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NEACUHO 2018 Annual Conference

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Special Election -
Eastern New York/Vermont
District Coordinator

Position Available:

Eastern New York/Vermont District Coordinator (Serving until October 2018)

Specific Expectations for the Position:

Duties of the District Coordinator as outlined in the NEACUHO Constitution: 

Section 6:  The District Coordinators shall:

a. Serve as the primary liaison of the designated district for all NEACUHO business to the Executive Board.
b. Coordinate with the Membership Coordinator in the area of membership and recruitment, and as such serve
as the primary membership coordinator for the district. Communication should occur at least twice per
semester to each member institution.
c. Coordinate with the appropriate Committee all new participant functions at the annual conference including
orientation and support services.
d. Assist in determining and securing sites for future NEACUHO events as requested.
e. Accept delegated responsibilities the President may assign. 

Additional information about NEACUHO is available in the Constitution and Bylaws found on the organization’s website at (under “About Us”).


The nomination period for this election is Friday March 2nd at 5:00 pm.

Nominees will be contacted to accept or decline the nomination on a rolling basis.  To be included on the ballot, nominees must submit a candidate statement and photo on or before Monday, March 5th which will be posted on the organization’s website.


The election period will begin Monday, March 5th and conclude Monday, March 12th at 5:00 pm.


All voting will be done electronically.  Each institutional contact will receive a ballot and is asked to confer with staff members prior to submitting an institutional vote. 



Contact Shelly Keniston,


 Candidate's Statements

Zachary VanGalder

Skidmore College
Area Coordinator

Area Coordinator, Skidmore College
Residence Hall Director, SUNY Cortland
Area Coordinator, Elmira College
Residence Life Coordinator, Elmira College

Member since October 2017
Attended NEACUHO EDI Conference - February 2018


This is my sixth year in the field of Residence Life and Housing and with that experience I have gained knowledge and skills that I believe well suit me for the District Coordinator position for Eastern NY and Vermont. I have worked in the capacity of a Residence Hall director or Area Coordinator position at three vastly different institutions which I believe has provided me with new perspectives on different ways a Residence Life department functions. Also, all three institutions I have worked for have been in the NEACUHO region so I believe that gives me a great sense of familiarity with the NEACUHO region overall but as well as the district I would be representing. I am an upstate New York native so I am very familiar with the area and the schools in the region I would be representing.

I am also looking to gain this position to increase my own professional development in an external capacity. I have been afforded many professional development opportunities from within my institutions but I see this new opportunity as a whole new experience to further my knowledge in the field of Residence Life and Housing. Through this position I hope to broaden my horizons even further with how different schools run their Residence Life and Housing departments. I also want to become more involved with NEACUHO and use my knowledge and skills to help its overall mission. This will be an excellent opportunity for me to network with other schools and colleagues who I am not familiar with while also increasing our membership recruitment efforts.

I have excellent organizational and communication skills which will be essential for this position. The position will need someone who can be reliable and offer quick response times to member institutions for any questions they may have and I believe I can offer that service. I also have prior experience in digital communications and social media management and would be excited to bring that experience to this position. I believe using digital means for outreach is instrumental in engaging member schools in the Eastern NY and Vermont region. In addition, I have several years of experience with professional and student recruitment where I have integrated new technologies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of those recruitment processes. I would bring that prior experience to this position and make sure we are making our best effort to recruit new members in my district to the NEACUHO organization. NEACUHO is an excellent organization to be a part of for anyone who wants to further their career in the field so I believe it is important that we are engaging all members within the region so everyone has access to the benefits of NEACUHO.





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