Dear ACHE Colleagues,
Good morning from the beautiful Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Illinois. As the month of June ends and July approaches, I wanted to reach out to the membership with some critical updates about the results of the ACHE 2015 Elections and the 2015 Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
Firstly, I wanted to express my deepest appreciation for all of the candidates who ran for ACHE national leadership positions. Although only one candidate for Vice President and three Board of Directors could be selected, all of the leaders on the ballot showed great enthusiasm to continue their dedicated support for the association.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the newly elected Vice President and Members-at-Large for ACHE:
Bill Boozang, Associate Vice President and Dean, Online & Continuing Education at Newbury College
Tim McElroy, Dean of the Muskogee Campus at Northeastern State University
Amy Johnson, Director, Quality Enhancement Plan at East Tennessee State University
Patti Spaniola, Continuing Education Program Director and Meeting Planner at University of West Florida
We welcome the new members of the Board and Vice Presidency and we are honored to be guided by the visionary leadership, devotion, and origination that they offer to the association.
In addition, the ACHE Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work setting the intricate foundation for the 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting which is taking place at the luxurious and unique Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri on November 9-11th.
Recently, the concurrent sessions, workshops, and roundtables have been announced and I am proud that we have such an excellent and informative conference in store for you. The conference offers an array of professional development presentations that span the gamut of continuing higher education topics: credit and non-credit programming, competency-based education, online learning, adult student programming, continuing education marketing, technological disruption, higher education partnerships, degree completion, and much more. I encourage you to take several minutes of your day today to review the conference schedule and determine which sessions apply directly to you. By discovering these appealing professional development opportunities, I hope that you will make plans to join the new leadership of the association at the annual conference.
View the schedule here.
Thank you for all that you do in our field, and I hope that you have a great 4th of July weekend.
Regis M. Gilman
ACHE President, 2015