June 3, 2019

Hosted by Hilbert College

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 Jill Cole Splawski, NYLEC Conference Chair, at nylec@cspanys.org.

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, June 2nd 

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Pre-Conference Social at the Barrel Factory. Register here.

Monday, June 3rd 

  • 8:00am-9:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00am - NYLEC Welcome and CSPA-NYS Updates

  • 9:30am - Keynote Speaker

  • 10:40am-11:40am - Educational Session One

  • 12:00pm - Lunch

  • 1:10pm - Education Session Two

  • 2:20pm - Education Session Three

  • 3:30pm - CSPA-NYS Annual Conference Sneak Peak

  • 3:45pm - Closing Reflection

  • 4:00pm - Ice Cream Social and Networking Hour




Dina Thompson, Board President for the Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, is an engaging presenter who will share how to infuse restorative practices into leadership development.


Online registration is available now. 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, Jill Cole Splawski at nylec@cspanys.org.

Hotel Information

With stating you are with Hilbert College, the Holiday Inn will provide you a discounted rate.  You can also choose to stay on-site in college housing for the following prices:

  • $40/night per room with own linen

  • $100/night per suite with own linen (houses up to 6 people)

 If interested in staying at Hilbert College, please email reslife@hilbert.edu for more information.


This year's theme is See Different Through 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 2019 conference will inspire leadership educators professional development through  three Franciscan values. These values are JOY, SERVICE, AND INCLUSION.  Sessions will be asked to focus on how we look at these values differently when it comes to leadership.

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

Session Block 1 - Leadership & Joy

Session Block 2 - Leadership & Service

Session Block 3 - Leadership & Inclusion

Hilbert College

5200 South Park Ave, Hamburg, NY 14075


2019 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.

Jill Cole Splawski, Hilbert College
NYLEC Conference Chair

Jessica Todd, Hilbert College
Educational Sessions Coordinator