Letter from the Editors –Michelle Boettcher & Reyes Luna

Autumn is a season of change. Of endings in preparation for rest and then the renewal of spring. This autumn represents a change for Developments, too. I am happy to welcome Dr. Reyes Luna, Interim Executive Director for University Housing Services and Director of Residence Life at Cal Poly Pomona as the new co-editor of Developments. Reyes brings a wealth of experience in a variety of roles in student affairs. His expertise, growth-oriented approach, and creativity will be tremendous assets to the publication. Additionally, as a relational collaborator he will be an excellent resource to practitioners and scholars looking to publish with Developments.

As Reyes joins the team, my thanks and gratitude go to Kyle Bishop. She and I moved into our roles at Developments at the same time and she has been a great partner through the transition. Her attention to detail and responsiveness have made communicating with ACPA and producing innovative and applicable scholarship and thinking both more efficient and more effective. Thank you so much for you service, Kyle.

As you all navigate your own changes, adaptations, and needs to be flexible in this unpredictable academic term, we hope you are doing well. Please consider Developments as an outlet for your work, learning, and reflection. We welcome submissions from practitioners, students, and faculty with a focus on effective practice. We are particularly interested in submissions relevant for (and by) graduate students, newer and emerging professionals, and those who teach, supervise, and mentor others into our profession.

Finally, we are also in the process of bringing new opportunities and areas of focus to Developments. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Reyes or me.

Take care of yourselves as you care for others.

Michelle Boettcher
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Reyes Luna
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