President’s Letter – December 2018
NASASPS Quarterly, Volume 9
Greetings NASASPS Members,
As we swing into December, I hope that each of you can slow down, wrap up some loose ends, and prepare for a joyous holiday season. The NASASPS board is turning its focus toward the spring, with its conference planning committee in the early stages of reviewing proposals and preparing the conference agenda. This year we received a record number of conference proposals and I am looking forward to seeing the final agenda! Please be sure to visit the NASASPS website for preliminary conference information so that you can begin coordinating your travels to Jacksonville.
As previously reported to the membership, NASASPS has instituted a handful of committees that have already come into great use this fall. In particular, the school closure committee has been instrumental in coordinating conference calls among regulators experiencing closures or potential closures. Additionally, the board was able to draft a letter to a U.S. District Court judge considering an institution’s motion for receivership, alerting the judge and others to the impact of precipitous school closures on students, taxpayers, state regulatory bodies, and others. While the board was and will continue to be careful not to inaccurately reflect the position of any member state, it can advocate for inclusion of the states’ perspectives in national conversations. This is work that the board hopes to expand upon through its policy committee.
As the calendar year wraps up, keep your eyes out for NASASPS membership information, as well as conference announcements. As always, if I or the NASASPS Board of Directors can do anything to assist you, just ask!