2015 Region 9 Conference

THANK YOU to those who joined us for the 2015 NACADA Region 9 Conference! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and were able to bring back the “aloha” to your campuses.

Session handouts and presentations are still available via Guidebook at https://guidebook.com/guide/21574/. Also, please feel free to view and upload pictures you took at the conference at https://nacadar9.shutterfly.com.

If you missed this year’s conference, join Region 9 next year with host Brandman University in Irvine, CA!

Register by Feb. 12, 2015 for the discounted rate!

Click here to read about the Region 9 Service Learning Project!

Volunteers Needed! Click here to sign up!!

Charlie Nutt
 Region 9 Keynote Speaker
Click here to read about Charlie!

NACADA 2015 Region 9 Conference  
Mission Statement

In Hawaiʻi, we use the word “aloha” in many ways as simple greetings, farewells, and expressions of love.  However, the word “aloha” has more meaning; it is our way of life and it holds within itself all one needs to know to interact with others. The following are different ways we communicate “aloha” to our students and fellow colleagues in academic advising.

AAla – to rise up, arise, get up, come forward

LLōkahi – working with unity, harmony

OʻOiaʻiʻo – truthful honesty, genuine

H Haʻahaʻa – humility, humble, modest

AAhonui – patient

To begin, we want our students to come in for academic advising and to develop during their undergraduate experience (Ala).

In academic advising, we need to network and collaborate effectively with students and colleagues from this state, other states, and around the globe (Lōkahi).

When we advise students, we set achievable goals and reach responsible decisions while being authentic as we communicate (ʻOiaʻiʻo).

As we relate to students and colleagues, we are respectful to each other (Haʻahaʻa).

And, as always, we are calm and understanding with students and others (Ahonui).



 Matt Eng
Corporate Sponsors and Exhibits  Nanette Miles
 Budget and Finance
 Jennifer Custodio
Keynote Speaker  Niki Libarios
Location and Food  Lisa Kitagawa-Akagi
Marketing and Promotion  Leona Anthony
Program  Megan Terawaki
Proposal Selection
 Ryoko Sekiguchi and Lisa Wong   
Social Event Planning  Julie Terlaje
Travel Arrangements (Hotel/Flight/Transportations)   Stephanie Kraft-Terry
Website Development and Social Media  Reid Kuioka
 Lynn Koyamatsu
Volunteer and Hospitality   Jenn Brown

More Info

Call for Proposals

Awards & Scholarships
Preconference Workshops
Exhibitor Opportunities


Past/Future Conferences
Region 9 Community Page 

Region Chair
Valarie Burke
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
 (702) 895-2614

Conference Co-Chairs
Kiana Shiroma
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
(808) 956-8646

Rayna Tagalicod
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
(808) 956-0346