KAHO Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended KAHO 2021, and
congratulations to this year’s award recipients:

KARH Student of the Year
Eden Jordan (Morehead State University)

Graduate Student Award
Haley Jacobs (Northern Kentucky University)

New Professional Award
Bradley Dickerson (Northern Kentucky University)

KAHO Unbridled Spirit Award
Max Ammons (Morehead State University)

Ruth Ann Howard Service Award
Colleen Arnett (Bellarmine University)

The following individuals were also recognized
by nomination of their institution’s Chief Housing Officer (CHO):

The KAHO Governing Council can’t wait to welcome you to our virtual gathering space, as we reflect on our recent experiences and look ahead to new opportunities.

Register online for free!

This year, we are offering a half-day experience that will emphasize time spent in community with our fellow housing professionals.

Times are listed in both Eastern and Central. To attend a session, click on the hyperlinked title of the session to access the virtual meeting space. (New to using Microsoft Teams? See below for a few helpful hints.)

KAHO is pleased to welcome Dr. Jason Bentley, Dean of Retention and Student Success at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, back to the Bluegrass as this year’s keynote speaker.

Prior to joining the Ferris State University community, Dr. Bentley served as Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success Initiatives at Morehead State University. His responsibilities there included enrollment, financial aid, early college (dual credit), advising and retention, disability services, recreation and wellness, counseling and health services, housing, and NCAA athletics. Dr. Bentley also spent 16 years at Central Michigan University in a number of roles focused on residential education, student learning communities, educational governance and reform, and enrollment management.

In addition to his administrative positions, Dr. Bentley maintains an active scholarly agenda focused on issues concerning college student success; and continues to teach courses in higher education administration, college student development, enrollment management and educational leadership.

Dr. Bentley holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Community Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, all from Central Michigan University; and is currently completing a Master of Social Work degree from Ferris State University.

He and his partner Chelsea, a child and infant mental health specialist, reside in Mount Pleasant, Michigan with their two children, Emma and Audrey, and two affectionate furballs rescued from the local cat shelter.

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  1. You do not have to install the desktop version of Microsoft Teams on your computer to attend sessions. Clicking the link for any session should open the web version of Microsoft Teams on your computer.
  2. To use Microsoft Teams on your phone or other mobile device, you will need to install the Microsoft Teams app or use the call-in feature.
  3. You do not need to create an account or log in. However, you will be prompted for your name (similar to entering a screen name for Zoom meetings).
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