Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Meet The NWACUHO Board of Directors – President-Elect

Meet Bob Lambert (He/Him/His), your NWACUHO President-Elect!

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? Calgary, AB (and the mountains).

How long have you been in the region? 5 years

How did you initially get involved in NWACUHO? When was it? I initially got involved by being the Alberta Representative on the Board of Directors in 2015.

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 very excited to apply to be the President Elect and get back involved with NWACUHO. I gained so much professional development from being the Alberta Representative and I loved working with a committed Board of Directors dedicated towards doing great work for the members of the Association. I value the work that is completed and I feel very lucky to have been given an opportunity to contribute to the NW region.

What is your favorite part about being involved in NWACUHO? My favorite part of being involved with NWACUHO is the sense of community I feel when I attend a conference, listen to a webinar or engage with members. I love connecting with this wonderful group of professionals dedicated to improving the residence experience for students.

What is some advice you’d give to someone new to the region? Get involved and ask questions. It is such a welcoming region of professionals and I would encourage anyone to submit a program proposal for the conference, listen to the First Friday Webinars or join a committee. These offerings are valuable ways to grow as a professional, share your expertise and give back to the association.

What do you see as the value for getting involved in NWACUHO? What do you get out of being involved? The value of getting involved for me always comes back to knowledge sharing. We all get better when we share our learning, experiences and practices in our work that make a difference. We work in an industry that is always in flux and our practices will always be involving. Getting involved with NWACUHO helps us all do better work!

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.). Don’t be afraid to reach out to current or past board members or committee chairs/members to learn more about what their experiences have been like. We would all be willing to answer questions and provide perspective on what our experiences have been like!

Anything else you’d like to share? Fun facts? In my spare time I like listening to music on my record player and doing anything outside! Especially hiking and biking. If you have any favorite hikes where you live, let me know so I can try them out!

Are you interested in learning more about Bob’s experience volunteering with NWACUHO? You can contact him at pres-elect@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 the President-Elect position or Alaska/Yukon Rep., you must first complete this “intent to run” form by 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on Friday, December 13, 2019 (deadline extended for these positions). 

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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