Fellow Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators:
Thank you for taking the time to check out the MASFSA newsletter.
The year is flying by, and our May conference will be here before we know it. The Board, along with the committees: Conference, Professional Development, and Membership, have been working hard to bring you another great learning experience. We have planned sessions that will help you in your day to day operations, and if nothing else, the conference will give you the opportunity to meet fellow student financial services professionals. I have told the story more than once about attending a national conference; the best piece of information I learned was while waiting in line for dinner! I’m positive you will get more out the 2017 MASFSA conference than that, but networking alone can be invaluable when trying to figure out the best course of action for problems that cross your desk.
Don’t forget about the MASFSA list serve when dealing with something new or reviewing current procedures. The list service enables you to have your Michigan student financial services peers just an email away. If you know of anyone in your office that would like to be added, please email me their contact information.
Serving on the MASFSA Board has been a great opportunity to work with many wonderful individuals that are dedicated to bringing you not only a great conference, but updates to legislation and industry changes throughout the year. Our mission statement is: “MASFSA’s mission is to promote excellence in financial and customer services functions and network opportunities to membership”. The whole purpose of the group is to serve you.
Please consider serving on a committee or the board in the near future, or when the time is right for you.
Please save the date! May 21 – 23, 2017 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant. I know you will find the Resort and the Mount Pleasant area very nice with lots to offer for those that gamble or not. As we finalize the details, we will have more info coming your way soon on the agenda, sessions, and registration.
If there is anything you are interested in hearing about or have questions on, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators