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Southeast, Central & South American Federation

FEDERATION PRESIDENT

Ruth Smith
Bethune-Cookman University
smithr@cookman.edu

Greetings, colleagues!

I am truly excited to serve as President of the SECSA Federation for the 2019-2020 year, and immensely blessed to have a dedicated and motivated team ready to continue the great work of the federation. We are grateful for the service of our outgoing board members who committed their time to accomplishing the goals of the Federation and were great team players. Thank you, Dr. Mel Weber (Immediate Past President), Dr. Eric Beckman (Secretary), Dr. Bonnie Canziani (Director of Education), and Dr. James Williams (Director of Membership).

 It is my pleasure to present to you, the SECSA Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year:

President
Dr. Ruth Annette Smith, Bethune-Cookman University

Vice-President
Dr. Faizan Ali, University of South Florida – Sarasota/Manatee

Secretary
Dr. Marissa Orlowski, University of Central Florida

Treasurer
Dr. Yvette Green, University of New Orleans

Immediate Past President
Dr. Miranda Kitterlin-Lynch, Florida International University

Director of Education
Dr.  Andrea White- McNeil, Bethune-Cookman University

Director of Research
Dr. Lionel Thomas, Jr., Saint Leo University

Director of Industry Services
Dr. Barry Bloom, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Director of Member Services and Development
Dr. Heather Lewis, Troy University

Director of Marketing
Dr. Lisa Cain, Florida International University

Director of Networking
Dr. Kate Price-Howard, Troy University

As a team of effective leaders, we aim to increase our membership in our region, especially in the Caribbean, Mexico, and countries from Central and South America. SECSA Federation will strive to build relationships, appreciate cultures, and infuse flavors in all that we do. We have experienced significant growth in attendance at our annual conference over the past four years, and we eagerly look forward to breaking our own record again at our 2020 conference. Please join us on Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 7th, 2020 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center, Auburn, AL for our 5th Annual Conference.

In the spirit of appreciation, we will continue to highlight our members’ accomplishments and efforts in our monthly newsletter and ask that you nominate yourself or a colleague for recognition. Please email me your nomination (smithr@cookman.edu).  

Connect with the SECSA Federation and its members on LinkedIn and Facebook.

LinkedIn group page: SECSA Federation and Facebook group page: SECSA Federation of ICHRIE (‘Ichrie’ on the FB site).

I excitedly look forward to serving the SECSA Federation at full throttle, and I invite all SESCA members to reach out to me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns that will contribute to the continued growth and goals accomplishment of the ICHRIE-SECSA Federation.

Sincerely,

Ruth Annette Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
ICHRIE-SECSA Federation President
smithr@cookman.edu

INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERATION
Federation Overview
Meet the SECSA Board
SECSA FEDERATION BYLAWS
SECSA bylaws
SECSA CALL FOR PAPERS & CONFERENCE INFORMATION
ICHRIE-SECSA Conference 2020
SECSA Conference Call for Papers 2020
SECSA PREVIOUS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
2016 Conference Proceedings
2017 SECSA Conference Proceedings
2018 SECSA Conference Proceedings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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