Dear MDEC Members,
I consider it a privilege to be President of Michigan’s premier organization that supports the professional development of those involved in supporting college students. It takes a team to bring the best teaching techniques, the best academic support, and the best learning opportunities to students. You are that team, and I applaud all that you do. I am especially grateful for the Board members that have worked so diligently the past few years to bring you acclaimed speakers with a variety of perspectives. As you know, one size does not fit all and the variety of speakers and presenters has been enriching and thought provoking. I am personally appreciative of those who have challenged my thinking, stimulated my ideas and inspired my work in academic support.
We had a great conference in March and are now about to plan for the 2014 conference. We are planning to have the conference at the Lexington Lansing again, although now it is the Crown Plaza hotel. Although our costs have gone up a bit, they are working with us to make the conference affordable. Most people like the central location, but let Board members know if you have any other ideas for a great conference location, that has good accessibility. Our conference gets about a $70.00 discount on rooms so, register early. The deadline is Friday March 7th. Our conference code is DEC.