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Below are an overview of the various committees within SEAHO; to get engaged with a committee please contact the committee chair which can be found by CLICKING HERE.


Chair: Nyerere Tryman,

The Awards and Recognition Committee is chaired by the President-Elect and is responsible for conducting the nomination, selection processes, and dissemination for all association awards and recognition programs. Members of this committee are appointed by the president. The committee works to coordinate SEAHO Conference Fee Waiver Scholarship, SEAHO Service Awards, RELI Scholarships, NHTI Scholarships, and STARS Scholarships.


Chair: Colby Englund,

The Career Support Services Committee identifies opportunities and develops programs that enhance career development for SEAHO members. These opportunities and programs are offeredat the Annual Conference as well as throughout the entire academic year. Participating SEAHOmembers are provided with an opportunity to establish and strengthen professional relationships,advance their knowledge of career development resources in the field of Student Affairsand have a better understanding of the SEAHO professional network that exists in the region.


Chair: Jeremy Bowersox,

The Corporate Partners Committee is composed of members and president appointed Chair and Chair-Select. The committee is responsible for serving as a liaison between SEAHO andthe Corporate Partners who support the Association's activities. They are responsible forassisting the Host Committee with the recruitment of Corporate Partners and sponsorshipsfor the annual conference. The committee works to build strong partnerships betweenthe conference attendees and the Corporate Partners.


Chair: Byron Green,

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has made astronomical strides within the region to promote Diversity and be Inclusive. One of the goals of the committee this year has been to expand our participation in the region and allow professionals and students to know we are here as a resource.

The DEI Committee consists of three sub-committees:

  • Scholarship and Research - This committee is responsible for writing for the SEAHO Report each quarter and also working to build a scholarship from the committee to help send a SEAHO member to a social justice conference.
  • Best Practices - This committee is responsible for talking to members all over the region and looking into how institutions in the region work to help educate and program around diversity and inclusion and share that with the region.
  • Professional Development - This committee is responsible for putting together resources and ongoing development for graduates and professionals in the region for their education in diversity and inclusion.

The committee will continue ongoing development throughout the year by updating our section on the SEAHO website with resources and also advertising Brave Space Conference Calls that will happen each quarter. We believe Diversity and Inclusion is incorporated in all we do and we look forward to serving the region the changes of Higher Education continue. If there is any way we can assist, please contact us at 


Chair: Michael Jones,

The Educational Programs Committee, comprised of the Scholar-in-Residence, Case Study, Educational Grants, and Database & Dissemination subcommittees, seeks to engage regional membership in a multitude of manners on topics/practices/policies presenting direct impact on our work as Student Affairs and Housing/Residential Education professionals. The Committee promotes best practices by providing financial support and/or recognition of great work. Additionally, the Committee seeks to encourage the extension of the sharing of ideas/programs/practices that happens at the Annual Conference by way of mid-year initiatives; thus, fulling our charge to promote #SEAHOallyear. Click here for more information!


Chair: Ashley Owens,

The Graduate Issues and Involvement Committee is responsible for addressing graduate student issues and needs, and facilitating graduate student involvement. This committee works to coordinate both formal and informal mentoring programs in which members can participate such as #SEAHONEXT.


Chair: Sarah Sheldon,

The Marketing & Organizational Promotions Committee fosters year-round engagement (#SEAHOAllYear) for all SEAHO members through use of social media and other mediums. This committee promotes the entire SEAHO organization, which includes the work of all SEAHO committees as well as the annual conference. In addition, this committee is responsible for recruiting and involving new and non-active professionals and institutions in conference attendance and other organizational activities throughout the year.


Chair: LaFarin Meriwether,

The Program Committee is responsible for soliciting, selecting and evaluating the program sessions for the annual conference. The program committee also recruits the Keynote speaker and any additional major speakers for the annual conference. Additional program committee charges are:

  • Plan an annual pre-conference institute to educate the SEAHO membership about current trends or topics in housing and residence life.
  • Assess the evaluation tools and program tracks annually
  • Develop and implement program moderator training for the annual conference.
  • Generate discussion topics and host monthly SEAHO Freeform session conference calls.


Chair: Steve Kleuver,

The Research and Information Committee works with the Chair to maintain and standardize research and information data related to the advancement and improvement of SEAHO and its members. The committee serves as a clearinghouse of current information/data, assists member institutions with specialized research projects, and administers the annual conference evaluation, disseminating results, and maintaining collected data.


Chair: Bryan Ensel,

The Website Management Committee is composed of the Technology Coordinator, the SEAHO Website Webmaster, and several volunteer committee members who manage the overall operation of the SEAHO Website. Website updates, member needs, and upcoming tasks are discussed in the monthly meetings. The committee is responsible for approving member requests, assisting with annual conference registration, conference program submissions, marketing and organizational promotions, and assisting other committees with their goals that may be eased with use of website based tools and functionality.

Our Mission

SEAHO advances excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development and involvement opportunities.