Dear ACUA Colleagues,
I hope everyone is enjoying the autumn season! Before we know it, the holidays will be rolling around.
Many of you were able to attend ACUA’s first hybrid conference: AuditCon 2021! Before discussing the conference itself, let’s pause and thank the dozens of volunteers who serve our organization so proudly. These events are incredibly difficult to pull off, even in the best of circumstances. Add in a global pandemic, and it is quite remarkable that our dedicated professionals, who have very busy lives, were able to create such a success!
This year’s AuditCon boasted a wide array of dynamic speakers who shared their knowledge on a variety of emerging and important topics. Whether you were there in person, attended virtually, or are considering how best to participate going forward, this hybrid event marked a Pivot Point in our organization’s storied history. We look forward to sorting through your feedback to determine what worked well and what can be improved for next year. As we consider how to position ACUA going forward to best serve the needs of our membership, we will remain alert for additional opportunities to ensure continued success.
Lastly, a special thanks to our Immediate Past President, Patti Snopkowski of Oregon State University, for her stellar leadership in a challenging time. It will be difficult to fill her shoes, but I look forward to working with all of you in the coming months as we close out 2021 and look ahead to everything the new year holds.
Brian Daniels, University of Tennessee
ACUA’s 21/22 President