A Message from President Rob Piurowski

Wow! What an amazing conference! Thank you to our amazing hosts SUNY Geneseo, from housing to facilities to hospitality, it was a class act all the way.

As we head to next year, I’m excited for what lies ahead. I’d like to formally welcome Cassie Magesis as our President-Elect and Conference Chair. I look forward to working closely with Cassie and our Immediate Past President Susan Davidson over the next year, starting this July at NACAC’s Leadership Development Institute in West Palm Beach, FL.

For those that were unable to attend the closing session of the Annual Conference, I would like to share the focus for the association over the next year. Community, Preparation and Progress. Starting with the latter, I’m charging the Executive Board to see how we can progress our programming and development opportunities to improve the benefits of membership. Preparation is a charge for our Presidential Team as we head into a year of developing an updated Strategic Plan for our association’s future. Finally, Community is a charge to our entire association. I charge our entire membership to continue our selfless approach to our field, to increase your level of advocacy and support for the students and families we assist for positive post-secondary outcomes, to participate in an activity outside your normal within our association, and last but not least, never settle when it comes to welcoming and mentoring new members within our association. Building the future leadership of NYSACAC is a never-ending process and we must all work together to ensure our associations long term success.

I wish you all the best for a relaxing summer and look forward to seeing a number of you at our Affiliate General Membership Meeting at the NACAC National Conference in Boston. Go NYSACAC!


Rob Piurowski
President, NYSACAC