RAPs: Central, Northern, Southern & Island

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Current Chairs

  • Northern RAP
    • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:
      • Heather Pearson Villeda, University of the Pacific
      • Julia Rose, Sonoma State University
  • Central RAP
    • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:
      • Tanya Yancheson, CSU- Channel Islands
      • Matt Delos Reyes, CSU- Northridge
  • Southern RAP
    • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:
      • Kirsten Levine, CSU San Bernardino
      • Shannon DeCormier, CSU- San Bernardino

Previous Chairs

  • Northern RAP
    • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs:
      • Kyle Medley
      • Alex Jernigan
  • Central RAP
    • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs:
      • Michele Davis
      • Roselyn Gardea
  • Southern RAP
    • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs;
      • Jamie Kammerman-Watson
      • Jill Langan
  • Northern RAP
    • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:
      • Faye Perata, UC Davis
      • Sarah Lasnik, CSU Chico
    • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:
      • Jesse Andrews, Sonoma State University
      • Jennifer Plueard, Cal State Monterey Bay
    • 2011-2012 Chair: Tiffany Taylor, Stanford University
    • 2010-2011 Chair: Josh O’Conner, UC Davis
    • 2009-2010 Chairs: Jennifer Bosco, UC Santa Cruz
    • 2008-2009 Co-Chairs:
      • Kenrick Ali, San Jose State University
      • Sarah Wibe, UC Santa Cruz
    • 2007-2008 Chair: Sarah Wibe, UC Santa Cruz
    • 2006-2007 Co-Chairs:
      • Adriana Lopez, UC Santa Cruz
      • Jennifer Williams, UN Reno
    • 2005-2006 Chair: David Rourke, San Francisco State University
  • Central RAP
    • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:
      • Jordan Richman, UCLA
      • (Erica) Sherese Little, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:
      • Jacob Hanley, CSU Channel Islands
      • Megan Fox, UCLA
    • 2011-2012 Co-Chairs:
      • Marsh-Allen Smith, UCLA
      • Jen Novotny, Marymount
    • 2010-2011 Co-Chairs:
      • Jen Novotny, Marymount College
      • A.J. Johnson, Loyola Marymount University
    • 2009-2010 Co-Chairs:
      • Vanidy Bailey, CSU Northridge
      • A.J. La Pan, Loyola Marymount University
    • 2008-2009 Chair:
      • Sarah Case, Marymount College
      • Chris Williams, CSU Northridge
    • 2007-2008 Chair: Chinako Miyamoto, Mount St. Mary’s College
    • 2006-2007 Chair: Stephen Rice, UC Los Angeles
    • 2005-2006 Chair: Ryan Burtanog, Woodbury University
  • Southern RAP
    • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs;
      • Xander Ruiz, Cal Poly Pomona
      • Roger Becker, UC Irvine
    • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:
      • Cassandra Morton, University of Redlands
      • Jonathan Higgins, CSU San Bernardino
    • 2011-2012 Co-Chairs:
      • Greedley Harris III, CSU San Bernardino
      • Teddy Tsau, CSU San Bernardino
    • 2010-2011 Co-Chairs:
      • Allison Vail, University of Redlands
      • Elizabeth Hagen, UC Riverside
    • 2009-2010 Chair: LaKisha Tillman, Scripps College
    • 2008-2009 Co-Chairs:
      • Leslie Datchuk, University of Redlands
      • Elizabeth Miller, CSU, San Bernardino
    • 2007-2008 Co-Chairs:
      • Julie Larsen, Scripps College
      • Jack Saxon, UC Riverside
    • 2006-2007 Co-Chairs:
      • Christine Jordan, CSU San Bernardino
      • Jacques Zalma, Cal Poly Pomona
    • 2005-2006 Chair: Emily Sandoval, UC Riverside
  • Island RAP
    • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:
      • Samuel N. Jones, CSU Sacramento
      • Danny Hyche, CSU Sacramento
    • 2012-2013 Chair: inactive
    • 2011-2012 Chair: Benjamin Medeiros, Santa Clara university
    • 2010-2011 Chair:
    • 2009-2010 Chair:
    • 2008-2009 Chair:
    • 2007-2008 Co-Chairs:
      • Niki Libarios, Hawaii Pacific University
      • Bradley Kane, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    • 2006-2007 Chair: Inactive
    • 2005-2006 Co-Chairs:
      • Lorraine Matagi, Hawaii Pacific University
      • Dee Uwono, University of Hawaii, Manoa


  • Travel – Yes. Required attendance at the RAP and on-site meetings
  • Programming - Yes
  • Communication by phone, mail, fax, e-mail and required on-site meetings


To guide the planning and implementation of the Annual RAP Conferences for paraprofessionals and career professionals in the Association. RAP programs will be one day in duration.


  1. Responsible for the total coordination of the conference site, theme, goals and objectives. Oversee the basic functions of the conference such as publicity, registration, program implementation, etc. Note: Refer to Protocol for Attending RAP Conferences Out of Region that follows in this section to ensure proper notification concerning publicity, registration, etc for all WACUHO members.
  2. Solicit a host campus for the RAP.
  3. Establish a zero-based budget by the fall meeting of the Executive Committee (typically in October).
  4. Request Corporate Partner monies from the Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee by submitting a Committee Sponsorship Request Form at least thirty days in advance of the program. Contact the Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee regarding amounts and availability of these additional funds.
  5. Negotiate all conference issues with the bid host campus regarding
    1. Meeting rooms
    2. Itemized Cost Analysis
    3. Sleeping accommodations*
    4. Audio/Visual arrangements
    5. Food and beverage arrangements**
    6. Conference Evaluation
    7. Conference entertainment**
    8. Memorabilia
    9. Advertisement
  6. Communicate with the other RAP chairs in late August regarding the use of monies for programmatic exchanges and mutual professional courtesies.
  7. Submit an informative article or update per issue of the WACUHO Waves newsletter.
  8. Inform committee members about scheduled meetings (time, location, agenda, etc.).
  9. Communicate regularly with the Member-At-Large, to allow for accountability and support.
  10. Submit budget updates to the Association Treasurer for approval in advance of any conference expenditures or final decisions on fees.
  11. Be familiar with WACUHO policies regarding professional courtesies, expenditures of funds, Inclusivity, alcohol, etc.
  12. Co-host with the Executive Committee liaison a WACUHO sponsored pre-conference reception for the committee the evening before the conference (not to exceed $300).
  13. Provide a comprehensive report to the Executive Committee following the conference along with recommendations pertaining to the handling of the number of registrants.
  14. Ensure that all publications regarding the conference are accurate, professional and maintain the integrity of the Association.
  15. Solicit by the end of the conference a new site for the RAP the following fiscal year.
  16. Provide a chair’s workbook and detailed evaluations to succeeding chair.
  17. 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).* Arrangements for overnight accommodations may be established at the option of the host institution

(**) As needed

Protocol for Attending RAP Conferences Out-of-Region

Although WACUHO encourages colleges and universities to attend the RAP conference held in their specific region, the Association realizes that circumstances arise that prevent schools from attending the RAP conference held within their region. Therefore, colleges and universities have, in the past, attended RAP conferences out-of-region. Due to the burgeoning attendance issues some RAP’s have faced, and recognizing that institutions should be trying to attend RAP conferences within their region, a protocol has been developed to bring clarity to the out-of-region RAP attendance issue. This protocol serves as a guide for institutions that have a time conflict with their regional RAP, and are considering attending an out-of-region RAP conference.

  1. Once a RAP Conference date has been set, the RAP Chair should list the time, date, location, and contact information on the WACUHO website as soon as possible to ensure all WACUHO member institutions know when the RAP conferences are taking place.
  2. Regional RAP planning committees and hosts are only required to send out registration and program information to member institutions within their specific region.
  3. If an institution is considering attending an out-of-region RAP conference, they should consult with their regional Member-at-Large. If an institution has a conflict with attending their regional RAP, they should refer to the WACUHO website to determine when out-of-region RAP’s are scheduled. In addition, the institution should contact the out-of-region RAP Chair before attempting to register.
  4. An Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region RAP Form should be completed by the institution making the request and submitted to the out-of-region RAP Chair during the open registration period of the conference.
  5. The post-mark date (or the fax date) on the Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region RAP Form should provide the RAP committee with the order in which they should offer out-of-region schools registration to the conference.
  6. Institutions attending an out-of-region RAP will only be able to register for the out-of-region conference after the open registration period of the conference ends. Thereby, all of the institutions within a region have the opportunity to register for their specific conference first.
  7. Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region RAP Form should be submitted during the open registration period because it will give the RAP committee advanced notice that an out-of-region institution is planning to register. It will also allow the out-of-region school the opportunity to register without a late penalty.
  8. Chairs and Hosts of a RAP committee can decide whether allowing out-of-region attendance will be an over-burden to the resources available for the conference (i.e. classroom space, food service capacity, etc.).
  9. The RAP Chair and host campus can ask out-of-region institutions to submit one or two program proposals, even the program submission deadline may have lapsed, in order to provide more programs for the increased attendance created by the out-of-region institution’s registration. Please note that the acceptance of out-of-region program proposals into the RAP conference are contingent upon the RAP committee’s acceptance of the out-of-region institution as a conference registrant, the content of the proposal (i.e., does it meet the RAP committee standards for program submissions), and the host institution’s ability to meet any audio-visual or space needs of the proposed programs.
  10. Institutions that attend an out-of-region RAP are eligible to win the RAP Conference Spirit Award. However, if they do not attend the out-of-region conference the following year it is the institutions responsible to return the Spirit Award to the RAP Chair planning the conference for the following year.