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Pullman, WA 99164-6150

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WSUAA 2017 Spring Leadership Conference

Thursday Evening - Saturday Afternoon
April  20 - April 22
Lewis Alumni Centre, Pullman, WA

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Tentative Conference Agenda

Conference Highlights

Please attend the Cougar Networking Night with WSU students beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Butch's Den in the CUB. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet/network with students of all academic backgrounds. You can share professional stories, insights and tips. Food will also be provided.

Friday Conference:
Friday will be an action packed day you can look forward to.  We know you'll like it.  

Saturday Conference:
You will be informed with a Board of Directors Update from WSUAA President Diane Kolb, among a variety of other activities including a field trip to Spokane to see the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Spring Football Game. (Travel to Spokane will be provided for those not driving to Pullman.  For those driving from Pullman to Spokane, a mileage reimbursement will be provided. See travel policy below.)

Who Should Attend?

All chapter presidents and Board of Directors members are required to attend according to the WSUAA Bylaws. All club and special interest group representatives are encouraged to attend. Please contact Diane Kolb if you are unable to attend. Chapter and club presidents will be reimbursed for travel (see below) to WSUAA conferences. We highly encourage chapter leaders to invite volunteers who would find the conference beneficial. 

Travel Information

Travel reimbursement is available to Conference participants. Hotel and other lodging expenses are not reimbursed. Meals are "on your own", however, many meals are provided during the conference. For the complete travel policy click on the link below.

Travel Policy 

For volunteers who live more than 400 miles from Pullman:
To schedule air travel, please contact Jill Huffman at Global Travel at 1-800-548-2202 or Book your air travel by March 1, 2017, to ensure the best price.

For volunteers who live less than 400 miles from Pullman:
A stipend will be provided to assist with fuel cost. Round-trip mileage is calculated using the point-to-point mileage from WSU Travel Office. A Travel Expense Voucher is required to be reimbursed for mileage and needs to be completed by WSUAA staff member, Leilani Stevens, prior to the end of the Conference.

Hotel Information

The WSUAA has blocked rooms at most of the major hotels in Pullman (but you are welcomed to stay where you choose). Room blocks expire March 20 and are being held under "Alumni Association Leadership." Additional housing options are available through Moscow/Pullman Bed Finders, Airbnb, VBRO, and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce website.  This is Mom's Weekend at the University of Idaho, so hotel space is extremely limited. Reserve early!!! And, please do not reserve rooms for friends under our blocks.

Hilltop Inn & Suites
No block, must contact directly to book 

Holiday Inn Express
Conference rate Thursday: $129
Conference rate Friday and Saturday: $239

McEachern Residence Hall
Only offers lodging on major weekends. 

Quality Inn
Conference rate: $90

Residence Inn Marriott
Conference rate: King $129, Double Queen $149

Committee Meetings

Awards & Recognition, Audit, and Scholarship Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled to meet on Thursday evening, April 20. The agenda for these committee meetings will be sent to committee members two weeks prior to the Leadership Conference. 

Board Meetings

The WSUAA Board of Directors meeting is tentatively scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 21 in the Lewis Alumni Centre Regents Room.  The post Conference debrief is still to be determined. 


Please email or call 1-800-258-6978.


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