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Serving Students Since 1967 – I have seen this phrase on our GASFAA website, stationary, etc. for as long as I can remember. As GASFAA enters into fiscal year 2017, we celebrate fifty years of service to students, I am ever grateful to our members for allowing me the opportunity to serve and represent them and their institutions and companies during this milestone year. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of many who served successfully before me.
Your elected GASFAA Executive Board members and appointed Committee Chairs, all volunteers, are gearing up to create productive and engaging year”s objectives for our membership, and I am excited about the opportunities to come. During 2016-2017, we will continue focusing on training opportunities that will promote additional professional growth and improved proficiency in our ever changing world of student aid administration.
GASFAA is an amazing organization that is welded together by our remarkable members-all of whom are leaders. We as the Board are dedicated to fostering and enhancing our members through training, outreach, professional development opportunities, and networking, and we are so excited that you want to be a part of our year.
Our year’s theme is Be of Service. Walk in Purpose. Each of us provides a service to our communities and to our state and country. In combing your service with your support of GASFAA’s events and activities, we can continue making forward and positive strides in educating, developing, and nurturing our future generations.
Please don’t think that the board operates in a bubble. We seek and welcome your input. We must remain relevant as an Association, and we can only do that through member involvement. Too, I sit on the SASFAA board as a voting member. This is very important for you, our GASFAA members. We have a voice around the table when it comes to SASFAA trainings, budget decisions, advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. etc. I always welcome your input as related to SASFAA, too.
I am thrilled to see where this year will take us, and I can’t wait to see you all at our fall and winter trainings and at GASFAA’s Annual Conference/Meeting, May 30 – June 2, 2017, where we will be celebrating 50 years of service at beautiful Calloway Gardens, the location of the first GASFAA meeting.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with each of you, getting your input, and making GASFAA the best it can be for all sectors of our membership.