Letter from the President
Hello WACUHO Members,
I hope this letter finds you and your residents well and settling in. Things are hopping here at Cal State L.A. We are in our second year with a new President and positive developments abound. In housing, we opened our first ever dining commons. “If you build it they will come,” it is nice to see students congregating in a public space with another opportunity to connect with those who don’t live in their apartments or adjacent apartments. What is new in your program? Feel free to share on our WACUHO friends and family Facebook page.
The Finance Advisory Committee met in October and performed our annual internal audit. We did well and I am looking forward to their recommendations. Thanks to all those on the committee, especially to Cindy Derrico of CSU Channel Islands for stepping into the role of chair this fall.
The Strategic Planning Task force is in full swing. They are creating the first draft and will present it both the Executive Committee and Chief Housing Officers in December for initial review and hopefully to the membership as early as January for review. The draft will be proposed for acceptance at WACE 2015.
Speaking of which, Dave Keller and Alex Belisario of UC Santa Cruz, Host Chairs, and all the committee chairs are preparing for WACE 2015. The budget is being ironed out with the Executive Committee, folks are gearing up, and the webpage is slated for a November rollout.
Lastly, I am fortunate to have this crazy month bookended by attending RAPSs. On the 8th Central RAP is hosted at Occidental College chaired by Roselyn Gardea (California Marymount University) and Michelle Davis (Fresno State). On the 22nd Northern RAP will be held at Sonoma State and chaired by Alex Jernigan (CSUMB) and Kyle Medley (SCU). Both events are sponsored by energetic committee volunteers…and the energy from our RA, CA and RHA leaders will be sky high. Luckily, just when I hit the doldrums of winter, Southern RAP will emerge (more on that later).
And that is the tip of the iceberg. Stay well, stay involved and keep graduating our residents!
2014-2015 WACUHO President