With the five areas of the strategic plan (Membership, Fiduciary Responsibility, Educational Opportunities, Outreach, and Brand) or MFEOB, I plan to begin discussions on aligning IACAC programs and policies within each area. I truly believe our strategic plan provides a framework for IACAC to not just be a great organization, but to be an organization with exceptional best practices. As President-Elect I see my role as an initiator of bringing theory to practice. IACAC has the reach and talent within its membership, along with the vision to make an impact in the lives of all students with the attainment of a college degree. Specifically, my objective with IACAC’s new plan is to bring life to Membership, Educational Opportunities, Outreach, and Brand through the building and enhancement of individual and organizational relationships.
I will focus on connecting individuals and organizations with interrelated passions. One would likely not use the word “sexy” when describing Fiduciary Responsibility, but I believe it will be my role to understand and involve myself with the financial planning of IACAC. I will work with the Finance Committee and the Treasurer to maximize our assets and minimize our liabilities by incorporating a hybrid of conservative and innovative economics. In short, as President- Elect my goals include increasing our membership and expanding the name of IACAC through new and established networks as well as focus on growing the organization financially through new revenues related to grants and the use of nonprofit alternative assets.
If elected, what experiences, skills, and qualities do you bring to this specific position?
It is difficult for me to assess my skills and qualities based on having a growth mindset aimed at continuously working, learning, and improving myself in all levels in my life. As a public school counselor, I strive to be an equitable, open-minded, and global thinking educator focused on creating opportunities for all students. Through my early life experiences of being a low-income, first generation, supposedly “at-risk” student of immigrant parents to being