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Past CASCHA Meetings

Take a look at our past meeting topics and presenters, organized by Academic Years:

Academic Year 16-17

September 23, 2016

Lewis University


Topic: TBD

October 14, 2016

ARC at Old Colony, Chicago, IL

Speakers: TBD

Topic: TBD

November 18, 2016

Loyola University Chicago

Speaker: Jennifer O'Brien (Associate Director of Operations)

Topic: Operations

December 9, 2016

University Center

Topic: Networking Social and CASCHA Bingo!

January 20, 2017

DePaul University

Mock Placement Exchange & Resume Review

February 17, 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Speaker: Dani Durbala

Topic: Focusing on Resilience

March 24, 2017

Northwestern University


Nikki Dunham (Assistant Director, Residential Life, Northwestern University)

Paul Hubinsky (Interim Director, Residential Life, Northwestern University

Amanda Mueller (Assistant Director, Residential Life, Northwestern University)

Topic: Moving to Mid-Level

April 21, 2017

University of Illinois at Chicago

Speaker: panel

Topic: Switching Functional Areas

May 19, 2017

Northern Illinois University

Speaker: Lauren Teso, Acting Assistant Director for Residential Life Staff Development

Topic: Navigating Change Development

June 23, 2017

University of Chicago


Heath Rossner, Senior Associate Director of Community Life

Sophia Chaknis, Executive Director of College Housing & Residential Services

Topic: Challenges of Inclusion: Bathrooms, bathrooms, bathrooms

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Academic Year 15-16

September 18, 2015

Dominican University


Speaker: Rob Babcock

Topic: Pathways to the Director of Residence Life Position

October 16, 2015

Loyola University Chicago


Speakers: Marci Walton, Naseeb Bhangal and Kevin Krauskopf


Professional development topic: Social Justice Through Storeytelling

November 13, 2015

Elmhurst College

Speaker: AJ Lutz, Associate Director for Administration of UIC's Campus Housing


Professional Development Topic: Culture of Change and Writing Effective Proposals

December 11, 2015

University Center

Networking Reception

January 15, 2016

Northwestern University

Mock OPE session

February 12, 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Speaker: Abigail Holcombfrom SAIC

Topic: ACHUO-I's Chief Housing Officer (CHO) Institute- what this Institute entails and what CHOs discuss, plan, worry about in their positions

March 18, 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago

Speaker: Tamnekia Grant (UIC)

Professional Development Topic: The Matter of Engaging- Rethinking the Role Housing Staff Play in Student Success

April 15, 2016

DePaul University

Speaker: Bryan Roush, Residence Director, DePaul University 

Topic: Preparing for the Worst and Hoping for the Best – Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Chicago

May 20, 2016 at 11AM

Northern Illinois University

Speaker: Michael Stang (Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs)

Topic: Budget Concepts - What is happening in the state and how does that impact us in Higher Ed?

June 3, 2016

Concordia University Chicago

Professional development topic to be determined

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