Dear ACHE Colleagues,
I’m back on campus now, and while still spinning about from my whirlwind travels, I am honored to be sharing the amazing stories of the experiences and conversations I had at our Spring Regional Meetings with my campus colleagues. The networking, the content of sessions, and the pride in what we do and how we are making a difference in our communities is so very evident throughout ACHE. South Boston, Virginia; Franklin, Massachusetts; and New Orleans, Louisiana will always hold fond ACHE memories for me!
As we gather with our students for their Spring commencement ceremonies, whether in person or virtually, we hear of changed lives. We see examples of students who - despite huge obstacles - stood the course to achieve their academic goals. We see examples of the miracle of a University library actually showing up inside one’s computer! We see examples of graduates who began the journey because another person nudged them, and now they realize what it means for themselves. We see examples of children standing tall, congratulating all of the graduates at a reception for the hard work, the long hours, and for being a role model to everyone around them. So, again, know that you are making a difference, a huge difference for generations to come, in your communities and around the world through the outstanding work that you do.
Nominations for the ACHE Board of Directors and for the Vice President of the Association have closed and the Executive Committee has approved an outstanding slate representative of the strong servant leadership of ACHE. More information along with the slate of candidates will follow in the next couple of weeks and voting will open on June 1, with a link to your ballot coming to your email inbox. Visit the candidate profile page here
for information on the future leadership of ACHE. You’ll be impressed!
And finally, ‘Mark your Calendars to Meet me in St. Louis’! The 2015 Conference Planning committee has been hard at work and if you've not seen it, please visit our conference website at acheinc.org/ache2015. It’s not too early to register for the conference and make your hotel reservation, and both are open. Our exhibitor partners have already begun to register, as have members from around the country.
I look forward to our next conversation…
Regis M. Gilman
ACHE President, 2015