UNLV’s Student Affairs Conference provides a unique professional development opportunity that brings together Student Affairs staff, graduate assistants, and collaborating faculty.

About the Conference

In 2009, the Office of the Vice President started the conference as a new, innovative way to provide professional development opportunities to the Division of Student Affairs staff. A conference committee was also created that year and given the responsibility of planning and managing this now bi-annual event. The Division of Student Affairs team members and the campus community have come to value the conference as a chance to learn and collaborate while also having fun.

For more information contact Conference Committee Chair Stephanie Cooper at stephanie.cooper@unlv.edu or 702-895-1122.

Conference History

The conference theme, date, and format have all been selected in an effort to carry out the original vision of creating an inclusive opportunity for all individuals associated with Student Affairs at UNLV.

  • 2023: Cultivating Collaboration and Creativity
  • 2022: No Conference
  • 2021: Unlocking Innovation
  • 2020: No Conference
  • 2019: No Conference
  • 2018: Picture the Future: Designing Top Tier
  • 2017: Diamond in the Desert: Continuing 60 Years of Progress Toward Top Tier
  • 2016: No Conference
  • 2015: We Are Student Affairs: Climbing to Top Tier
  • 2014: Partnerships and Pathways to Success: Together We Are Strong
  • 2013: Critical Pieces to a Rebel Rebound
  • 2012: Moving in New Directions
  • 2011: Building Bridges: Conquering Change
  • 2010: RAIN in the Desert
  • 2009: Rising to the Challenge: Creating Brighter Horizons