The 2018 National Conference last week left an impression on many attendees, and most importantly, it left an impression on our new NACAC President Stefanie Niles.
Niles chatted with Platform Q Education’s Gil Rogers in a livestream Thursday afternoon about her takeaways for the conference and her goals for her presidential year and the years ahead.
“There’s a lot to do,” she said. “A lot in higher education that we are going to have to do to continue to make this experience most accessible to students.”
Niles said she doesn’t have just one favorite memory from the conference, but a meeting with a member who had been attending the NACAC conference for more than 40 years stands out.
“I think what draws them back for 40 years is what draws me back. It’s the people,” she said. “Just that chance to nurture my network of people.”
One viewer asked her what takeaway she would share with people who were unable to attend #nacac18.
“Find ways to engage…What are ways to engage outside of that large conference setting?” Niles said. “Use the membership organization the way it functions best for you. Whether it’s a webinar, whether it’s #nacacreads, whether it’s a smaller conference, coming to GWI in the summer…Take what works for you and tell us what you need.”
Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.