On behalf of myself and the SWASFAA Board, I want to welcome you to SWASFAA 2017.
We have exciting things happening in our industry and we look forward to the challenges of the upcoming year.
SWASFAA has many different opportunities to offer the schools in our five state area. Whether you have a staff of 40 or a staff of 1 there is something for you. Our opportunities include Webinars for end users, Boot camp for our beginners, Mid-Level training that offer NASFAA credentials, and a variety of conference sessions to meet your needs. Another membership value includes networking. Networking is so vital in this ever changing financial aid world. To be able to connect with seasoned financial aid veterans as well as new financial aid professionals is the best way to enhance your best practices and share your ideas.
Growing depends on each of us helping to accomplish and achieve our goals in accordance to our mission statement. "Enhance the Professional Development of Financial Aid Administrators". Each of you have something of great value to contribute to SWASFAA and we welcome any and all thoughts, ideas, and visions. Please consider your membership in SWASFAA. Membership is not just for conference but a year long opportunity to gain knowledge and give vision toward progress for all financial aid professionals. Take advantage of our training sessions to create consistency in your office and within our profession.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We have great members and our goal is to continue to include all of our schools. I challenge you to become involved in all levels of our professional organizations; state, regional, and national. Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged in SWASFAA, complete our volunteer form online. Your membership and input are extremely important to us in our continuing mission to progress and be viable.
2017 SWASFAA President