Washington State Association of College Trustees Spring Conference

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May 14-15, 2015

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Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 North Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001
Toll-free: 877-871-6772

Check-in time: 4 p.m.
Check-out time: 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy:

  • 72 hours prior to the day of arrival: Full refund
  • 24-72 hours prior to the day of arrival: Payment held for future stay
  • Within 24 hours: Advance payment will be forfeited

WI-FI: Complimentary wireless internet services provided in-room and throughout the resort.

Awards Information

Award recipients will be honored at the ACT Spring Convention awards dinner on Thursday, May 14:

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m. No-Host Social
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Awards Dinner and Entertainment
  • 8:30-11 p.m. ACT President's Reception


Complimentary valet and self-parking provided for all guests.

Shuttle information

Airport to hotel

  • Airport shuttles from Spokane International Airport to Northern Quest may be arranged prior to or upon arrival.
    • Prior to arrival: Call 509-481-6810
    • Upon arrival: Locate the phone terminal area and call the Northern Quest shuttle.
  • Information to provide: Name, contact number, airline, flight number and arrival time.
  • Where to wait for the shuttle:
    • Look for the Northern Quest logo on the shuttle.
    • Alaska terminal: Pick up is curb side.
    • All others: Pick up is at Ground Transportation – just past the rental car desks.

Driving directions

Downtown Spokane to hotel

  • Merge onto W I-90 toward Seattle
  • Merge onto Highway 2 and continue for approximately 3 miles
  • Turn right onto HAYFORD RD for 1 mile
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino will be on your left

Seattle to hotel

  • From S I-5 merge onto E I-90 towards BELLEVUE/SPOKANE
  • Take exit 277B towards SPOKANE AIRPORT/FAIRCHILD AFB
  • Merge onto Highway 2 and continue for approximately 3 miles
  • Turn right onto HAYFORD RD for 1 mile


May 15-16, 2014

Spring 2014 Convention Programpdf


May 16-17, 2013

Spring 2013 Convention Programpdf



June 24-26, 2012

Location: Big Bend Community College

Spring 2012 Convention Programpdf

  • Session: Student Success -- What have we learned? (GISS focus group)pdf Narcisa Polonio, Vice President for Research, Education and Board Leadership Services, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT); and Byron McClenney, Project Director and Senior Lecturer Fellow, CCLP, University of Texas at Austin
  • Session: GISS 2012 -- Fall Conference draft agendapdf
  • TACTC Legislative Action Committee interim planning -- Tom Malone, Seattle Community Colleges Trustee (TACTC President)
  • Keynote Speaker: Sal Khanpdf
  • Session: Leading from the Classroom -- Stephanie Delaney, Associate Dean for Distance Education & eLearning, Seattle Community Colleges; Scott Dennis, eLearning Professional Development Manager, SBCTC; John Falconer, I-BEST Instructor, Allied Health/Basic Studies, Renton Technical College; Liz Falconer, Curriculum and Technology Specialist, Renton Technical College; Phil Venditti, Instructor of Communications Studies and Faculty Representative, Clover Park Technical College; Noreen Light, Faculty Development Coordinator, SBCTC
  • Session: Student Achievement Update -- Jan Yoshiwara, Deputy Executive Director for Education, SBCTC; John Walstrum, President, Clover Park Technical College; Ed Brewster, President, Grays Harbor College; Teresa Holland, Vice President of Administrative Services, Yakima Valley Community College; Maureen Pettitt, Director of Institutional Research, Skagit Valley College; David Prince, Policy Research Director, SBCTC
  • WELA Report and Success Storiespdf Cindy Hough, Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) Director; Chris Bailey, President, Lower Columbia College (2007 WELA cohort member); Derek Brandes, Vice-President of Instruction, Green River Community College (2010 WELA cohort member); Christina Castorena, Dean of Student Development and Diversity Advocacy, Everett Community College (2009 WELA cohort member)


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