-hosted the 2017 Entry Level Professional Workshop (ELPW) at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This local, annual workshop, co-hosted by NECPA, BACHA, and MA-NASPA is an opportunity for Student Affairs professionals, whether brand new to the field or with a few years’ experience, to engage, learn, and grow through educational sessions and opportunities to network within the region.

Dr. Susan Marine, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Merrimack College’s Higher Education Master’s Program was the keynote speaker.  Dr. Marine talked about how student affairs educators are transforming our college campuses.  Presenters came from Boston College, Boston University, Bentley University, Becker College, Berklee College of Music, Mount Wachusett Community College, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, and Lead365. There were thirteen sessions covering supervising, career longevity, wellness, professional development and advocacy.

Fifty-six new, mid-level, and senior professionals attended the conference. Conference Co-chair and BACHA New Professionals Co-chair, Jen Stone, summarized the experience best:

“In such a busy time of year, it is incredible to see so many professionals of different levels coming together to develop themselves when it would be easier to not take a day off and stay at their jobs to get work done. Attendance is higher this year, and it shows that professional development is valued in the region. It’s nice to know that a small conference like ELPW can be impactful for professionals of all levels.”