Region VI

Region VI

Grounded in our commitment to diversity, inclusion, scholarship, and leadership, our mission is to provide innovative professional development opportunities that connect, engage, and inspire current and aspiring student affairs educators to serve, respond to, and advocate for students in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Arizona, Australia, California, China, Guahan (Guam), Hawai'i, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Values: Respect. Teamwork. Integrity.

 


Territory

Region VI encompasses Aotearoa (New Zealand), Arizona, Australia, California, China, Guahan (Guam), Hawai'i, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.


The History of NASPA Region VI

Regional Vice President/Regional Director History

Western Regional Conference History

History of Region VI

History of Region VI Awardees 1997-present

Original Western Regional Conference Agreement (February 1989)

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About Our Regional Director

Rameen serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Leadership and Dean of Students at UC Irvine and oversees a variety of departments including Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs, Veteran Services, International Center, Cross-Cultural Center, Sorority & Fraternity life, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research, Academic Integrity & Student Conduct, Womxn’s Center for Success, Center for Student Leadership, Student Government & Student Media, Sustainability Resource Center, DREAM Center, Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center, and FRESH Basic Needs Hub.  He has worked for 32 years in student affairs.

Rameen received his Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California Irvine. He has taught as an Associate Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School for both master’s and doctorate students. He has worked at both public and private institutions including UC Riverside, CSU Northridge, and Occidental College and also served as an administrator on Semester at Sea.

In 2020, Rameen was the Western Regional Conference Committee Chair as it pivoted to a virtual format. He has led initiatives for Civic and Community Engagement as well as the development of the Core Leadership Competencies for UC Irvine students. He has co-authored an article published in Student Engagement in Higher Education on Engaging Racial Ethnic Minority Students on Predominately White Classroom Environments.

 

Advisory Board

The Region VI Advisory Board oversees the various operations of the Region as well as representing the state organizations within Region VI and coordinating with the Knowledge Communities.

Events

One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.

If you are interested in planning an event for the Region, you must fill out this form. The completed form will be sent to your Regional Director and Regional Treasurer for approval. Once approved, they will connect with the NASPA Central Office and a staff member will reach out to you for training and event set-up.

 

Region VI Awards

Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring professionals and students through our regional awards. Regional award winners are forwarded for consideration at the national awards level, as applicable.

View the 2022 Award Recipients video presentation here »

A full description of all awards and a list of past recipients is available below. 
 

Questions? Contact Jen Pagala Barnett, Nominations and Awards Chair, at [email protected].

Pillars

Distinguished Pillars of the Profession

2019 - Joy L. Hoffman, Kathryn Mueller
2018 - Kandy Mink Salas, Sherry Mallory
2017 - John Hoffman, Brian Haynes, Harry Le Grande, Judy Sakaki, Frank Lamas
2016 - Lori M. Ideta, Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Kenneth Kelly, Anna M. Ortiz, Wm. Gregory Sawyer
2015 - Melissa Vito
2014 - *
2013 - Peg Blake, Jill Halvaks, Sharyn Slavin Miller
2012 - Marilee Bresciani
2011 - Charlotte Burgess, Penny Rue
2010 - Howard Wang
2009 - Susan Hunter Hancock, Robert Naples, Lisa Waits
2008 - Renee Barnett Terry, Ronni Sanlo
2007 - James R. Kitchen, Gary Kleeman
2006 - Anthony R. Ross
2005 - *
2004 - Henry Gee, Michael Jackson, Alvin Tagomori
2003 - Sandra Matsui, Saunie Taylor
2002 - Amefil Agbayani, Hal Gin, Elizabeth Griego, Alan Yang
2001 - Anne E. Golseth
2000 - Doris M. Ching, Dudley B. Woodard, James Lyons
1999 - Judy Chambers, Jesse Marks, James R. Appleton

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!

 

Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services KC

Maria Jaochico

Representative

[email protected]

Adult Learners and Students with Children KC

Teresa Bill

Representative

[email protected]

African American KC

Monica Perkins

Representative

[email protected]

Alcohol and Other Drugs KC

Steve Peach

Representative

[email protected]

Asian Pacific Islander KC

Danielle Masuda

Representative

[email protected]

Susan Hua

Representative

[email protected]

James Wu

Representative

[email protected]

Mylinh Hoang

Representative

[email protected]

Assessment, Evaluation, and Research KC

Kevin Thomas Grant

Representative

[email protected]

Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC
Vacant
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement KC

Teresa Neighbors

Representative

[email protected]

Disability KC

Kamana Seymour

Representative

[email protected]

Enrollment Management KC

Robert Bachini 

Representative

[email protected]

Fraternity and Sorority KC

JD Dantzler

Representative

[email protected]

Gender and Sexuality KC
Vacant
Indigenous Peoples KC

Judith Estrada

Representative

[email protected]

International Education KC

Jenna Bustamante

Representatives

[email protected]

Latinx/a/o KC
Vacant
Men and Masculinities KC

Reggie Robles

Representative

[email protected]

Multiracial KC
Vacant
New Professionals and Graduate Students KC

Emily Davis

Representative

[email protected]

Off Campus and Commuter Student Services KC

Faraah Mullings

Representative

[email protected]

Orientation, Transition and Retention KC

Katrina Abes

Representative 

[email protected]

Sarah Brice

Representative

[email protected]

Parent and Family Relations KC
Vacant
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response KC

Erica Moorer

Representatives

[email protected]

Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC

Belinda Zamacona

Representative

[email protected]

Mario Garibay

Representative

[email protected]

Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education KC

Shannon Nolan-Arañez

Representative

[email protected]

Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations KC
Vacant
Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs KC

Kendra Hunter

Representative

[email protected]

Student-Athlete KC

Rosemary Stribling

Representative

[email protected]

Student Career Development KC

Amy Hendrickson

Representative

[email protected]

Student Leadership Programs KC
Triseinge Ortiz
Representative
[email protected]
Student-Athletes KC
Courtney Spivak
Representative
[email protected]
Student Government KC
Vacant
Student Leadership Programs KC

Ashley Ramos

Representative

[email protected]

Sustainability KC
Vacant
Technology KC

Jason Garrett

Representative

[email protected]

Undocumented Immigrants & Allies KC

Mike Manalo-Pedro

Representative

[email protected]

Vacant
Veterans KC

Coby Dillard

Representatives

[email protected]

Wellness and Health Promotion KC
Vacant
Women in Student Affairs KC

Sara Sanchez

Representatives

[email protected]

 

Learn more about Knowledge Communities.