2020 Annual Conference Program Committee


The Program Committee is responsible for the development, arrangement, and delivery of the following year's Annual Meeting program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Committee recommends the theme of the Annual Meeting to the Board for approval.The Committee Chair, in consultation with the Chair of the Host Committee, develops a budget for approval by the Board and manages the program portion of the overall conference budget.
  • The Committee identifies the speakers for the Annual Meeting and makes recommendations to the Host Committee on program format.
  • The Committee works closely with the Host Committee and Information Exchange Committee to facilitate speaker arrangements and sponsorships, respectively.
  • The Committee is responsible for corresponding with the speakers in order to obtain pictures and biographies, to keep the speakers informed of the progress of the program, to identify speaker requirements and to assist the speakers, if needed, with transportation and accommodations at the Annual Meeting.
  • During the Annual Meeting, the Committee is responsible for the speakers and for helping the speakers with transportation requirements, meeting room setups and audiovisual needs. 


  • Lisa Frace, University of California, Davis; Chair
  • Teresa Costantinidis, University of New Mexico
  • Ruth Johnston, New Mexico State University
  • Robyn Pennington, California State University
  • Linda Cordier, Pima Community College
  • Nicholle Zarkower, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Sylvia James, Pierce Community College
  • Jeff Ratje, University of Arizona
  • Lori Seager, Colorado College
  • Sara Reed, Salt Lake City Community College
  • Nichol Luoma, Arizona State University
  • Carina Celesia Moore, University of California, Davis
  • Jean Vock, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Brad Kendrex, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Ana Karaman, Western Oregon University
  • Cory Nomura, University of the Redlands
  • Lupe Valencia, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Linda Kosten, University of Denver
  • Erin Yunt, Arizona State University
  • Michele Hassett, University of California, Davis
  • Rebecca Barber, University of Nevada, Las Vegas