Dear Colleagues,

Can you believe how quickly the summer has gone by? It has been busy with final recruitment numbers coming in and several Implementation Teams getting started, and all of us preparing for classes to begin. I hope everyone had a chance to recharge their batteries so we can take on the challenges and joys of the upcoming year. 

During this time of change, WSA is here to serve you. Thanks for everyone’s feedback in filling out our annual Staff Survey. Using your input, we have already begun planning for a year that will address the concerns you raised and continue advocating on your behalf. We are excited to start this new year with some familiar faces on our board, but also some new ones.

If you haven’t had the chance to meet us, be sure to check out our website ( to put a name with a face. I love the start of Fall semester because it is what many of us in higher education work for - the new student, arriving on campus or logging into their online class for the first time, excited to begin this new journey into their adulthood. Each one of you has an impact on our students and we appreciate all the ways you contribute to making their experiences great.

I look forward to working alongside you this year. Happy Start of Classes!