The now-distant June of 2019, when we were following and wrapping up details from ITGA's conference, hosted by State College/Penn State, seems like the proverbial good old days!
If someone told me then, "Oh, by the way, in March, 2020, dozens of ITGA member communities and campuses will begin to be crippled and eventually shattered by a global pandemic that will only intensify. Then, in late May/early June, a high-profile race-related death, the latest in a series, will add an unprecedented layer of tension and questions on top of COVID-19 stress and anxiety."
A year ago, none of us would believe it, and then when it became our shared realities, many of us would have focused on our families, friends, workplaces, jobs, and our neighboring town or gown, understandably.
In the back of our minds, we might have thought, "Well, no ITGA conference this year!" Few of us could have envisioned a cutting-edge virtual conference that showcased the best of ITGA at so many levels, from COVID-19 to Race Relations 2020 and key topics in between.
Thanks so much to many of you for making ITGA's June 1-3 conference a tremendous and needed success. Special thanks to
LINK Strategic Partners
. This was ITGA Resiliency Illustrated, and I'll be forever grateful.