The Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) is an alliance of higher education professional staff organizations in the Pacific Northwest that supports and advocates for its members through communication, education, and professional development opportunities.

This year’s conference held in Blaine, WA included talks by decorated former Black Hawk helicopter pilot Elizabeth McCormick, Director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership Karen Stout, Director of Western’s Community Development office Dan Purdy, Western Washington’s Assistant Director of Human Resources Dennis Dashiell, Education and Organizational Consultant Cyndy Stevenson, Director of WWU’s Counseling Center Shari Robinson and senior instructor for WWU’s Woodring College of Education Joy Wiggins.

To keep up with more information on getting involved with NCPS or to see when you can sign up for Summer of 2018’s retreat please see their website or talk to Karen Garrett, NCPS’s vice chair and WSU IS Manager