Release Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Charleston W.Va. - For the first time in school history, the University of Charleston will host the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) “No Frills” Residential Leadership Conference February 8-10. The conference will take place on the University of Charleston’s Kanawha City campus and at the Ramada Inn South Charleston.
The “No Frills” Conference serves as CAACURH’s annual business meeting and the right to serve as the host school is highly contested. UC is the first institution in West Virginia to host the conference, which required 16 months of rigorous planning by students and support from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Delegate Meshea Poore. Over 200 students from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia will participate in the weekend’s activities.
Thomas J. Lucas, President of the UC Resident Hall Association, has been nominated as a candidate to be a future member of the CAACURH Board of Directors. He has been instrumental in coordinating the conference, as well as organizing over 50 UC students as volunteers.
“I believe this is a great opportunity, not only for his organization but for the University of Charleston as a whole,” said Lucas. "We are greatly excited about the weekend’s events and hope we can use this to attract other conferences of this importance to our campus."
This press release was prepared by UC communications student Rebecca Hansborough.