Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Meet The NWACUHO Board of Directors – Corporate Relations Director

Meet Steve Brodrick (He/Him/His), your NWACUHO Corporate Relations Director!

We asked our NWACUHO Board of Directors to share some advice and reflect on their experience volunteering with NWACUHO. See his responses here!

Where do you call home? Lethbridge, Alberta.

How long have you been in the region? Just over 10 years now!

How did you initially get involved in NWACUHO? When was it? I had a chance to attend the NWACUHO Annual Conference in 2011 in Vancouver and that’s when I learned about the organization.

How did you get involved on the Board of Directors for NWACUHO? What were you feeling when you planned to run? Were there any fears, excitement, or other feelings that you had to think about before running? I was at regional meeting when some of my colleagues from other institutions asked me if I would be interested. They were both on the Board and had really enjoyed their experience. I wasn’t planning on running, but it sounded like a great group of people so I put my name in. I was both nervous and excited, but the on-boarding was positive and everyone is very supportive.

What is your favorite part about being involved in NWACUHO? Having the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other parts of our region that I normally don’t interact with.

What is some advice you’d give to someone new to the region? Get involved! This is a very welcoming place where you can learn more about the profession and make a difference.

What do you see as the value for getting involved in NWACUHO? What do you get out of being involved? I really enjoy the opportunity to get the perspective of my colleagues from other institutions. As a Canadian, its great to hear what our colleagues south of the border are working on. I find it very fulfilling to learn that there are so many shared experiences in our profession.

What is some advice you’d give to someone interested in joining a committee or getting further involved in NWACUHO? (This could be attending events virtually, going to our conferences, running for a co-chair position, running for a board position, contributing to soundings blog, etc.). No experience necessary! I think its natural to question whether or not you have something to contribute, especially when you are new to the profession. The truth is that everyone has someone to offer and your peers have something to learn from you even if you are new.

Anything else you’d like to share? Fun facts? I love hiking and travelling and seeing new places!

Are you interested in learning more about Steve’s experience volunteering with NWACUHO? You can contact him at corporate@nwacuho.org!

Also consider donating your time or resources to NWACUHO as part of our NWACUHO 2020 Initiative!

Do you know someone who would represent the NWACUHO region well through a larger leadership role? Each year we have multiple board of directors positions open and committee leadership roles available! Learn more about our full elections process, frequently asked questions, and more here: http://nwacuho.org/elections/!

Election Process

Each January, we hold an elections process for the vacant Board of Director positions.  Similar to previous years, voting will occur remotely with the Senior Housing Officer (SHO) from each 2020 member institution casting their vote. While there will only be one ballot cast per institution, we do encourage departmental discussion in decision making.

If you are interested in running for one of our open positions, you must first complete this “intent to run” form by 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on Monday December 2, 2019.

If you would like to nominate a colleague to run for one (or more) of our open positions, please complete this short nomination form.  Our Past-President will reach out to the person that has been nominated and let them know that someone has nominated them and encourage them to run for the open position.

For any interested individual that completes an intent to run form by 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on Monday December 2, 2019; all other application materials will be due by 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on Friday, December 20, 2019.  Please see the “To Apply” portion of this page for information on what will need to be submitted by Friday, December 20th.

Available Positions in 2020

  • President-Elect, term expires: February 2023
  • Corporate Relations Director, term expires: February 2022
  • Washington Representative, term expires: February 2022
  • British Columbia Representative, term expires: February 2022
  • Alaska/Yukon Representative, term expires: February 2022
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