Sonya Pearson, Ph.D.
It is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as president of the National Council on Student Development. Our outgoing president, Tyjaun Lee, deserves an enormous thank you from all of us— for guiding the organization so ably and for making us feel that we really are a part of the great work being done by NCSD.
As the new President of the National Council on Student Development (NCSD), I would like to thank you for your continued support of NCSD this past year and ask that you renew your institutional membership for the 2017-2018 academic year. NCSD’s significant successes are possible because of the tireless efforts of our dedicated members.
We will launch our strategic plan that will allow the organization to grow and address the critical needs of our community college student development professionals and students. It is always good practice to review our accomplishments and the productivity achieved over the years. Our new strategic plan will be the vision of NCSD for years to come. Having set the foundation, we will now be prepared to grow the organization in the best interest of our members. We must never forget our purpose and why we exist. This plan will keep us focused on the course for an effective and productive future.
I am excited about this year as we will continue to provide our members with resources and professional development opportunities that will affect the students, faculty, and staff we serve in community colleges.
The program committee has begun creating the agenda for our 2018 WBLI June 6-8, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. The speakers and agenda are being designed to ensure they will provide great educational opportunities and information on new and innovative best practices you will be able to take back to your respective institutions.
I look forward to meeting you in Mesa and serving you this upcoming year.