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2021 MASFSA Conference
May 23–25, 2021

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DoubleTree Hotel Holland
650 E 24th St
Holland MI 49423
616-394-0111

 

Celebrating 17 Years of Excellence in Higher Education

 




Mission Statement

"MASFSA's mission is to promote excellence in financial and customer service functions and network opportunities to membership."

Letter from the MASFSA President

November 16, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

It’s hard to believe that fall is upon us so I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of MASFSA.
2020 has been a tumultuous year for all. I do not believe any one of us would have guessed how quickly we could adapt to working from home and having students transition to remote learning. Yet here we are today, doing all we can to make our students successful as they navigate these unprecedented times. Your continued commitment to your students and to our organization are a beacon of hope for better days ahead!

The pandemic caused our 2020 Annual Conference to be cancelled yet I still assumed the role of MASFSA President. As I was unable to have a proper introduction to you in Manistee, I’d like to share some information about myself:

I’ve been at Aquinas College for eight years and I love my job. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Jim, for 20 years and we have two dogs, Sandy and Gizmo. I’m a proud grandma and a 5 year breast cancer survivor. In my spare time, I love hunting, camping, living in the country, raising chickens and bartending weddings and events as a side gig. I also took my first hot air balloon ride last year and I highly recommend you put it on your bucket list!

As your President, our organization exists to provide our members with access to affordable training at our annual meeting, regulatory updates and to share and promote best practices. We also encourage all members to utilize our listserv to engage with our colleagues when you need advice or want to share information which may be helpful to others.

Here are our goals for the upcoming year:

  • Provide another affordable, high-quality training conference for you and your staff May 23-25, 2021 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Holland.
  • Update the MASFSA website to give it a fresh look and to improve the content available to our members.
  • Share with our membership what we’ve learned as best practices during the pandemic. We all know that while it has been a struggle at times, we have evolved and may have learned some better ways to perform our job responsibilities.
  • Engage our membership to encourage others to serve on our board or our committees.
  • Continue to grow our membership by reaching out to more colleagues so they are aware of the high-quality, professional support MASFSA offers.

I am honored to serve as your 2020-2021 President. Our MASFSA community welcomes all who wish to participate and I encourage you to reach out to me or any board member to share your ideas or questions as to how we can make MASFSA a better partner for you.

Regards,

Jessica Vaglica

Student Accounts Manager – Aquinas College
President, Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators
jnv002@aquinas.edu