History

Regions provide an opportunity for NASPA members to connect with each other on a local level that’s unique to the organization. We take this responsibility seriously at Region I and strive to continually develop new ways to grow our members with new professional development opportunities, strengthen the bonds between our institution members, and use our unique geographical perspective to address our local issues.

The Region has published Advisory Board Meetings Minutes  and Board Reports for members to  read and review. To read them Click on More.

Territory

Region I encompasses the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; and the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

  • Region  I Past Vice Presidents/Regional Director
    Term Name Position During Term Institution During Term

    2014-2016

    Rich DeCapua

    Associate Dean of Students

    Boston College

    2012-2014

    David Zamojski

    Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life

    Boston University

    2010-2012

    Nancy Crimmin

    Dean of Campus Life

    Assumption College

    2008-2010

    Pauline Dobrowski

    Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

    Stonehill College

    2006-2008

    Brian McCoy

    Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students    

    Nichols College

    2004-2006

    Craig Hutchinson

    Vice-President for Student and University Life

    University of Southern Maine

    2002-2004

    Cynthia Forrest 

    Dean of Student Services

    Framingham State College

    2000-2002

    Sheila Murphy

    Dean of Student Life

    Simmons College

    1998-2000

    Karen Haskell   

     Dean of Students

    Roger Williams University

    1996-1998

    Margaret Jablonski

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    1994-1996

    Jack Warner

    Dean of Students

    Bristol Community College

    1992-1994

    Joan Apple LeMoine

    Dean of Student Affairs

    Western Connecticut State University

    1990-1992

    Joyce McPhetres

    Associate Dean of Students

    Colby College

    1988-1990

    Paula M. Rooney

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Babson College

    1986-1988

    Sarah L. Light  

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Westfield State College

    1984-1986

    Kevin Duffy

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Boston College

    1982-1984

    Thomas D. Aceto

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    University of Maine

    1980-1982    

    Frank A. Napolitano

    Asst. Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

    University of Connecticut

    1977-1980

    Dennis Golden

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Framingham State  College

    1976-1977    

    Richard Wotruba    

    Dean of Students

    Middlesex Community College

    1973-1976

    Donald P. Hardy

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Rhode Island College

    1971-1973

    Richard F. Stevens

    Vice Provost, Student Affairs    

    University of New Hampshire

    1970-1971    

    John E. Shay, Jr

    Dean of Students

    Holy Cross College

    1969-1970

    William F. Field

    Dean of Students

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    1968-1969

    Gilbert MacDonald

    Vice President, Student Affairs

    Northeastern University

    1965-1968

    William L. Swartzbaugh

    Dean of Students

    Amherst College

  • Region I Past Conference Locations
    Year Location

    2016

    Burlington, Vermont

    2015

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    2014

    Newport, Rhode Island

    2013

    Rockport, Maine

    2012

    Mystic, Connecticut    

    2011

    Sturbridge, Massachusetts

    2010

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    2009   

    Newport, Rhode Island

    2008    

    Hyannis, Massachusetts

    2007   

    Burlington, Vermont

    2006    

    Portland, Maine

    2005    

    Sturbridge, Massachusetts

    2004    

    Mystic, Connecticut

    2003

    Hyannis, Massachusetts

    2002 

    Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

    2001

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    2000

    Rockport, Maine

    1999

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    1998

    Hartford, Connecticut

    1997

    Newport, Rhode Island

    1996

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    1995

    Hyannis, Massachusetts

    1994

    Burlington, Vermont

    1993

    Hartford, Connecticut

    1992

    Portland, Maine

    1991

    Newport, Rhode Island

    1990

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    1989

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    1988

    Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    1987

    Burlington, Vermont

    1986

    Boston, Massachusetts

    1985    

    Newport, Rhode Island

    1984    

    Hartford, Connecticut

    1983

    Portland, Maine

    1982

    Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    1981

    Easton, Massachusetts

    1980

    Providence, Rhode Island

    1979

    Boxborough, Massachusetts

    1978   

    Northfield, Massachusetts

    1977

    Braintree, Massachusetts

    1976

    Windsor Locks, Connecticut

  • Region I Past Conference Chairs
    Year Name

    2016

    Meghan Kenney

    2015

    Cameron Smith

    2014

    Elissa Carroll

    2013

    Greg Jones

    2012

    Daniel Brown

    2011

    Jennifer Michael

    2010

    Jennifer Kosses

    2009

    Shawn DeVeau

    2008

    Greg Narleski    

    2007

    Phil Bernard

Chronicle of NASPA Region I

The following chronicle details some of the important events, projects, or initiatives that were created by Region I since 1989. Each piece of information is found in the minutes taken during Region I Advisory Board Meetings, which are also located on the website for further reference.

Date                       Event, Project, or Initiative

January 1989

Membership goal of 455 exceeded by 10% to 488 members ∞

May 1990

ACPA and NASPA joined forces to form the Maine Association of Student Affairs Personnel, marketing heavily toward undergraduate students; Region I only region with a Network Coordinator.

August 1990

Membership is 499 ∞

September 1990

Andy Matthews named as Region I liaison to Canadian and International Members to recruit and increase members.

May 1991

Placement Conference takes place at Babson College (MA) with 200+ candidates and 50+ positions – giving Regions II and III the idea to host a similar conference.

April 1991

Kathleen Yorkis, dean of Student Affairs, Bentley College (MA) attends White House Briefing on Fraternities

May 1991

Region I paves the way for opportunities and discussion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual conversation through the GLB Network. ““Region I has much to be proud of.  There are a number of regions where gay, lesbian and bisexual are not easily or openly addressed.  The network is appreciative of opportunities this region has made available.  These include: space in the newsletter, display space at the regional conference, sessions on the conference program, encouragement from regional leadership.  The continuation of these opportunities is anticipated.”

May 1991

Membership is 587 ∞

September 1991

Regional Advisory Board approves formation of a Disability Network for Region I

December 1991

Paula Rooney, Vice President of Student Affairs from Babson College (MA), and Region I Past Vice President, announced as a candidate for the President-Elect of NASPA.

December 1991

Membership up to 594 members ∞

January 1992

Region I’s Disability Network approved at the national level

February 1992

Region I teleconference on “Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students” cosponsored by NASPA & ACPA

September 1992

NH sponsors statewide conference for students of color

December 1992

Region I develops “Discussion Group” on the Internet

January 1993

622 members ∞

March 1993

NASPA Annual Conference held in Boston, MA celebrating the 75th Anniversary of NASPA

March 1993

717 members ∞

September 1993

888 members in Region I.  The region is flourishing having had hosted the Annual Conference in Boston, picking up an additional 300 members from the conference. ∞

September 1994

Region I Network for Women in Student Affairs co-hosts with Interventions Consulting Group: Women Transforming College Campuses at Worcester State College (MA), facilitated by Peggy Jablonski of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

July 1994

Began the planning and implementation in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology to provide a three-day workshop on technology for senior student affairs officers

July 1994

International Education Network Created for the purposes of encouraging professional connections with colleagues in other countries

November 1995

NASPA revised its strategic plan and mission impacting goals and focus of Region I

June 1996

Joint day conference with International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) IACLEA in Springfield, MA

October 1997

Regional drive in conference for new professionals and Graduate Students at Trinity College in Collaboration with NEACUHO

March 1997

Jack Warner of Bristol Community College (MA) in Region I becomes president of NASPA

September 1998

NASPA Region I exceed goals for membership with 121 institutional members and 755 individual memberships ∞

November 2002

An undergraduate conference track was created at the regional conference in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

January 2003

First Mid-level Institute was established to help mid-levels in career development by Dave Zamojski

June 2007

The undergraduate pre-conference was renamed to Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) in Burlington, Vermont

November 2007

35th anniversary of the Region I conference which featured a band called “Back in Time”

January 2009

New Professionals Mentoring Institute created to provide mentoring and professional development to new professionals by Laura DeVeau

July 2009

NASPA Region I Ireland conference created to establish greater connection amongst members abroad, 40 in attendance.

March 2009

Faculty Summit becomes a part of the Region I Conference

November 2010

Lunch and learn workshops integrated into the Region I conference in Manchester, New Hampshire

June 2011

Region I hosts a Switzerland Conference at Franklin College themed “Integrating Residential Communities in International Environments” is launched to encourage greater discussion across borders, ten different countries were represented

April 2013

NASPA Region I is represented in the Boston Gay Pride Parade, first time NASPA is represented in a parade in its history.

April 2013

Candid Conversations program is started at Region I conference in Rockport, Maine

April 2016

Mid–level, senior level position added to Region I advisory board

November 2016

Region I advisory board offers support for institutions and colleagues given new FLSA requirements