West Federation

West Federation - Thank You & Save the Date

Thank you
This is my last column as the West Federation President. I will be turning over the Presidency reigns this month to Michael Wray of Metropolitan State University, Denver. Michael and his team will no doubt take the West’s federation to the next level!

The year has gone by very quickly, as I am sure many of you would also say (how does that continue to happen?), and I cannot believe my term as President is ending. I am proud of what has been accomplished over the year in our federation. We held another very successful conference in February; we created scholarships for attendance to our conference; streamlined our sponsorship opportunities for conference; and, streamlined our finances, among other things. We are also experimenting with a new director’s position, at the request of our membership, which will begin this summer – a Director of Social Media. We will let you all know how it goes.

It has been a pleasure serving as the President, but I could not have done it without the support of our members and board of directors. Everyone has been fabulous to work with, and extremely helpful and I thank you all. If any of you are “on the fence” about getting more involved in ICHRIE, I highly recommend that you jump off that fence into your federation’s world. I do not think you’ll have any regrets if you do.

Save the Date
The 2017 West Federation Regional Conference will be held in San Diego, California, hosted by San Diego State University, on February 10th and 11th. Make a note on your calendar now! The CFP will go out in a few months.


Michelle Millar
is President of the West Federation. Email Michelle.