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April 14, 2023

Call for Programs Deadline

May 12, 2023

Regular registration deadline

May 12, 2023

LAST day for late registration

May 18, 2023

Drive-in Conference

2023 NASPA Region III South Carolina Drive-In Conference

Regional Drive-in/Small Conference

Reflecting on the Past to Build a Better Future for Higher Education

The 4th annual NASPA-SC Drive-In conference will be held at Claflin University on Thursday, May 18th, 2023. Our conference theme will be Reflecting on the Past to Build a Better Future for Higher Eduction. We are excited to gather professionals, students, and faculty from around South Carolina for professional develeopment.

 

Presented By

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Conference Program

2023 NASPA South Carolina Drive-In Conference Program

KEYNOTE

 

"Inspiring Change in Higher Education: The Art of Strategic Leadership and Effective Navigation"

 

Cletra Peters is an accomplished and experienced higher education administrator with a diverse background and a results-driven attitude. With a strong work ethic and excellent strategic planning skills, she has demonstrated the ability to perform at a high level in various environments. As Vice President and Chief of Staff, Cletra is responsible for overseeing daily operations, managing budgets, and leading strategic planning efforts. She brings valuable experience from her previous role as Special Assistant to the President at Harris-Stowe State University, where she provided coordination and oversight for core initiatives of the Office of the President. Additionally, Cletra has held administrative roles in service learning and residence life at Bethune-Cookman University, where she provided leadership, management, and oversight of programs, budgets, and staff.

 

Cletra is a lifelong learner who holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education & Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education from City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality from State University of New York at Delhi.

 

Program Sessions

The conference theme is "Reflecting on the Past to Build a Better Future for Higher Education". There will be a variety of sessions in panel, roundtable, and lecture format.

 

There are 3 session blocks that will offer 4 presentations per block, with a total of 12 presentations offered.

There will be a common roundtable discussion time covering topics related to higher education in South Carolina.

A program book with sessions per block will be emailed to attendees the day before the conference and printed copies will be available. Some of the topics being covered are:

 

  • How to get involved in NASPA
  • A Student-Inclusive Approach to Redesigning Programs
  • Collaborative Leadership in Action: Developing Strategic Partnerships for Multicultural Recruitment and Retention
  • Build UP Better: How one institution reimagined campus welcome events to increase student engagement and persistence
  • Reinvesting in our Greatest Resource - Recruitment & Retention of Staff
  • Past, Present and Future of Higher Education
  • Oh the places you will go: helping students bridge the gap between college to career
  • Supporting Second Year Students
  • AND MORE!

 

 

Registration Details

We welcome NASPA and non-NASPA members from South Carolina and neighboring states to join us! There is one flat registration rate this year, regardless of membership!

  • The LAST day for registration is Friday, May 12th 

  • Registration is $50 per person and includes lunch

 

Registration Steps for Non-NASPA Members

There is a flat registration fee of $50 for NASPA members and non-members. However, a NASPA account is required to register in the portal. For more information about setting up a NASPA account, please visit our website. If you are a non-member, please create an account to register. You do not have to sign up for a paid membership to create an account.

1. Click the "register now" button below

2. Advance to the next page, which will say to login. Click login icon.

3. The next page will ask for login info. Please look toward the bottom middle of the screen where the words "Don't have an account?" appear. Click that link.

4.Create an account, this will NOT require that a membership be purchased. It will create a profile, which will allow registration.

5. Follow through with registration process and pay the conference registration fee!

 

For payment with a check or institutions interested in registering a group of attendees, please follow these steps:

1. Have the participant(s) register individually, and upon checkout please select the "Bill Me Later" option. Please note that a NASPA account is required to register. For more information about setting up a NASPA account, please visit our website
 

2. Upon check-out every participant will receive a confirmation email with an invoice. Ask each participant to forward their confirmation email, which will have their registration fees and individual participant invoice number.

3. Add the total amount of all the registration and additional fees.

4. Issue a check for the total amount of all the registration and additional fees to the "2023 NASPA Region III South Carolina Drive-In Conference". In the memo or check stub, please list each individual participant invoice number, which can be found in the forwarded invoice.

5. Mail the check to the following address:

NASPA CL ID # 500016

PO Box 5007

Merrifield, VA 22116-5007

The check must be addressed to the "2023 NASPA Region III South Carolina Drive-In Conference" and have all the invoice numbers for each individual participant listed. 

Please note that registration for a group of participants cannot be processed on a single credit card transaction, and will require payment with a check. Any questions about registration can be directed to [email protected]
 

All payments with a check must be received before Friday, May 12, 2023.  

Schedule

A tentative outline of the day is included below. A full program listing with sessions and times will be available in April!

May 18
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

Location: TBA

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Conference Welcome

Location: TBA

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

Round Table Discussions

Location: TBA

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

Locations Vary 

10:00 AM - 10:15 PM

Morning Break

Location: TBA

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Session Block One

Pick from one of 4 sessions to attend!

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Palmetto Awards Presentation

Locations TBA

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Session Block #2

Pick from 4 sessions!

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Locations Vary

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session Block #3

Pick from 4 sessions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Closing Session with Door Prizes

Wrapping up the day with excellent door prizes!

Location Details

Conference Hotel

The confernce hotel is Tru by Hilton a short drive from the Claflin University campus!

Tru by Hilton

  • 739 Citadel Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118
  • 803-813-800
  • Rate $149.00 – One King bed / $159.00 – two queen beds

Visit the website for reservations

 

Conference Venue

The 2023 conference will be at Claflin University.

For driving directions please use the following address: 400 Magnolia St, Orangeburg , SC 29115. Visit the campus website for more directions.

The majority of the conference will be in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health Wellness Complex.

Please check back soon for more information about parking information.

Sponsorship Information

NASPA-South Carolina welcomes corporate sponsors for the annual drive-in conference. Information on sponsorship levels in below. Please contact the NASPA-SC conference coordinator for more information on how to join us this year!

Questions? Please reach out to Dillon Beckford at [email protected]

 

 

Sponsorship Levels
2023 Sponsorships
Partner Level ($500 and above)
Sponsor Level ($250-$499)
Associate Level ($100 to $249)
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!  If you are interested in being a 2024 sponsor, please contact us!

Partner Level ($500 and above)

Sponsor Level ($250-$499)

Associate Level ($100- $249)

At Conference:

  • Three free conference registrations;
  • Exhibit booth at conference;
  • Sponsorship level sign at exhibit booth;
  • Recognition at all general sessions for being a NASPA-SC Partner;
  • Representative will receive three (3) minutes to speak at a general session that involves all conference participants;
  • Eligible to submit an interest session proposal (Proposals due on April 14, 2023);
  • Recognition in the annual conference program;
  • Corporate listing/link on the NASPA-SC conference website;
  • Will receive a list of attendees.

Throughout the Year:

  • Logo and recognition on NASPA-SC website;
  • First right of priority participation of NASPA-SC sponsored projects/events;
  • Use of corporate logo in NASPA-SC advertisements;
  • Special recognition in NASPA-SC media;
  • Recognition in e-mail newsletter to NASPA-SC members.

 

At Conference:

  • Two free conference registrations;
  • Exhibit booth at conference;
  • Sponsorship level sign at exhibit booth;
  • Recognition at the opening session for being a NASPA-SC Sponsor;
  • Eligible to submit an interest session proposal (proposals due on April 14, 2023); 
  • Recognition in the annual conference program;
  • Corporate listing/link on the NASPA-SC conference website;
  • Will receive a list of attendees.

Throughout the Year:

  • Use of corporate logo in NASPA-SC advertisements;
  • Special recognition in NASPA-SC media;
  • Recognition in e-mail newsletter to NASPA-SC members.

 

At Conference:

  • One free conference registration;
  • Exhibit booth at conference;
  • Sponsorship level sign at exhibit booth
  • Recognition at the opening session for being a NASPA-SC Sponsor;
  • Recognition in the annual conference program (no corporate logo);
  • Corporate listing/link on the NASPA-SC conference website;
  • Will receive a list of attendees.

Throughout the Year:

  • Special recognition in NASPA-SC media

 

 

Planning Team and Contact Information

Questions? Need more information? Please feel free to reach out to any of the team members!

Name

Position

Email

Institution

Dillon Beckford

NASPA-SC Conference Coordinator

[email protected]

Claflin University

 Kimberly Dressler  NASPA-SC State Director  [email protected]  University of South Carolina