Meet our 2023 WaACRAO board members:
President: Steve Downing, Bellevue College
Vice President: Arturo Torres, Central Washington University
Past President: Amanda Breslin, Pacific Lutheran University
Treasurer (2-year term preferred): Jeff Hill, DigiPen Institute of Technology
Registration Coordinator: Bailey Acord-Becker, Pacific Lutheran University
Communications Coordinator: Vacant
Web Coordinator: Elizabeth Haden, Central Washington University
Vendor Coordinator(s): Karen Khuu, Green River College
Onsite Coordinator: Arturo Torres, Central Washington University
Hospitality Coordinator: Rose Spodobalski-Brower
Conference Program Coordinator: Vacant
Sessions Coordinator(s): Karl Smith, Whatcom Community College
Assessment Coordinator(s): Megan Banford, University of Washington Seattle
See brief position descriptions below.
Interested in joining the Board?
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2023 WaACRAO Board, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WaACRAO Board is a perfect opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team of colleagues from institutions across Washington and gain awesome experiences as we plan this annual event together, all while having loads of fun!
Here’s a brief description of each of the board positions:
Treasurer (2 yr commitment preferred) – Co-manages funds with President and/or Vice President; Issues vendor payments; Tracks income
Registration Coordinator – Manages attendee registration and conference check-in; Name tags; Conference day-of accommodations
Communications Coordinator – MailChimp and Gmail familiarity a plus; Manages all out-going WaACRAO communication and Gmail inbox
Web Coordinator – WordPress familiarity a plus; Keeps conference info and messaging up-to-date as conference planning progresses; Posts post-conference materials; Works with Conference Program Coordinator
Vendor Coordinator(s) – Recruit and serve as primary contact sponsoring vendors (established relationships in place, but open to suggestions for other vendor/conference partner opportunities)
Onsite Coordinator – Typically a person that works at the hosting campus; Organizes space and equipment needs for Conference; Works closely with Hospitality and Sessions Coordinators
Hospitality Coordinator – Works closely with or co-serves as Onsite Coordinator to make food/beverage arrangements; Manages attendee dietary restriction requests; Seeks prizes for and organizes raffle
Conference Program Coordinator – Works closely with Sessions and Web Coordinators to draft and post conference program details (sessions, conference details, raffle info, etc.)
Sessions Coordinator(s) – Facilitates session proposal process and organizes session schedule; Manages presenter communication and day-of needs; Works closely with Program and Onsite Coordinators
Assessment Coordinator(s) – Organizes day-of assessment/feedback surveys; Gathers and organizes submitted survey data