2016 Conference Planning Team

Meet the volunteers who worked hard to make the 2016 annual conference possible.

Jeremy Jeremy Hamlett, Chair
Commercial Services Manager, University Student Union at California Sate University–Northridge 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
"A photo of my daughter, a sombrero, and flip-flops."

Louise Louise Anthony
Director of Student Programs, University of Sydney Union 

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
"The amazing culinary experience and the exceptional service that comes with it."

Missy Burgess Missy Burgess
Assistant Director of Student Involvement, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh  

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
"My laptop (my island would have WiFi), my pillow, and an endless supply of Coca Cola."

Deepti

Deepti Chadee
Associate Director of Student Activities & Special Events, Texas A&M University–Commerce  

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
"From the food to music to the buildings, everything is connected to a story that is rooted in what makes New Orleans so special."

Geoff

Geoff Combs
Executive Director, Campus Center and Event Services, University of Massachusetts–Boston

People would be surprised to know that ...
"I have a degree in wildlife management, and I always wanted to be a park ranger."

Tiffany Dreyer Tiffany Dreyer 
Director of Marketing & Art Programs, University of California–Berkeley

People would be surprised to know that ...
"I was on Judge Judy!"

Jeni Jeni Eltink
Director of the Kirby Student Center, University of Minnesota–Duluth

People would be surprised to know that ...
I grew up in a place so rural that my whole county had one stoplight, cows outnumbered people three-to-one, and my hometown shares its name with the most popular breed of dairy cattle."
Nikki Nikki Godfrey
Director of Promotions and Event Management, Louisiana State University 

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
New Orleans is home. I grew up in what I like to call the 'backyard of the city.' New Orleans embodies everything great about the state of Louisiana—the spirit, the pride, the family feel, and of course, the food!"

Milton Milton Karahadian
Director, Nicholson Commons, Point Loma Nazarene University 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
"Bible, my wife, and a tent."

Carrie Carrie Miller
Associate Director of Student Activities, The Ohio State University  What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
"The completely creative energy that pours out of every single aspect of the city! From the food to art to history to architecture to the people, so much creative power."
Michael Michael Sprinkle
Faculty member in the Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management Program,
Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
 

People would be surprised to know that ...
"I have always wanted to be on national TV and almost made it once. I was a semifinalist for Season 3 of The Biggest Loser."

Rob Rob Stagni
Director of the Arkansas Union, University of Arkansas 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
"A po-boy from Bear’s Place, a trumpet (I’ve always wanted to learn how to play), and a Swiss army knife."

 Jessi

Jessi Steward
Associate Director of the Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
"I like the small surprises you find walking around the city. Glimpses of small courtyards through open doors, fancy costumes in line at the grocery store, and the big smiles of people welcoming you into their city."

Dave
Dave Timmann
Director of Sykes Student Union, West Chester University

People would be surprised to know that ...
"I was a DJ in the late 70s/early 80s ... yes, with crates and crates of vinyl."

 

 

Updated Feb. 17, 2016