June 5, 2017

Hosted by SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica

The New York Leadership Educators Conference (NYLEC) provides college professionals a chance to gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, and to be inspired to enhance student leadership education on their home campuses.

Most attendees work in student activities, residential life, career development, multicultural affairs, community service, athletics and various other areas that offer leadership development to students. This conference is open to all college and university professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area who are interested in an affordable professional development option.

Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Eric Hotchkiss, NYLEC Conference Chair, at nylec@cspanys.org.



Online Registration is currently closed. For those who have not yet registered but still wish to attend, there will be on-site registration.

Hotel Information

NYLEC attendees can make plans to stay with this year's conference hotel, Best Western. Attendees can make hotel reservations as part of the CSPA-NYS group here.


You are cordially invited to submit a program proposal for the New York Leadership Educators Conference (NYLEC) that will be held on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY.

Each year, NYLEC strives to offer knowledge, expertise, and best practices in student leadership to develop meaningful leadership programming for students at public and private colleges and universities throughout New York State.  The 2017 conference will provide leadership educators professional development through the sharing of student leadership ideas and resources, empowering and educational sessions, and networking opportunities. Possible topic areas include:

  • Advising Student Leaders
  • Program Administration
  • Student leader identity development
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Assessment
  • High Impact Practices
  • Successful Collaborations and Partnerships

Educational sessions are 60 minutes in length.  It is encouraged that sessions be interactive and provide applicable information for leadership educators. These sessions are also a great way to highlight positive leadership education happening in departments and on campuses.

The deadline for program proposals is April 30th, 2017.  Please note presenters are expected to register for the conference. No fees, honorariums, or expense are paid presenters of conference educational sessions.



Tired of the same format for diversity
programming? Ready to never hear
participants ask if this is “another” diversity workshop? Want to go beyond the rudimentary concepts
of diversity and equip participants with the skills and knowledge to cultivate a truly inclusive campus community? Through a social justice lens, Jamie Piperato (JP) will empower participants to develop the necessary awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to promote change on both a micro and macro level.
This program is customized to each campus and is a popular program for student leader training!


SUNY Polytechnic Institute

100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502


2017 NYLEC Planning Team

Have Questions about NYLEC? Contact any of the members of the Conference Planning Team. Interested in getting involved? Contact the NYLEC Conference Chair at nylec@cspanys.org.





DJ Schier
Keynote Speaker Selection Chair
Villa Maria College

Thomas Rouse
On-Site Logistics Coordinator,
University of Rochester

Christina Winnett
Communications Chair
Vassar College


Eric Hotchkiss
Conference Chair
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Mary Holland
Conference Co-Chair
Syracuse University

Karyn Dyer
Programming Chair
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute