Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Professional Development Committee

Purpose: Provide professional development opportunities, beyond conferences, to all levels and functional areas within the housing profession.

Core Objectives:

  • Coordinate professional development opportunities that engage a variety of members in different functional areas.
  • Solicit and encourage host institutions throughout the region to present regional drive-ins covering a variety of state and provinces.

 Suggested objectives of this committee include (but are not limited to):

  • Explore the possibility of implementing/hosting Training Institutes or themed pre-conference sessions
  • Creates needs assessment tool to understand the professional development needs of members ranging by functional area and professional experience.
  • Create/update sustainable tools and resources to support institutions in hosting a drive-in conference

Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs:

Chris Mahon, Co-chair

Mount Royal University

Becca Cole, Co-chair
Bellevue College


The Professional Development Committee Member List: This committee is always open for new members! To join, you can contact our co-chairs at prodev@nwacuho.org.

Professional Development Toolkit

The Professional Development Toolkit is an ongoing project that is being developed by members of the Professional Development Committee. The purpose is to provide NWACUHO members with various resources relating to leadership, ethical professional practices, advising, facilities, operations and finance, assessment, curricular approach to programming, and more. You can access the toolkit here.