2018 NASPA Alice Manicur Symposium

January 21 – January 24, 2018
San Diego, California, Renaissance San Diego Hotel

The Alice Manicur Symposium is specifically designed for women at the middle management level considering a move to become vice presidents of student affairs.


Sponsored by NASPA’s Center for Women, the Alice Manicur Symposium is an engaging and supportive environment for you to learn and reflect on your personal goals and aspirations.  This is an application based conference offered every two years and allows time for in-depth discussions and small, faculty lead mentor group sessions.  Additionally, you will meet one-on-one with experienced VPSA faculty members as well as participate in content sessions on topics such as: strategic thinking, leading change, planning for career advancement, and work / life balance.

You should apply if:

  • You hold a Master’s degree and/or are completing or recently completed your doctorate.
  • You are a mid-level manager reporting to a senior level official.
  • Your responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management experience, and designing and implementing programs


Presented By

Center for Women


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


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This schedule will continue to be updated with details.

Sun, Jan 21

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome & Overview
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Insights into the Real Life of a VPSA
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mentor Groups
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
7:30 p.m.
Dinner with Mentor Groups

Mon, Jan 22

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast | Individual Consultations | Resume Reviews
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Individual Consultations | Resume Reviews
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Provided)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mentor Groups
6:30 p.m.
Dinner on Your Own

Tue, Jan 23

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast | Individual Consultations | Resume Reviews
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Provided
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Individual Consultations | Resume Reviews
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mentor Group Meetings
6:45 p.m.
Dinner with Mentor Group

Wed, Jan 24

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mentor Group Meetings
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Final Reflection/Wrap-Up


In an effort to create a meaningful and personal experience for you, enrollment is limited.  Applications are requested and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications has closed.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by November 14, 2017.  Registration information will be sent out with acceptance notifications. Registration includes the following meals: three breakfasts and two lunches. Dinners are on indivual cost.

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 join as an individual member at the $75 rate. 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. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.


Early Bird
10/26/2017 to 12/08/2017
12/09/2017 to 01/05/2018
01/06/2018 to 01/20/2018
NASPA Memebr


Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171

Tonya Murphy

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500


View Registration Policies

Purchase Orders:
Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. There is now a Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment. Please use that option when registering online. 

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by December 15, 2017, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined or to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected]. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after December 15, 2017. Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at [email protected]


  • Mamta Accapadi, Symposium Chair

    Mamta Accapadi, Symposium Chair

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Rollins College

    Faculty Bio

  • Nancy Crimmin

    Nancy Crimmin

    Becker College

    Faculty Bio

  • Enku Gelaye

    Enku Gelaye

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Faculty Bio

  • Nina Grant

    Nina Grant

    Vice President of Student Services
    Western Nebraska Community College

    Faculty Bio

  • Melissa Mahan

    Melissa Mahan

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Texas at San Antonio

    Faculty Bio

  • Chicora Martin

    Chicora Martin

    Vice President and Dean of Students
    Mills College

    Faculty Bio


Hotel Republic San Diego

Hotel Republic San Diego
San Diego, California

The hotel block is not yet available.  Attendees will be notified of the group information upon program acceptance. Should you like to share a room with a fellow participant, please e-mail Lucy Fort, [email protected]

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hotel Republic San Diego
421 W B St., San Diego, California, 92101
$209 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    San Diego is serviced by San Diego International Airport (SAN). The hotel is approximately 3 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from SAN, please visit the Parking & Transportation section of the SAN website.

    If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Parking & Transportation page of the SAN website. Taxi fare from SAN to the Hotel Republic San Diego is approximately $10 one-way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Parking & Transportation page of the SAN website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in San Diego in January are around 65 degrees F during the day and 49 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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