Dear ACHE Colleagues,
Spring has officially sprung! And it’s coming not too soon, if you ask me.
It’s been an interesting winter for many of us, with exciting programs and creative uses of technology as we looked to providing continuing high quality programs in spite of weather forecasts and circumstances that would have made us all shudder not too many years ago. So, again I thank you for all that you do: for your spirit, your tenacity, and your creative energies to ensure that students have the resources and systems in place to continue toward their academic and professional goals.
The planning for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference is moving forward. The Conference Planning Committee just met last week at the Union Station Hotel in St Louis, Missouri. We continue to receive proposals, and with an extension until April 10, I encourage each of you to consider submitting a proposal to share with colleagues the outstanding work being done on your campus. You can find out more about our Call and submit your proposal by clicking here
Our ACHE regions continue to be busy this spring, with outstanding conferences. I encourage your attendance at the regional meetings, and to also engage in the leadership of the region through service as an officer and on committees. I've scheduled visits to all of the regional meetings and look forward to connecting with you and listening to how the Association can respond to your professional needs.
Nominations are OPEN! Please consider nominating either a colleague or yourself for one of the open Board of Directors At-Large positions (there are three open) or the position of Vice President of the Association. You can find details regarding expanded eligibility requirements, descriptions of duties, terms, and more in our Guide for Candidates for Vice President & Directors at Large. Serving at in a leadership role with ACHE has been, for me, an exciting opportunity to engage leaders in the field of continuing higher education. I encourage your thoughtful consideration, and I open my door, and “literally” my email – email@example.com
– to anyone who has questions about serving. Please don’t hesitate to ask.
I hope I’ll see you in South Boston, Virginia; in Franklin, Massachusetts; and in New Orleans for spring regional meeting – and of course in November in St. Louis! Be well, stay warm, and continue to make a difference in both our students’ lives and on your campus. We are so very honored to recognize you in our membership.
Regis M. Gilman
ACHE President, 2015