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PresMessageMessage from President, CJ Woods

CJ Woods, SACSA President
Greetings SACSA,
You will notice that this SACSAlert is dedicated to our upcoming conference. Our conference theme, "Rising Higher in Raleigh: Connecting Theory, Practice, and Purpose" challenges us to take a holistic approach to our profession. Although our time in Raleigh, NC will be short, the impact of SACSA on the local community and economy will be impactful.

While attending the conference, let's be prepared to be challenged in every aspect of the work that we do on behalf of our institutions and students we serve. Equally, let's make enduring commitments to better of our association by being present, paying it forward, and supporting the philanthropic mission of the SACSA Foundation. You will be hearing from the SACSA Foundation during the conference to raise our giving to support scholarships, innovation, and research. Let's answer the call! The SACSA Executive Council has committed, as part of our board appointments, to contribute annually to the SACSA Foundation. We will have 100% participation by the time we meet in Raleigh.
Join us as we Rise Higher in Raleigh! 70 Years Strong.

CJ Woods, Ph.D.
SACSA President

SACSAStoryMy SACSA Story, Dr. Bill McDonald
Membership & Recruitment Committee

Dr. Bill McDonald
As a Dean of Students at the University of Georgia, Dr Bill McDonald has a big job at a big university! In his role, he supports his colleagues who oversee student care and outreach, student activities, student veteran resource center, disability resource center, and university testing services. He didn't always know he was going to be a student affairs practitioner, however - his original passion was to work for the YMCA! Bill received his B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, his M.A. from Appalachian State University, and his Ed.D. from UT-Knoxville. Working in housing as an RA changed his mind about his YMCA career path, and along the way, he became a SACSA member and attended his first SACSA in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1993.

Since then, he has served in various SACSA leadership roles and found a community within SACSA, describing the organization very simply as, "his favorite conference". He has been on the SACSA Executive Council as a Member at Large, President Elect, President, and Past President. He has also been heavily invested in the Mid Manager's Institute (MMI) over the years, serving as director of MMI for two years and serving twice as faculty for the institute. In addition to service, he has been involved in scholarship for the association, serving as associate editor for the College Student Affairs Journal, SACSA's publication, and has been published in the journal several times.

The SACSA family keeps him coming back to the conference, along with the values, and the quality of the program. His advice to those considering involvement in a professional association is, "SACSA is a great place to be!" He enjoys meeting new people at SACSA, and notes that he always meets someone new in addition to seeing friends that he has known for decades in the profession. His dedication to both SACSA and his students is evident. His favorite part of his role at UGA is connecting with students; he estimates that over 2000 students have his phone number, and he enjoys receiving their life updates by text!

Have someone to recommend for a SACSA story? Please contact christina.m.wan@gmail.com

PresidentialScholarSACSA Presidential Scholar Internship
Executive Council

The SACSA Presidential Scholar is a year-long internship designed for a 1st year master's student in a College Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Program. The SACSA Presidential Scholar will work one-on-one with the SACSA President (currently President-Elect) for the duration of the President's term (November 2019-November 2020). 

Any additional questions about selection criteria, application process, or specific dates can be found in the file attached. All application materials may be emailed by October 14 to presidential.scholar@sacsa.org

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FoundationBoardJoin the Foundation Board
SACSA Foundation Board & Trustees

The SACSA Foundation is seeking Trustees to join the board. We would love to talk with anyone who might be interested in being considered for the board. The purpose of the SACSA
Foundation is to support the mission and initiatives of the SACSA. The money raised through the foundation is intended to help the Association to accomplish its goals of professional development, research, and services to its members.

We are especially seeking members with expertise in fundraising, marketing, and technology. The board welcomes interest from members at all levels within the profession. Trustees are expected to make an annual contribution, participate in monthly calls, and attend the annual conference. If interested, please contact Dr. Tony Cawthon, cawthot@clemson.edu
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TrusteeMeet the Trustee, Angela B. Taylor
SACSA Foundation Board & Trustees
Angela B. Taylor, University of Louisville

Current Position: Assistant Provost for Student Affairs & Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Louisville

Educational Background: 
Ph.D. in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville

Master's in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville

Bachelor's in Communication Arts and Psychology from Georgetown College

First Year in SACSA: 2013

SACSA Involvement: 
SACSA Foundation Board Members since 2018
SACSA 2019-2020 Conference Chair, Norfolk, Virginia
SACSA 2018-2019 Nominations Chair
SACSA 2017-2018 Member at Large
SACSA 2016-2017 Awards and Recognition Chair
SACSA 2016 Conference Chair, Jacksonville, Florida
SACSA 2014 Conference Co-Local Arrangements Chair, Louisville, Kentucky

Favorite SACSA Memory: I have a number of great memories as a member in SACSA. Most of my memories center around the strong leaders and professionals that make up the organization. One my favorite memories is serving as the Conference Chair for SACSA 2016. Working with an amazing conference team while planning and implementing a conference for my colleagues was something I will never forget. I still today see those team members who planned the conference with me as some of my closest colleagues in the profession.

Why Do You Give to the Foundation? I believe SACSA has much to give to its members. The size, dedication to professionalism and collegiality, make the organization great. It is important that our colleagues have an opportunity to take part in "SACSA Time." In giving to the SACSA Foundation, I hope to help others have the opportunities in SACSA that have been afforded to me.

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SACSAProfileUpdate Your SACSA Profile
Marketing & Communication

Have You Updated Your SACSA Profile Lately?

Have you moved institutions? Serving in a new type of role? If so, we invite you to log into the SACSA website directly and update your information with us. https://www.sacsa.org/login.aspx 

Thanks for being the best part of SACSA!

Marketing & Communication Team

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ConferenceUpdateSACSA Conference Update
Conference Committee

In just a few short weeks we will gather together in the great city of Raleigh, North Carolina to connect theory, practice and purpose! Whether this will be your first annual conference or your 20th annual conference, the 2019 Conference Team has worked hard to design a conference experience with you in mind.

This is one you don't want to miss! 

Regular registration rates end this Friday, October 4th!

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ResolutionsCall for Resolutions
Resolutions Committee

Our annual conference is upon us and we are soliciting resolutions from the membership. Please submit resolutions by email no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 to Alicia Golston at golstona@rhodes.edu.

Endorsed resolutions will be presented during the annual conference for a vote by the membership. 
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PresentationTemplateConference Presentation Template
Marketing & Communication

Are You Presenting at SACSA?

SACSA's Marketing team and Conference Committee would like to share with you the official conference presentation template. Presenters are encouraged to use this template for their interest sessions.

Click here to visit SACSA's webpage to download the template.

Click here for your social media button to promote you're a presenter at the conference.

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Conference Committee

SACSA Serves invites you to Stock the Pantry. Join us in stocking food pantries at institutions in the Raleigh area and learning more about food insecurity among college students. We are happy to partner with NC State University, Shaw University, and Wake Tech Community College for this year's conference SACSA Serves initiative. 

As we gear up to the conference, we've committed to donating 100 items by October 15! Can you help us meet this goal? Make Your Donation Here: https://yougivegoods.com/sacsa-2019. You can donate virtually using the link provided or donate in-person, for those attending the Conference.

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SilentAuctionCall for Silent Auction Donations
SACSA Foundation & Trustees

Call for Silent Auction Donations! We are looking to make this year's Silent Auction at the SACSA Conference in Raleigh the BIGGEST yet! To do this we need your help!
  • Consider putting together an institution-themed basket filled with your favorite giveaways
  • Ask your institution's bookstore if they would consider a donation
  • Donate new or gently used books to our Silent Auction Library
  • Have fun deciding on a theme - last year we had some very creative baskets!
  • Have an awesome campus partner who would donate? Let us know!
Remember, all funds raised from the Silent Auction go directly to the SACSA Foundation. Please contact Preston Reilly (preilly@odu.edu) if you would like to donate a basket or have a contact that might be interested in donating. 

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LifetimeMemberLifetime Member Registration
Executive Council

Executive Council has voted that Lifetime Members pay the equivalent of the One-day Registration costs for the Annual Conference.  See https://www.sacsa.org/page/ConfRegistration for all Annual Conference fees.

You must be logged in during registration to see the special Lifetime Member fee option.
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GradPrepGraduate Prep Program Faculty Conference Registration
Faculty/Graduate Prep Programs

For each graduate preparation program and/or doctoral program (individual or combined) that has 10 graduate students register for the 2019 SACSA Conference, that program will receive one complimentary faculty registration. 

Please provide Dorian McCoy the name of the faculty member in your respective program who is to receive the complimentary registration and the list of graduate students registered for the conference. The faculty colleague or program/department will receive a registration refund after the annual conference. 
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MACMAC Conference Events
Multicultural Awareness Committee

Want to get involved? Join The Multicultural Awareness Committee!

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MACExcursionMAC Excursion
Multicultural Awareness Committee

Please Join the SACSA MAC Committee for the 2019 MAC Excursion!

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PartnersSponsorsPartners, Sponsors & Exhibitors
Inside Track, Partner Level

Inside Track assists colleges and universities in enhancing their student support programs. Their solutions include:

1. Capacity Building - A comprehensive process for building and optimizing student-facing functions centered on continuous improvement.

2. Coaching Programs - Configurable programs to improve enrollment, completion and career readiness staffed by our professional teams and delivered via our adaptive coaching platform.

3. Consulting and Training - Project-based activities, including readiness assessments, strategic planning, program design, secret shopping, staff training, certification and more.

Learn more about them at http://www.insidetrack.com/.

Inside Track continues to be a loyal partner with SACSA and we are so grateful for their support at the Partner Level. 

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