Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Meet The NWACUHO Board of Directors – Technology Director

Meet Michael Zangl (He/Him/His), your NWACUHO Technology 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? Most of my family is from Shelton, WA, but my dad was in the Air Force, so a little bit of everywhere (highlights include Seattle, Virginia, and Germany!).

How long have you been in the region? 3 years as a professional.

How did you initially get involved in NWACUHO? When was it? I got involved as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee and Programming committee three years ago!

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? A Board member reached out and encouraged me to consider running for a position. I wouldn’t have thought that, as a new professional, I could serve the association in such a way, so I was (and am) nervous to do my best in service to our members throughout the region.

What is your favorite part about being involved in NWACUHO? Being involved on committees was my favorite part about being involved in NWACUHO. As someone who was new as a professional to the region, serving on committees was a great way to meet people at the conference and feel a connection to other professionals around the region.

What is some advice you’d give to someone new to the region? I know it sounds cheesy, but get involved! There are so many ways to get involved while still maintaining balance, but you’d be surprised how rejuvenating it can be to connect to other professionals who aren’t on your campus and work on different projects to improve the opportunities provided to members!

What do you see as the value for getting involved in NWACUHO? What do you get out of being involved? I think that the networking and rejuvenation are valuable reasons for getting involved. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am at now without my involvement in NWACUHO.

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.). NWACUHO is built on supporting members follow their passions that will contribute to the professional development of our members, so, if you have any interest or ideas, just reach out to any of our Board members and they will set you up!

Anything else you’d like to share? Fun facts? When I’m not updating the NWACUHO website, I love checking out new places to eat and drink, going to the movies, and binging the latest series! I’m trying to like running, but we’re still in a love/hate relationship…

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

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

Did you know that Michael won the NWACUHO New Professional Award at our 2019 NWACUHO Conference? Nominate someone you know for the 2020 award!

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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