2021 AACRAO Elections - Nominations and Elections Candidate
The roles that I have held in a state association, Michigan AACRAO, allowed me to apply transferable talents and skills while offering opportunities to connect with higher education professionals who are in similar fields, do similar types of work, and have the same passion for the work we do. Over many years in MACRAO I served on the leadership track as President-Elect, President, and Past President, which included chairing the Nominations Committee. Additionally, I chaired the Equity in Education Committee and the Conference Planning Committee.
When I was searching for the next leg of my career journey I intentionally looked for positions where I would lead initiatives to serve transfer students and where I could maintain my participation in AACRAO. The association has provided so many avenues to grow professionally and personally. I want to give back at the national level within AACRAO. I am a member of the Transfer and Articulation Committee and the Black Caucus. I have had the opportunity to write for AACRAO Connect and present a session at an annual conference. I want to do more.
Part of my strengths profile includes the ability to connect with people, build groups, and link resources. One of my colleagues refers to me as “the plug” because of that skill set. All of the reasons above are why I am running for a position on the Nominations and Elections Committee.
If I am elected, as a member of the committee, I will actively recruit nominations for the Board of Directors in addition to the Nominations and Elections ballot, present a slate of officers to the membership for Board of Directors vacancies, and conduct an election for the Nominations and Elections Committee.