2018 KACRAO Annual Conference
September 26-28
hosted by Garden City Community College
Clarion Inn Convention Center
Garden City, KS

Register Here!

Pre-Conference Activities
Shopping Shuttle-Explore the heart of downtown Garden City
Cosmo Pedis-Relax with FREE manicures & pedicures: Limited space is available. Please contact Samantha @ 620.276.9531 or [email protected] for an appointment!
Finney County Historical Museum-Look into the past of Southwest Kansas

A Sampling of Conference Sessions

New KACRAO Workshop Sessions
Soldier, Civilian, Student: The relationship between gender, engagement and self-identity
Getting It All Done with Grace and Ease
SEVP Field Representative Presentation on F and M Visa International Students
Adventures in Kansas Higher Education
Demographic Changes in Kansas Colleges Need to be Aware of
Transfer Operations
Understanding My Community to Foster Inclusive Communities
Financial Aid Update
Does Color Matter: What does Diversity and INclusion look like on your campus?
Kansas Board of Regents Updates
Moving Up the Ranks: Advancing in Higher Education
Admissions and the Public: Handling Difficult Recruitment Questions
The Power of Presentation
FERPA: Can We Talk?!
KCAC/NAIA Registrar’s Meeting
Town Hall Meetings, Round Table Sessions and Round Robin Sessions with conversations related to Campus Visits, Commencement, Communications, Senior Leadership and the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Evening Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel Accommodations with the KACRAO Conference group rate can be made directly 
through the hotels by calling:

Clarion Inn @ 620.275.7471                                                                                                                                                                                                            
1911 E Kansas Ave                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                            
$89/night for king or double queen

Sleep Inn @ 620.805.6535
1931 E Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                             
$85/night for double queen

Group rates are effective beginning with check in on 9.25 and check out on 10.2 to enable
Admissions Reps staying in Garden City through the weekend to maintain their room at the group rate!

Service Project

The Oasis of Peace Center provides secure, confidential, extended transitional housing and life-skills training for women and their minor children who are victims of human trafficking. They help women renew their self-esteem, develop skills necessary to find employment, and provide a secure environment for women to transition from slavery to freedom. Women can come to the Center through referral from law enforcement and other agencies in the state directly involved with serving trafficked victims. The center is located in Garden City and is the first in western Kansas to offer residential rehabilitation services for trafficked women.

The Center is looking for supplies. Examples include hangers, laundry soap, bathrobes, notebooks, folders and cleaning supplies.

Corporate Partner Details 
8ft. tables have been reserved for Corporate Partner Attendees
Corporate Partners will be located outside of the Clarion Inn Ballroom

Electrical outlets will be available to utilize, please bring necessary chargers, extension cords, etc.

To ship items ahead of time, please send clearly labeled packages to:

Clarion Inn
Attn: Sheila
1911 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS 67846
To ship items to your next location, please bring a UPS shipping label with you to place on your packages
and venue personnel will assist in getting items shipped. 


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