Thank you for attending our 76th Annual Conference and Reverse College Day!
November 8-10, 2023


Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, 250 Market St, Portsmouth NH 03801

Wednesday, November 8
7:30 AM: Registration Opens
8:00-9:00AM: Breakfast
9:00-9:50AM: RCD- Session 1: FAFSA Simplification
10:00-10:50AM: RCD- Session 2:  Successful Group Counseling
11:15-1:00PM: RCD College Fair
1:00-2:15PM: Networking Lunch and Swag Raffle
2:30-4:00PM: Post RCD/Pre-Conference Workshop on Change Management with Laura De Veau, no cost to you
4:30-6:30pm Annual Conference Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 9
7:30 AM: Registration Opens
8:00-9:00AM: Breakfast
9:00-9:50AM: AC Session 1
1A: FAFSA Simplification, Lear Room
1B: Consulting - You Have the Experience and Knowledge; You Can Do It!, Riverwatch Room
1C: Registrar as Influencer: Strategies for Influencing Policy Change, Gardner Room
1D: Registration Equity: Improving the Student Registration Experience and Outcomes, Amphitheater
10:00-10:50AM: AC Session 2
2A: Athlete Academic Success and the Registrar's Role, Riverwatch Room
2B: Registrar & Financial Aid - A Symbiotic Relationship, Gardner Room
2C: Transferology and TES: Simplify Transfer, Amphitheater
11:00-11:50AM:  AC Session 3
3A: Closing the Gap: Increasing Applications to STEM Programs Amongst Underrepresented Populations; Lear Room
3B: How Secure is Your Data? Riverwatch Room
3C: Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges:  Association and Campus Perspectives, Gardner Room
3D: Empower Students & Administrators With Unified Academic Operations, Amphitheater
12:00-1:00PM: Lunch
1:00-2:00PM: Keynote Speaker: Terrell Strayhorn
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is a leading authority in the fields of education, psychology, and leadership, internationally-known for his ground-breaking research and scholarship on sense of belonging. He has authored over 12 books and more than 200 academic publications in highly-regarded peer-reviewed journals and volumes, plus dozens of widely-circulated op-Eds, letters, and blogs. He is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Thrive Global, and leads the “Belonging Matters” blog for Psychology Today.

Strayhorn currently serves as Professor of Education and Psychology at Virginia Union University, where he also works as Director in the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Associate Provost for Faculty Development, and Principal Investigator of The Belonging Lab. He teaches courses, designs curricula, and/or supervises doctoral committees at several universities across the globe. A leading DEI expert with subject matter expertise in Lean Six Sigma (black belt) and strategic planning, Strayhorn earned a bachelors degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), masters in education from UVA, masters in psychology from Indiana Tech, and doctorate (PhD) from Virginia Tech.

Driven by a genuine passion for helping others, Dr. Strayhorn has dedicated his career to working with individuals from  diverse, vulnerable, and system-impacted backgrounds. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and serves on several non-profit boards including Rainbow Labs, Career Analysis Organization of America, Oregon Outreach Inc., and Psychologists of Color, Inc., to name a few.

2:00-2:50PM AC Session 4
4A: Admissions & Athletics - Working with Coaches, Lear Room
4B: Registrar Career Trajectory, Riverwatch Room
4C: "Coffee Talk" with the National Student Clearinghouse, Amphitheater
3:00-3:50PM AC Session 5
5C: AACRAO Updates, Grand Ballroom
8:00-11:00PM NEACRAO After Dark: Join us for an evening of entertainment including Trivia, DJ, Photobooth! Registrants receive a drink ticket. Cash bar.

Friday, November 10
7:30 AM: Registration Opens
8:00-9:30AM: Breakfast& Business Meeting
9:30-10:00AM: Hotel Checkout
10:00-10:50AM: AC Session 6
6A: Ready or Bot, Here They Come, Lear Room
6B: Digitizing University Forms, Gardner Room
6C: Equitable Hiring Practices, Riverwatch Room
11:00-11:50AM: AC Session 7
7A: Admissions Roundtable, Gardner Room
7B: Registrars Roundtable, Lear Room 

Conference Rate and Fees
Reverse College Day & Annual Conference (Member) - $400
Annual Conference Only (Member) - $275
Reverse College Day Only (Member) - $175

Reverse College Day & Annual Conference (Non-Member) - $500
Annual Conference Only (Non-Member) - $400
Reverse College Day Only (Non-Member) - $250

Reverse College Day Only (Additional College Rep) - $25
Reverse College Day Only (HS Counselor) - $75
Annual Conference Only (Grad Student) - $100

Guest (Breakfast/Lunch/Welcome Reception Only) - $150
Non-Conference Attendee (Presenter ONLY) - $0