WACUHO October 2014 WAVES
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Letter from the President

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Hello WACUHO Members,

Oops we did it again, open our communities to new and returning members, I mean. As we look back at preparations for opening, one of the important aspects to the success of housing and residence life programs is our reliance on paraprofessionals to help us support our students.  Among these student workers and volunteers are: office and desk assistants, facilities support workers, orientation leaders, dining employees, conference services assistants, resident or community advisors, and residence hall association officers (and others, I’m sure).

How many of us held one of more of these positions?  I bet a lot of us. It is clear that the leadership opportunities and mentoring we provide for our paraprofessionals contributes significantly to their success as scholars and future leaders.  In fact, many of our finest aspire to enter student affairs.

This month is the annual Careers in Student Affairs month sponsored by our sister organization the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). In addition to the local training and mentoring of our paraprofessional teams there are national and regional opportunities open to the talent who will succeed us.

WACUHO’s major contributions in the region include our RAPs and participation in PACURH. WACUHO also supports NASPA’s Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day to be held at Azusa Pacific University on October 25, 2014. I would encourage you to consider participation, by sending aspiring students and new professionals. Here is the link to their program

NASPA also has a number of free and low cost development opportunities this month.  Check them out at here.

It will be easier for all of us to dream of our retirement: feet up, cool refreshing beverage, and maybe a novel (or binge tv watching) if we help the next generation get a strong start. Let’s continue providing the necessary scaffolding to promote student success at our institutions.  Happy October!


Stephen Fleischer
2014-2015 WACUHO President

Membership Drive

The 2014-2015 WACUHO Institutional Membership is open via RegOnLine at this website address:

If you have any questions or comments about this process, please feel free to contact

WACUHO Treasurer


RAPs - Save the Dates

RAP season is just around the corner and the committees are working hard to get them ready.

Here are the dates and locations of the RAPs this year:

Northern RAP – Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Sonoma State University
Central RAP – Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Occidental College
Southern RAP – Saturday, February 7, 2015 California State University, Fullerton

Stay tuned for more information.


2016 WACE Conference Bids

The Time and Place Committee is currently processing the 2016 WACE Conference Bids.  The deadline to submit your bid for WACE 2016 is Friday, October 10, 2014.  Also, we are seeking a host site for 2017 from the Northern or Central regions of California.  If your member institution is interested in hosting or co-hosting, please contact the Time and Place Committee at The deadline to submit your bid is December 5, 2014. 


PACURH 2014!

Here at Cal Poly Pomona, we’re making final preparations for PACURH 2014. Our student leaders have spent the past year planning this conference, and they are thrilled to finally be able to welcome all delegates to campus. From November 14th-16th, student leaders from Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington will travel to Pomona for a weekend of programming, boardroom, and networking. As the conference co-advisors, we could not be prouder of how hard the Team has worked in making their vision a reality. Since the first day of bid-writing, our students have grown both personally and professionally. The entire CPP University Housing Services staff will be on hand to lend support in any way we can. We sincerely thank WACUHO for its tireless support of our student leaders. We hope to see you at PACURH!

Froggie Love, 

Jenny Guerra
Scott Hoffman
PACURH 2014 Conference Co-Advisors


California is in a water crisis!

California is in a water crisis! Sustainability has been on everyone’s mind (or it should be). So what does sustainability mean at a university? Each of our campus’s missions is to educate the leaders of tomorrow and generate thoughts, leadership and research. Through undergraduate and graduate programs, we are giving students the knowledge and training they will need to face these critical issues in their fields. And we have to keep sustainability in mind! Read More


Mentor Chat


Mentor Chat is a  Professional Development opportunity for Managers in the WACUHO region.
Call in and here from mentors in our profession. Ask questions, make connections and spend an hour with colleagues who understand what it is like to be in the middle.

Call 1-805-360-1000 and enter code 448986# 

Fall dates will be at 9am on:

Fall Semester:
October 23rd – Skills – Human Resources – Ramona Hernandez
November 6th – Skills - Fiscal Resources and Control – Budgeting – Tom Ellett 
November 20th – TBD
December 4th  - Skills –Maggie Malagon (Occupancy basics)
December 18th – Open roundtable

Want more information or to see resources from current and previous Mentor Chats Check out our Web Page.

Opening Haiku

Lines are not so bad,
If those helping are smiling
And home is at the end.

Stephen Fleischer
2014-2015 WACUHO President

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