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February 8-11, 2015 - Pasadena, CA

Dear AOA Members:

Continuing the theme, Supporting the Educational Mission of California's State Universities, the Conference Planning Committee is dedicated to ensuring this year’s conference provides valuable training, professional development, and networking opportunities for all our members. This year we will provide educational tracks that include:

  • Associated Students
  • Student Unions
  • Commercial Shops
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Philanthropy
  • Property Development
  • Research Administration
  • Risk Management

Call For Sessions

Do you have an idea for a session topic, presentation, or presenter? No one knows more what session topics our members are interested in than our members themselves. Please submit your ideas for session topics or potential presenters by using this link:


This year the conference planning committee hopes to continue to provide an excellent program by providing a variety of dynamic session presenters. Here are some scheduled highlights of the conference agenda:

  • Sunday – Standing committee meetings, Chancellor Timothy White has again been invited to make the keynote address at the traditional Opening Banquet;
  • Monday– Morning General Session, Super-Sessions; Concurrent Sessions; Dinner on your own with Business Partners and AOA Colleagues;
  • Tuesday – Morning General Session, Super Sessions and Concurrent Sessions; Business Partner Lunch; President's Reception and Dinner
  • Wednesday– Concurrent Session and Closing Keynote Speaker, Adjourn at noon.


The Langham Huntington located in Pasadena, California


Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Business Partner showcase begins at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The conference will adjourn at noon on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.


Because this is the only conference that provides the educational and networking opportunities dedicated exclusively to AOA members, our campuses, and the CSU.


Registration and the hotel room block will open August, 2014, and we will be posting detailed program information on a regular basis, so please stay tuned for future communications.

Business Partners

Business Partners are a critical component of the AOA Annual Conference. Without our Business Partners and their sponsorship, the conference would not be the success it is. If you use or know of potential vendors who would benefit from participating as an AOA Business Partner, please provide Fred Neely, Co-Chair, AOA Business Partners with vendor information at

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If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact me at On behalf of the entire Conference Planning Committee we look forward to seeing you in Pasadena next February!

John Griffin
2015 Conference Planning Chair/President-Elect

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