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2022 NASPA Florida Drive-In Conference

Regional Drive-in/Small Conference

The 2022 NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference has been POSTPONED due to the impact of Hurricane Ian. 

A new date in late-January/early-February will be announced as soon as possible.
If you have already registered, you may request a full refund with out any administrative fees or penalties. More information about the refund request process will be posted early the week of October 10th.
Thank you for your patience as we work to find a new date and process refunds. We look forward to seeing you soon and send our best wishes to everyone affected by the storm.

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Make sure you save the date for October 20-22, 2022.  This year’s Drive-In Conference will feature the Case Study Competition and NASPA-FL Social on Thursday; educational sessions, guest speakers, and awards on Friday; and the 2022 Undergraduate Symposium on Saturday.

The annual NASPA-FL Social will be held on Thursday, October 14th at 6:00PM.  Additional information about the location will be sent out to Drive-In Conference registrants closer to the event date.

This event is an affordable opportunity for professional development, networking, reconnecting with old friends, and creating new ones!  The 2022 NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference is open to all student affairs professionals, graduate students, institutional partners, and undergraduate students considering careers in Student Affairs.



If you have any questions about the 2022 NASPA-FL Drive-In Conference, please contact Dr. Kerrie Montgomery Orozco, Conference Chair, at [email protected]

If you have any questions about the 2022 NASPA-FL Undergraduate Symposium or participating in the Graduate School Fair, please contact Dr. Amanda Wilkerson, Undergraduate Symposium Coordinator, at Amanda. [email protected]

If you have any questions about the 2022 NASPA-FL Case Study Competition, please contact Susan Trudeau, Case Study Competition Coordinator, at [email protected]


Call for Programs

The Call for Programs is now closed. 

Case Study Competition

The NASPA-FL-Drive-In Conference on October 20-22 will feature the return of the live annual Case Study Competition,  a great opportunity for graduate students to enhance their professional development in student affairs by utilizing their knowledge of student affairs theory and how it applies to real-world situations. 

We will be hosting the annual Case Study Competition on Thursday afternoon, October 20. Teams of three competitors from the same institution will analyze, evaluate, and provide solutions to a thought-provoking case relevant to the field of student and academic affairs.  Participants will present to a panel of judges comprised of student and academic affairs practitioners and faculty. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the conference closing ceremony.  

We strongly suggest that institutions host a local competition to determine a team to advance to the statewide competition. Cases from previous NASPA-FL competitions may be used for local competitions, or you may want to ask some of your student affairs professionals on campus to create a case and judge the on-campus event.

Please note that all participants must register for the NASPA-FL Drive in Conference to be eligible to participate. 

We hope that students from your institution take part in this educational and fun opportunity for professional development! If you are interested in competing, please register here. Please contact me at [email protected] or 904-620-3547 if you have additional questions. 


Keynote Speaker - Carla McKnight

Carla is a passionate and dynamic speaker who has spent more than 15 years promoting growth and inspiring change in the field of higher education. The early part of her career was spent working directly with students in a variety of capacities including residence life, student conduct, academic advising, and as a faculty member. Though Carla thoroughly enjoyed this work, she was deeply troubled by how the people, policies, and practices within an institution could negatively impact the student experience. That is when Carla switched her focus from working directly with students to contributing to student success by working with faculty and staff.

Carla currently serves as the Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources at Valencia College. Her goal is to recruit, train, and develop a diverse workforce that will create an inclusive learning environment conducive to the success of all students. She is pursuing a Doctorate in Organization Development and Change at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Featured Speaker - Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector is the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance at the University of Central Florida. He oversees accounting, finance, human resources, campus safety, auxiliary enterprises, and all aspects of facilities management.

Before joining UCF, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Morehouse College, and prior to that, Vice President for Financial Affairs and University Treasurer for Cornell University. He has also held similar leadership roles at Ithaca College and Johnson C. Smith University. Before joining higher education, he was the Corporate Controller for the United Negro College Fund, and a public accountant with then Deloitte and Touche.

His twenty-two-year tenure in higher education has seen him advocate for diversity and inclusion matters. He has made presentations both nationally and on the campuses he serves. As an author, his first published work has birthed a podcast series where he engages thought leaders on matters of early career paths, and where they are today. The book and the podcast are ways that he continue to provide hope and inspiration to young people and young professionals just starting out in their careers.

He is an honors graduate from Howard University where he majored in accounting and holds a Master of Christian Thought degree from the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is married to his college sweetheart, Sharon-Kaye, and is the father of three children, Joshua, Timothy and Kezia.

Drive-In Conference Schedule