Transition to New LeadershipPosted July 24th, 2008 by Mary Martin
Our organization has undergone a massive change since last I blogged! Our Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has left for a new position and our Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students retired as of Friday. As I walked into the office today, it was under the helm of new leadership–a new VCSA and a new Dean of Students began their work this week. I think it’s rare to have two heads of a division move on at the same time, but this opens a door for tremendous change. I have hope that my division will move forward in a positive direction.
This small world of Student Affairs just proves to get smaller and smaller. The new VCSA has spent the last year working with one of my CSSA cohort members in a different state. The new VCSA is also friends with the old head of the AHE/CSSA program at OSU. Small, small world! I think this just goes to show how important it is to maintain positive relationships with all in the SA world, especially when you’re a fresh graduate student.
On a personal note, I am leaving for a much needed vacation as of Thursday. My next blog will appear sometime in mid-late August!