RD Update: September 2018

Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

September 20, 2018

I trust that your semester or quarter has started off well, and that for many of you, you have settled into the ebb and flow of your academic year. On behalf of NASPA IV-E, I want to wish you all a wonderful year full of rewarding and meaningful interactions with our students. This is a time of possibility and wonder for our newest students, and I hope for you as well.

Possibility is also something we can see for ourselves and our profession. Many of you have been part of the strategic planning feedback for our region, and for our association. In the coming weeks, we will be seeking your feedback again, this time in reaction to the overarching elements of the NASPA Strategic Plan. There will be options for you to review and share your thoughts with us via on-line platforms, webinars, social media, and even at the upcoming conference in Milwaukee this November, and at other IV-E sponsored events. I highly encourage you to share what you know, as we truly want this to be a plan that leads NASPA into the coming years, and your voice in the process is critical for our work to be successful.

Speaking of the conference, over 200 of your colleagues have already registered for NASPA IV-E in Milwaukee at the beautiful Pfister Hotel! Check out the information on the conference here and join us for what promises to be a great celebration of NASPA’s 100th Anniversary in the region and the state where NASPA began. With fantastic keynote speakers to outstanding educational session, this conference promises to be one of the best ones yet.

Have a wonderful rest of September, and please let me know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions for NASPA IV-E.  And of course – Happy (Academic) New Year!

With NASPA IV-E Pride,


Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, PhD, CASP

NASPA IV-E Region Director

Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, Northwestern University

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