Note from the President

UMR-ACUHO is a professional association dedicated to meeting and exceeding the professional development needs of student housing and residence life staff members in our region. The benefits of being a UMR-ACUHO member are numerous, but include: reduced registration fees for the annual conference, a free job posting site, three published magazines, educational webinars, quarterly electronic membership updates and a valuable network of resources. UMR-ACUHO is passionate about providing these services in the most economical manner possible, while providing a valuable experience for its members.

UMR-ACUHO provides extensive opportunities for personal and professional involvement to its members. We have over 110 volunteer committee members who are the backbone of our Association. These committee members work hard to deliver top quality educational opportunities, to conduct meaningful research to advance the student housing and residence life field and to provide our members with services that connect them to other professionals within our region.  

UMR-ACUHO members are invited to attend and present programs at the annual conference, are encouraged to submit articles for publication in the UMR-ACUHO 'Perspectives' magazine, and are eligible for  research grants, scholarships, and award opportunities – many that are made available to members pursuing graduate education. One of our Association's points of pride is that we provide networking opportunities for approximately 1600 housing professionals located at over 100 member institutions.

UMR-ACUHO is a wonderful regional association and I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had as a member. For many years I have made UMR-ACUHO  my professional development 'home' and hope that you find it just as welcoming and enriching as I have. With an honored history of outstanding annual conferences, supportive professional colleagues and opportunities to engage with and contribute to the profession, UMR-ACUHO is well worth its price of membership.

I hope you will take advantage of the many educational opportunities available to you and your institution. Please consider joining UMR-ACUHO today! 

Greg Thompson
UMR-ACUHO President