Leadership Manual

Student Leadership Drive-ins (formerly RAPs):

Central, Northern, Southern & Island

Current Chairs

Northern Student Leadership Drive-in 

  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:

    • Heather Pearson Villeda, University of the Pacific

    • Julia Rose, Sonoma State University

Central Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:

    • Tanya Yancheson, CSU- Channel Islands

    • Matt Delos Reyes, CSU- Northridge

Southern Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:

    • Kirsten Levine, CSU San Bernardino

    • Shannon DeCormier, CSU- San Bernardino


Previous Chairs


Northern Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs:

    • Heather Pearson Villeda, University of the Pacific

    • Julia Rose, Sonoma State University

  • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs:

    • Kyle Medley

    • Alex Jernigan

  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:

    • Faye Perata, UC Davis

    • Sarah Lasnik, CSU Chico

  • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:

    • Jesse Andrews, Sonoma State University

    • Jennifer Plueard, Cal State Monterey Bay

  • 2011-2012 Chair: Tiffany Taylor, Stanford University

  • 2010-2011 Chair: Josh O’Conner, UC Davis

  • 2009-2010 Chairs: Jennifer Bosco, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2008-2009 Co-Chairs:

    • Kenrick Ali, San Jose State University

    • Sarah Wibe, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2007-2008 Chair: Sarah Wibe, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2006-2007 Co-Chairs:

    • Adriana Lopez, UC Santa Cruz

    • Jennifer Williams, UN Reno

  • 2005-2006 Chair: David Rourke, San Francisco State University 

Central Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs:

    • Michele Davis

    • Roselyn Gardea

  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:

    • Jordan Richman, UCLA

    • (Erica) Sherese Little, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:

    • Jacob Hanley, CSU Channel Islands

    • Megan Fox, UCLA

  • 2011-2012 Co-Chairs:

    • Marsh-Allen Smith, UCLA

    • Jen Novotny, Marymount

  • 2010-2011 Co-Chairs:

    • Jen Novotny, Marymount College

    • A.J. Johnson, Loyola Marymount University

  • 2009-2010 Co-Chairs:

    • Vanidy Bailey, CSU Northridge

    • A.J. La Pan, Loyola Marymount University

  • 2008-2009 Chair:

    • Sarah Case, Marymount College

    • Chris Williams, CSU Northridge

  • 2007-2008 Chair: Chinako Miyamoto, Mount St. Mary’s College

  • 2006-2007 Chair: Stephen Rice, UC Los Angeles

  • 2005-2006 Chair: Ryan Burtanog, Woodbury University

Southern Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2014-2015 Co-Chairs;

    • Jamie Kammerman-Watson, Scripps College

    • Jill Langan, Scripps College

  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs;

    • Xander Ruiz, Cal Poly Pomona

    • Roger Becker, UC Irvine

  • 2012-2013 Co-Chairs:

    • Cassandra Morton, University of Redlands

    • Jonathan Higgins, CSU San Bernardino

  • 2011-2012 Co-Chairs:

    • Greedley Harris III, CSU San Bernardino

    • Teddy Tsau, CSU San Bernardino

  • 2010-2011 Co-Chairs:

    • Allison Vail, University of Redlands

    • Elizabeth Hagen, UC Riverside

  • 2009-2010 Chair: LaKisha Tillman, Scripps College

  • 2008-2009 Co-Chairs:

    • Leslie Datchuk, University of Redlands

    • Elizabeth Miller, CSU, San Bernardino

  • 2007-2008 Co-Chairs:

    • Julie Larsen, Scripps College

    • Jack Saxon, UC Riverside

  • 2006-2007 Co-Chairs:

    • Christine Jordan, CSU San Bernardino

    • Jacques Zalma, Cal Poly Pomona

  • 2005-2006 Chair: Emily Sandoval, UC Riverside

Island Student Leadership Drive-in

  • 2013-2014 Co-Chairs:

    • Samuel N. Jones, CSU Sacramento

    • Danny Hyche, CSU Sacramento

  • 2012-2013 Chair: inactive

  • 2011-2012 Chair: Benjamin Medeiros, Santa Clara university

  • 2010-2011 Chair:

  • 2009-2010 Chair:

  • 2008-2009 Chair:

  • 2007-2008 Co-Chairs:

    • Niki Libarios, Hawaii Pacific University

    • Bradley Kane, University of Hawaii, Manoa

  • 2006-2007 Chair: Inactive

  • 2005-2006 Co-Chairs:

    • Lorraine Matagi, Hawaii Pacific University

    • Dee Uwono, University of Hawaii, Manoa


  • Travel – Yes. Required attendance at the Drive-In and on-site meetings

  • Programming - Yes

  • Communication by phone, mail, fax, e-mail and required on-site meetings


To guide the planning and implementation of the Annual Drive-In Conferences for paraprofessionals and career professionals in the Association. Drive-In programs will be one day in duration.


  1. Responsible for the total coordination of the conference site, theme, goals and objectives. Oversee the basic functions of the conference such as publicity, registration, program implementation, etc. Note: Refer to Protocol for Attending Drive-In Conferences Out of Region that follows in this section to ensure proper notification concerning publicity, registration, etc for all WACUHO members.

  2. Solicit a host campus for the Drive-In.

  3. Establish a zero-based budget by the fall meeting of the Executive Committee (typically in October).

  4. Request Corporate Partner monies from the Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee by submitting a Committee Sponsorship Request Form at least thirty days in advance of the program. Contact the Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee regarding amounts and availability of these additional funds.

  5. Negotiate all conference issues with the bid host campus regarding:

    • Meeting rooms

    • Itemized Cost Analysis

    • Sleeping accommodations*

    • Audio/Visual arrangements

    • Food and beverage arrangements**

    • Conference Evaluation

    • Conference entertainment**

    • Memorabilia

    • Advertisement

  6. Communicate with the other Drive-In chairs in late August regarding the use of monies for programmatic exchanges and mutual professional courtesies.

  7. Submit an informative article or update per issue of the WACUHO Waves newsletter.

  8. Inform committee members about scheduled meetings (time, location, agenda, etc.).

  9. Communicate regularly with the Member-At-Large, to allow for accountability and support.

  10. Submit budget updates to the Association Treasurer for approval in advance of any conference expenditures or final decisions on fees.

  11. Be familiar with WACUHO policies regarding professional courtesies, expenditures of funds, Inclusivity, alcohol, etc.

  12. Co-host with the Executive Committee liaison a WACUHO sponsored pre-conference reception for the committee the evening before the conference (not to exceed $300).

  13. Provide a comprehensive report to the Executive Committee following the conference along with recommendations pertaining to the handling of the number of registrants.

  14. Ensure that all publications regarding the conference are accurate, professional and maintain the integrity of the Association.

  15. Solicit by the end of the conference a new site for the Drive-In the following fiscal year.

  16. Provide a chair’s workbook and detailed evaluations to succeeding chair.

  17. Prepare and submit one copy of your annual report in the EOY report cubby and one copy of the annual report in your committee’s cubby, and notify the WACUHO Vice President by May 1.  Arrangements for overnight accommodations may be established at the option of the host institution.

Protocol for Attending Drive-In Conferences Out-of-Region

Although WACUHO encourages colleges and universities to attend the Drive-In conference held in their specific region, the Association realizes that circumstances arise that prevent schools from attending the Drive-In conference held within their region. Therefore, colleges and universities have, in the past, attended Drive-In conferences out-of-region. Due to the burgeoning attendance issues some Drive-In’s have faced, and recognizing that institutions should be trying to attend Drive-In conferences within their region, a protocol has been developed to bring clarity to the out-of-region Drive-In attendance issue. This protocol serves as a guide for institutions that have a time conflict with their regional Drive-In, and are considering attending an out-of-region Drive-In conference.

  1. Once a Drive-In Conference date has been set, the Drive-In Chair should list the time, date, location, and contact information on the WACUHO website as soon as possible to ensure all WACUHO member institutions know when the Drive-In conferences are taking place.

  2. Regional Drive-In planning committees and hosts are only required to send out registration and program information to member institutions within their specific region.

  3. If an institution is considering attending an out-of-region Drive-In conference, they should consult with their regional Member-at-Large. If an institution has a conflict with attending their regional Drive-In, they should refer to the WACUHO website to determine when out-of-region Drive-In’s are scheduled. In addition, the institution should contact the out-of-region Drive-In Chair before attempting to register.

  4. An Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region Drive-In Form should be completed by the institution making the request and submitted to the out-of-region Drive-In Chair during the open registration period of the conference.

  5. The post-mark date (or the fax date) on the Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region Drive-In Form should provide the Drive-In committee with the order in which they should offer out-of-region schools registration to the conference.

  6. Institutions attending an out-of-region Drive-In will only be able to register for the out-of-region conference after the open registration period of the conference ends. Thereby, all of the institutions within a region have the opportunity to register for their specific conference first.

  7. Intention to Attend an Out-of-Region Drive-In Form should be submitted during the open registration period because it will give the Drive-In committee advanced notice that an out-of-region institution is planning to register. It will also allow the out-of-region school the opportunity to register without a late penalty.

  8. Chairs and Hosts of a Drive-In committee can decide whether allowing out-of-region attendance will be an over-burden to the resources available for the conference (i.e. classroom space, food service capacity, etc.).

  9. The Drive-In Chair and host campus can ask out-of-region institutions to submit one or two program proposals, even the program submission deadline may have lapsed, in order to provide more programs for the increased attendance created by the out-of-region institution’s registration. Please note that the acceptance of out-of-region program proposals into the Drive-In conference are contingent upon the Drive-In committee’s acceptance of the out-of-region institution as a conference registrant, the content of the proposal (i.e., does it meet the Drive-In committee standards for program submissions), and the host institution’s ability to meet any audio-visual or space needs of the proposed programs.

  10. Institutions that attend an out-of-region Drive-In are eligible to win the Drive-In Conference Spirit Award. However, if they do not attend the out-of-region conference the following year it is the institutions responsible to return the Spirit Award to the Drive-In Chair planning the conference for the following year.