Chapter 1

1919 - 1943

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Chapter 2

1944 - 1968

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1966

Region II elects Joseph Cole first Regional Vice President

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Joseph Cole, then Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Rochester, is elected the first Regional Vice President. Here is the first Regional Vice President Ballot.

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1967

Region II hosts the first Region II Meeting

Region II hosts the first Region II Meeting jointly with the Eastern Association of College Deans and Advisors of Students in Atlantic City, NJ. The registration fee was $5. (This was a precursor to Regional Conferences.)…

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Chapter 3

1969 - 1993

1977

Region II Advisory Board Establishes Committee on New Professionals

The Regional Advisory Board establishes the “Committee on New Professionals” headed by Fred Brodzinski, then a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University, designed to be a vehicle for new professionals to become involved in regional activities. Although it wasn’t called so until much later, Fred was the first “Graduate…

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1974

First female person of color becomes regional vice president

1974 Lenora Cole

Lenore Cole of American University was the first woman and the first African-American to be elected a regional vice president (Region II). …

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1981

NASPA Region II co-sponsors the “First Conference on Minority Affairs in Student Services – A Dialogue for Networking” with William Patterson University.

1982

NASPA Region II hosts “A Conference on the Impact of Computer Technology on Student Affairs” at Philadelphia Hilton.

1984

NASPA Region II and Teachers College, Columbia University establish the Student Development & Retention Consortium

NASPA Region II and Teachers College, Columbia University establish the Student Development & Retention Consortium to help members create focused plans for improving retention using a model designed by Dr. Alexander Astin and Teachers College Professor, Dr. Martha McGinty Stodt.…

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1985

NASPA Region II hosts the first annual NASPA 2 Regional Conference

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NASPA Region II hosts the first annual NASPA 2 Regional Conference at the Downingtown Inn Resort in Downingtown, PA.…

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1992

Region I and II Host first Joint Regional Mid-Managers Institute

The first NASPA Region II Mid-Level Institute is held, in conjunction with NASPA Region I at Vassar College with 21 participants. Faculty members included Dawn Person, Lee Upcraft, Jane Richmond, Jim Dorris, and Susan Komives. In 2008, Region II hosts it’s first bi-annual Mid-Managers Institute at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh…

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1992

West Virginia moves from Region IV-E to Region II.

Chapter 4

1994 - 2018

1997

NASPA Region II Establishes Web Site

NASPA Region II establishes the first NASPA Region II web site, hosted by SUNY Geneseo. Jeffrey Putman is appointed the first Regional Webmaster. The site is moved to the NASPA servers in 2000 and can be found at NASPA2.org.…

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1999

NASPA Region II hosts “Caribbean Symposium: Student Development and Enrollment Management”, the first Regional Conference in Puerto Rico

In 1999 NASPA Region II hosts the “Caribbean Symposium: Student Development and Enrollment Management”, the first Regional Conference in Puerto Rico at the San Juan Grand Hotel.…

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2003

Region II hosts Regional Conference to support Lower Manhattan, NYC Following 9/11

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Region II Advisory Board decides to host the 2003 regional conference in lower Manhattan at the Marriott World Financial Center. The conference theme was “Responding to Risk: Building Communities of Success.”

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2009

NASPA Region II Establishes Social Media Presence

During the 2009 NASPA Annual Conference, Region II debuts social media presence on Facebook and Twitter (both at @NASPA2). (A presence on instagram was established, also at @NASPA2, in 2014.) 

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2010

NASPA Region II Hosts First Regional Conference in West Virginia

Reg2 2010 Wvconference

NASPA Region II hosts the first regional conference in the State of West Virginia “Region II: Mountains of Opportunities” was held at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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2010

DC Office Open House

Dc Condo 2010

An open house was held in 2010 to celebrate the opening of the new NASPA office at 111 K Street NE in Washington, DC.  …

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2013

NASPA Region II Returns to New York City

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NASPA Region II returns to New York City, hosting the regional conference on a campus for the first time. “Bridging Communities, Transforming Lives”, was held at CUNY John Jay College & was the largest regional conference in NASPA Region II history at the time with over 400 members in attendance.

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2015

NASPA Region II hosts 30th Anniversary Region II Conference

Reg2 201530Th Anniv Conf

NASPA Region II hosts the 30th Anniversary NASPA Region II Regional Conference at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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2016

Region II hosts second NYC Regional Conference in 3 Years

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NASPA Region II hosts a second regional conference in three years in New York City at CUNY John Jay College. The 2016 NYC conference was, once again, the largest in NASPA Region II history, attracting just over 600 attendees.

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2016

Region II Establishes Strategic Initiatives

Reg2 2016 Strat Initiatives

Under the leadership of NASPA Region II Regional Director Kathy Woughter, the Regional advisory board develops “Strategic Initiatives”, it’s first formal strategic plan, to respond to the NASPA National Strategic Plan. See our current "Strategic Initiatives" on our regional web site.

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2018

NASPA Region II Hosts Largest Region II Conference with 630 Attendees

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NASPA Region II's 2018 Regional Conference in New York City, hosted by New York University, broke the previous attendance record with over 630 attendees!

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2018

NASPA Region II and Region III Announce First Ever Joint Regional Conference

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NASPA Region II and NASPA Region III announce the first ever joint Regional Conference between Region II and Region III in Washington, DC in June 2019!

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