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MessagefromPresElectMessage from the President
Committee Update
Tanisha Jenkins, President

Greetings SACSA!

I hope that you have had a great beginning to your fall semester and are excited about all of the new and returning students that we have the opportunity to serve this year. The beginning of a new academic year provides us with the opportunity to continue to build upon the strong foundation that has been laid for many, many years.

Since 1949, SACSA has continued to uphold the Association's Core Values of Inclusiveness, Professionalism, and Collegiality. As your Executive Council has worked tirelessly for the betterment of our beloved Association, we have always kept SACSA's core values at the forefront of all of our decision-making. Within the next week, you will receive an email requesting for you to review and vote on revisions to the SACSA Bylaws which includes the addition of a new executive council position. A special thank you to the Executive Council and specifically our Member-at-Large, Dr. Angela Taylor for her work on the SACSA Bylaws this year.

The clock is ticking and time is quickly passing. Before we know it the month of November will be upon us and it will truly be SACSA TIME! As we prepare for November 3-5, I would like to remind you to register for the conference and reserve your hotel room soon. J I look forward to seeing you all at the BEACH where we will be Building ways to Educate, Advocate, Cultivate, and Heighten our purpose in Student Affairs.

With SACSA Love,


AnnualConferenceAnnual Conference
Meet Us at the BEACH!
Meet us at the B.E.A.C.H.!

The deadline for conference registration is quickly approaching! Be sure to register during the Regular Registration window to receive the best rate. All rates increase on October 5, 2018.
Register Now

There is still time to submit a poster presentation for the annual conference! Presenters will utilize graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, handouts, and narrative text to form an exhibit of either completed or in progress research. 

Are you a graduate student or new professional who needs financial assistance to attend the annual conference? If so, apply for a SACSA Conference Grant! Applications are due Friday, September 21.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort is filling up fast! Suites with two double beds or one king bed are $150 per night. Conference rates are available through October 12, 2018.
Book Now 

SACSA is pleased to introduce our lineup of guest speakers for the annual conference. Our guest speakers have a variety of experience in higher education and are excited to share their knowledge with conference attendees.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook today! 
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WhatchaReadingConference Committee
Whatcha Reading, SACSA?

Join Dr. Brian Bourke, senior editor of College Student Affairs Journal, who will be sharing his observations about trends in professional reading from the lens of research being published.

Hear more about the current research coming out and Dr. Bourke's suggestions for staying current amidst the wealth of information available to practioners.

Register here for September 13 from 12 Noon to 1:00PM Eastern.

Call for Resolutions!

Call of Resolutions! Our annual conference is upon us and we are soliciting resolutions from the membership. Please submit resolutions by email no later than Friday, September 21, 2081 to Alicia Golston

Endorsed resolutions will be presented during the annual conference for a vote by the membership.
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PresScholarInternPresidential Scholar Internship
2018-2019 Applications Now Being Accepted

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 2018-November 2019). The purpose of this experience is to provide a master's student with a unique professional development opportunity.

The SACSA Presidential Scholar will assist the SACSA President throughout the year with all duties assigned by the President. It is expected that this person will attend and assist with the Executive Council Mid-Year Meeting (January or February 2019) and the 2019 SACSA with NASPA Region III Annual Conference (November 2 - November 4, 2019). Serving as the SACSA Presidential Scholar is an at-will opportunity. 

To apply for the SACSA Presidential Scholar Internship the following must be met:
  • A current SACSA Member at time of application
  • A 1st year master's student in a College Student Affairs Graduate Preparation program in the SACSA region
The Presidential Scholar will receive:
  • A 1 year SACSA Membership renewal
  • Paid hotel and travel to attend the mid-year meeting in Raleigh, NC
  • Conference Registration to the 2019 SACSA with NASPA Region III Annual Conference
  • Funding for hotel and travel up to $700 (including airfare, or mileage, meals not provided, etc.) to attend the 2019 SACSA with NASPA Region III Annual Conference
To apply for the SACSA Presidential Scholar Internship, an applicant must submit a single PDF consisting of the following documents to by September 24, 2018:
  • Letter of application addressing desire to apply, skills relevant to the position, professional goals, and aspirations for serving in this role.
  • Letter of support from current supervisor (full-time position, assistantship, internship, etc.)
  • Letter of support from Faculty Program Coordinator
  • Current resume
The applications will be reviewed by the President, President-Elect, and Past-President of SACSA. The Presidential Panel will invite qualified applicants to an online interview. After the interview, the Presidential Panel will select an applicant.

PresScholarMessagePresidential Scholar Message
From the Inaugural SACSA Presidential Scholar

As a first-year graduate student, I was extremely eager to attend SACSA - I heard so many great stories about SACSA from my mentor at my undergraduate institution. When I heard about the SACSA Presidential Scholar internship, I could not pass up the opportunity to become involved. After receiving the news that I got the position, I was elated! I was also intimidated to be working alongside such esteemed professionals in the field. My anxiety surrounding the position quickly dissipated because the executive council embraced me with open arms. 

My time as the SACSA Presidential Scholar has been nothing short of wonderful. I was involved in decision-making processes that affect the conference and organization as a whole. This experience aided in my development as an emerging student affairs practitioner-educator. The SACSA Presidential Scholar internship equipped me with skills and knowledge I would not have gained in any other setting. I am so grateful and honored to be involved in an organization centered on inclusivity, professionalism, and collegiality. I am excited to expand my network and for our members to experience the greatness we have planned for the upcoming conference. So gear up, it's almost SACSA time! I'll meet you at the BEACH!
Jheri Wills
Inaugural SACSA Presidential Scholar
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