Academic journal article ATEA Journal

President's Letter

Academic journal article ATEA Journal

President's Letter

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December and January is the time when we think about transitions: One year is ending and a new one is about to begin. For those of us that work at schools, colleges and universities the fall semester is growing to a close. At my college final exams are wrapping up and faculty and staff are doing their mad dash to get grades in before we close for the holidays.

It is hard to believe, but my term as ATEA President is drawing to a close as well. We will elect a new executive team when we gather in Nashville in March and I will officially turn over the reins to Bryan Albrecht on July 1st.

I'm very happy to be able to announce the Executive Team's recommendation for an officer slate for the two-year period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. Rich, James and I all agree that these individuals will provide us with great leadership as we look to the future:

President - Bryan Albrecht

First VP - Sue Smith

Second VP - Mary Kaye Bredeson

Treasurer - Bob Wallace

Past President - Paul Young

Bryan, Sue and Mary Kaye have already been working hard together with Rich, James, Bob, Sandra and I on future goals for the organization. Over the past five years we've been able to stabilize the organization and our finances, and now the time has come to take things to the next level.

We need to move from being a subsistence organization that depends almost entirely for revenue from our annual conference to cover each year's operating expenses, to a more stable funding model that will provide enough resources for us to continue to build the organization and to continue to build our brand as the national dialogue about technical education moves to the fore. …

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