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About the Western Regional Forum

The Western Regional Forum is an annual gathering of professionals from across K–12, higher education, and college access professions. This conference offers dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, and a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues. The regional forum provides an opportunity for great minds in education to discuss hot topics as well as longstanding concerns related to academic readiness, educational opportunity, and student success. Embedded in the regional forum are our annual meetings of all members, as well as our meetings of the member delegates of each assembly: Academic, Counseling and Admission, and CSS/Financial Assistance.

Program Planning Committee

The regional forum Program Planning Committee, a group of outstanding educators from schools and colleges across the region, plays a critical role by planning a rich and meaningful program for attendees.

Thank you to the members of the 2018 Western Regional Forum Program Planning Committee.

Committee Member


Matt Bonser

Colorado College

Antonio Esquibel

Denver Public Schools, CO

Yvette Gullatt

University of California

Kathryn Kekaulike

Kamehameha Schools, HI

Kellie Nehring

University of San Diego, CA

John O'Connor

Natrona County Schools, WY

Alicia Ortega

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, CA

Marilyn Ponti

Whitman College, WA

Anna Viggiano

Hawaii State Department of Education

Eki Yandall

Portland State University, OR