Southeast, Central & South American Federation

Another Step toward the Beginning of Our Future

I hope this finds everyone well and that your semester is going well. As we continue to build the future of the SECSA, I wanted to let you all know that we had a successful voting period to fill four vacant board positions. These elected volunteers have already begun serving in their roles, to fill vacancies, and will hold their positions through July 2017. Please welcome these dedicated individuals to the SECSA board:

Alecia Douglas, Associate Professor, Auburn University, Secretary
Miranda Kitterlin, Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Director of Research
James Williams, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Director of Membership
Guillermo Graglia, Dean, Universidad San Ingnacio de Loyola, Director of Education

Please also welcome (and huge thank you goes to) Alleah Crawford, (Associate Professor, East Carolina University) who has accepted an appointment as Treasurer to fill the vacancy through July 2016. I encourage you all to please feel free to reach out to anyone on the SECSA board so that we may all work together for our future.

As I think ahead to the 2015 conference in Orlando this coming July, I am already looking forward to our time together. As a new track-chair to the research submissions for papers and posters, I can already tell we will have some wonderful presentations this year. In addition, I know Ravi Pandit and his team are working hard to plan Career Academy and that Bob Bosselman is already lining up creative ways for us all to contribute to the CHRIE FutureFund™—perhaps another round of swimming ducks is being planned. Though all of the above are great, for me, the conference is all about the people I am able to talk to, share stories with, and even planning for a new research project together. That’s what makes it worthwhile to attend.

Best wishes for a wonderful March and enjoy spring break, if you can. As always, I welcome any SECSA member to feel free to reach out to me ( or 01 (980) 598-1536), so that we can chat about our future together. Or, if you would like to let me know of any good or upcoming news (see below), please let me know.

Don Schoffstall

SECSA Member News:
The Southeast Chapter will be holding their spring meeting on March 26-27th, which will be hosted by the University of Alabama. For more information please contact Dr. Baker Ayoun at or Dr. Kimberly Severt at


Donald Schoffstall is President of Southeast, Central and South American Federation. Email Donald.

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