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10/20/2019 » 10/22/2019
2019 Annual Conference - East Lansing, Michigan

Candidates for Michigan Delegate (2019)
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Members were solicited for nominations for GLACUHO Leadership positions during early 2019. Interested nominees were contacted and given an opportunity to submit their application materials, including candidate statements, resumes, institutional support forms, and professional photo.

Elections for Board Members will take place online May 1-31, 2019. Institutions that signed in at the 2018 Annual Conference in Bloomington, Indiana will  receive one vote on behalf of their institution. Votes are cast by a designated voting delegate. Voting delegates can be found here

If there is an update to your institution’s voting delegate, please email

For more information on the elections process and procedures, please review the GLACUHO By-laws.

KIM christian

Student Leadership and Development Administrator 
Michigan State University

What a joy it has been to return to my regional association home! I learned about GLAUCHO as a graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009. Throughout the years, I have served on committees, attended the Professional Development Institute and served as Secretary on the elected board. I chair the Member Misconduct Task Force as we look for ways to protect our membership and association. I get the privilege of serving on the Conference Host team as we eagerly plan for your arrival at the conference in East Lansing this fall.

My involvement in GLACUHO has defined me as a professional and given me an outlet for other skillsets. I enjoy the opportunity to take what I have learned and engage in community with colleagues from throughout the region.  I’ve had the opportunity to be mentored, present with colleagues from multiple schools and have made some of my closest friendships in this association. As an extrovert and a longtime member of GLACUHO, those skills have set me up to represent our state well. In Strengthsquest: Includer, Developer, Woo, Communication, Arranger, Individualization, Positivity and Relator are in my top strengths. It would be an understatement to say I find joy in meeting new people, helping them find their place and connecting them to resources that meet their needs.

My experiences as a new and seasoned member of GLACUHO have shown me that most of us want “to know and be known”. GLACUHO provides a space for that conversation and each of us have the opportunity to use our voice. Life has taught me not all of us have the same comfort level or platform to speak from. An inclusive space for all is the destination our association is headed. I am proud of the work we have done and hear the desire to move us further. One of the best parts of the Delegate role is the opportunity to support and connect folx in the state of Michigan to each other and the Association. Any occasion to train, support and provide professional dialogue on issues that impact us personally is valuable. Learning to build an open environment for folx to be part of, is even more important. I foresee a multi-pronged approach that involves each of us learning, leading and serving with intention.

My current role is focused primarily in two areas, student leadership and student learning. My role provides direction and leadership to initiatives that impact 27 residential halls, 3 apartment areas, their hall governments, identity caucuses and two residential governing bodies. The scope of serving 14,000+ unique needs brings with it a dependency on relationships and teamwork. I actively seek to build bridges across campus, within my department, and division. I meet regularly with stakeholders that share their perspectives, challenges and hopes. I bring this skill and energy with me as I humbly accept my nomination for the State of Michigan Delegate position. Thank you for the possibility to serve GLACUHO in this way.


tim nickels

Residence Director
Oakland University

My name is Timothy Nickels and I sincerely thank you for your time, potential consideration for the Michigan Delegate position, and active participation in the 2019-2020 GLACUHO leadership process. Engagement in our association is the ultimate way to learn, lead, and serve GLACHO. Over the past four years I have called GLACUHO my primary professional home while calling Michigan my physical home my entire life. Blending my various homes together, I believe you will find my experiences to culminate into a holistic Michigan Delegate candidate.

For the past four years I have faithfully served on a different committee each year to diversify my personal as well as overall GLACUHO experience. I intend to continue this pattern until I can finally claim that I have served on every committee at least once. It will take time, but it will be well worth it. Serving on committees helps individuals to better understand but also appreciate the various functional areas of our organization. To date I have served on Professional Foundations, Campus Safety and Crisis Management, Contemporary Issues: Supervision and Management Within Residence Life, as well as Health and Wellness currently. In addition, I presently serve on the Winter Meeting Work Group assisting GLACUHO in discerning the best course of action moving forward with Winter Meeting. As someone who has the privilege of passing as white, I believe it critically important to honor my Native American heritage while advocating for others who also do not see Camp Tecumseh as an inclusive space. We can do better, and we will do better to provide a safe, inclusive, and equitable space for all at Winter Meeting. I am proud to be a small part of what I believe is progress for our organization.

Having spent my entire life, personal and professional, in the state of Michigan has helped me to build a solid base network of professionals to better this position and this organization. Present active membership within Michigan specific professional organizations such as MI-ASCA (Association for Student Conduct Administration) and MHDSOA (Michigan Housing and Dining Services Officers Association) will further help me connect colleagues to GLACUHO. Deep connections with GLACURH & NACURH going back many years additionally help me connect with prospective and current professionals across the region and nation regularly outside of GLACUHO. My professionalism, tact, respect, determination, humility, effective communication, and organizational knowledge among many other strengths all equip me to best represent the Michigan contingent on the GLACUHO Board. I live out the GLACUHO mission regularly by actively learning on multiple committees, leading the way to finding more inclusive practices and physical spaces with the Winter Meeting Work Group, and hopefully further serving GLACUHO and you