Karen Wilhoit (Wright State)
At the end of June, ALAO held its annual board retreat where we installed new officers. I am pleased to be passing the title of President to Rob Withers. I would also like to welcome all of our new team members to the ALAO Executive Board.
Just prior to the Board Retreat, we learned that the Ohio College Association will be closing its offices at the end of September. OCA has served as ALAO’s fiscal agent since our organization’s inception. The services they have provided to ALAO have been invaluable over the years, and the ALAO Board will miss their support and guidance. I am chairing a small committee which is charged with determining how ALAO should move forward. The Board hopes to find another entity that will be willing to serve ALAO in the capacity of fiscal agent. JoAnn Calzonetti and Gaynelle Predmore are working with me on this effort, and we will keep the membership informed of our progress.
As Past President, I am also responsible for chairing the Nominating and Awards committees. If you are interested in serving ALAO in an elected position, or if you would like to nominate a colleague for an office, please contact me. Similarly, if you would like to nominate someone for the Jay Ladd award, please watch for the announcement, which will come out prior to the annual conference.