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Registration for the 2014 WACUHO Annual Conference and Exhibition at the beautiful Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort in Oxnard, CA, is now open! 

It will be an opportunity to connect with colleagues and our exhibitor partners, gain insight from our three amazing keynote speakers, and engage in a wide variety of program sessions that emphasize collaboration and connection across business services, facilities, and residential life. Links to registration, accommodations, and program proposal submissions can all be found on the WACE 2014 website –



WACUHO Members
Full Registration
- $375

Full Registration -

Call for Programs

You can submit your proposal:


Program proposals
January 31, 2013
February 28, 2013 

Happy 2014 WACUHO!

I hope that each of you had a restful and enjoyable winter break and holiday. I appreciated the break, as like many of you, I'll come back to work in this new year with a full calendar, many projects, and important work to be accomplished. One item for your to do list is to sign up for WACE 2014. "S.S. WACE - Moving Forward Together" is our theme for this years conference, and will be held April 6 - 9th at the lovely Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard. Our WACE Tri-Chairs (Claire Davis - CSUN, Liz Miller - CSUCI, and Christine Bender - CSUSB), along with their committee chairs and members have been very busy preparing for WACE 2014.

Registration is open (registration link), and Call for Programs is also open through January 31 (call for programs link). A special note - this years planning committee is actively recruiting programs submissions on all topics relevant to our field, including facilities and business services. If you work in this area, please consider sharing your expertise, findings or best practices via a program at WACE!

Also look for a call for committee membership and call for nominations for the 2014-15 Executive Committee. WACUHO is as successful as it is because of our volunteers, and I hope you consider continuing your support or joining us if you haven't in the past.

All the best in 2014!

Ramona Hernandez
WACUHO President

WACUHO is looking for Committee Chairs for 2014-2015!

WACUHO runs on volunteers. We currently have well over 150 different people serving on various committees and in various positions to help our organization provide the best service it can to its members.

In preparation for next year, committee sign-ups for 2014-2015 are now available on the WACUHO website. They will be open for some time, so there is not a rush if you are not certain which committee you would like to be on. HOWEVER, if you are interested in CHAIRING a committee, we would like you to complete the form before January 23rd, 2014. The WACUHO Executive Committee is tasked with selecting committee chairs, and our goal is to have chairs selected well before the annual conference. If you are interested in chairing a committee but would like more information, please feel free to contact the current chair or someone on the Executive Committee.

Save the Date for WTI

The Western Training Institute will be February 23-26, 2013 at Sequoia Retreat Center in beautiful Ben Lomond, CA. The theme for this event is Beyond the Box. Beyond the Box is challenging attendees to look about how they currently provide support to students and how they serves as allies to various groups on campus.

Attendees will gain knowledge and skills on serving as an ally and gaining greater understanding of the term and how they can serve as allies to more than just the traditional use of the term within the LGBT community. This is an excellent opportunity for any professional who wishes to further develop in the area of student support while being surrounded by other professionals in a beautiful location. We hope you will consider joining us on February 23-26.


Topic of the Month!

A monthly-ish venue for WACUHO members to discuss social justice and diversity topics with colleagues across the region. More Info here

Are you looking for an opportunity to take a leadership role in WACUHO?

Consider the 2014-2015 Executive Committee!

Nominate a colleague, nominate yourself, or ask a colleague to nominate you for the upcoming 2014-15 Executive Committee!  (If you are nominating a colleague, please speak to them in advance to ensure they are interested)


Read more here

Greetings from the Legislative Affairs and Research Committee!

We invite Chief Housing Officers (or their designees) to complete the 2013-2014 WACUHO Housing Survey. This survey, conducted by the committee every two years, covers rates, services and revenue sources with regard to Student Housing programs in the region. We will share the results of the survey with the membership, and hope this will be a valuable tool for Student Housing departments in our region to utilize. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. We are seeking responses by Friday, January 31. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Legislative Affairs and Research Committee Chairs Kelly Cole or Nathan Moses.

The Legislative Affairs and Research Committee is interested in conducting research of value to the Association. Are you interested in helping us develop surveys? Do you love creating reports? We have considered developing a survey to learn more about campus policies on service and comfort animals or on campus tobacco policies.

Additionally, we are interested in setting up conference calls where folks, who are conducting research, can share their experiences and their findings regarding student affairs, student development or other related fields. Are you conducting research related to the mission of WACUHO? Let us know! We’d love to speak with you about your work.

Like what you hear? Interested in learning more about or getting involved in the Legislative Affairs and Research Committee? Contact us with any questions you may have.

Kelly Cole and Nathan Moses
Legislative Affairs and Research Committee Chairs

Two Things to Keep an Eye out for!


1. Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

2. Nominations for The Charles L. Miller Service and Leadership Award


Food for Thought

Did you survive the holidays? Welcome to a new year and a new you. Let your Support Services committee serve you up some food for thought. Here are five wellness and balance tips to start your year.
  1. Start your day by focusing on yourself. Eat breakfast, wear something that makes you feel good, listen to music on your way to work.
  2. Set goals that you want to accomplish during the week at the beginning of the week. Check them off your list as you accomplish them.
  3. Connect with co-workers. Go to lunch or take a break with a co-worker that you don’t get to talk to often. As you connect, collaborate.
  4. Get some fresh air and clear your head. Take your eyes off the computer screen and go get some vitamin D.
  5. If all else fails have a 3pm dance party in your office. You’ll be surprised how many of your co-workers join in. You will feel refreshed.
Support Services Committee
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