WACE 2018 is bringing back our Faculty in Residence Program. The faculty in residence is a distinguished scholar to assist in the professional development of the WACUHO membership. These faculty will be encouraged to utilize their research interests to support and develop WACUHO members.
Romando Nash serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Services at San Jose State University. He provides administrative oversight for six functional areas: Accessible Education Center (including Center for Accessible Technology), Career Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Veterans Resource Center, Office of the University Ombudsperson, and the Student Health Center (including Wellness and Health Promotions). In addition, he supervises the Student Affairs Senior Student Affairs Case Manager who facilitates the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Romando also oversees divisional staff and faculty development, division assessment efforts, the African American College Readiness Summit, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. Prior to joining SJSU in 2015, Romando served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Executive Director for Residential Education at the University of Southern California and held Senior Housing Officer and multicultural affairs positions at Loyola University Chicago, Seattle University, and Santa Clara University.
Romando stays active and holds leadership positions in several professional associations and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on Legal Issues in Higher Education. His involvement within WACUHO has been extensive with him having served as either co-chair or chair for the Diversity and Affirmative Action and Northern RAP Committees. In addition, he served on the New Professionals Committee, Host Committee, and served on the Executive Board as Member at Large, North and Vice President. Romando is also very involved in ACUHO-I having served in various capacities including the CHO Training Institute Committee, Global Initiates Network, Multicultural Network Chair, NHTI Faculty, Stars College Committee and Faculty, NHTI Faculty, Annual Conference Program Committee, and the Levels of Engagement Taskforce.
The recipient of various awards and recognition, he was recently awarded the President’s Award from the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators and has been recognized at the WACE annual conference with the John Yarborough – Best of the West Award for his presentation on being an introvert in Student Affairs. In addition, he has been honored as the Outstanding Experienced Professional by the ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life.
Romando earned his J.D. with an emphasis in Juvenile Delinquency Law from Santa Clara University. Other earned degrees include a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in History from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology from Santa Clara University. He is proud to be a first generation college student and higher education professional.