Connection, Inclusion, and Engagement are three principles I believe are key to the work of AACRAO. If I am fortunate enough to be on the Elections and Nominations committee these are the areas I hope to focus on. The power of AACRAO is only as strong as the members they serve and is dependent on engaging its membership with current and relevant opportunities to foster professional growth and build a network of connected colleagues.
Now more than ever it is critical that we ensure the voices of our membership is represented whether that be through nominations or voting, opportunities to present at an event, or collaborating to support one of AACRAO’s key initiatives. As the pressure continues to build across the field of higher education to reassert its value, its imperative that we foster connections, and ensure membership is engaged and presented with opportunities to share their story and help shape the future of AACRAO. Through my work on the Elections and Nominations committee I hope to achieve the following:
Engagement of membership through state and local network while advocating more broadly for greater involvement and representation in AACRAO leadership roles
Strengthen the diversity and representation of AACRAO members seeking leadership roles
Ensuring that our nomination and voting process is as inclusive and wide reaching as possible for AACRAO members