Welcome to the 2019 Directorate Board

I want to thank all of the members who applied or nominated colleagues for positions on the Board. We had a wonderful list of candidates, and I’m incredibly excited for 2019. After the new year, we’ll post head shots and bios, but for now, please welcome the 2019 Directorate, returning and new.

PresidentJessi Robinson
President ElectMartha Mazeika
Past PresidentSarah Santiago
Operations CoordinatorMatthew Denham
Communications CoordinatorJessica Smith
Equity and Inclusion CoordinatorCherry Lim
Pro Development CoordinatorSamantha Dutra
Graduate Student LiaisonOPEN
State Coordinator – ConnecticutCaroline Vasquez
State Coordinator – MaineOPEN
State Coordinator – MassachusettsHenry Parkinson
State Coordinator – New HampshireBritany Gallagher
State Coordinator – Rhode IslandMichael Donohue
State Coordinator – VermontOPEN

NECPA Summit 2018 – Guest Post

In my experience as a state and national presenter, I cannot say enough of my positive experience as a presenter and learner at NECPA. There are just so many important educational topics that need to be addressed, and NECPA nailed it, with presentations ranging from disabilities and higher education, generational challenges and best practices for non-traditional students in higher education. The staff and board members were hospitable, courteous and positively involved from start to finish. With their informative and involved presence, I am even encouraged to inquire of their board and participate where available. The work as educators we do is so important in closing the achievement gap and opening up student access. I urge all educators to reach out to your local NECPA and national board about how you can make a difference.

This Guest Post is written by Samantha Dutra, MEd, LMHC, NCC, MaCCS, Doctorate Student, Professor and Grants Manager of MaMHCA

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 jrobin19@gmail.com.

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 https://goo.gl/forms/X3tvuziaa5diUeWj1. 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 newengland@acpa.nche.edu