Updates and Releases

2019 Regional Director Election Results

Throughout May 2019, elections occurred for regional director in Regions II, IV, VI, and VIII. Overall, there were 325 ballots cast out of 1,339 eligible voters, representing a 24.3% voter turnout.

ACUI is pleased to announce the following results:

RII - Stagni, Rob


Region II Director

Rob Stagni
University of Arkansas




RIV - Alford, Elise

Region IV Director

Elise Alford
Boise State University





RVI - Kolb, Clayton

Region VI Director

Clayton Kolb
Virginia Tech





RVIII - Farrell, Erin


Region VIII Director

Erin Dayharsh Farrell 
University of Massachusetts-Boston




These newly elected volunteers will officially take office at Regional Conferences later this year, but will join the team of current regional directors to begin their training and planning in June.

A detailed overview of the results in this year’s regional director elections, including a voter breakdown, is available here.

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2019 Strategic Plan

Strategic Guidepost: Research

ACUI will take a leading role in researching the impact of the college union on campus


We strive for ACUI to become the respected clearinghouse for college union and student activities research, which will assist practitioners in making informed decisions and help higher education leaders articulate the value and impact of the college union.

2019 ANNUAL PRIORITIES:
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships focused on research.
  • Determine how staff and component groups can best use and advance the research agenda, emphasizing the topic of inclusive communities.
  • Enhance existing and develop new structures for the Association to collect and disseminate research, especially research related to inclusive communities.
Strategic Guidepost: Data

ACUI will leverage data to enhance education and delivery of services


As more individuals expect a personalized, customized association experience, ACUI must leverage available data to inform its strategies and business decisions. We will use data intelligence to more effectively explore new markets, enhance services, recruit volunteers, define educational gaps, and create just-in-time content.

 

2019 ANNUAL PRIORITIES:
  • Determine opportunities to better personalize/customize the ACUI user experience.
  • Develop practices to make ACUI’s data gathering, analysis, and application more effective and efficient.
  • Determine how to better reach international markets amid data privacy concerns.
  • Collect and report data to better understand demographic representation.
Strategic Guidepost: Volunteer and Member Engagement

ACUI will increase the value of engagement for members and volunteers


Member and volunteer engagement are critical predictors of retention and satisfaction. We are committed to understanding members, better meeting their needs, and creating different types of engagement experiences.

 

2019 ANNUAL PRIORITIES:
  • Learn and document volunteer and member journeys through ACUI.
  • Deepen institutional commitment to ACUI.
  • Leverage structures for networking and professional development, to include communities of identity.
  • Investigate desired engagement experiences among individuals who do not hold ACUI majority identities.
  • Identify opportunities to improve equity in volunteer recruitment and selection processes.
Strategic Guidepost: Active Dialogue

ACUI will advance campus community through active dialogue


We seek, through education, tools, and resources, to position the college union to promote dialogue and understanding among people with different perspectives and to improve humanity through college students’ constructive discourse and interaction.

 

2019 ANNUAL PRIORITIES:
  • Define the value of active dialogue, in particular, about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Define and understand the characteristics of a campus that supports active dialogue with an emphasis on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Curate existing resources and tools related to active dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion.