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Get involved in SWACUHO by joining a committee!  Browse each committee and find a place YOU fit in.  All of the committees listed are integral to the success of SWACUHO.  Ask any seasoned professional: getting involved on a committee is one of the best professional development experiences you can get.


SHO Steering Committee | Placement Services | Diversity & Social Justice


Professional Development | Exhibits & Displays | Program


Conference Host | Awards & Recognition | Mid-Level Committee


Research, Assessment, & Information | Newsletter and Communications




SHO Steering Committee

The Senior Housing Officer (SHO) Steering Committee encourages greater involvement and facilitates issues of concern to SHOs within SWACUHO.  The committee coordinates the SHO Workshop held each fall, the SHO roundtable breakfast held at the annual conference, and forwards feedback on key issues to the SWACUHO Executive Board.



Joellen Tipton

Sam Houston State University




Placement Services Committee

The Placement Services Committee is responsible for providing an organized system of bringing candidates and potential employers together.  The committee also works to maintain job announcements within housing and food service areas via the SWACUHO website.



Fred Dillard

Oklahoma State University




Diversity & Social Justice Committee

The Diversity & Social Justice Committee ensures that an environment exists within the region that is positive, equitable, respectful, educational, and supportive of people regardless of their national origin, race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.  The committee serves as a resource for programs and articles, awards and recognition for achievements in supporting diversity, conducts regional research, and develops strategies to encourage greater diversity representation in the region.



Tiffany Bromfield

University of North Texas




Professional Development Committee

Established to promote staff development and training opportunities for entry-level residence life professionals, this committee coordinates SWACUHO-U (new professionals institute) held each fall.  The committee also facilitates the New Professionals' Case Study Competition at the annual conference.



Katie Campbell

Texas A&M University




Exhibits & Displays Committee

The Exhibits & Displays Committee works closely with the region's vendors to create an area at the annual conference with institutional and commercial exhibits which are useful and informative to the SWACUHO membership.



Amanda Bobo

Southern Methodist University




Program Committee

The Program Committee has the charge of creating a conference program with interest sessions of the highest quality and broadest appeal by soliciting topics from all staff levels, identifying and offering programs of value to our members, and selecting keynote speakers who will enhance individual professional development.



J. R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar

University of the Incarnate Word



Apefa Cooper

University of Texas at Arlington



Conference Host Committee

The Annual Conference Host Committee has the responsibility for providing all of the arrangements required to successfully provide for the well-being and welfare of delegates attending the annual conference and mid-year planning sessions of the Association.


A host institution is generally chosen two years in advance by the Executive Board at the annual meeting following the review of bid presentations by all interested parties.  Host committee responsibilities generally include: providing a relevant conference theme; designing a conference logo; providing housing accommodations; securing approproriate meeting room reservations; registration and related promotional efforts; provision for banquet meals, coffee breaks, and the annual business meeting; transportation arrangement recommendations and coordination; clerical and hospitality services.



Beth Eppinger

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith




Delton Gordon

Arkansas Tech University




Awards & Recognition Committee

The Awards & Recognition Committee provides a way to recognize excellence, service, and contributions to SWACUHO, the housing profession, and institutions represented.  Institutions and individuals deserving of special merit are recognized at the annual conference.



Victor Salazar

Our Lady of the Lake University




Zackery Tucker

Arkansas State University - Beebe




Mid-Level Steering Committee

The Mid-Level Steering Committee offers professional development and networking opportunities for mid-level administrators (such as area coordinators, assistant, and associate directors).  In addition to a mid-level roundtable breakfast at the annual conference, the committee works to expand mid-level opportunities such as establishing workshops, social events, and soliciting presentations from mid-level staff for the annual conference.



Brandi Bowen

University of Texas at Arlington




Research, Assessment, & Information Committee

This committee is responsible for studying specific areas of interest to the Association and to make recommendations to the Executive Board for implementation, if necessary.  The committee also gathers statistical information from member institutions and distributes the results.  Member institutions are surveyed on a regular basis concerning services, rates, and other topics of interest.



Josh Morris

Texas A&M University




Newsletter & Communications Committee

The Newsletter & Communications Committee gathers and distributes information to member institutions.  The committee compiles newsletters; contacts member schools to request updated information and to solicit articles.  This committee also oversees SWACUHO's social media accounts.



Carrie Rowland

Texas A&M University - Galveston



Jen Sommers

Texas A&M University

624 W. University Drive
Suite 418

Denton, TX 76204


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