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What a privilege and honor to serve as SWASFAA's president for 2016! I look forward to meeting our members throughout the year.

To continue making SWASFAA relevant for our membership, several training opportunities will be available throughout the year. Whether a financial aid novice or seasoned professional, members will have the opportunity to participate in "best practice" webinars, mid-level training(s) and a Bootcamp.

SWASFAA is built upon its volunteers. I challenge members to consider volunteering any of the committees. You will find the volunteer form on this home page. Take a chance, meet fellow SWASFAA members and grow professionally.

Join us November 9th - 11th, 2016, in Oklahoma City, at the Skirvin Hilton, for the fall conference. The conference planning and local arrangements committees will put together a dynamic slate of sessions and fun activities. Of course, the ever popular Bootcamp will begin prior to the conference, November 7th. More information about the conference will be available later this year.

I hope you take the opportunity to periodically visit the SWASFAA website. Information about the latest in the financial aid industry and SWASFAA region will be available. If you haven't signed up for "SWASFAA Team Chatter", consider doing so. My goal is to "blog" about my visits to the state conferences and other activities throughout 2016. I also encourage members to post to the blog.

If at anytime during the year, you have questions or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me at Again, it is an honor and privilege to serve the SWASFAA membership. I look forward to a year full of "wows"!

Janell Valdez
2016 SWASFAA President

The Skirvin Hilton
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 9-11, 2016

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