Get Involved

NASPA Regions are run and supported entirely by the continued hard work and contributions of our volunteers. Region VI offers numerous volunteer positions and opportunities for our members to become involved. Whether it’s taking on a leadership role or helping out at a drive-in, there’s something for everyone.

Are you interested in becoming involved in NASPA?

KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITIES

Welcome to the Region VI Knowledge Communities (KCs), your Gateway to the Profession and Connection to the Association. As the slogan suggests, the KCs are the entry point to NASPA for graduate students or professionals wanting to get involve and take on a leadership role. KC Representatives are also included in the region's KC advisory board to give a collective voice of the association.

There are currently 28 KC's ranging in topics and specific issues currently facing our field. These active communities help to identify and share emerging knowledge and best practices. Each KC can have up to two regional representative and as many sub-committee representatives as necessary. Region VI consists of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Arizona, Australia,  California, China (Hong Kong), Guahan (Guam), Hawai'i, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Within the Region VI KCs there are a number of ways to get involved:

  • You can be a Regional Representative for one of our many Knowledge Communities.
  • You can serve on a committee or be an active member of a KC.
  • You can click one or more of the KCs on your NASPA profile page and receive emails about upcoming events or provide input into the programming or information provided by your KC representatives.
  • You can attend ancillary meetings, have a KC sponsor a presentation, or write an article to our many NASPA publications.

This page is an informational page for those just getting started in Knowledge Communities as well as a resource page for those currently with the Region VI KC Leadership Team.

We look forward to working with you!

Anthony Keen & Molly Bechtel
Region VI KC Co-Coordinators

Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services KC
Tiffany Gabrielson
Representative
[email protected]
Adult Learners and Students with Children KC
Teresa Bill
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Melissa Sinclair
Co-Representative
[email protected]
African American KC
Tina King
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Aaron Jones
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Alcohol and Other Drugs KC
Vacant
Interested? Email the KC Coordinators to apply.
Asian Pacific Islander KC
Elaine Jessica Tamargo
Representative
[email protected]
Assessment, Evaluation, and Research KC
Kevin Thomas Grant
Representative
[email protected]
Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC
Leslie D. Cabingabang
Representative
[email protected]
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement KC
Marcus Rodriguez
Representative
[email protected]
Disability KC
Julinda D. Holmes-Tolbert
Representative
[email protected]
Enrollment Management KC
Sam Smith
Representative
[email protected]
Fraternity and Sorority KC
Caitlyn Zang
Representative
[email protected]
Gender and Sexuality KC
Alfredo Del Cid
Representative
[email protected]
Indigenous Peoples KC
Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright
Representative
[email protected]
International Education KC
Tiffany Chen
Representative
[email protected]ucx.ucr.edu
Latinx/a/o KC
Danny Ledezma
Representative
[email protected]
Men and Masculinities KC
Issac M. Carter
Representative
[email protected]
Multiracial KC
Marina Mantos
Representative
[email protected]
New Professionals and Graduate Students KC
Bob Just
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Michael Lemus
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Parent and Family Relations KC
Lorena Marquez
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC
Belinda Zamacona
Representative
[email protected]
Brenda Anderson Wadley
Representative
[email protected]
Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education KC
Asha Nettles
Representative
[email protected]
Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations KC
Tamara Himmelstein
Representative
[email protected]
Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs KC
Kendra Hunter
Representative
[email protected]
Student Career Development KC
Ann Mansfield
Representative
[email protected]
Student Leadership Programs KC
Triseinge Ortiz
Representative
[email protected]
Student-Athletes KC
Courtney Spivak
Representative
[email protected]
Sustainability KC
Kimberly Scatton
Representative
[email protected]
Technology KC
Jason Garrett
Representative
[email protected]
Undocumented Immigrants & Allies KC
Henoc M. Preciado
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Klint Jaramillo
Co-Representative
[email protected]
Veterans KC
Tammy Oluvic
Representative
[email protected]
Wellness and Health Promotion KC
Michelle Tagorda
Representative
[email protected]
Women in Student Affairs KC
Carolyn Golz
Representative
[email protected]

Learn more about Knowledge Communities.