2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Mt. San Antonio College

January 27

The 2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Mt. San Antonio College will provide an opportunity for community college student affairs professionals to engage with one another in the greater Los Angeles area. The Symposium is a low-cost, high-quality professional development event focused on content covering the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery designed to meet the needs of the diverse community college student population.

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Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.

The Community Colleges Symposium Series was designed specifically to address the needs of professionals and para-professionals working in community and two-year colleges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series will ensure continued quality services to the community college and its stakeholders.

NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student affairs professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The programming, focused on skill building and delivered by content experts, will cover the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery to ensure attendees are able to meet the needs of their diverse student populations.

Student Services Professionals at the Nexus of Leading Equity and Success in the California Community Colleges 

The theme of the symposium at Mt. San Antonio College is the role and responsibility of student services professionals in establishing and addressing equity and success strategies in community colleges. Recognized leaders in the field of higher education, specializing on community colleges, will address pertinent topics of interest and concern related to student development, diversity, inclusion, and social justice

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
  • apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
  • develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
  • explore unique and innovative ways in which individuals can advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals;
  • connect the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners and NASPA’s Focus Areas to the professional development of community college student affairs administrators;and
  • utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.

Special thanks to the experts that volunteered their time and energy to developing the curriclum, identifying facilitators, and creating a valuable opportunity for community college student affairs practitioners.


Presented By

Community Colleges Division
2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Mt. San Antonio College
2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Mt. San Antonio College


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Graduate


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For a detailed schedule at-a-glance, click here. We are thrilled to welcome a breadth of facilitators to Mt. San Antonio College to learn with us!

Fri, Jan 27

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening & Welcome
Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noi, Vice President Student Services - Mt. San Antonio College
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Session 1: The History, Mission, and Philosophy of the American Community College & Foundation Studies of Student Development & Adult Learning Theory
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Session 2: Practical Foundations for Everyday Success and Navigating Campus Collaboration
Jeff Archibald, Academic Senate President, Mt. San Antonio College
Dr. Irene Malmgren, Vice President Instruction, Mt. San Antonio College
Misha Maggi, Student Life & Leadership Manager, Canada College
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Walk to Lunch Location - 9C-Stage
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Resource Fair (Master's and Doctoral Degree Institutions)
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Walk to Breakout Locations
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session 3: Concurrent Sessions (Choose A, B, or C)
Skill Building A: Tools of the Trade - Accountability, Assessment, and Appreciative Inquiry (Non-Manager)
Dr. John Hoffman, Department Chair, College of Education, California State Fullerton
Skill Building B: Professional Intelligence - Understanding How You Leadership Orientation Can Impact Management Effectiveness (Managers)
John Hernandez, Interim President, Santiago Canyon College
Skill Building C: Exploring Potentiality - Cultivating Tomorrow's Change Agents in CA Community Colleges (All Interested in Advanced Degrees)
Dr. Dawn Person, Coordinator Community College EDD & Director for the Center for Educational Research and Access, California State University Fullerton
Dr. Karen Longman, Azusa Pacific University
Ms. Sara Mestas, Professor of Counseling, Mt. San Antonio College, CSULB MS-SDHE Alumna '14
Mr. Ivan Pena, Director of Career and Transfer Services, Mt. San Antonio College, UCLA Doctoral Student
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Walk back to Founders Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 4: Equity as the Driver for Student Success
Dr. Audrey Yamagata Noi, Vice President Student Services - Mt. San Antonio College
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Session 5: Program and Service Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Justice
Dr. Dyrell Foster, Vice President Student Services, Moreno Valley College
Dr. Ricky Shabazz, Vice President Student Services, San Bernardino Valley Community College
Dr. Eric Bishop, Vice President Student Services, Chaffey College
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Dyrell, Foster, NASPA Community Colleges Region VI Representative
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Option No-Host Social Activity
Yolanda Friday, Interim Dean Fontana Campus, Chaffey College - NASPA Region VI


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can become a member at the cost of $75. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. NASPA is pleased to offer discounted institutional memberships to community colleges.

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Registration Fees

before 01/13/2017
01/14/2017 to 01/26/2017
after 01/27/2017
NASPA Member


Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180


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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 15, 2016, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected].

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Mt. San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

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