Thank you for your confidence in me to serve as your ILASFAA President for the 2020-2021 year. I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to support each other as financial aid professionals and assisting our students.
As announced at the 2020 Annual Conference, the theme for this year is Waves of Change: Horizons of Opportunities. I envision this theme allowing us to focus on the changes ahead of us, in our offices and politically, and seeking new opportunities to recharge, reset and be prepared to take on each new challenge. Never did I anticipate the circumstances we have faced in a pandemic, yet the theme takes on new relevance as we are all managing many changes and seeking new opportunities to be creative.
The 2020-2021 Board is committed to:
- supporting the needs of our membership, increasing opportunities for involvement and building our future ILASFAA leaders.
- continuing to deliver valuable training opportunities to our membership.
- developing ideas and objectives for ways to navigate our future as we build our next Strategic Plan
- continuing to enhance the ILASFAA website
As an all-volunteer organization, ILASFAA is only as strong as its members who share their talents, time and dedication. With that, I encourage each of you to consider serving in any capacity you can. Whether joining a committee, presenting a conference session, or simply encouraging others within your professional network to join, it all helps.
I encourage you to consider ILASFAA's mission and strategic focus. I look forward to working with each of you to continue supporting our colleagues over the coming months.
ILASFAA President, 2020-2021
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. Ralph Waldo Emerson