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What’s Happening in Region VIII

Upcoming Regional Events

2024 Region VIII Conference

University of Massachusetts–Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The 2023 Region VIII Conference will be at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, November 20–22.

The Info Desk

Region VIII is excited to bring back our podcast for a second season! Together we will discuss relatable and interesting content on all things Higher Education. The podcast will also highlight exciting elements being brought to the regional conference. Want to send feedback or have a topic you’d like to discuss? Email Jessie Santer at


Regional Conference

Thank you to those who attended the 2023 Regional Conference, November 9–11 at Rutgers University–New Brunswick!

Awards and Scholarships

Region IV offers numerous awards and scholarships to recognize and advance professionals and students within the region.


Looking for a great way to volunteer while building connections with your peers from across the region? ACUI’s regions have a variety of ways for you to volunteer, including as regional director, roles on the Regional Leadership Team, or workings to plan the Regional Conference.

Currently, Region VIII is accepting applications for the following positions; applications closed on November 30.

Note: The submission process is updated this year through our new membership platform—which means applications can autofill with your profile information, be saved as pending for edits until you officially submit, and be stored for your future access. In order to submit an application, you will need to create an account login, if you don’t already have one.

Other Opportunities

Our region is offering the opportunity to volunteer on an episodic basis. This means if you are interested in volunteering with Region VIII but cannot commit to a long-term volunteer role, complete the ACUI Region VIII Volunteer Interest Form linked below and you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator to help when we need volunteers for a short-term project. Episodic volunteer opportunities are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals. Led by the volunteer coordinator, these volunteers may be called upon to help with drive-in workshops, awards and scholarship selection committees, educational session program reviewing, or other educational programs. These episodic opportunities will have expectations, but no official requirements in terms of time or attendance.

To join one of the teams listed below, please complete the Episodic Interest Application. The Region VIII Volunteer Coordinator will review your application and be in contact regarding this volunteer opportunity and connect you to the appropriate Regional Leadership Team member based on your interest.

The Awards and Scholarship Volunteer Team is a committee of people who will be called upon in mid- to late October and again in May to review nominations and submissions for various regional award and scholarship opportunities.

If selected, committee members review and provide feedback on submissions/nominations while avoiding personal conflicts of interest. This may be conducted via email and/or conference call, based on the availability of its members.

Members of the Communications Team will:  

  • be given opportunities to help generate content for regional communication, including but not limited to email newsletters, visual communication, slide shows, and video production.
  • volunteer to take on delegated tasks from the communications coordinator and/or web & social media coordinator.
  • be asked to commit minimal time throughout the year based on their own availability and interest in graphic design, writing, photography, and editing.

Members of the Educational Program Team will:

  • participate in educational and online education programs that the region hosts.
  • volunteer to take on delegated tasks necessary to the successful execution of Region VII educational programming.
  • have opportunities to work with the inclusivity and online learning coordinators if they require assistance in their education programming.
  • participate in a monthly conference call led by the educational program coordinator to check in on progress and plans for upcoming programs, and to reflect on past programs.

Members of the Regional Conference Educational Session Review Committee will be called upon some time between late-July and September to review educational sessions submitted for Region VII’s regional conference. This committee should keep in mind ACUI Core Competencies, professional and student interests, and offer a variety of topics to our regional delegates.

Regional Leadership Team


Adam Dunbar
University of Massachusetts–Lowell


Mike Makoski
Smith College






Jessie Santer
University of Massachusetts–Lowell


Jose Reyes
UMass Boston


Martin Ryan
University of Limerick




Kaitlyn Dyleski
Bridgewater State University


Isaac Barber
University of Connecticut