Greetings WVASFAA Members!
Welcome to WVASFAA-
First, I would like to send a special thank you to the WVASFAA Executive Committee for attending the transition meeting at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. Second, I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve as the 2018 WVASFAA President. This position is a true honor that I do not take lightly and will proudly represent the WVASFAA Association with integrity and professionalism during my tenure as President.
As I embark on this new adventure to serve as your WVASFAA President for the 2018/2019 year. It's important to share my initiatives and goals for the WVASFAA Association. The first initiative is to continue the legacy of the association while providing various professional development training that is impactful, useful, and geared towards better serving our students at our various institutions. The second initiative is to have a successful 2018 Fall Conference in Rocky Gap, MD. We have a great opportunity to combine conferences with the Tri-State Association (MD-DE-VA). This will be the first time two associations come together as one. This will be a trend-setting event and the executive board and I felt this would be a great opportunity to collaborate, enlarge our territory, gain access to various training and vendors, and last but not least build a relationship that will allow us to share best practices and unite across the state lines. Being part of this movement is very exciting and I look forward to working with both associations to prepare a phenomenal Fall Conference for each member.
The goals set for this year consists of continuing WVASFAA Gear, providing meaningful diversity and inclusion material, and increasing our membership by providing relevant training and professional development.
The future of WVASFAA involves understanding the path that was paved and created before us. Acknowledging the sacrifices, the mistakes, and the work poured into this association to provide a secure platform for the future Financial Aid Administrators.
In closing, I want this year to be filled with growth, fun, networking, and continually increasing our WVASFAA Family!
See you in November!