Region VII Goals

Communication
  • Establish and maintain communication pathways and a timetable for regional needs
  • Create and increase awareness of products and services available from corporate partners
  • Engage regional members in participation of regional communication and strategies
  • Demonstrate the value of regional experiences
Connections
  • Strive to have the most inclusive and diverse experiences and membership within ACUI
  • Provide excellent scholarship and award opportunities within the region
  • Maximize the opportunities for members, leaders, and corporate partners to connect
  • Orient, connect, and continue the engagement of student members at regional and/or international programs, activities, etc.
  • Celebrate our member institutions, their unions, and our volunteers
  • Attract former and new institutions to the region and Association
Education
  • Provide educational programs for professionals and students that create meaningful and valuable takeaways to bring back to their own campus
  • Deliver a comprehensive calendar of educational events that spans the year, reaches the many different types of members, and crosses all core competencies of the Association in a purposeful and intentional way
  • Utilize different learning styles and formats in delivering educational offerings
  • Identify regional experts and experienced members for future and upcoming educational offerings
Transition/History
  • Ensure that we foster and embrace an ACUI family feel at all regional events
  • Transition all members into Region VII and identify meaningful experiences that will harbor a regional identity and connection to VII
  • Engage all regional members in the development of the Region VII story
  • Capture regional history and records for archival purposes with the intent to honor our past, present, and future
General
  • Plan thoughtfully and fiscally for the long-term success of the region, its programs, and scholarship longevity
  • Maximize participation in all recruited opportunities (volunteers, scholarships, awards)

More About ACUI Region VII

Past Region VII Conferences

2018: State College, Pennsylvania
November 1–3, Pennsylvania State University, "Pride in Our Roots"

2017: Baltimore
November 2-4, University of Maryland–Baltimore County, “Discover Your Anthem”

2016: Pittsburgh
November 11–13, University of Pittsburgh, “Navigating the Current”

2015: Philadelphia
November 12–15, Temple University, "Inspiration Everywhere"

2014: Buffalo, New York
November 6–8, University at Buffalo, “Ground Breaking: Our Journey Begins”

Region VII Directors

2018–Present
Vincent Jackson, University of Delaware

2016–18
Neela Patel, Rutgers University

2013–16
Michael Patterson, SUNY–New Paltz

Role of the Regions

The regions are a primary connection point for engagement in the association. Regions provide inclusive and accessible community-building educational experiences designed to reach professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students. Regional opportunities provide leadership training, networking, and professional development for our members.