Western Conference

NACEP's first Western Regional Conference is coming to Missoula, Montana April 3-4th. Meet and network with colleagues from the Western states and participate in breakout sessions covering the latest trends in concurrent and dual enrollment.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Best Practices: Professional Development, Online/Distance Course Offerings, Faculty Liaisons
  • Advising
  • State Funding Models
  • Innovative Approaches to Concurrent Enrollment
  • Dual Enrollment Exploring the Range of Models
  • CTE
  • Research and Policy

When: April 3-4, 2017

Where: Missoula College of the University of Montana - Missoula, Montana

Special Conference Hotel RateDouble Tree by Hilton~ Sold out!  Rooms still open but at normal rate.

Some Other Nearby Hotels: Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn

Fees (per person):
NACEP Member and Secondary Partner Rate: $175
Non-Member Rate: $225
$25 discount per person for institutions that send 3 or more individuals.

Sponsor/Exhibit information here.

Featured Speakers:

Joe Garcia portrait
Joe Garcia, President of WICHE
Joe Garcia was appointed President of WICHE in June 2016. He served as the Lt. Governor of Colorado and as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, beginning in 2011. During his time as Lt. Governor and as the SHEEO for Colorado, Garcia focused on increasing equity in outcomes for all students, particularly those from low income backgrounds and communities of color. Prior to being elected Lt. Governor, Garcia served as President of Colorado State University-Pueblo, which was named the Outstanding Member Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities during his tenure. He also served as President of Colorado’s second largest community college, Pikes Peak Community College, where he was twice named President of the Year by the State Student Advisory Council. His previous public service positions included serving as a member of the Cabinet of Gov. Roy Romer and as a White House appointee under President Bill Clinton at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Melinda Karp, Assistant Director of the Community College Research Center
Melinda Karp, Assistant Director, is project lead for CCRC’s Evaluation of Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Support (iPASS) project; Corridors of College Success; and the City Colleges of Chicago Pathways Analytics Project. Karp holds a BS in human development and family studies from Cornell University; an MA in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a PhD in sociology and education from Columbia University.
In her 16 years at CCRC, Karp has developed a national reputation as an expert on smoothing students’ transitions into college and supporting them once there. She leads CCRC’s work on advising, institutional reform, and rethinking how to support community college students. Karp regularly keynotes professional meetings and events and comments in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Her reports and articles have been published in journals such as the Teachers College Record, New Directions for Community Colleges, and Community College Review.


Thank you to our Western Regional sponsors!

Mount Douglas Sponsors

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