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Why attend ACHE 2018? A testimony from ACHE Board Member Tim McElroy

June 29, 2018 1:48 PM | ACHE Home Office (Administrator)


Association for Continuing Higher Education
80th Annual Conference and Meeting
Newport Marriott Hotel • 25 America’s Cup Avenue • Newport, RI

Dear Colleagues,

I became involved with ACHE, in 2007, through an adult degree completion program at my institution.  We won an award at the regional level and were fortunate to win at the national level. I attended the national conference, to accept the award, and I was pleasantly surprised how friendly and welcoming the people were.

Since that time, I have been “hooked” on ACHE and the great people and experiences the organization offers.  The opportunity to meet folks from all over the country who share the same problems and issues has been very rewarding.

I can pick up the phone and seek advice and assistance from a multitude of educational professionals -- and you do not always find that in every organization.  ACHE has become an integral part of my professional life, and I really appreciate my ACHE family.

I would encourage anyone who deals with adult and continuing education to give ACHE a try.








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Tim McElroy
Exhibitors/Sponsors Committee Co-Chair
Northeastern Oklahoma State University

Dr. Tim McElroy has served as Dean of the Northeastern State University (NSU) campus in Muskogee, Oklahoma since June 1, 1999, and has 40 years of experience.  Before going to NSU he held positions of Public Information Director, Director of High School and College Relations, Director of Admissions, and Registrar at four other institutions.  

He became involved with ACHE in 2007 while directing the statewide Reach Higher, degree completion program.  Reach Higher is a consortium of nine regional universities and 14 community colleges throughout Oklahoma. 

His ACHE involvement includes serving as both chair-elect and chair of the Great Plains Region, Director at Large on the ACHE National Board, and member of the planning committee for International Conferences in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Newport.

Dr. McElroy has an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University and both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University.

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