Conference Committee

As the Annual Conference and related events continue to grow, coordination amongst the various committees and groups that impact the conference experience is imperative. As such, in-line with the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, a Conference Committee was created beginning in 2023 to ensure alignment amongst the various events and projects connected to the Annual Conference. The Conference Committee serves to facilitate dialogue and communication amongst and between the various aspects of the annual conference.

Conference Committee Chair

Hironao (Hiro) Okahana
American Council on Education


ASHE Assistant Director for Conference and Events

Alicia Castillo Shrestha
alicia@ashe.ws


Attendee Engagement Committee

The Attendee Engagement Committee will develop resources and opportunities for conference attendees to more fully engage with the conference and each other, and serve as ambassadors of the Association for the continuum of first-time attendees to long-time returners to the annual conference.

Amanda Carr
Co-Chair
University of Missouri


Gina Garcia
Co-Chair
University of California, Berkeley


 

For more information about this year's Attendee Engagement Committee, visit ashe.ws/attendeeengagement.

Local and Community Engagement Committee

The Local and Community Engagement Committee (LCEC) will guide ASHE in centering Indigeneity, space, place, and people by engaging with local Indigenous communities, local BIPOC communities, and higher education institutions in the location of the annual conference and by developing resources and opportunities for conference attendees to more fully engage with the conference location.

Tabatha Cruz
Co-Chair
University of Minnesota


Tania Mitchell
Co-Chair
University of Minnesota


 

For more information about this year's Local and Community Engagement Committee, visit ashe.ws/lcec.

Program Committee

The Program Committee will be responsible for crafting the content for the peer-reviewed portion of the program for the annual conference by soliciting proposal submissions through the Call for Proposals and facilitating the peer review process including soliciting and selecting volunteers, and reviewing, and selecting proposals for the Annual Conference.

Rosemary (Rosie) Perez
Co-Chair
University of Michigan


Jonathan Pryor
Co-Chair
California State University, Fresno


 

For more information about this year's Program Committee, visit ashe.ws/programcommittee.