Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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This edition of College and University marks a transition. Louise Lonabocker served as editor-in-chief for ten years, completing her tenure this past summer with Volume 89, Issue 4. AACRAO members and C&U readers owe Louise a debt of gratitude for her outstanding extended service. I am honored to follow in her footsteps. In her work on behalf of aacrao she has been a role model for many aacrao leaders, including myself.

I've had many roles with aacrao over the years: committee member, inter-association representative to Educause, Annual Meeting program committee member and chair, director of the AACRAO Technology conference, Vice President for Information Technology, PresidentElect, President, and Past President. I've also written for C&U on occasion. At a time when my service on the board of directors was coming to a close, I had a conversation with Louise about the C&U editorial position. She told me that the work was interesting, encouraging me to take it on and offering her support and advice. I'll try hard to live up to her confidence !

College and University has periodically published interviews with leaders in the aacrao professions. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Louise, and this article appears in this edition. Among other topics, we discussed changes in student services, the evolution of the "one-stop," new technologies, lifelong learning, leading aacrao, and travel.

Also in this issue, Whitney L. Sessa reports on a study on the institutional use of social media to communicate with students in her article "Targeting Millennial: Social Media Strategies within Higher Education." In "Aligning Competencies with Admissions Counselor Success: What Does It Take To Be An Effective Admissions Counselor?" Ann M. Gansemer-Topf analyzes the alignment between professional competencies descriptions developed by the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators and perceptions of early career Admissions Counselors of the competencies required for success in their positions.

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