June 4, 2018

Hosted by the University of Rochester

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 Stacey Fisher, NYLEC Conference Chair, at nylec@cspanys.org.

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, June 3rd 

  • 5:30pm-9:00pm - Pre-Conference Social

Monday, June 4th 

  • 7:30am-9:00am - Registration 
  • 9:00am - Opening remarks 
  • 9:45am - Education Session One
  • 11:00am - Keynote
  • 12:00pm - Lunch 
  • 1:00pm - Education Session Two
  • 2:10pm - Education Session Three
  • 3:15pm - Closing


Our keynote will be Dr. Tony Andenoro, Assistant Professor at University of Florida and Director of Challenge 2050 Project. 

Dr. Tony Andenoro is an assistant professor of leadership education in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC). He is Project Lead for the National Leadership Education Research Agenda and also serves as the director of the Challenge 2050 Project, a program that aims to develop human capacity to meet the needs associated with a population projected to exceed 9.725 billion by the year 2050 through innovative dialogue, research and coursework.  


Online Registration is now open! Please register here. You will be prompted to pay by credit card. However, you may register online and pay by check. Payment by check should be completed as follows:

1.) All checks should be made out to the College Student Personnel Association of New York State.

2.) All checks should be mailed in advance of NYLEC to:
c/o Ericka Smith-Schubart
58 Wake Robin Ter
West Henrietta, NY 14586

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Chair, Erin Murphy at erin.murphy@rochester.edu

Hotel Information

A block of rooms have been held at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University Medical Center for Sunday, June 3 at a rate of $129/night. Book your room using this link or call and indicate that you are with NYLEC.


This year's theme is Exploring Innovations and Identities in Leadership. 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 2018 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

The deadline to submit an educational session proposal for NYLEC has passed.  Questions can be directed to Anne Piorkowski, Educational Sessions Chair at PiorkowskiA@Trocaire.edu. 

Please note presenters are expected to register for the conference.  No fees, honorariums, or expenses are paid to presenters of conference educational sessions.

University of Rochester

252 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY



2018 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.





Erin Murphy 
Registration Chair, University of Rochester
Jessica Guzman-Rea
Committee Member,University of Rochester
Brian Magee
Logistics Chair, University of Rochester

Stacey Fisher
Conference Chair, University of Rochester
Paul Gorelik
Committee Member, SUNY Potsdam
Teah Terrance
Committee Member, St. John Fisher College
Anne Piorkowski
Educational Sessions & Keynote Chair, Trocaire College