PA State System Conference

 Welcome to the 2019 Pennsylvania Student Affairs Conference!

call for proposals

Have questions?  Please do not hesitate to contact the conference co-chairs: Tom Crissman or Dani Emings

who is Generation z?

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has turned their attention to the new generation of students arriving on our campuses.  During the Summer of 2018, a detailed presentation about this generation was shared with the PA Council of Trustees. This session was led by Zach Clark, Dr. Kathleen Howley, and Brian Swatt.  Their presentation can be viewed here.



Wednesday, May 15

12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm


1:00 pm

State Meeting #1

1:00 pm

Planetarium Show

2:00 pm

State Meeting #2

2:00 pm

Campus Tour

3:00 pm

Presenter Debriefing

4:00 pm

Welcome to “Soaring into Gen Z” State System Conference!

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Evening Social (snacks provided)

6:30 pm

Paint and Sip (snacks provided) - sponsored by PCPA





Thursday, May 16

9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions #1

10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions #2

11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions #3

12:00 pm


12:45 pm

Keynote speaker

2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions #4

3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions #5

6:30 pm


7:30 pm




Friday, May 17 (Optional for attendees)

9:00 am

Extended Trainings


To request a space/time for your Functional Area to meet, please use this form.

Call for Proposals

We are excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for the conference.  Please review our Call for Proposals for criteria and how to submit a proposal. All proposals will be evaluated by a team of Student Affairs professionals, including at least one expert in the subject area using this rubric.



 Kristen Hadeed - Start With Why Ignitor
 Check out more about Kristen here!

Kristen Hadeed - Why Ignitor


Kristen imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to climb toward the best version of themselves every day. Over the last eight years, Kristen has challenged the millennial status quo and continues to be highly involved with the Gen Z population.

As the leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, Kristen has a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and how to engage the next generation.


Clarion is home to a plethora of options for overnight accommodations.  We have blocks of rooms set with the locations listed below, all of which are approximately 10 minutes from campus. Be sure to mention "Clarion University - Student Affairs Conference" to be placed into one of the rooms at our reduced rate.  Participants can also choose to stay on campus in our Suites on Main for the duration of the conference.

Hampton Inn - $109.00+tax for 2 Queen or 1 King   Book Online 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndam - $75.00+tax for 2 Queen or 1 Queen Suite
Holiday Inn Express - $89.00+tax for 2 Queen or 1 King


Please use this map for guidance in finding your way around campus.  Parking will be in lot 11 for guests not staying on campus. For guests who are staying on campus, please use lot 5.


Conference attendees who would like to explore the area can find many restaurants, shops, and other attractions.  For a list of attractions and restaurants click here

Sponsor info


A special Thank You to our sponsors!

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Last Updated 2/15/19