As we welcome spring and work toward the end of the academic year, we hope each of you who was able to participate in the recent ACPA National Convention is inspired with new ideas and new connections. We welcome articles about sessions you presented, things you have achieved, or issues you are wrestling with in the profession. Please let us know how we can support you in bringing those ideas to others around the country and the world.
Additionally, as we sit in the aftermath of shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, we hope that you are able to find the community you need. Navigating ongoing violence – particularly against BIPoC individuals is work that never ends. We must continue in our work to educate ourselves and others in order to create safe communities for living, learning, and thriving. It is clear there is much to be done as we seek to continue our work on the Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization.
We also want to take a moment to thank Vernon Wall for his leadership through the past year. It has been full of challenges related to justice, safety, equity, educational access, engagement, and our work supporting one another. Vernon, your grace, love, and wisdom are gifts for which we cannot thank you enough.
In closing, we hope that you each will take care as you navigate the coming weeks and beyond. Continue to build connections with those who inspired you at the National Convention, across the profession, and on your own campuses. Thank you so much for all the work you do. We look forward to continuing to share your insights, questions, and the challenges you pose and navigate for student affairs.
Cal Poly Pomona