New Professionals Network

Program begins on Sunday, March 10, 11:45 a.m.
Price: $30, includes networking opportunities and a tour of the Busch Student Center at St. Louis University
Preregistration required; limit 50
Core Competencies: Communication, Leadership, Planning

The New Professionals Network is for professionals in the field with less than five years of experience. This network will provide learning opportunities, information on getting involved more actively in ACUI, and a group of peers who can be a resource to you in future years. The New Professionals Network will include a workshop to help participants achieve academic, career, and personal success; a variety of networking opportunities with various other networks; an off-site visit to a union; and a variety of new professional-focused educational sessions offered throughout the conference.

Those who will find this network most valuable are college union and student activities professionals who:

  • Are new to the field of college unions and student activities
  • Entered the workforce within the last five years

Optional Lunch
Sunday, March 10, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Offsite, Meet in Hotel Lobby

Introduction and Overview
Sunday, March 10, 1–1:30 p.m.
Landmark 3, Conference Plaza, Lobby Level

Tips from previous winners of the Richard Blackburn Award (New Professional of the Year)
Sarah Aikman, Northern Kentucky University
Zane Reif, University of North Texas
Tari Wimbley, California State University-San Bernardino
Joe Gutowski, Utica College
Keith Kowalka, University of Houston
Monday, March 11, 8–9 a.m.
Landmark 3, Conference Plaza, Lobby Level

Expo Tour with Blackburn Award Winners
Monday, March 11, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Landmark 3, Conference Plaza, Lobby Level

Director Panel and Hot Topic Discussion
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Northwestern 
Lori Stettler, Southern Illinois University
Willie Banks, Cleveland State University
Whit Hollis, University of Utah
Monday, March 11, 2:30–4:45 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Grand Tower, 20th Floor

Saint Louis University Tour and Lunch
Wednesday, March 13, 12:30–4 p.m.
Offsite, Meet in Hotel Lobby


Updated Feb. 5, 2013