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Maureen McGonagle
Leadership Notes

Fall means a busy but rewarding time for NIRSA Board

NIRSA Colleagues,

Fall semester is the peak travel season for the NIRSA Board of Directors, and the first destination is Minneapolis for mid-year meetings September 10-13. The agenda currently includes reviewing the 2007 Operating Budget, considering recommendations from the Professional Registry Work Team regarding the consultant’s report, discussing the introduction of knowledge communities to NIRSA, reviewing Host Committee plans for the 2007 Annual Conference, discussing committee and work team mid-year reports, considering funding requests, and reviewing the strategic map. We are working hard on your behalf!

Last year the Executive Committee (President, Past President, President-elect, and Executive Director) defined the following travel expectations for themselves: the presidents will try to attend at least one event in every region over their three-year term, and every regional conference will have an Executive Committee representative attending. Here are the fall travel plans for the Executive Committee: I will be attending the Region IV Conference and the Region VI Conference; Greg Jordan, Past President, and Kent Blumenthal, Executive Director, will be attending the Region I Conference; and Tom Kirch, President-elect, will be attending the Region II Conference. Note: the Region V Conference is scheduled every other year, and Region III does not have a regional conference.

Thank you

NIRSA volunteers are hard at work. THANK YOU to some who are making a difference:

  • Jocelyn Hill, American University, and Bill Crockett, University of Maryland Baltimore, for coordinating and hosting the first NIRSA Region I HBCU Summit [link to NEWS001] on August 7.
  • Dawn Sanner, North Carolina State University, for her proactive efforts in finding quality presentations for the 2006 Region II Conference.
  • Joseph Muscarella, SUNY Buffalo, for his leadership of the Sport Club Committee in gathering best practices information regarding Sport Club Management.
  • Mike Widen, University of Iowa, for his exemplary service as state director.
  • Julie Wallace Carr, James Madison University, for once again leading the faculty in a very successful National School of Recreational Sports Management in June.

Have a question?

If you have a question or suggestion about NIRSA, please be proactive and contact a member of the board or the NIRSA National Center staff. The BOD and NNC staff are here to serve you, but we haven’t quite mastered mind-reading yet!

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