Monthly Archives: December 2013

Greetings WACUHO!

photo (2)I’m writing with an update regarding this year’s Executive Committee.  Sunny Reiner has stepped down from the Sr. Technology  Coordinator position.  We appreciate all the work that Sunny has provided the last year and a half to the Technology position.  The Exec Committee has “promoted” our Jr. Technology Coordinator, Kyle Pretsch, to the Sr. Tech position as of December 4.  He will continue in this role through the end of the 2014/15 Executive Committee term.

Tom Burns, our Newsletter Editor, and Jason Lu, Member at Large South and former Technology Coordinator, are also providing technical support to maintain the business of WACUHO.  The new newsletter format, and updated membership information, are two recent updates that Kyle, Tom and Jason have provided.

Our Members at Large will be contacting Chief Housing Officers of our member institutions in the near future to encourage members to log into and update your membership information.  That is so we can keep you all informed of upcoming events, conferences and business updates.  Or you can follow the links in this newsletter to make the changes yourself (or forward this to someone at your institution who would like to be added to our database).

On behalf of the 2013/14 WACUHO Executive Committee, I wish you all a happy and peaceful holiday season.

Ramona Hernandez
WACUHO President
UC Davis

The Support Services Committee is Back!

The purpose of this committee is to provide an opportunity for association members involved in support services to network and offer support and encouragement to one another while sharing job related ideas and resources. 

We are looking to build our network and we need your help! Are you interested in serving on our committee? Do you have questions or topics that you would like to share? Please email Maggie Malagon ( Hope to hear from you soon. See you at WACE 2014 at our Support Services Roundtable!

Pacific Management Institute Proudly Presents: MentorChat!!!

Mentor-Chats-TomEach month PMI sponsor a conference call for Mid-Level Managers to call in an share insights, ask questions of colleagues and have access to seasoned professionals to help us develop professionally.  In November, Dr. David Stephen spent an hour with us to discuss supervision and his thoughts on different aspects of it.  We had a great time discussing what it means to supervise professional staff, and Dr. Stephen offered us valuable insights to help improve our practice.

Next week, on December 12th at 9am Pacific Time, Dr. Tom Ellett, the Senior Association Vice President of Student Affairs at NYU, and President Elect for ACUHO-i will join us to discuss the National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) Core Competencies for Chief Housing Officers. NHTI has developed a list of knowledge, skills, and abilities that people need to be successful CHOs.  Join us as we discuss these competencies! There will also be time for Q&A

To join us, Call 1-805-360-1000 and enter the code 448986# and say hello on the 12th

For this month’s call, Dr. Ellett would like to share some resources with us as we talk. To have live access to these materials, sign up here:

Given the success of our previous MentorChats, we are looking to expand starting in February to twice a month!  If you have suggestions on topics/mentors you’d like to have be a part of our times together, feel free to email Tyler Miller at