Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Quebec, Rhode Island, and the Eastern Provinces of Canada

Thank you for a great conference in Burlington, Vermont, 
March 13-15! 

For a complete list of sessions and presenters, visit our Whova page. 

Watch Tom Grites' keynote here

Best of Region

Deadline to submit your Best of Region ballot is noon, Monday, March 18.

Congratulations to Harry Twyman and Kelli Petersen, University of Connecticut, for being selected as the 2018 Best of Region 1.

Region 1 Operating Principles Changes

The Region 1 Steering Committee has approved to amend and revise the Operating Principles. Attendees at the Region 1 Conference learned about the changes. 

To review the revised changes, please view the proposed Operating Principles

A region-wide vote will take place March 15 through March 29. You will be receiving an email from with a ballot. 

If you have any questions, contact Region 1 Chair Melissa Jenkins

See what's new in the latest newsletter: 2019 Winter Edition  

Keynote Speakers

Tom Grites






Stockton University  
Keynote | 5 pm | Wednesday, March 13
Watch a recording of the keynote.

Tom Grites has served as Director of Academic Advising, Interim Director of Teacher Education, Interim Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and currently as Assistant Provost for Academic Support in his 40-plus years at Stockton.  He currently has responsibilities for academic orientation programming, First-Year Experience efforts, transfer student initiatives, liaison with the Division of Student Affairs, and various other projects.  He also teaches regularly, primarily a seminar course for new transfer students.

He was one of the founding members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served as its President for two terms. He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the NACADA Journal and regularly provides other services to NACADA.

Dr. Grites has written over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports; he has delivered more than 120 conference presentations; and he has conducted faculty development workshops and academic advising program reviews on over 100 campuses. He has served on the Absecon Board of Education for over 30 years.

Tom earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Both institutions have awarded him distinguished Alumni Awards, and he was inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State in October 2007.  He was recognized as a Transfer Champion by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students in 2015.

Katie Hawley


Hawley Consulting Services

Katie Hawley is founder of Hawley Consulting Services, a leadership and organization development practice. She is driven to inspire and motivate individuals and teams through change. For more than 25 years, Katie has held a variety of leadership positions within higher education, including more than a decade leading academic advising at Champlain College. Katie’s professional experience also includes leadership for the President’s Office, Board of Trustees, Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid. Most recently Katie served as VP for People, Strategic Communications & External Relations at Champlain College.   


March 13-15, 2019
Burlington, VT

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Christyn Carey
Bridgewater State University
(508) 531-1487

Mara (Sidman) Gould
University of Massachusetts Boston
(617) 287-7015

See the entire committee!