UPAC Networking Events


Details coming soon!

Past Speakers


October 2018 — Institute for Food Farm tour

November 2018 — Nursing Simulation Lab demo at Hamilton campus

January 2019 — Miami University Art Museum tour

April 2019 — Miami University Middletown nature hike


September 2017 — networking only (no speaker)

October 2017 — spooky stories with Donna Boen, Steve Gordon

November 2017 — geothermal plant tour with Doug Hammerle

February 2018 — Hefner Museum tour with Steve Sullivan

March 2018 — Belk Greenhouse tour with Jack Keegan

April 2018 — Rick Momeyer at the Freedom Summer Memorial


September 2016 — A Conversation with President Greg Crawford.

October 2016 — Robin Parker, general counsel, discusses and answers questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

November 2016 — David Creamer, senior vice president for finance and business services and treasurer, discusses this year’s successes and challenges, as well as future plans.

January 2017 — Cassie Wilson, assistant director of employee wellness, discusses opportunities for wellness and gives tips for success.

February 2017 — Joe Bazeley, chief information officer, discusses cyber security and what Miami does to protect online information.

March 2017 - David Sayler, Director of Athletics discusses why athletics are important at Miami

April 2017 - Michael Kabbaz, Vice President, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success


September, 2015 — Scott Rouse, Miami chef, hosted a tour of Garden Commons.

October, 2015 — Tracy Hughes, senior director University Marketing, Digital & Creative Services, discusses ADA compliance.

November 2015 — joint UPAC/CPAC museum tour

January 2016 — A conversation with President David Hodge.

February 2016 — JP Natale, chief information officer and vice president for information technology.

March 2016 — Rose Marie Ward, professor of kinesiology and health, discusses “engaging students in and out of the classroom.”

April 2016 — Phyllis Callahan, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs, discusses successes of the past year and plans for 2016-17.


September 2014 — Nancy Hunter Heidtman, senior director of dining and culinary support services, hosts a tour of the new Western Dining Commons.

October 2014 — Jim Reid, field manager of Miami’s 1,000 acres of natural areas, showcases Miami’s 1,000 natural acres and 17 miles of trails.

January 2015 — Martin Johnson, associate professor of history, dispels the myths associated with Abraham Lincoln and his iconic Gettysburg Address.

February 2015 — Matt Myers, dean of the Farmer School of Business.

April 2015 — Rebecca Baudry Young, co-chair of Miami’ Alcohol Task Force, discusses dealing with high-risk alcohol behavior.


September 2013 — Kelly Bennett, Miami’s social media specialist, discussing the many ways the university benefits from being on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

October 2013 — Armstrong Student Center Director Katie Wilson shares details about the building.

November 2013 — Chef Eric Yung gives a tour of Maplestreet Station.

January 2014 — J. Peter Natale, chief information officer and vice president for information technology.

February 2014 — What is “I Am Miami” all about? Ron Scott, Miami’s associate vice president for Institutional Diversity, explains.

March 2014 — Tom Herbert, Miami’s vice president for University Advancement, shares how all Miami students, staff, and faculty advance Miami and its mission.

April 2014 — Cleve Wright, Miami’s head coach for Women’s Basketball.


September 2012 — Enrico Blasi, head hockey coach.

October 2012 — Deedie Dowdle, associate vice president for UCM, discussing logo change and domain name change.

November 2012 — Miami registrar Dave Sauter discussing new Winter Term.

January 2013 — Cassie Wilson and Dawn Fahner of benefits and wellness discussing various upcoming wellness programs.

February 2013 — New athletic director David Sayler.

March 2013 — Matthew Frericks, senior director for auxiliary planning & facilities, and discussion of current construction projects.

April 2013 — Lori Cramer, director of riding for Miami Equestrian and head coach of the equestrian team, showing the renovations of the horse stables and talking about the equestrian team’s successes.