New Professionals Committee

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Current Chairs

  • 2017-2018 Tri-Chairs:
    • Raul Mendoza, CSU Sacramento
    • Erin Martinez, University of Southern California
    • TJ Carter, University of San Francisco

Previous Chairs

  • 2016-2017 Co-Chairs:
    • Steph Kaneen, CSU Northridge
    • John Rodriguez, CSU Northridge
  • 2015-2016 Co-Chairs:
    • Priscilla "PJ" Ju, UC San Diego
    • Christopher S. Young, CSU Chico
  • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs:
    • Jason Lu, Cal Poly Pomona
    • Jen Novotny, CSU Monterey Bay
  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:
    • Leslie Krafft, University of Redlands
    • Tiffany Taylor, Stanford University
  • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:
    • Kris McPeak, CSU Chico
    • Josh OConnor UC Davis
  • 2011-2012 Co-Chairs:
    • Chad Myers, Occidental
    • Brian Rountree, University of Redlands
  • 2010-2011 Co-Chairs:
    • Crystal White, Sonoma State
    • Noah Kaloostian, UCLA
  • 2009-2010 Co-Chairs:
    • Leslie Datchuk, University of Redlands
    • Kayla Nuss, University of San Francisco
  • 2008-2009 Co-Chairs:
    • Noah Kaloostian, University of Redlands
    • Kayla Nuss, University of San Francisco
  • 2007-2008 Co-Chairs:
    • Carolyn Meeker, UC Riverside
    • Emily Sandoval, UC Riverside
  • 2006-2007 Co-Chairs:
    • Jason Amezcua, San Diego State
    • Carolyn Meeker, UC Riverside
  • 2005-2006 Co-Chairs:
    • Ryan-Jasen Henne, Occidental College
    • Alli Meyers, UNLV

Outline

  • Travel – Yes. Required attendance at the Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Programming - Optional
  • Communication by phone, mail, fax, e-mail or on-site meetings

Purpose

To create and maintain networks related to the needs and issues of new WACUHO members in all areas of apartment living, residential life, food service, residential operations, business services, clerical support and other trades and specialized interest supporting the overall housing and food services program throughout the western region.

Responsibilities

  1. Bring together the committee three to four times during the academic year and establish the agenda, minutes, timeline, location of meetings, and overall calendar of events.
  2. Work closely with the committee chairs of RAPs, Program, WTI, Host and the Executive Committee liaison.
  3. Design and coordinate one or more specialized one day workshops in the area or topic of choice as related to some or all of the areas. Workshops should challenge participants and provide them with personal and professional skill enhancements as well as up-to-date information on their responsibility area via literature review and shared experiences (optional).
  4. Publish and disseminate the New Professionals Welcome Wagon.
  5. Work with Program Committee Chair to solicit facilitators to conduct roundtable discussions at the Annual Conference and Exposition in regards to the vision and leadership of our profession and request from the Annual Conference and Exposition Program Committee time and spaces to hold the roundtable sessions.
  6. Solicit nominations and render three deserving individuals’ special recognition awards for Outstanding New WACUHO Professional. Two $650 New Professional awards shall be granted for the Annual Conference and Exposition and shall cover the cost of registration fees and assistance towards travel or hotel costs. One $500 award shall be granted for WTI (Joan F. Mortell Award) and shall cover the cost of registration fees and assistance towards travel. One $1,000 award shall be granted for the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition and shall cover the cost of registration fees and assistance towards travel/lodging. All award money may only be used for registration fees, travel and/or hotel expenses. Expenses exceeding the award shall be incurred by the recipient. Chairs are not eligible for awards.
  7. Coordinate an open New Professionals reception at the Annual Conference and Exposition in conjunction with a mentorship or conference buddy program which introduces new professionals to seasoned veterans of the Association. Reception cost should be configured into the New Professionals budget.
  8. Submit an informative article or update per issue of the WACUHO Waves newsletter.
  9. Prepare and submit one copy of your annual report in the EOY report cubby and one copy of the annual report in your committee’s cubby, and notify the WACUHO Vice President by May 1. (see Appendix for sample).