The Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) is a non-profit, professional organization comprised of administrators and counselors from post-secondary institutions who are involved in securing employment opportunities for students.

Fourteen states make up the Midwest region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

What are the Goals of MASEA?

History of MASEA

(Taken from the NSEA Almanac, Published 2000)

In March of 1961 a group of professionals, headed by John Griffin from the University of Illinois, Urbana, formally created the Midwest Association of University Student Employment Directors (MAUSED). In 1975, the name was changed to the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA). This name change was coincident with convening the national First Annual Convention on Work and the College Student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL in 1975.

By 1978, MASEA had been joined by three other newly formed regional associations, Northeast (NASEA), Southern (SASEA), and Western (WASEA). Each regional association has held annual conferences since its founding, sometimes in conjunction with or jointly with the national conference when held in its region.

Past MASEA Presidents and Conference locations include:

1975-76 Ray DeJarnett, University of Southern Illinois Ramada Inn, Urbana, IL
1976-77 George Emery, Wayne State University Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI
1977-78 Ruth Burson, Eastern Michigan Hilton Hotel, Romulus, MI
1978-79 Bill Bushaw, University of Iowa Highlander Inn, Iowa City, IA
1979-80 Gary Belleville, Western Michigan Downtown, Kalamazoo, MI
1980-81 Mel Dario, University of Minnesota  
  James Bowling, Michigan State University Holiday Inn, Traverse City, MI
1981-82 James Bowling, Michigan State University Americana Inn, Lake Geneva, WI
1982-83 Charles Gray, N. Kentucky University  
  Robert Thomas, Wayne State University Hilton Hotel, Plymouth, MI
1983-84 Bill Ramsay, Berea College Boone Tavern, Berea, KY
1984-85 Susan Treinen, University of Minnesota Marriott Inn, Columbus, OH
1985-86 Cynthia Redwine, Wayne State University Jumer’s Castle, Urbana, IL
1986-87 Richard Brescia, University of Illinois/Urbana Radisson, Lexington, KY
1987-88 Bill George, University of Kentucky Concourse, Madison, WI
1988-89 Ben Rodriguez, University of Wisconsin Madison Congress, Chicago, IL
1989-90 Dan Kreidler, Governors State Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
1990-91 Rick Carlson, University of Nebraska/Omaha Red Lion Inn, Omaha, NE
1991-92 Lillian Downing, University of Kentucky Galt House, Louisville, KY
1992-93 Beth Page, Olivet College Radisson Grand Rapids, MI
1993-94 Arnold Woods, Lincoln University Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO
1994-95 Debbie McKinney, Marquette University  
1995-96 Janie Barnett, Iowa State University  
1996-97 Alisa Reichman, St. Louis University Minneapolis, MN
1997-98 Cody McMichael, Black Hills State University Westin Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
1998-99 Cody McMichael, Black Hills State University Marriott East, Cleveland, OH
1999-00 Arthur Walton, University of Cincinnati Wyndham, Milwaukee, WI
2000-01 Don Vince, University of Dayton Kansas City Marriott, Kansas City, MO
2001-02 Don Vince, University of Dayton Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, OH
2002-03 Don Vince, University of Dayton  
  David Hogard, Pittsburg State University Raddison, Chicago/Alsip, IL
2003-04 David Hogard, Pittsburg State University St. Louis, MO / May 19-21, 2004
2004-05 Ann Wessman, Iowa State University Louisville, KY / June 15-17, 2005 - The Galt House
2005-06 Gale Gower, Michigan State University

Indianapolis, IN / June 28-30, 2006 - The Westin

2006-07 Patti Beck, University of Findlay Minneapolis, MN/May 23-25, 2007 - Embassy Suites
2007-08 Cathy Taylor, DePaul University Grand Rapids, MI/ Amway Grand
2008-09 David Reseigh, Purdue University Madison, WI/Madison Concourse Hotel
2009-10 Barb Fahnhorst, CSB/SJU Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, OH
2010-11 Tim Putzier, University of Wisconsin - Madison Marriott, West Des Moines, IA
2011-12 Judy Brown, Xavier University Sheraton Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
2012-13 Mary Williams, Macalester College Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, MI
2013-14 Katie Young, Missouri State University /
Paula McLain, Northwest Missouri State University
Crowne Plaza Hotel - St. Paul, MN
2014-15 Paula McLain, Northwest Missouri State University Berea College, Berea, KY
2015-16 Craig Pelka, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis iHotel & Conference Center
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL
2016-17 Eric Wordlow, Columbia College Chicago University Plaza Hotel, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2017-18 Eric Wordlow, Columbia College Chicago  
2018-19 Brittney Gilman, Indiana State University Blackwell Inn, Columbus, OH
2019-20 Andrea Watkins, Mott Community College The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY 
 2020-21  Josh Vail, University of Toledo  No conference - Covid-19
 2021-22  Kristina Rittel, University of Wisconsin-Madison  The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY
 2022-23  Kait Bedel, Indiana State University  The Flats, Chicago, IL


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