The NEDRA Board is happy to say that this year's Annual Conference, "Strategies for Success," was (quite appropriately) very successful! We hope that all attendees had a good time and learned a lot. There are some changes to announce from this year's Annual Business Meeting, held during the conference. First of all, Amber Countis will be coming to the end of her term of office as NEDRA's president at the end of June. She has been a wonderful leader for our organization, and we are all very grateful to her for her hard work and dedication! We're pleased to announce that Suzy Campos (one of this year's Conference Committee co-chairs) will be NEDRA's next president. If her skill at putting together this conference is any indication, she will do a wonderful job. Congratulations, Suzy! The other Board Officers for the coming year will be as follows:
Tara McMullen, Vice President
Lisa Foster, Secretary
Bruce Berg, Treasurer
NEDRA's Board also has a new member. Please welcome Sarah Benson, Director of Development Research at Wesleyan University, to the Board! Sarah will officially begin her term of office on July 1.
Lastly, during the Annual Business Meeting, a vote was taken to ratify changes to NEDRA's bylaws. The changes state that NEDRA Board Officers must be members of APRA International, and that if necessary, NEDRA may choose to pay the membership dues to APRA International for its Officers. Also, they state that any Director absent from either two Board meetings of from the Board retreat and one meeting without reasonable or sufficient cause may, upon consideration of the Board, be removed from office.
Read on for more information about the conference, and the rest of the NEDRA News!
© 2018 New England Development Research Association