Alex Read is the Chair for the West Region of ACHE. He works at Sacramento State in the College of Continuing Education as a Senior Program Strategist. He is responsible for the development of new certificate programs and the day-to-day operations of existing certificate programs. Alex lives in Sacramento California in the neighborhood where the movie Lady Bird was filmed. Alex is married to his wife Jennifer whom he met attending California State University, Chico. Alex and Jennifer have three kids Ross (9), Elyse (6), and Claire (3).
The West region had a successful regional conference this last February in Salt Lake City. The conference was well attended, but the presentations and breakout sessions were the highlight of the conference. The conference attracted three corporate sponsors and seven university sponsorships. The engagement between the sponsors and attendees provided a fun environment that really sparked the networking opportunities. Alex would like to thank the BYU downtown center again for hosting the conference! The 2019 ACHE West Regional Conference will be held March 4th – 6th at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Alex’s predictions for 2019:
- ACHE will continue to get stronger and grow as a premier association for continuing higher education professionals. The national meeting and conference will get rave reviews because of the unique location and quality presentations the conference will provide.
- The West Regional Conference in Tucson will be the most attended regional conference for the west in the past 10 years.
- Higher education will be faced with more challenges this upcoming year. Higher education professionals will be asked to do more with less and produce greater results with less staff, funding, and support. Now more than ever we need to work together as an association to tackle these challenges as team. The best part of ACHE is the groups’ willingness to share and collaborate, so let’s utilize this strength to overcome challenges together this upcoming year.
- I predict Alex will say “no” much more this year when asked if he can help coach a sport for his own children.
I hope to see everyone in Newport Rhode Island.
Chair ACHE West Region
College of Continuing Education, Sacramento State