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2015 Region VII Conference | Nov. 12-15 | Temple University


The Region VII conference seeks to provide a fun-filled, exceptional experience through education and community development. In celebration of ACUI’s commitments to innovation, diversity, and unconditional human worth, the conference will empower student leaders while preparing union and activities staff to better serve our communities. 

Start Planning Your Trip to Philadelphia

This year's conference will be hosted at Temple University. Click here to familiarize with the floor plan of Howard Gittis Student Center! Details on hotel accommodations and transportation can be found to the left under Travel and Lodging.

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 2015 Conference Chair, Ryan Bissonnette, would like to formally welcome you to Philadelphia:

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 ACUI RVII Host Letter(1)Jason_Levy  2015 Host Chair, Jason Levy, would like to formally welcome you to Philadelphia.

Keynote Speaker


John Taylor

John Taylor, ACUI CEO, began his role May 4, becoming the Association's fifth chief executive. Taylor now leads advancement efforts and develops strategic partnerships for the $3.5 million organization. Additionally, as secretary and treasurer of the Association, he is a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees and oversees all paid staff.

 John Taylor
Taylor came to the position having progressively led unions at Missouri State University and Rutgers University before becoming director at Michigan in 2005. Until April, he volunteered on ACUI’s Education Council, and in 2013 participated in the Research Task Force. He also chaired the annual conference team in 2012.

He has a doctorate from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Maura J. Cullen

Maura Cullen has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner. For more than 25 years, Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people within more than 500 organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia, lending her expertise to institutions such as Wellesley College, Michigan State University, Binghamton University, and many others.

Cullen earned her doctorate of education in social justice and diversity education from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and is the author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap. Seasoned staff and new students alike describe Cullen as "enlightening" and "the most inspiring and entertaining [speaker]" they have ever heard. For more details about Cullen's work, visit

Host Institutions


Temple University with
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia University,
Rutgers University–Camden,
and West Chester University

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Updated Oct. 16, 2015