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Letter from the Executive Director - April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon Gilligan Wehr
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The NODA 2019 Regional Conference season has come to an end. I hope that all who attended walked away feeling more energized and ready to jump into orientation, transition and retention programming. An important part of our Regional Conferences is for our members to recognize the great work happening within the region either at an institution or by an individual. Several members were honored in each region and I would like to congratulation all of the award winners. Keep up the great work!

I personally want to thank all of the Regional Conference Hosts (RCHs) and Regional Coordinators (RCs), for their leadership in facilitating the regional conferences and providing an important educational opportunity in the region. Region I: RCHs: Ashley Morehouse, University of Idaho and Heather Barnes, College of Southern Idaho, RC: Marcella Flores, Oregon State University ; Region II: RCHS: Evan Razor, University of California, Berkeley and Rigoberto Flores, San Jose State University, RC: Micki Antovich, University of California, Berkeley; Region III: RCHs: Erin Sine, University of Utah and Oliver Anderson, Westminster College, RC: Mariana Ortega, New Mexico State University ; Region IV: RCHs: Chris Hensley, Texas A&M University Commerce, Marissa Steimel, Missouri Western State University, RC: Sara Khalifa, University of Houston ; Region V: RCHs: Brianne Schwarz, University of Iowa, Jenni Brost, University of Nebraska Lincoln, RC: Colin Daly, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Region VI: RCHs: Susannah Marshman, Coastal Carolina University, Ashley Perry, Coastal Carolina University, RC: Emily Wheeler, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Region VII: RCHs: Rachel Florence-Spaetzel, Saginaw Valley State University, Nicole Nagy, Madonna Univesity, RC: Jessica Cunion, University of Mount Union; Region VIII: RCH: Lizette Rebolledo, Virginia Tech, RC: Becca Baier, Rutgers University New Brunswick; and Region IX: RCHs: Sarah Richardson, Lasell College, Kate McMichael, SUNY Oneonta, RC: Sal Rizza, Southern Connecticut State University. Thank you so much for all you do for your NODA region!

The Association Office announced last week that the Journal has a new name: Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention (JCOTR). We also announced that the Journal will be going digital in collaboration with the University of Minnesota libraries. The Spring 2019 journal (along with all archived copies) are in NODA Connect. We will be transferring all of the archived copies to the University of Minnesota library. Watch for an announcement in the fall.

The NODA Board of Directors held the Spring 2019 meeting at the University of Tampa in early April. Several discussions took place that are highlighted here. If you would like to see the complete meeting minutes please contact me. I would also be happy to address any questions or provide more information if needed.

Until next time….

Joyce Holl, NODA Executive Director

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