Frank J. Traver President’s Scholarship
The UMR-ACUHO President’s Scholarship was initiated...

Professional Development and Training

The Professional Development and Training Committee provides professional development opportunities for entry level, mid level and upper level professionals in the association on topics of business/financial administration, residence life, food service, facilities management, and central administration.


The purpose of the Professional Development and Training committee is to design, implement and review a comprehensive professional development curriculum through annual conference programs and other sponsored venues.


  • To maintain the Professional Development Curriculum which reflects association mission, values, and goals.
  • To provide training opportunities for all level professionals in the major functional areas of college and university housing: residence life, business/financial management, facility management, food management, and central administration. Educate and offer resources in areas of recruitment and retention of the housing profession.
  • To foster personal and professional development to professionals of all levels.
  • Solicit and sponsor two keynote speakers.
  • Host annual Case Study competition for entry level professionals.
  • Solicit and provide four webinars throughout the year
  • Communicate information to the membership through regular submissions to the magazine, website, et al.

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2016 PD&T Committee Members:

  • Hannah Bendroth, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Committee Chair
  • Bonny Sucherman - Lawrence University
  • Evan Knoespel - Iowa State University
  • Holly Gerke - Kansas State University
  • John Wachal - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Katrina Wheeler-Floyd - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kenney White - University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Mandy Rae Fairbrother - Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Megan Nemec - University of Kansas
  • Nicole Wilburn - Missouri State University
  • Sara Bowlin - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MJ Stewart - Bemidji State

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