President’s Report, June 2023
Chris Doyle

How we met the association’s goals for 2022-2023

  • Focused on delivering valuable programming to members in disparate parts of the state both in-person and virtually. 

  • Ensured our fiduciary responsibilities as a not-for-profit association through attorney review of our documents and contracts. 

  • Leveraged NACAC experts to implement best practices in the areas of governance, bylaws, policies & procedures, budgeting, and general operations.

  • Strategic investments in the Association’s infrastructure to ensure continuity of operations and efficiency.

Earn revenue

  • More than 500 participants attended the Annual Conference in Olean, NY. Thank you to our host St. Bonaventure University and our sponsors!

  • The Executive Board, with input from the Finance Committee, focused on a budget model enabling all programs to run effectively while generating a surplus. 

  • New sponsorship program developed by VP for Finance, Lauren Sangimino, led to new funding. We hope this will continue to grow.

Planning and programming

  • For the first time, the Executive Board and co-chairs convened for a summer and winter retreat. The winter retreat enabled us to evaluate our progress since the summer and adjust as needed. This inaugural event was well received by all and will continue next year.

  • For the first time since COVID our largest programs (i.e., Annual Conference and Coming Together, Summer Institute, Winter Institute, Legislative Advocacy Day, College Fairs, and Camp College) all took place in-person! In addition to these staple programs, we offered a variety of virtual programs that touched on a variety of important and timely topics.

  • SIGs coordinated programming focused on a variety of topics that allowed for candid and intimate discussions. 

  • Three Ad-Hoc Committees were formed to focus on the structure of the Executive Board, the timing of the Annual Conference, and offering a GWI style event in fall 2023. 


  • Resources for anti-racist and stress coping continue to be available on the home page of the association’s website. If you have additional resources to share, or ideas you think would benefit our members, please contact our Executive Director, Kathleen McArthur, at [email protected]

Future conferences

  • The 2024 Annual Conference and Coming Together Conference will take place at Molloy University. Molloy is looking forward to hosting our members at their Rockville Center campus. 

  • Talks are taking place to solidify the host of the 2025 conference. 

  • If your campus is interested in hosting, contact [email protected]