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I hope this message finds each of you safe and well.  I recognize that we as a community are facing some challenging times but am extremely hopeful that those difficulties will allow for some momentous and historic growth.  As we set our sights on 2020-2021, I couldn’t be more proud or excited to be given the opportunity to serve as President once again.  As your incoming President, I am confident that we are well equipped to respond to the needs of our membership and am thrilled to be working with the professionals that comprise the Executive Board and our Committee Members.  Our vision for this year will need to be fluid and agile in terms of “how we conduct” business and “how we support” our members. 

I want to once again reaffirm GACE’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and share a statement from last month.

GACE has been and remains committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive representation of our membership and student populations. Our goal is to provide equal access to all and create an environment that acknowledges and appreciates the unique skills and experiences that occur as a result of individual and cultural differences – one that believes, and acts on a principle that everyone is created equal and deserves respect.

You have my commitment to listen to the needs of our GACE Community and please know that each and every one of you is a part of our “huddle”.  You will hear this term throughout the year because I believe
 In the Huddle WE are ONE”

We are busy preparing for our annual Transition Meeting that will take place virtually July 31st.  I look forward to sharing our goals and the first-class outreach efforts that we will deliver in the coming months including our first ever Virtual Career Fair scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th.  I am confident the work we do this upcoming year will be both impactful and innovative.  

In closing, please take the time to pamper your soul in the final month of our Summer.  Next year will be what I believe is the beginning of a Decade of Difference.  As GACE members, whether you are a College Member or an Employer, I challenge each of you to rise up and ask yourself how do you want this decade to look and what can you do to influence something truly extraordinary in our profession.  I look forward to those answers!

My best,

Karen McGrath, PHR

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