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Tim Butler to lead the Small School Community
Colleagues,I am delighted to inform you that Tim Butler,
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Campus Center and Student
Activities at Philadelphia University is going to be the new contact
person for the ACUI Small School Community. I am happy to "hand the
reins" to Tim as I retire. Please join me in welcoming Tim to this
role. He can be reached at 215-951-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tim
will be in touch soon about some of his ideas and to solicit yours.
Remember that the life of our community is dependent on the
contributions of all of us. I hope that you will support Tim as you have
me!One of his topics will undoubtedly be educational session
proposals for the annual conference in St. Louis. Below is the list
of session topics that we identified in Boston for next year's
conference. Please review that list and think about submitting an
educational session. Keep Tim (and Justin Rudisille in the Central
Office) in the loop of your thinking and planning. Proposals are due no
later than August 1. A potential extra bonus for us is that the
chair of the St. Louis conference, Erin Morrell at Albertus Magnus
College, is part of our community and she attended our open meeting and
heard our concerns about what we hope for in the educational program.
But that doesn't matter if we don't submit proposals.I also understand that Webster University is interested in hosting a Small School Community Tour. Enough
from me, expect to hear from Tim soon. Let me close by thanking you
for your contributions, participation, and support over the years. It
has a distinct honor and privilege to spearhead our efforts over the
years. Best wishes to you all.Bob RoddaThe College of Wooster
-Managing small school staff- Tim Butler
-Small geographic isolated commuter
-More with less and less and less
-Remodel- Sprucing up- Jen Zamort
-Open forum- extended?
-One person filling gaps- Scott
-Big and small collaboration
-Teach small schools to big schools
As a friend and colleague, I wanted to thank Bob Rodda for his many, many years of service to the Small School Community. I do not think it's an overstatement to say that without Bob's leadership and perseverance, we would not have this Community as part of ACUI. Bob has led the group for many year, prodded us to present at conferences, particpate in ACUI leadership, and have a strong presence within our Association. Bob has also been our strongest advocate within the leadership of ACUI and the Central Office.
Many thanks for years of great leadership, friendship and professionalism.
As a true "Rodda-ite" I just wanted to say how grateful I am for everything that Bob has done not only for my professional growth, but for this community. I know it will not be the same without him, and I hope that we can do him proud in how we continue raising the issues that are important to us not just within our community but to the Association as a whole.
Thank you for your dedication, Bob. And, for inspiring so many of us!
Kate (Leishman) Yancho
I too would like to express my gratitude and great respect for Bob who has tirelessly lead us as a Small School community. Our professional and personal lives have been enriched by all that he has done. It has been great fun to work with him and our community colleagues as a whole on behalf of small schools.
Well done Bob and all the best in your future endeavors!
Go well- Ann Claussen
Congrats to you Tim! We look forward to your leadership and hope that we can all keep the small school fire burning! It is a great community and we look to a bright future with you at the helm!
Best to you- Ann Claussen
A generation of volunteers is beginning to leave the profession and we'll miss each one of them and the leadership they have provided. No better example exists than Bob Rodda. When I look up the definition of servant leader or volunteer in the dictionary, often I find his picture as the only explanation for the term. My biggest problem with his departure will be to figure out who to support during the Fun D Run at the annual conference. He's been my go to guy for years.
Best of luck Bob, we're going to miss you