2014 Biennial Conference

CAAHE is very excited for the 2014 Biennial Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope you will enjoy the destination and the many wonderful workshops throughout the conference. Please refer to the following information for more details related to the conference.

"Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity"


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 beginning at 3:00 p.m. and concluding on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.


Bourbon Orleans Hotel
717 Orleans St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Rate: $119/night (discounted rate also available Sunday Tuesday, preceding the conference)

Hotel Reservations:

To make a reservation, please call the toll free number at 866-513-9744, ask for In-House Reservations, and request for the CAAHE Block.  Alternatively, you may make an online reservation.

Reservations will close on May 1, 2014.


All CAAHE members

Call for Proposals:

For those interested in facilitating a workshop, submit your proposals here.

Deadline for proposals: February 28, 2014


Please complete a registration form for each person attending the conference.

Registration Fee:

Full Members: Complimentary

Associate Members: $200/per person per day or $300/per person for the duration of the conference. Please make check payable to CAAHE and mail to:

Attn: MariaElena Hassaine - CAAHE
4025 S. Riverpoint Pkwy.
Mail Stop CF-K601
Phoenix, AZ 85040

For more information about membership, please visit our membership page.


2014 Biennial Conference Agenda

Service Project:

2014 Service Project


Please contact MariaElena Hassaine at mariaelena.hassaine@ipd.org

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Harms

Dr. Brenda Harms is an experienced higher education administrator with a diverse marketing and admissions background. Her perspective on higher education marketing and recruitment is strengthened by her hands-on experience serving in both academic and administrative roles at a branch campus. During that time, she was also involved in the development and delivery of accelerated on-campus and online courses. Her book, Up to Speed: Marketing to Today's Adult Student, was published in March 2010.

While Brenda's primary interest is the recruitment and retention of adult students, her knowledge, and experience relating to higher education has greatly benefited consulting projects focused on institutional marketing.

Dr. Harms is active in the higher education community, having served as the secretary/treasurer of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators executive committee and as the 2008 national conference program chair. She is also an avid speaker, having presented at several national conferences, including the CIC, CASE, CAEL, UPCEA Marketing, CAHEA, ACHE, NABCA, and CAP conferences.

Brenda received a B.S. in allied health and an M.A. in educational psychology and counseling from the University of South Dakota. She received her Ph.D. in human services with her dissertation focused specifically on adult student retention.