NAFSA Regions


NAFSA's membership in the United States* is organized into 11 geographic regions that provide the important grassroots strength of the association.

Region OneRegion One
Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Region TwoRegion Two
Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Region ThreeRegion Three
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Region FourRegion Four
Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota

Region FiveRegion Five
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin

Region SixRegion Six
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Region SevenRegion Seven
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Region EightRegion Eight
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Region TenRegion Ten
New Jersey, New York

Region ElevenRegion Eleven
Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont

Region TwelveRegion Twelve
California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands

What Happens at the Regional Level?

Many opportunities for involvement, association activities, and leadership are found at the regional level. Each region is governed by an elected chair and a team composed of representatives of the knowledge communities and interest groups. Many states and metropolitan areas hold regular NAFSA meetings. The regions sponsor frequent workshops on topics of special interest and annual conferences.

Regional Conferences 2018

Annually in the fall, the 11 NAFSA regions hold their conferences. These are excellent opportunities to network with accomplished colleagues and to stay current with the latest trends. View dates and locations for this year's conferences.

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Regional Affairs Committee

The Regional Affairs Committee are the past chairs of the 11 regions and ensure the development and dissemination of knowledge needed by professionals engaged on regional leadership teams and in regional events and offerings. Regional Affairs Committee members:

  • Assess needs of regional leaders and design processes, guidelines, tools, training, etc. to serve them.
  • Facilitate the development of sound business and leadership practices in the regions, consistent with the fiduciary obligations of the association—fiscal, legal, and ethical.
  • Encourage members in the regions to provide their information in the member skills database for consideration for task forces and leadership positions for which they have particular expertise.

Saundra Hampton
Chair, Regional Affairs Committee
Pratt Institute

Jeffrey Foot
Chair-designate, Regional Affairs Committee
LewerMark Student Insurance

*Members who reside outside the United States are encouraged to participate in professional development activities that take place at the regional and national levels and to become involved in NAFSA's volunteer leadership. NAFSA also works collaboratively with sister organizations in other countries and world regions that promote international education and exchange.

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